2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women: call for applications and nominations

Are you a woman entrepreneur with big plans, and the vision and passion for growing your company? Do you know a dynamic woman entrepreneur who is on track to create a multi-hundred million or billion-dollar enterprise?

If so, we encourage you to apply or to nominate an outstanding entrepreneur for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning WomenTM program. Now in its fourth year, Entrepreneurial Winning Women is a competitive award and leadership program designed to connect high-potential women entrepreneurs with the advisors, resources and insights they need to become market leaders. Winners will:

Join an elite network of the country’s best high-growth companies and entrepreneursParticipate in a customized program designed to accelerate and sustain business growthOn a complimentary basis, attend the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum 2011, the country’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth companies, November 9-13 in Palm Springs, CA (www.ey.com/us/strategicgrowthforum)

Eligibility: Applicants are women CEOs who have founded their companies within the last 10 years and have achieved at least $1 million in revenue in each of the past two. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, or to learn how to nominate a deserving woman entrepreneur you know, review the brochure or visit www.ey.com/us/entrepreneurialwinningwomen. The application period closes on June 30, 2011.

Hear from our Winning Women: Following is an example of how one of our Entrepreneurial Winning Women views her program participation. You can also watch this video to learn what other Winning Women have gained from the program and see why it is a valuable growth accelerator:

“Ernst & Young is such a powerful firm that being associated with them, and honored by them via the Winning Women award, really boosted our credibility and visibility. More importantly, we attribute a portion of new sales as being largely the result of relationships and networking opportunities that Ernst & Young has gone above and beyond to facilitate. While we have historically grown at the rate of >35% annually, we anticipate growing by 50% or more this year, and we believe that the Winning Women program was a vital part of the impetus.” Sherry Stewart Deutschmann, Founder and CEO, LetterLogic, Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2009, and WPO Member.


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