Cartier Women’s Initiative

Driving change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs.

Cartier Women’s Initiative has empowered and celebrated 297 women worldwide, spanning 63 countries and diverse sectors. Discover our impactful contributions.

Women leading the charge

Scouting impact entrepreneurs

For the third consecutive year, Impact Hub Amsterdam is proud to assist in the search for courageous impact entrepreneurs for the Cartier Women’s Initiative. 


The primary goal was to provide guidance and support throughout all the stages of scouting for the local Impact Hubs in the selected countries. The local Impact Hubs scouted applicants from 10 countries: Costa Rica, Panamá, Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Taiwan.


Nearly half of the CWI applications in the 10 countries were scouted by Impact Hub. The final outcome reflects that the Hubs successfully overcame the obstacles that emerged during the scouting and application process.


We take pride in supporting and coordinating the work of local Impact Hubs in scouting impact entrepreneurs worldwide for the 2024 edition of the Awards. 

Forces for good

Explore the inspirational insights behind women impact entrepreneurs and their driving force for positive change.

Programme insights and numbers


Fellows nurtured and supported since its inception in 2006.


Countries with at least one fellow making a significant impact that goes beyond their own geographical borders.

1 M

USD in financial support across diverse industries and regions.

70 %

Respondents overwhelmingly reported that the programme boosted their self-confidence and gave them a sense of belonging.

70 %

Respondents reported that the programme helped expand their network and develop their business skills.

70 %

Respondents reported contributing to at least one of the UN SDGs, contributing to all 17 SDGs. 

"A sisterhood of women who come together to provide support not only helps a woman in need, our collective actions can raise the potential for all women. When we go together, boosting each other along the way, our work is accelerated, and our impact magnified."

Jane Finette
Author of Unlocked – How Empowered Women Empower Women, Founder & Executive Director of the Coaching Fellowship

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