Since 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has aided women entrepreneurs in realising their full potential. Recognising their accomplishments and supporting them with financial, social, and human capital resources. The Cartier Women’s Initiative has put Influence at the centre of its 2022 edition. Reflecting back on the program’s growth and impact, the spirit of continual improvement and to commemorate the program’s 15th anniversary.
After fifteen years, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has aided 262 women impact entrepreneurs from 62 countries. Awarding a total of $6,440,000 in prize money to help them grow their enterprises. From five fellows in 2007 to 24 fellows in 2021, the fellowship has grown over the years. More than 320 community members have actively participated since the launch of the community pillar in January 2019. The Cartier Women’s Initiative sent a 40-questions online survey to its 228 former fellows in 2021 to evaluate the program’s global effect. This survey served as the foundation for measuring the impact of Cartier’s Women’s Initiative.
Further to recognize the program’s impact, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has announced 9 impact awardees—former fellows whose enterprises have made a substantial impact—for the first time. The Impact Awards are divided into three categories based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Improving Lives, Preserving the Planet, and Creating Opportunities. In each of these three categories, three previous fellows are recognised.
The first prize winner in each of the three Impact Award Categories will be presented during the Impact Awards Ceremony on March 6th, 2022, as part of the Cartier Women’s Initiative World Reunion at World Expo 2020 in Dubai, which will commemorate the programmed and collaboratively decide its future.
“The Cartier Women’s Initiative World Reunion is an opportunity to reaffirm the Maisons’s commitment to our community of women’s impact entrepreneurs, amplify the successes of these admirable women, and help them reach new heights to make the world a better and more equal place. Because when women thrive, humanity thrives” Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International.
The winner of the first prize will earn $100,000, whereas 2nd and 3rd place will receive $60,000 and $30,000, respectively. Finally, each of the nine recipients will get $10,000 in human capital support.