Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Nominees Outshine in Job Creation, Revenue Growth

Ernst & Young recently released a report on their nominees for Entrepreneur of the Year, stating that nominees’ companies managed to grow and even thrive, with 28 percent overall revenue growth and 27 percent overall employment growth.

Key sector findings include:

•   110% revenue growth in Technology
•   103% revenue growth in Life Sciences
•   More than 20% revenue growth in Services, Communications, Financial Services, and Energy/Cleantech/Natural Resources
•   89% employment growth in Technology
•   58% employment growth in Energy/Cleantech/Natural Resources
•   More than 20% employment growth in Services, Communications, Life Sciences, and Financial Services

To read more from Ernst & Young, click here.


Last call: Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women applications due June 30!

Don’t miss out on the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning WomenTM Program, as applications are due June 30. This program is designed to help women like you scale your companies by providing you with one-to-one business advice and “insider access” to Ernst & Young’s unparalleled networks of established entrepreneurs, high-growth company CEOs, investors and advisors. This includes the opportunity to position you and your company in front of more than 1700 top business leaders at the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum® 2011, the country’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth companies, November 8-13 in Palm Springs, CA (

Watch this video to learn what impact this program has had. Applicants are women CEOs who have founded their companies within the past 10 years and have reported at least $1 million in revenue during each of the past two. Typical applicant company revenue ranges from $1 million up to approximately $20 million annually.

To learn more, how to apply or how to nominate another deserving woman entrepreneur, visit, or contact Melissa Taylor, Entrepreneurial Winning Women program manager, at  The application period closes on June 30, 2011.

Ernst & Young LLP Announces 11 National Winners of 2010 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

Ernst & Young LLP has announced the winners of the 2010 Winning Women Program, and three are WPO members!  Amy Gonzales and Kelly Caldwell of AK Environmental, LLC and Susan P. Rice, of Cavanagh Services Group, Inc. are included in the list of eleven women from around the country.

Click here to read the full announcement from Ernst & Young, including the complete list of winners.

2010 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-million or billion-dollar enterprise?

If so, we encourage you to apply, or to nominate, an outstanding entrepreneur for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women program. Now in its third year, Entrepreneurial Winning Women is a competitive award 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 entrepreneurs
  • Participate in a customized program designed to accelerate and sustain business growth
  • On a complimentary basis, attend the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum 2010, the country’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth companies, November 10-14 in Palm Springs, CA (

Eligibility:  Applicants are women who own or have founded their companies within the last ten years and have achieved at least $1M in revenue in the past two. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, or to learn how to nominate a deserving woman entrepreneur you know, visit The application period closes on June 30, 2010.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year deadline extended!

The 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® call for nominations is drawing to a close but most regional programs have extended their deadlines to March 30, 2010. So there’s still time for you to nominate yourself or another deserving entrepreneur who is growing her company into a market leader.

The finalists and winners are honored at one of the 26 US regional awards galas in June where the named winners will go on to compete for the national awards in Palm Springs in November. The overall winner of the US national awards will compete in May 2011 for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® award.  

Nomination Information
Entrepreneur Of The Year candidates must be an owner or manager of a private or public company who is primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company and an active member of top management. The nominee’s company must be at least three years old.
Application forms can be accessed at

We encourage those of you who qualify to apply for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  The WPO is very supportive of more women being in the pool of potential winners, and hope you will participate.