Ernst & Young LLP is calling for nominations for its Entrepreneurial Winning Women competition, a program designed to accelerate the growth of high-potential businesses founded by women entrepreneurs.
Now in its second year, this program will provide 10 female entrepreneurs with personalized one-on-one business insights and insider access to strategic networks of established entrepreneurs, executives, advisors and investors.
Nominations and applications to the program can be submitted online at: www.ey.com/us/winningwomen
To apply for the program, applicants must fit the following criteria:
- Woman business owner who is the founder or founding partner of a US company
- Company must have reported at least one full fiscal year of $1 million in sales within the last 2 years
- Venture must be less than 5 years old
- Must be able to attend orientation/preparation session in New York City in October, and the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, which takes place on November 11-15, in Palm Springs, CA.
The deadline to receive applications for Entrepreneurial Winning Women is September 4, 2009. All applications for the program will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges and the 10 winning entrepreneurs will be announced the week of October 19.
Each winner will receive an all expense paid trip to the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum 2009, which takes place November 11 -15 in Palm Springs, Calif. The Strategic Growth Forum, dubbed by Forbes.com as one of the “Seven Get-Ahead Executive Retreats,” is a prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
The Forum presents a one-of-a-kind platform for Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women to introduce their companies and develop their corporate and personal brand within a community of established entrepreneurs, executives, and advisors. For more information on the Forum visit: www.ey.com/us/strategicgrowthforum.
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