25 JAN 2022
The Cartier Women's Initiative has helped women impact entrepreneurs to reach their full potential by shining a light on their achievements and providing the necessary financial, social and human capital support to grow their businesses and build their leadership skills.
The programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable positive impact on society as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Fifteen years on, the Cartier Women's Initiative has supported 262 women impact entrepreneurs hailing from 62 countries and has awarded a total of USD6 440 000 to support their businesses.
In the spirit of continuous improvement and to mark the 15th anniversary of the programme, the Cartier Women's Initiative has placed Impact at the heart of its 2022 edition. With the launch of the Impact Report, which put the light on the powerful ripples of positive changes initiated by these women entrepreneurs, Cartier Women's Initiative aims to expand opportunities to more women impact entrepreneurs worldwide.
On this occasion, for the very first time, the Cartier Women's Initiative has unveiled 9 impact awardees.
The Impact Awards cover three categories: Improving Lives, Preserving the Planet, and Creating Opportunities, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.