Cartier Women's Initiative 2024 celebrates 33 Women Achievers

By: GWL Team | Friday, 24 May 2024

Cartier Women’s Initiative 2024 has successfully celebrated 33 women with the theme ‘Forces for Good’.

A total of 33 women from sectors like health tech to environmental innovation and many others were recognized during the event that took place on May 22, 2024 in Shenzhen which is also called the Silicon Valley of China. These women have been recognized for their exceptional work in their respective fields.

Amongst the 33 women, there were 3 women in total who belongs to Oceania region that includes Founder of the therapeutic dementia tech solution Resparke, Alison Harrington; Founder of Mums Matter Psychology, Frances Bilbao; Founder of Girls That Invest, Simran Kaur.

The Cartier Women’s Initiative has been established in 2006 and since then it has expanded to encompass 11 categories. Those categories include nine regional awards and two thematic awards i.e., 2021-launched ‘Science & Technology Pioneer Award’ and 2023-launched ‘Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award’.

Some of the first-place awardees includes Marlene Molero Suárez, Peru, ELSA from Latin America and the Caribbean; Julia Taylor, United States, GeekPack from North America; Mira Nameth, United Kingdom, Biophilica from Europe; Isabelle Kamariza, Rwanda, Solid’Africa from Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa amongst others.

The program director, Wingee Sin stated, “We have the chance to do what we care about, put in the hard work, and actually have an impact. We all have a role in creating the change we want to see. I’m just proud of doing something I care about and the program’s growth over 17 years.”