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Monica Smiley

Monica Smiley is editor and publisher of Enterprising Women. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW). To learn more about how you can become a mentor in the Peace Through Business program or donate to the organization, visit www.ieew.org. Contact her at msmiley@enterprisingwomen.com.

Nominations Open for 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award – Prestigious Global Recognition Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Cary, NC, October 1, 2019 – Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has opened the nominations for the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Widely considered the most prestigious global award recognition for accomplished women entrepreneurs, the 2020 Awards will be presented to winners on March 31, 2020, the final evening of the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference. The conference also marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of Enterprising Women, Inc. and its Enterprising Women magazine written to give a voice to the growing number of women entrepreneurs in the U.S. and around the world. Nomination forms can be accessed at www.enterprisingwomen.com.

In recognition of this landmark year, Enterprising Women has also announced a new award, the Enterprising Women Top 20 in 2020 Award that is open only to previous recipients of the Enterprising Women Award. A separate nomination form for this award can also be found on www.enterprisingwomen.com.

“Enterprising Women is pleased to welcome the nominations of extraordinary women whose business accomplishments, financial acumen, community leadership, and mentorship deserve to be honored. In allowing themselves to be recognized before other women leaders from the U.S. and around the globe, these Enterprising Women of the Year honorees do so much to inspire their peers and the next generation of women business leaders coming up behind them,” Smiley said.

The Class of 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners will be recognized at the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, March 29-31, 2020 at the Wyndham Grand in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

This two-day, 300-person conference is intentionally structured to enable meaningful connections with women leaders from the U.S. and around the world. It includes robust panels of thought leaders on key topics driving women’s business growth, as well as a pre-conference afternoon,  focused on Personal Health and Wellness. An important component of the Conference is the delegation of outstanding high school girls who are recipients of scholarships provided by the nonprofit Enterprising Women Foundation, and who will be recognized at the Mentorship Luncheon on March 30.

The Wyndham Grand is a beautiful beachfront resort with premier conference facilities just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Honorees will be encouraged to invite spouses, family, and key members of their team to help them celebrate their success before their peers and women’s businesses.

Partner organizations represented on the Enterprising Women Advisory Board and supporting the 2020 event include:

  • The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
  • National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
  • Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW)
  • The Global Initiative for Women’s Entrepreneurship Research
  • Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
  • Quantum Leaps
  • Springboard Enterprises
  • National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB)
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBEC)/Women Entrepreneurs Inc. (WE)
  • Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global
  • Women’s Leadership Exchange
  • The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)
  • Asian Women in Business (AWIB)
  • eWomenNetwork (EWN)
  • Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC)

For more information visit www.enterprisingwomen.com

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