Leading Women Entrepreneurs is proud to announce the creation of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Award, an honor open to the women of New Jersey who have been keeping the small business economic engine warm in these troubled times. Hundreds of nominations were received from women entrepreneurs who are all accomplished, intelligent and inspired by their work; these trend-setting women make a difference in their companies, industries and communities.
The 2012 finalists who were selected are women who support numerous non-profits, are employing thousands, generating millions and represent a variety of industries. The impact they have for our state and local communities is amazing. The 2012 initiative partnership with New Jersey Monthly Magazine that honors women business owners is very exciting because women are the forerunners to the economic recovery of our state. Over the last twenty years, women have surpassed men at twice the rate for starting their own companies.
The mission of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners initiative is to commend women entrepreneurs for their service, leadership, contribution to their communities and to the economic recovery. After analyzing hundreds of entries, an independent committee selected the initial finalists for phase one of the competition who were judged in four areas: Market Potential, Innovation, Advocacy for Women and Community Involvement.
Finalists are then automatically submitted for phase two of the competition. This list will be further analyzed by the Advisory Board to select the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs who will be recognized on December 6, 2012 at Fairleigh Dickinson University at a cocktail reception. For more information on Leading Women Entrepreneurs please contact Linda Wellbrock; Linda@leadingwomenentrepreneurs.com