Cartier announces finalists for the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

Cartier announces finalists for the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

Cartier has today announced the 2017 Cartier Women's Initiative Award nominees. 

Ten years and counting, the Cartier Awards has become synonymous with supporting creative excellence from around the world, as more than 160 entrepreneurs from 45 countries have experienced first-hand.

Cartier, in partnership with INSEAD Business School and McKinsey & Company, announced today the 2017 Finalists of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. The 18 finalists were selected amongst nearly 1900 applications from over 120 countries. 

Since 2006, the Cartier Awards has supported women entrepreneurs leading creative, for-profit start-ups that are financially sustainable and socially impactful. The international competition continues to contribute to the global economy, by seeking out audacious female entrepreneurs who are making concrete contributions to finding effective and affordable solutions for future generations, as well as to encourage more women to achieve their full potential. 

Video, profiles and further imagery for the Cartier Women's Initiative Award Finalists by region:

-         Latin America 
Ana Lucia Cepeda, Bolsa Rosa, Mexico / Carolina Medina, Agruppa, Colombia / Candice Pascoal, Kickante, Brazil

-         North America 

Angela Braren, Instrumentl, San Francisco / Katelyn Anderson, Save Water Co, Dallas / Rhonda Harper, Penrose Senior Care Auditors, Dallas

-         Europe 
Ciara Donlon, THEYA Healthcare, Ireland / Lise Pape, Walk with Path, UK / Marina Ross, Nanobarrier HYDROP, Russia

-         Sub-Saharan Africa
Kathy Ku, Spouts of Water, Uganda / Nneka Mobisson, Mdoc Healthcare, Nigeria / Salma Abdulai, Unique Quality Product, Ghana

-         MENA
Samira Negm, Raye7, Egypt / Sara-Kristina Hannig Nour, Sara and Lara’s Baskets, Egypt / Thea Myhrvold, Teach Me Now, Dubai

-         Asia-Pacific
Trupti Jain, Naireeta Services, India / Xania Wong, JOBDOH, Hong Kong / Yunye Shin, Zero Space Inc, South Korea