Since 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has strived to drive change by empowering female impact entrepreneurs with financial, social and human capital to grow their businesses and develop their leadership skills. This annual international entrepreneurship program is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from all countries and sectors that strive for a sustainable social and/or environmental impact.

Launched in 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has since supported 262 female change-makers from 62 countries and has awarded a total of $ 6,440,000 (approximately $6,178,085) in grants to support their businesses, all driven by a common goal.: Solving the Most Urgent Global Challenges.

After celebrating its 15th anniversary on International Women’s Day at The World Expo in Dubai last March, the Cartier Women’s Initiative looked for ways to expand the Initiative’s opportunities for more impact entrepreneurs and ensure it program grows along with new developments in the current zeitgeist.

For the 2023 edition, the program will therefore be expanded with new Regional and Thematic Awards.

Female impact entrepreneurs around the world can register on the Cartier Women’s Initiative website from May 16, 2022 through June 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM (CEST). To find out more and apply please click here.