Cartier Competition for Women Entrepreneurs

The 2013 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards laureates.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. The annual startup competition welcomes submissions from female entrepreneurs with an original, for-profit business that is no more than three years old.

Sima Najjar, Middle East and North Africa 2013 laureate
Sima Najjar, Middle East and North Africa 2013 laureate

Women working in any industry and country can apply. One winner each from the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, Europe, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia-Pacific will be chosen based on the project’s creativity, sustainability, impact and its overall quality and clarity.

Last year’s winner from the region was Sima Najjar from Jordan. Najjar is the founder of, an online portal that publishes “how-to” videos for the Arab world.


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