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Are You an Exceptional Female Entrepreneur? Send In Your Entry for the 2014 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards



Are you a woman with an entrepreneurial flare? Then here’s a chance for you to be recognized for all your work. The Cartier Women’s Initiative is making a call for application. The Cartier Awards is a business plan competition for start-ups led by women organized by Cartier in partnership with McKinsey, INSEAD business school and the Women’s Forum. It aims at supporting creative, financially sustainable and responsible women-led start-ups, in all countries and industries.

The Award is given annually to six laureates who receive a year of coaching, US$20,000 in funding, valuable networking opportunities as well as media exposure.

To apply for the 2014 edition, fill out the application form on Remember that all applications must be submitted online in English. Application deadline: February 28, 2014 at 10am Paris time (CET).

Eighteen 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.

Watch a clip from the 2013 awards ceremony here:

Hurry and send in your business plans. You can do it!



    December 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Sounds great.

  2. Ikido

    December 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    All this reverse discrimination that is beginning to take place, odikwa egwu.
    What about us men? no $20,000 for us?SMH!Its not right!!

    • Non professional opinion

      December 13, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Why don’t you cry about it.

  3. Abibi

    December 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Go Bilkiss!


    December 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    @ Ikido lol lol lol your comment made me laugh so hard.. ndoo

  5. Sheila

    December 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Bilikiss Adebiyi has always been very brainy!!! Congratulations dear. From way back SEF, I remember u taking all the awards. Go Girl!!! God bless u dear.

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