Cartier Womens Initiative Award Call for Applications 2013

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  • 1. A joint project with the Women’s Forum Call for applicationsCartier seeksEXCEPTIONALENTREPRENEURSDeadline: March 8, 2013The 2012 Laureates. From left to right: Gabriela Flores (Bolivia), Ting Shih (United States), Cécile Réal (France), Julienne Ingabire andElizabeth Scharpf (Rwanda), Iba Masood (United Arab Emirates), Lianna Gunawan (Indonesia).© Cartier, 2012The Cartier Women’s Created in 2006 by Cartier in Applications will be acceptedInitiative Award is a business partnership with the Women’s until March 8, 2013.plan competition aimed at Forum, INSEAD business Entrepreneurs are invited tosupporting creative, financially school and McKinsey & Co., submit a short business plansustainable and responsible the Awards will be given this using the online applicationwomen-led companies, in all year to six Laureates in the form.countries and industries. following categories: Asia- The projects must be between Pacific, Europe, Latin America, one and three years old. Middle East and North Africa, North America and Sub- Saharan Africa.
  • 2. APPLY NOW !The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are looking for committed femaleentrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in theyears to come. To apply for the 2013 edition, fill out the application form applications must be submitted online in English.Application deadline: March 8, 2013 at 10am Paris time (CET).As it cannot be extended, please verify the corresponding deadline in your time zone.What can you win? Application FormEighteen finalists* representing the best The questions that feature on the applicationprojects worldwide will be selected in the form are detailed below for reference:first phase of the contest. They will receive About the teamcoaching and media exposure and will Contact details and resumes of lead entrantbe invited to France for the Finale week and team members.which includes a presentation in front ofthe international Jury, entrepreneurship About the businessworkshops and the Global Meeting of the Executive summary of the business projectWomen’s Forum. (900 words) At what stage of the project developmentThe six Laureates* nominated for the Awards are you? (100 words)receive one year of coaching, US$ 20 000 What exactly is your product or service ?in funding, media visibility and networking (300 words)opportunities. What is your sales and distribution strategy? (300 words)Eligibility Criteria What is your market? (150 words) Who are your main competitors?The business project to be considered for the (150 words)Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards must be: Who are the people composing the team? (150 words) What impact will your business have on three to four years of operation, the society and/or the environment? (100 words) by a woman. Financials (400 words)The competition is open to women from any Appendix and supporting documentscountry, nationality and industry. Logo, photos of the product, patents, articles… Download the full list of questions online.CONTACTSCartier Women’s Initiative AwardsTel: +33 1 58 18 10 * Until 2010, there were fifteen finalists and five Laureates.