Women’s Initiative for Self Employment announced today that the nominations for its fourth annual Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are now open. One of the largest microenterprise training and funding organizations in the country, Women’s Initiative helps low-income women launch businesses and become financially self sufficient. The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year awards seek to recognize female entrepreneurs throughout the Bay Area who:
- Have been successful despite the barriers that exist for woman business owners,
- Exemplify how business ownership and leadership is beneficial for women and their families,
- Have a positive impact on local community or the community at large and/or
- Advance their business through innovation.
To be considered for the award, the nominee must identify as a woman and be the founder, partner or owner of a successful business.
The recipients of the award will be recognized at unique Women’s Initiative events throughout the Bay Area this fall. They also will be featured in the Women’s Initiative eNewsletter, website, press releases and other materials.
Nominees are solicited from the community and are accepted online through July 15. A leadership committee in each region will help select the winning entrepreneurs for that region. Winners will be announced in August.
For more information and to nominate an entrepreneur, go to http://www.womensinitiative.org/wey.html
About Women’s Initiative
Women’s Initiative is one of the nation’s largest microenterprise training organizations and is widely regarded as a leader in the field of microenterprise training. For more than 24 years, Women’s Initiative has been providing low-income women throughout the Bay Area the training, funding and ongoing support to start their own business and become economically self sufficient. The women who go through our program significantly increase their income and assets while launching businesses, creating jobs and stimulating the local economy. In 2011, recent graduates of the program created and retained more than 5,500 jobs!