For its 15th anniversary, Cartier Women’s Initiative has brought together its global community of changemakers in Dubai to recognize their remarkable achievements and the programme, Dubai, March 8th, 2022 Cartier Women’s Initiative celebrates its 15th anniversary in Dubai collectively shape the future of looking back on its evolution and footprint.
Since its creation in 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has supported 262 women changemakers hailing from 62 countries and has awarded a total of $6,440,000 in prize money to support their businesses, all driven by a common conviction: Solving the most pressing global challenges.
The Cartier Women’s Initiative World Reunion kicked off on March 6, 2022, in the company of thinkers and doers global
the Maison’s strong commitment towards women’s to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women leveraging business as a force for good.
Hosted by Tiffany Dufu, Founder and CEO at the Cru, a training organization for women in the United States, the celebration began with a concert of the
Italian-Brazilian conductor Simone Menezes, offering a poetic repertory of beautiful masterpieces to pay tribute to all these wonderful women impact entrepreneurs.
This exceptional musical moment was followed by an introductory speech of Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International, who reaffirmed
empowerment, congratulating the outstanding evolution of the programme and the 15th anniversary of the Cartier Women’s Initiative. During all these years this initiative has brought together a community of passionate social entrepreneurs, who have developed successful business models improving lives around them.
This community is a constant source of awe and inspiration”. Cyrille Vigneron,
President and CEO of Cartier International
The ceremony also welcomed special guests: Guo Jingjing, world diving champion and pioneering woman and Yara Shahidi, actor and producer, who, as changemakers, respectively shared their visions of gender equality and women’s empowerment and highlighted the social and environmental impact the
the first-place awardees of the 3 Impact Awards Categories:
continuing the quest for a more equitable and thriving world. “I am thrilled to celebrate encouraging to new generation seeks to have on the world.
Following these powerful speeches, Cyrille Vigneron and Sophie Doireau, CEO of Cartier Middles East, India and Africa, celebrated the 9 Impact Awardees - former Cartier Women’s Initiative fellows who have been selected for the extraordinary impact their businesses have created over the years. Then, they proceeded to announce
Improving Lives, Preserving the Planet and Creating Opportunities, which are based on the United Nations The event was also an opportunity to honor the 10 Cartier Women’s Initiative Community Champions– the mentors, judges and coaches that serve as their valued allies.
Beyond the ceremony, Cartier Women’s Initiative organized, from March 6th to March 8th, a series of workshops, Meet & Learn and networking sessions for its community to allow participants to meet passionate changemakers from around the world, spark new collaborations and tackle shared challenges.