Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2011.

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 It is a unique competition offering 20 000 USD in funding, one full year of personalized one-to-one mentoring, great networking opportunities, and most importantly, international exposure. For women entrepreneurs in emerging countries seeking to enter export markets, the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards is a real facilitator.

The competition is open for applications until March 15, 2011 at 10am CET (final deadline).

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come.

To apply for the 2011 edition, fill out the application form on All applications must be submitted online.


Application deadline: March 15, 2011 at 10am Paris time (CET). As it cannot be extended, please verify the corresponding deadline in your time zone.


What can you win?

Twenty finalists representing the best projects worldwide will be selected in the first phase of the contest. They will receive coaching and media exposure and will be invited to France for the Finale week which includes a presentation in front of the international Jury, entrepreneurship workshops and the Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum. The six Laureates nominated for the Award receive an additional year of coaching and US$ 20 000 in funding.


Eligibility Criteria

The business project to be considered for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards must be:

• An original for-profit business creation,

• In the start-up phase: (at least one year old and no older than three years),

• The main leadership position must be filled by a woman.


The competition is open to women from any country, nationality and industry.


Application Form

The questions that feature on the application form are detailed below for reference:


About the team

Contact details and resumes of lead entrant and team members.


About the project

Executive summary of the business project (900 words)

Product and customer value proposition (300 words)

Business model (300 words)

Market and Competition (300 words)

Management team (150 words)

Opportunities and risks (150 words)

Project Development Phase and next steps (100 words)

Financials (400 words)


Appendix and supporting documents

Logo, photos of the product, patents, articles… Download the full list of questions online.



Freja Day

Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

Tel: +33 1 58 18 10 28



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