Designed to support women entrepreneurs, the Cartier Women's Initiative awards were established in 2006 by Cartier, the INSEAD business school and McKinsey & Company. With 18 finalists across the following regions: Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, and Asia-Pacific, the awards promote female-led and socially responsible startup companies.
In North America, three finalists have been shortlisted:
- Katelyn Anderson, Save Water Co: Dallas-based entrepreneur Katelyn, who is on a mission to save water, has launched a business retrofitting kitchen and bathroom fixtures in multi-family properties which is helping to save 30 million gallons of water a month.
- Rhonda Harper, Penrose Senior Care Auditors: Headquartered in Dallas, Rhonda was compelled to develop and launch Penrose Senior Care Auditors, the first and only tech-enabled senior care auditing solution.
- Angela Braren, Instrumentl: Based in San Francisco, Angela launched Instrumentl, an online platform that gives scientists a direct route to the best grants to fund their research.
The announcement of the Laureates takes place during the Awards ceremony in Singapore on April 12th, 2017. Each regional winner will be awarded $100,000 in funding, personalised coaching for one year, networking and visibility opportunities.