Women’s History Month Celebrates Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

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March is women’s history month and it is also a time to pay tribute to the women business leaders who are keeping the economic engine of our country warm. In an effort to commend women entrepreneurs for their service, leadership, contribution to their communities and the state’s economic recovery, Leading Women Entrepreneurs will honor and celebrate the best and the brightest female business owners of 2014.

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“Over the last twenty years, women have surpassed men at twice the rate for starting their own companies. The LWE initiative presents phenomenal exposure for their efforts,” states Linda Wellbrock, Founder of LWE.

March is women’s history month and it is also a time to pay tribute to the women business leaders who are keeping the economic engine of our country warm. In an effort to commend women entrepreneurs for their service, leadership, contribution to their communities and the state’s economic recovery, Leading Women Entrepreneurs will honor and celebrate the best and the brightest female business owners of 2014.

The 2013 LWE finalists who were selected are women who together are generating over $5 billion dollars in revenue, are employing tens of thousands, and supporting hundreds of non-profits. The impact they have for our state and local communities is amazing.

“Over the last twenty years, women have surpassed men at twice the rate for starting their own companies. The LWE initiative presents phenomenal exposure for their efforts,” states Linda Wellbrock, Founder of LWE. The tribute includes a special section in the October 2014 Issue of New Jersey Monthly Magazine and a Recognition Cocktail Reception on December 4, 2014 at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ.    

Nominations are being accepted at LWENJ.com until April 10, 2014 and the leading women will be selected based upon pre-established criteria including: Nominees must be a NJ resident or have a business in NJ and must be women-led. They can be self-nominated or nominated by another person, and are judged upon innovation, market potential, community involvement and advocacy for women.

“Since the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988 was passed and signed into law by President Reagan, most economic experts agree that the economic potential of women-owned companies is still not fully realized. Roughly 8 million women-owned enterprises in the US have an annual economic impact of nearly $3 trillion and more than 23 million jobs; yet, less than 3% of women-owned companies reach the $1 million revenue and beyond. Receiving this recognition means a great deal to the women and to those of us who keep pursuing the dream,” explains Wellbrock.

Leading Women Entrepreneurs is a media and events company that recognizes outstanding business owners. The mission is to create a sustainable ongoing environment that brings leaders together and showcases their attributes and contributions.

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