Awards

Overview

Our regional and thematic awards recognize and fund talented impact entrepreneurs from around the world who are leveraging business as a force for good.

We are constantly looking for ways to extend opportunities to more impact entrepreneurs worldwide. For the 2023 edition, we have added two new regional categories: Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania.

A Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award has been created to encourage entrepreneurial solutions designed to close gaps of access, outcome or opportunity for communities that have been underrepresented or underserved. While the other regional and thematic awards of the Cartier Women’s Initiative focus on supporting women, this pilot award is open to all genders.

The call for applications for the 2023 edition is now open and will close on Thursday, June 30, 2022, 2 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Regional Awards

For each edition, three fellows will be selected from each of the nine regions below:

Thematic Awards

Thematic awards are open to impact entrepreneurs from any country and sector. For each edition, three fellows will be selected for each of the two thematic awards below:

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PIONEER AWARD

Launched in 2021 and open to women impact entrepreneurs from any country and sector, this award highlights disruptive solutions built around unique, protected, or hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances.

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION AWARD

Open to all genders, this new thematic award has been created for the 2023 edition to encourage entrepreneurial solutions designed to close gaps of access, outcome or opportunity for communities that have been underrepresented or underserved.

As a former fellow and now a jury member for the Cartier Women’s Initiative, I know that their structure, support, and wider network are completely aligned with the mission and goals of a social enterprise.

Kresse Wesling CBE

2011 fellow, Europe; Co-Founder and Director of Elvis & Kresse

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Kresse Wesling at the 2011 Awards Ceremony

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Awards

FAQ

The go-to page for answers to all questions relating to the application procedure, application form, eligibility criteria, and more.

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Awards

Resources

Courses, videos, and articles to build a better application.

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Fellowship

Overview

The fellowship program aims to equip our fellows with the necessary skills to grow their business and build their leadership capacity.