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Women honoured for ideas with a cause

Cartier awards six women US$100,000 each for social entrepreneurship. Another 12 get US$30,000 as runners-up.

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Launched in 2006 by Cartier, the Women's Initiative Awards are not just for women with entrepreneurial flair; they must also make a big social impact with their enterprise.

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