PEPY President Finalist in Cartier Competition

Posted on: August 20, 2007 Posted by: Kaia Smith Comments: 0

PEPY President Finalist in Cartier Competition

Daniela at the Cartier Women's Initiative CompetitionCongrats to our Executive Director Daniela Papi, who will be going to France as a finalist in the Cartier Women’s Initiative business plan competition! She was chosen for her approach to sustainable tourism through PEPY Tours. She is one of 15 finalists worldwide in the contest which concludes October 11, 2007. The five winning entrants, one from each continental region, will receive a $20,000 grant and one year of business coaching from the competition sponsors.

As a finalist, Daniela has already received coaching to strengthen PEPY’s business plan for future growth. We have a lot of ideas and energy at PEPY, but it’s an honor to receive mentorship from the competition sponsors, so that we can become more effective and more professional in how we run our organization. Everything we’ve been able to do these past years has been through the support and mentorship of so many of you out there, and it’s exciting to get recognition in the international business arena.We’ll tuck a few extra woven PEPY bracelets in Daniela’s backpack, in the hope that Cartier will let us trade them for a watch. Stay posted for results, and we’ll get pictures from France of Daniela in her movie-star finest. Look out France, here comes PEPY!

Bonne chance, Daniela!!


Read the proposals of the 15 amazing entrepreneurs at