We’re excited to announce that we’ve extended the deadline of the 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned/Led Companies in North America to February 14. Since we first launched the competition five years ago, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the revenue numbers of applicants. In fact, the individual revenue of applicants grew from a minimum of $1,000,000 in 2008 to a maximum of over $1,000,000,000 in 2011. This notable growth demonstrates that women are not only making a place for themselves in the business world, but are growing bigger and better companies. To help further this progress, we will conduct interviews with the winners to learn more about their strategies and paths to success. We encourage WPO members and non-members alike to apply and would like to thank our sponsor, American Express OPEN, for giving visibility to these incredibly deserving women.