Mexico's Ana Lucia Cepeda, Brazil's Candice Pascoal and Colombia's Carolina Medina have been shortlisted for the 2017 international Cartier Women's Initiative Awards that take place in Singapore on April 12th, 2017.
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 Latin America, three finalists have been shortlisted:
- Ana Lucia Cepeda, Bolsa Rosa: Entrepreneur Ana Lucia Cepeda launched Bolsa Rosa, the first and only online job exchange in Mexico aimed at connecting female talent, especially mothers, with flextime roles
- Candice Pascoal, Kickante: A pioneering crowdfunding site based in Brazil, set up to connect campaign creators with people who want to contribute financially to make a project succeed
- Carolina Medina, Agruppa: Creating virtual buying groups for small food vendors in low–income neighbourhoods in Colombia using mobile technology
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.