Curious to know more about the programme?
Take a look at what previous laureates have to say about the Cartier Women's Initiative experience.
“The Cartier Women’s Initiative was a very important experience for me because I was able to write down what I wanted to do in this new phase of my business alongside the support of an expert coach.”
“We are now well-known everywhere! People come to us because they know about the Cartier Women's Initiative, it gave us the opportunity to choose our business partners.”
“Definitely do it! The application process takes a bit of work, but it is definitely worth it. I didn’t win the final prize, but the coaching, exposure, and recognition were fantastic, not to mention the week I spent in France getting to know all the other wonderful finalists! ”
“Drawing up the business plan for the Cartier Women’s Initiative made us scrutinise what was truly profitable and discontinue what was not, which we had perhaps been less inclined to face.”
“The competition has brought me to encounter amazing women entrepreneurs from around the world and I think that there are a lot of more women out there that should join us and benefit from this amazing experience.”
“The Cartier Women's Initiative helped me realize the potential of my company and its international expansion opportunities, it made me learn new techniques in the workshops to implement immediately.”
“Participation in the Cartier Women's Initiative gave a lot of learnings and further boosted our self-confidence and morale. The team felt that it has an impetus to grow and help the society.”
“The Cartier Women's Initiative give us the opportunity to supersize our vision and encourages us to move forward and believe in ourselves”
"This project is much bigger than me, it's about my beautiful continent Africa, it's about my vibrant country Nigeria, and it's about the Cartier Women's Initiative saying that dignity is very important and that Africa must rise."
"The Cartier Women's Initiative was a truly wonderful experience that I will keep with me forever! I have learnt a great deal on both a personal and a business level and I have received tools that will help me take my business to the next level."
"To be nominated for the Cartier Women’s Initiative is a huge honor, it is an opportunity to represent women in business and to be a role model for other women entrepreneurs."
"It’s inspirational to see that I’m not out there alone, there are a lot of other women just like me! Women have the same challenges everywhere in the world so it is important that we foster this community."
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