Cartier today announced Egyptian entrepreneur, Sara-Kristina Hannig Nour, as the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Middle East & North Africa laureate. Sara received her award at the programme’s annual ceremony, held in Singapore for the very first time.
Sara-Kristina Hannig Nour created Sara and Lara’s Baskets, which tackles the lack of organic food options in Egypt by delivering weekly shipments of organic products directly to customers in Egypt’s largest cities.
Cyrille Vigneron and Ilian Mihov announced six laureates selected by an independent international jury amongst nearly 1900 applicants from over 120 countries.
In addition to receiving a year of personalised mentoring, valuable media visibility and expanding networking opportunities, each 2017 laureate will be granted a place on an INSEAD Executive Program (ISEP). This year, the prize money awarded to each laureate’s business has been increased five-fold from US$ 20,000 to US$ 100,000 in recognition of their contribution to finding innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
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