Are you a women entrepreneur running a for-profit business with a social and environmental impact on your community? Apply for the 2023 Regional Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards before 30 June 

The Cartier Women’s Initiative, an annual international entrepreneurship program, invites women entrepreneurs to apply for the 2023 Regional Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. The program aims to drive change by empowering women entrepreneurs with businesses that have a strong and sustainable social and environmental impact.  

Interested applicants must fulfill the following criteria to apply for the Awards: 

  • Business should be a for-profit designed to generate sufficient revenue to support its operations and return some level of profit to its owners.  
  • Business should be in the early stage of its development and growth (between 1 and 6 years of registered operations as date of application) with a proven business model.  
  • Business should be generating revenue from the sales of products and/or services for at least one year as of the date of the application.  
  • Business should not have raised more than USD 2,000,000 in dilutive funding (any kind of funding that requires you to give away a piece of your company, including not only future profits but possibly control). 
  • Business should demonstrate having a positive impact in its industry and demonstrate it has potential to have more impact if successful with the Awards.  
  • Business should contribute to at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).  

Successful applicants will benefit from the following 

  • Financial capital support: Successful applicants will be awarded grants in three categories. The first-place awardee will receive USD 100,000; the second-place awardee will receive USD 60,000; the third-place awardee will receive USD 30,000. 
  • Human capital support: Successful applicants will be offered training and collective workshops involving coaching, mentorship, and peer learning.  
  • Social capital support: Successful applicants will gain international exposure and media visibility and access to an online and offline community of 500+ experts and peers 

To apply for the Awards, visit: Applications