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:

LATIN AMERICA  

Paula Gomez, Brazil
Epistemic – A device that alerts patients and caregivers of an oncoming epileptic seizure up to 25 minutes in advance.

NORTH AMERICA

YiDing Yu, United States
Twiage – A digital platform that enables the transmission of real-time data from ambulance to hospital.

EUROPE

Kristina Tsvetanova, Austria
BLITAB Technology – A tactile tablet for the blind and visually impaired.

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Melissa Bime, Cameroon
Infiuss – An online blood bank that collects and dispatches blood donations to hospitals.

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Siroun Shamigian, Lebanon
Kamkalima – An online platform that uses artificial intelligence and data analytics to help learn and teach Arabic.

ASIA-PACIFIC

Swati Pandey, India
Arboreal Agro Innovations – An industrial scale, vertically-integrated producer of stevia, a 100% natural substitute for sugar.