The following 6 extremely talented female entrepreneurs from both the Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa have been chosen:
– Nneka Mobisson, Nigeria, mDoc Healthcare (an integrated healthcare management platform providing 24/7 access to doctors, nurses and allied healthcare providers via sms, and online.)
– Salma Abdulai, Ghana, Unique Quality Product (processing and marketing of fonio- an indigenous nutritious cereal which grows well even in harsh climates, and providing training and credit facilities to farmers.)
– Kathy Ku, Uganda, Spouts of Water (manufacture and distribution of low-cost ceramic water filters in Uganda.)
– Sara-Kristina Hannig Nour, Egypt, Sara and Lara’s Baskets (harvesting organic fruits and vegetables and delivering them weekly directly to customers in Egypt’s largest cities.)
– Samira Negm, Egypt, Raye7 (mobile application providing a secure, environmentally-friendly, real time, ridesharing service suitable for developing countries.)
– Thea Myhrvold, United Arab Emirates, Teach Me Now (global marketplace for online learning putting students and teachers from all around the world in touch.)
For further information about the program and our finalists, you can find the list and profiles of these great women on our newly redesigned website:
The 2017 Laureates will be announced at the Cartier Awards Ceremony which is set to take place for the first time this year at the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore on the 12th April 2017.
The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards was set up in 2006 by Cartier and the Women’s Forum, with the support of the Business School INSEAD and the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company, in order to contribute to the global economy by supporting entrepreneurial women finding innovative solutions for the future of our planet, and helping to ensure that future generations will have strong female role models to inspire them.
The winners from each continent will receive a grant of $100,000 (a substantial increase from the $20,000 awarded in previous years), as well as a year of personalized coaching and support, access to a business network, as well as the opportunity to be integrated into the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP).