In 2010 I had the honor of being chosen as one of Ernst & Young’s 10 Entrepreneurial Winning Women for the year. (Here’s a photo of me and my “Class of 2010”!)
Being invited into this exclusive business “sorority” was not only a huge privilege, but has given me access to some incredible inside resources, including connections with potential strategic advisors, partners, and clients; prospective sources of private capital; access to informal, one-on-one guidance and support; and huge national visibility for my business. Best of all, it included an all-access pass to E&Y’s renowned Strategic Growth Forum—an annual conference in Palm Springs, California where elite business leaders speak and meet and E&Y’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year award is presented at a star-studded gala hosted by Jay Leno! (And I can attend every year.) And that’s just the beginning.
I’m sharing this with you, because now YOU have the opportunity to apply for this prestigious honor. If you or someone you know is a female CEO who has founded your privately held U.S. company within the past 10 years and has reported at least $1 million in revenue during each of the past two years, you may be eligible! (Of the winners, the typical revenue ranges between $1M to $20M.)
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2012, but you’ll want to start the process EARLY to make sure you have the right paperwork, your numbers are in line, etc. And you can also NOMINATE a fabulous woman entrepreneur you know as well.
You can learn more about this program and how to apply at the Winning Women website. Go for it, and I hope to see YOU at our next meeting this fall in New York City!
Love and success,