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Meet the 18 finalists of Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2018

Cartier is bringing its 18 finalists to INSEAD campus in Singapore to award the laureates for its annual Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2018.
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Celebrating the excellent women from around the world and providing a platform for them to rise above the occasion, the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards is back for 2018 and has just announced its 18 finalists for the year.

And this year, Cartier saw over 2,800 candidates, where 18 were shortlisted to take part in the final awards ceremony and among them are a few first timers from Austria, Cameroon and Pakistan.

What's in the 2018 edition?

An initiative created to support women entrepreneurs and creative excellence around the world, the Cartier Initiative Awards is back in Singapore for the second consecutive year to host a week-long program for the finalists at INSEAD Business School and McKinsey & Company's Singapore campus.

And this year, Cartier partners with TED to host a specially curated TED session for guests and finalists alike to further empower and enrich the community.

The TED session will feature "a series of live conversations between women entrepreneurs and thought leaders about making concrete contributions towards effective and affordable solutions to today’s most pressing challenges, for future generations".

Speakers include Byrn Freedman (TED Institute), Matilda Ho (Bits and Bites), Meagan Fallone (Barefoot College), Saadia Zahidi (World Economic Forum) and more.

The Awards Ceremony at The Capella, Singapore

And of course, after the week-long programs for the finalists, Cartier will host the official awards ceremony on 26th April 2018 at The Capella, Singapore.

This is where Cartier will select 6 of the candidates as the laureates of 2018, where each will be awarded US$ 100,000 in prize money to fund their project and one-to-one personalised business mentoring.

As for the other 12 candidates, they will not go home empty-handed as Cartier will also grant them US$ 30,000 for their efforts.

From ensuring safe and dignified sanitation everywhere to improving healthcare and social care systems and optimizing the use of technology towards better education and professional opportunities for worldwide youth, the women chosen by Cartier all have a worthy cause to fight for and we applaud every single one of them.

And now, let us meet the 2018 candidates and see what they stand behind.

Meet the 2018 candidates


The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2018 will take place at The Capella, Singapore on 26th April 2018. Follow the progress on our Instagram @lofficielmalaysia.


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