Since 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has sought to shine a light on the women entrepreneurs making a positive impact on society. These women-led and women-owned businesses operating around the world are contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals across a variety of sectors, from apparel and fashion, to health and wellbeing, to education.
This year, the initiative has not only recognised three fellows for each of the nine regions covered (which include East Asia, and South Asia and Central Asia), but also three fellows for each of the initiative’s two thematic awards: the Science and Technology Pioneer Award, which launched in 2021, and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award, newly launched this year. From these thematic awards, one Science and Technology Pioneer and two fellows recognised under Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hail from Asia.
The Cartier Women’s Initiative awards ceremony will take place in May in Paris, during which one winner will be announced from each of the regional categories as well as from each of the two thematic awards. First-place awardees will take home USD100,000 in grant funding, while second and third-place awardees receive USD60,000 and USD30,000 respectively. As part of the initiative, all fellows benefit from mentoring and coaching, media exposure, networking opportunities and various education programmes to help enhance and further the positive impact of their businesses.
Below, meet this year’s Asia-based fellows and learn more about the valuable work they do and how their businesses are a force for good.
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