Jules Pieri, CEO and Co-Founder of The Grommet, Named One of Fortune Magazine’s 2013 Most Powerful Women

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Pieri to be honored at Fortune Magazine’s 2013 Most Powerful Women Summit on October 15-17th in Washington D.C.

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"I am so honored to be recognized among this list of incredible entrepreneurs,” said Jules. “My co-founder, Joanne Domeniconi and I have worked tirelessly since 2008 to make this company a success and it's gratifying to watch our vision become a reality.

Jules Pieri, CEO and co-founder of The Grommet will be honored along with nine other extraordinary women as Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs of 2013. Their accomplishments and professional achievements will be featured as part of the 2013 Most Powerful Women Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington D.C. on Oct. 15 – 17th.

Jules and her fellow honorees will be recognized for building startups that have changed the way the business game is played in their respective fields. After receiving over 100 applications, these women were selected by the editors of Fortune magazine as “builders of innovative, ground-breaking and game-changing startups.” All ten are entrepreneurs with vibrant companies with revenue in the $1 - $25 million range.

Five years after starting her company at the beginning of the recession in 2008, it is gratifying to see The Grommet, the product launch platform that connects makers with the marketplace and introduces remarkable consumer products to its devoted community of customers, receive attention and praise on a national level.

"I am so honored to be recognized among this list of incredible entrepreneurs,” said Jules. “My co-founder, Joanne Domeniconi and I have worked tirelessly since 2008 to make this company a success and it's gratifying to watch our vision become a reality. Even better, this recognition will help cut through the clutter and shine a spotlight on the hundreds of innovative, young companies and products we've launched. In that way this award has great entrepreneurial impact beyond The Grommet itself."

Co-Founder Joanne Domeniconi added, "I am extremely proud of my co-founder, Jules Pieri, and of the company that we've built together over these last five years. This high honor is a major milestone as it will help to catapult Jules and The Grommet to our next stage of success."

Jules is thrilled to be honored along with such business luminaries as Sarah Collins of Natural Balance, Sari Davidson of Booginhead, Ann Hand of Project Frog, Julia Hartz of Eventbrite, Leila Janah of Samasource, Maria Rios of Nation Waster, Inc., Lori Steele of Everyone Counts, Lisa Stone of Blogher and Rose Wang of Binary Group.

About The Grommet

Founded in 2008, The Grommet is a curated online marketplace and product launch platform for undiscovered products that's reshaping the way people fundamentally launch, discover, share, influence and buy products online. Its mission is rooted in the philosophy of Citizen Commerce™, a movement that enables product purchases that express powerful contemporary values around sustainability, quality, technology and social enterprise. Since its founding, The Grommet has grown into a trusted and influential source for launching new products, having been among the very first to discover Fitbit, Soda Stream and Bananagrams, and making them into household names. To learn more about The Grommet's products and mission visit the website at http://www.thegrommet.com and CEO Jules Pieri's blog at http://jules.thegrommet.com/. You can also follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and Facebook and watch their videos on their YouTube channel.

About Fortune’s Most Powerful Women List & Summit

Fortune created Most Powerful Women as a cover package in 1998 with a simple idea that women were gaining significant power in the corporate world and had become a lot more interesting than in the old days when women leaders, to thrive, had to behave like men.

We started with Fortune’s annual Most Powerful Women list, which ranks the top 50 women in corporate America. We measure the women on four criteria: the size and importance of her business in the global economy, the health and direction of her business, the arc of her career (how quickly she has moved up and where she’s likely to go from here), and social and cultural influence. We use the same criteria to rank the Fortune International 50 MPW.

The list has become a community, with live events and programs that enable the MPW to use their power wisely and globally. The MPW community includes the most prominent women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, education, and the arts.

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