The six laureates of the 2018 edition of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards were revealed at the annual Awards Ceremony, held at the Capella Singapore and hosted by Sandi Toksvig.
Cartier CEO Cyrille Vigneron announced the six laureates selected by an independent international jury amongst nearly 2,800 applications from over 130 countries:
Paula Gomez, Brazil
A device that alerts patients and caregivers of an oncoming epileptic seizure up to 25 minutes in advance.
YiDing Yu, United States
A digital platform that enables the transmission of real-time data from ambulance to hospital.
Kristina Tsvetanova, Austria
A tactile tablet for the blind and visually impaired.
Melissa Bime, Cameroon
An online blood bank that collects and dispatches blood donations to hospitals.
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
Siroun Shamigian, Lebanon
An online platform that uses artificial intelligence and data analytics to help learn and teach Arabic.
Swati Pandey, India
Arboreal Agro Innovations
An industrial scale, vertically-integrated producer of stevia, a 100% natural substitute for sugar.