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Cartier Awards churns out women leaders


ALKESH SHARMA Emirates Business

Female entrepreneurs considerably identify importance of business networks to build contacts, gain resources and reduce isolation prior to business plan validation, while 5,200 new jobs have been created by the women-led businesses the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards have supported in the last few years.
These findings were put on table by the Abu Dhabi-based Insead Business School in its review of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Insead, one of the top-notch Business Schools of the world, had presented these conclusions at the recently-concluded Global Women’s Forum in Dubai. The school studied the impact that Cartier’s landmark entrepreneurship scheme has had on the women taking part, reviewing outcomes for their businesses and conducting in-depth surveys to gauge its success.
“We are an integral part of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards since its founding in 2006. Assessing their impact over a decade reveals the true achievement of the programme and the immense value it has created for a generation of women leaders,” said Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD.

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