*** Due to the ongoing challenges with traveling during the pandemic, the conference previously scheduled for May 23-25, 2021 has been moved to November 14-16, 2021. The deadline for nominations for the Enterprising Women of the Year Award has now been extended to March 1, 2021. ***
2021 Enterprising Women of the Year Award - Nomination Form
Nominate yourself or a friend for the 2021 Enterprising Women Award and join us at the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, November 14-16, 2021 at the Wyndham Grand in Clearwater Beach, Florida USA. If you are interested in receiving international recognition for the outstanding work you do as a woman-owned enterprise, consider nominating yourself for the 2021 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Award winners will be recognized at the Gala Awards Dinner. Winning the Enterprising Women of the Year Award is a once in a lifetime honor. We recommend that you wait and apply in a year that you know you are able to attend. If you are unable to attend our 2021 event on November 14-16, 2021 please do not apply for this award. Winners will be recognized in the following categories:
• woman-owned enterprise with up to $1 million in annual revenues; • woman-owned enterprise with more than $1 million and up to $5 million in annual revenues; • woman-owned enterprise with more than $5 million and up to $10 million in annual revenues; • woman-owned enterprise with more than $10 million and up to $25 million in annual revenues; • woman-owned enterprise with more than $25 million in annual revenues and up to $100 million; and, • woman-owned enterprise with over $100 million in annual revenues.
You may apply for the award if you have been in business at least three years and you meet any of the following three criteria:
• your company is at least 51 percent owned and managed by a woman; • you are a woman who owns, manages and controls the business with a partner, and you own at least 33 percent of the business; or • you are a woman entrepreneur who leads a company that has obtained venture capital and, as a result, you now hold an equity position of less than 51 percent in your company.
Award winners receive recognition for themselves and their businesses through local, national and international publicity. Every winner and finalist will be profiled in Enterprising Women magazine. Please note: Winners will be notified in mid March.
To submit a nomination, please complete and send the form below.
In order for your nomination to be considered, all of the questions below MUST be answered in as much detail as possible. Please make sure you have a copy of all your answers before clicking "Submit" to keep a copy of this nomination for your records.
****If you have already won an Enterprising Women of the Year Award you are not eligible to apply to win the award again. The Enterprising Women of the Year Award is a once in a lifetime achievement. Anyone who was named as an Honorable Mention (Finalists/Champions) may re-apply for the award to win.
Company address (street, city, state, zip/postal code, country):
Please list organizations in which you are a member:
Please describe the business or industry you are in:
What is the greatest challenge you have faced since starting this company?
How did you meet that challenge?
Where do you want your company to be in five years?
How do you give back to your community?
Are you involved in any formal or informal programs to mentor girls or young women entrepreneurs?
What is the single best piece of advice you want to share with women who are starting new businesses?
What do you know now that you wish you had known when you started your business?
Who was your role model or mentor?
Have you used other people's money to grow your business (bank loan, friends/family, private equity, venture capital, etc.)? Please explain.
How has the use of technology helped you grow your business? Please explain.