Application Deadline Fast Approaching for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ 2011 Competition

Jun 07, 2011, 09:00 ET from Ernst & Young

NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The deadline is fast approaching to submit an application for the fourth annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women competition, a national leadership program designed for women entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of their businesses and help them realize the potential they envision for their companies. To apply, or to nominate a deserving woman entrepreneur, visit The application deadline is June 30, 2011.

Watch this short video of Entrepreneurial Winning Women who discuss how the program has helped them to grow their business and click here to learn more about program participants.

"We want to help women entrepreneurs scale their companies by providing them 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," said Maria Pinelli, Americas Director, Strategic Growth Markets, at Ernst & Young LLP. "This includes the opportunity for the Entrepreneurial Winning Women to position themselves and their companies in front of more than 1,700 top business leaders at the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum."

Winners will:

  • Join an elite network of the country's best high-growth companies and entrepreneurs including winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® competition, celebrating its 25th year.
  • On 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.
  • Participate in a customized program designed to accelerate and sustain business growth, which includes identifying prospective sources of private capital, as well as potential partners, strategic alliances, customers and suppliers. In addition, winners receive access to informal one-to-one guidance and support, national and regional visibility for themselves and their companies, and opportunities to strengthen their executive leadership and business skills through meetings with senior advisers and seasoned entrepreneurs.

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, visit

The Entrepreneurial Winning Women program is conducted in collaboration with the Women Presidents' Organization, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, the Committee of 200, National Association of Women Business Owners and Babson College.

About Ernst & Young's Strategic Growth Markets Practice

Through our Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practice, Ernst & Young guides high-growth companies to market leadership worldwide. Our multidisciplinary teams of dedicated professionals provide perspective, advice, and insights to help our clients accelerate their growth. Ernst & Young is the undisputed leader in guiding Russell 2000® companies, IPO-bound companies and Forbes' largest private companies. We deliver assurance, advisory, tax and transaction advisory services to thousands of companies in numerous, selected industries.

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