Laureates Announced At Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards 2017
13.04.2017

Laureates Announced At Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards 2017

Cartier today announced the laureates of the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. They received their award at the programme’s annual ceremony, held in Singapore for the very first time. 

Cyrille Vigneron and Ilian Mihov announced the six laureates selected by an independent international jury amongst nearly 1900 applicants from over 120 countries:

LATIN AMERICA 
— 
Candice Pascoal, Brazil 
KICKANTE 
Kickante addresses the lack of crowdfunding platform in Brazil by connecting campaign creators to donors. 

NORTH AMERICA 
— 
Katie Anderson, USA
SAVE WATER & Co 
Save Water & Co aims to fight high wastage of water in commercial establishments and multi-family properties by using data analytics to improve business processes through water conversation.  

EUROPE 
— 
Ciara Donlon, Ireland
THEYA HEALTHCARE 
Theya Healthcare offers post-surgery undergarments for women, made of an innovative sourced from bamboo that is more absorbent and more bacterial resistant than other materials. 

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 
— 
Salma Abdulai, Ghana
UNIQUE QUALITY PRODUCT 
Unique Quality Product works with farmers, particularly women, in producing and processing of Fonio. The company was formed with an idea of creating sustainable livelihoods for women farmers whose lands are degraded due to its excessive usage and creating a land management system. This innovation has led to sustainable food and fodder security, agroforestry and nutrition. 

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA 
— 
Sara-Kristina Hannig Nour, Egypt 
SARA AND LARA’S BASKETS 
Sara and Lara’s Baskets tackles the lack of organic food options in Egypt by delivering weekly shipments of organic products directly to customers in Egypt’s largest cities.  

ASIA-PACIFIC
— 
Trupti Jain, India
NAIREETA SERVICES 
Naireeta Services addresses the issues of drought and flash floods destroying farmers’ crops. It provides handmade water management solutions enabling small farmers to filter and store rainwater in the underground to become independent from extreme weather conditions and dry periods.