Nadia Gamal El Din, a laureate from Egypt
Cartier Women's Initiative is an international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women entrepreneurs. This year seven laureates were selected by an independent international jury committee amongst 1,200 applicants from over 162 countries. Each laureate will be awarded a US $100,000 grant and support on strategic financial thinking, one-on-one strategy mentoring, media visibility and international networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity to join an INSEAD executive education programme on scaling social impact.
Here are the seven laureates who are promoting good health and wellbeing, reducing inequalities, building sustainable cities and communities and encouraging responsible consumption and production.
LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: Adriana Luna Diaz
Mexican company Tierra de Monte creates agricultural products that renew biodiversity and soil fertility, fortifies and protects crops and empowers the farmers who use them.
NORTH AMERICA: Stephanie Benedetto
American Queen of Raw is a marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, keeping them out of landfills and turning pollution into profit.
EUROPE: Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen
Female Invest is a Danish company that promotes financial gender equality by educating women on investing and personal finances.
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: TemieGiwa-Tubosun
Based in Nigeria, LifeBank is a medical distribution company that uses data and technology to discover and deliver essential medical products to hospitals in the country.
EAST ASIA: Chunguang (Charlotte) Wang
China’s Equota Energy is an energy optimisation company that combines artificial intelligence and big data to deliver energy efficiency solutions.
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Nadia Gamal El Din
Rahet Bally supports mothers in Egypt through many products and services. The mother-friendly company employs nearly 100 women and has reached 150.000 mums in Egypt. Learn more about her here.
SOUTH ASIA & OCEANIA: Joanne Howarth
Woolpack Australia manufactures environmentally responsible insulated packaging made from sheep waste wool for transport of temperature-sensitive goods.
More about The Cartier Women’s Initiative
Founded in 2006, the programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact.
It’s all about shining a light on these women and providing them with the necessary financial, social and human capital support to grow their business and build their leadership skills.
Applications for the 2021 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative will close on July 31. What are you waiting for?