Cartier Celebrates Trailblazing Female Entrepreneurs

The winners of the 2019 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards / COURTESY OF CARTIER

The winners of the 2019 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards / COURTESY OF CARTIER

Aside from iconic designs, recognizable at first glance, Cartier is perhaps lesser known for its support of women-run businesses through Women’s Initiative Awards established in 2006.

The brand’s desire to support female entrepreneurs has strong roots: back in 1930 Cartier’s set a precedent for strong female leadership by naming Jeanne Toussaint its creative director. This yearns Women’s Initiative Awards winners include South Korea’s Yeon Jeong Cho, Philippines’ Carmina Bayombong, France’s Zineb Agoumi, Mexico’s Liza Velarde, United Arab Emirates’ Hibah Shata, United States’ Ran Ma, Cameroon’s Manka Angwafo. Head to the official website to see the array of incredible projects these female leaders are working on.

The Maker