“We have learned that it is not enough to run a successful business – giving back (particularly through mentoring) is so important. All of the Enterprising Women of the Year honorees chosen are living this core value and giving back every day.” - Monica Smiley, Editor of Enterprising Women
The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.
“It is an honor to be in the company of such accomplished, top women entrepreneurs from around the world. This award means so much because it recognizes the entire spectrum of our contributions – leading financially strong and growing businesses, demonstrating leadership in our community and serving as role models for the next generation of women.” – Mary Lawrence, President, Richards Graphic Communications