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The Cartier Women's Initiative team, its partners and the jury will treat all business information submitted with utmost confidentiality. Aside from a brief summary (business name, brief description, field of industry) of the businesses selected, no individualized information will be made available to the public without the prior authorization of the candidate. 

Please note that if your business is shortlisted, you will be asked to provide additional supporting documentation. Unfortunately, due to high volume of applications we are unable to provide individual feedback to non-finalists.

NOTE: We accept only one application per business. Businesses that submit applications to multiple award categories will be disqualified. Please refer to FAQ to pick the category where your business fits the best.


• The application form will be open from Wednesday, May 10, 2023 to Friday, June 30, 2023. 

• The cut-off time on Friday, June 30, 2022 is 6pm Central European Summer Time (CEST).

• Initial selection decisions will be sent out on August 1, 2023. All applicants will be notified by December 1, 2023. 


• The application form must be completed online, while you are logged into your Submittable account. If you do not already have one, you will need to create a free Submittable account using a valid email or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials.

• We will communicate about your application by email. Please maintain your email address active and regularly check it. Also, please be sure to safelist notification emails from Submittable. 

• You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.

• If you need to revise the information submitted, please request to edit the submission. This request may take up to 2 business days to be granted. OR If you filled out the wrong form, you can withdraw your submission and resubmit.

• If you are having technical difficulties accessing or navigating Submittable, please contact their support team

• Submittable works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser, and have updated to the most recent version of your browser.

• We highly recommend that you not wait until June 30, 2023 to submit your application in case of technical difficulties. 

• You may still access your account once the deadline is past to check the status of your application and to download a PDF version of your application.


• Questions featuring an asterisk (*) are mandatory. Questions with no asterisk are optional.

• Questions featuring the indication “numerical data only” may only contain positive integers (1, 2, 3), negative integers (-1, -2, -3), zero (0), decimals and non-numeric characters such as (+), (-), (.) and (,).

• The character limit for each question is indicated in red brackets.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.