ThousandSeeds in association with AIB hosted the First Irish Brieafing on Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards and the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society on Thursday 7th February 2013 at the AIB Bankcentre in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland.

Over 200 leading female entrepreneurs and women business leaders attended the event. We are very interested in your feedback. Please complete this very short survey.

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Here’s a video clip of the event:

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Please find attached a link to the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards film clips;<a title=”Cartier Women Initiative Awards Film Clips” href=”” target=”_blank”></a>

We would like to encourage Irish female entrepreneurs to apply for the Cartier Women’s Iniative Awards. The deadline for the awards is March 8th, 2013 at (10am Paris time) 9am Irish time. We suggest you get your application in by Thursday March 7th. For more details see the link <a title=”How to Apply” href=”” target=”_blank”></a>.

If you would like to attend the Women’s Forum in Deauville, France in October 2013, please use this link; <a title=”Women’s Forum Global Meeting” href=”″ target=”_blank”></a>

<a title=”Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards” href=”” target=”_blank”><strong>Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards</strong></a>

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards seek to foster female entrepreneurship with a focus on creativity, financial sustainability and social impact. These Awards were created by Cartier, INSEAD Business School, the Global Women’s Forum and McKinsey &amp; Co.

The project to be considered for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards must be an original for-profit business creation in the initial phase (1-3 years old) led by a woman.

The “for-profit” requirement: the business submitted for the Award must be designed to generate revenues. We do not accept non-profit project proposals.

The “originality” requirement: we want your project to be a new concept, conceived and imagined by the founder and her team and not a copy or subsidiary of an existing business.

The “initial phase” requirement: the project you submit should be in the first stages of its development with one year of operations and sales to account for but no older than 3-4 years. The ‘age’ of the company will not be measured solely on the basis of the date of incorporation. The development and size of the company will also be taken into account.

The main leadership position must be filled by a woman. A good command of English is required (both verbal and written) to take full advantage of the benefits the Award has to offer.

All entrants must be aged 18 or the age of legal majority in their respective countries or states of citizenship, whichever is older, on the day of the application deadline