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Cartier Announces Laureates For 2021 Women’s Intiative

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The theme of Cartier’s 2021 Women’s Initiative is a unique one; The Ripple Effect.

The 2021 initiative is focused on harnessing the ripple effect created by women changemakers and thus paving the way for a better future.

The digital ceremony, hosted by Cartier President and CEO Cyrille Vigneron, brought together a diverse group of creatives and thinkers to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities for growth facing women right now. Some special guests included actress Yara Shahidi, journalist and author Maria Shriver, and scholar Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Vigneron explains “For the past fifteen years, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has celebrated women impact entrepreneurs. It has long been our belief that to thrive, they need an enabling environment, a supportive ecosystem, and an empowering culture.”

The eight laureates were selected by an independent jury from among 876 applicants from 142 countries and the winners all share a commitment to fostering positive change in the world. In each category, winners will take home 0,000 USD and second and third runner-ups will receive ,000 USD. All finalists will benefit from tailored one-on-one training, collective workshops, media visibility, and international networking opportunities. In addition, each woman will have the chance to join the INSEAD impact entrepreneurship program.

Check out all the winners below.


Latin America & The Caribbean: Valentina Rogacheva, Mexico

North America: Rebecca Hui, USA

Europe: Andrea Barber, Spain

Sub-Saharan Africa: Senyabou Dieng, Mali

Middle East & North Africa: Basima Abdulrahman, Iraq

East Asia: Corina Huang, Taiwan, China

South Asia & Oceania: Rebecca Percasky, New Zealand

Science & Technology Pioneer Award: Orianna Bretschger, USA

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