The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are waiting for your entries!

If you’re a passionate and highly committed female entrepreneur looking to push your business to the next level but lack funding and expert advice, then read on! The prestigious Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is a business-planning competition and it’s open to all women entrepreneurs leading a creative, for-profit start-up with financial sustainability and social impact, across all countries and industries. This year brings exciting updates to the programme, where the Award grant has increased from US$20,000 to US$100,000. Each Laureate will be offered a place in the six-day INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP). Past winners from Africa include the inspirational Achenyo Idachaba of Mitimeth in Nigeria (2014 winner), and Chinwe Ohajuruka of Comprehensive Design Services in Nigeria (2015 winner). The programme is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, having been created back in 2006, with the aim of contributing to the global economy by seeking out audacious female entrepreneurs from around the world. To enter, all you’ll need to do is submit a short business plan using the online application form by 31 Aug, 2016. More information can be found at the official website.