Before you start to fill in your application, please make sure that your business meets our eligibility criteria. If one or several of the items set out in the checklist below do not apply to your business then it might very well be ineligible. For any questions regarding the eligibility criteria and/or the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We suggest that you download the application form template first and that you write your answers in a separate draft document. You may then copy & paste them into the online form once you are finished.
The business you enter into the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards competition should be designed to generate revenues. Non-profit project proposals are not accepted.
My business is generating revenue.
The business you enter into the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards competition must be generating revenue. It being understood that a business that is generating revenue is not necessarily profitable in its first years of operations.
My business is between 1 and 3 years old.
The business you enter into the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards competition must be have been founded between one (1) and three (3) years prior to the entry submission deadline meaning that the company should have been incorporated between August 2015 and August 2017. Please note that we allow for a few months flexibility regarding this rule.
I am a woman and I hold the main leadership position in the business. I also own a significant stake in the company.
The main leadership position must be filled by a woman either in the capacity of Director, General Manager or CEO. She must also own a significant stake in the company. The ownership of the business is evaluated based on the position of the candidate in relation to other stakeholders.
In order to complete your application, you must submit the following attachments:
Business registration document
Proof of patent (if applicable)
Latest company tax returns
A receipt from tax authorities indicating that you have filed your tax returns (or not filed your taxes if you are exempted)
An up-to-date capitalization table
We recommend that you check that you have all of these documents available before starting your application.