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EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

Opportunity for USA and Canada Entrepreneurial
Women to Participate in a Business Development Program

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Ernst and Young (EY)

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Opportunity for USA and Canada entrepreneurial women to participate in a comprehensive program for business growth and leadership development. The program includes ongoing events, media exposure, educational programs, and networking opportunities which provide the women with the resources, guidance, tools, and contacts to succeed in their business endeavors. The skills, knowledge, and connections gained are intended to help these women scale their businesses.

Entrepreneurial Winning Women join an elite business network of the country’s best high-growth companies and participate in a customized executive leadership program with year-round activities designed to:
- Expand their knowledge with the latest information, research and executive dialogues about business strategies and practices.
- Identify potential partners, strategic alliances, customers and suppliers as well as prospective sources of private capital.
- Provide access to informal, one-to-one guidance and support.
- Strengthen their executive leadership and business skills and identify opportunities to grow through meetings with senior advisors and seasoned entrepreneurs.
- Increase national and regional visibility for themselves and their companies among corporate executives, investors and the media.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155114

Number of Grants:

Up to 12 Entrepreneurial Winning Women for the Class of 2019 will be named.

Term of Contract:

Applicants who are selected must be able to attend and fully participate in the following two events:
- An intensive two-day orientation and coaching session in New York City on September 24–25, 2019.
- The Strategic Growth Forum, November 13–17, 2019, in Palm Springs, California.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

- Women business owners who are the founding CEOs (at least a 51% owner) of any privately held company in the US or Canada. For those with outside capital, the founding woman entrepreneur may still apply if she retains a majority ownership stake of what is left after deducting all outside investments.
- The company must be less than 10 years old.
- The company must have reported at least $2 million in sales during each of the past two fiscal years. Typical applicant company revenue ranges from $2 million to approximately $30 million annually.

Pre-Application Information:

If you are a high-potential woman entrepreneur and qualify for Entrepreneurial Winning Women, apply by June 21, 2019, via the secure online application.

To nominate an entrepreneur, submit her information online. An application form will be sent directly to the entrepreneur to complete and submit.

Applicants who are selected must be able to attend and fully participate in the following two events:
- An intensive two-day orientation and coaching session in New York City on September 24–25, 2019.
- The Strategic Growth Forum, November 13–17, 2019, in Palm Springs, California.
- Attendance at orientation and the Strategic Growth Forum adds unique value and is a mandatory part of the program. Those unable to commit may be better served not applying or waiting for another year when schedules permit attendance.


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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions or additional information, please contact or:

Tiki Cheung
Entrepreneurial Winning Women
Program Sponsor — Canada
+1 416 943 5494

Carrie Marchitto
Entrepreneurial Winning Women
Program Sponsor — Canada
+1 416 943 3374

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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