WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EY announced that Co-Founder & CEO, Carrie Rich, of The Global Good Fund, a social enterprise accelerating the leadership development of high potential young social entrepreneurs tackling the world's greatest issues, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Social Responsibility category in the Mid-Atlantic region. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, recognizing outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Carrie Rich was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, on June 15, 2016.
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies' success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Now in its 30th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2015 winners Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks.
As a Mid-Atlantic award winner, Carrie Rich is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2017.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Mid-Atlantic region, program sponsors also include Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, PNC Bank, and the Washington Business Journal. Reception sponsors include Chatham Financial, Cushman & Wakefield, Lockton Companies, and SolomonEdwards.
About The Global Good Fund Founded in 2012, The Global Good Fund invests in young leaders committed to social impact through its Fellowship program. Fellows are paired with executives who serve as coaches and are provided with leadership assessment resources, a network of peer leaders, content expertise, and targeted financial capital. The company recently launched the 360 MIRROR – the first evidence based leadership assessment for social entrepreneurs and impact driven corporate leaders. The 360 MIRROR and Leadership Development Services are available to the public, modeled after the tools and services of The Global Good Fund Fellowship.