The Entrepreneurial Winning Women program, which is in its third year, is designed to help accelerate the growth of high-potential businesses founded by women entrepreneurs. Launched in 2008, the program is conducted in collaboration with several organizations that empower women-owned businesses, including the Women Presidents’ Organization, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, The Committee of 200 and Babson College’s Center for Women’s Leadership. For more information on the competition and executive leadership program, visit www.ey.com/us/
The winners represent a wide variety of industries and were selected from a competitive pool of women entrepreneurs across the US by a distinguished panel of independent judges, including:
* Howard Brodsky, Chairman and CEO, CCA Global Partners
* Jeri Harman, Managing Partner, Avante Mezzanine Partners
* Pamela O’Rourke, President and CEO, ICON Information Consultants
* Vicki Raport, CEO, Quantum Retail Technology and Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2009
* Rob Scott, Vice President and Worldwide General Manager, Hewlett-Packard
“I’m thrilled and extremely honored to be among such an outstanding and inspirational group of women. Ernst &Young’s wonderful support and commitment towards women and minority entrepreneurs is truly admirable,” said Elisabete Miranda, President of Translation Plus.
The Entrepreneurial Winning Women program has a track record of helping leading women entrepreneurs grow their businesses significantly by providing key resources and support.
“Over the past three years, the Entrepreneurial Winning Women program has grown into a highly competitive platform to help women entrepreneurs accomplish the key goals they have for their companies,” said Maria Pinelli, Americas Director, Strategic Growth Markets, Ernst & Young LLP. Elisabete Miranda is an exceptional business leader with great potential, and we are pleased to honor her as one of this year’s winners.”
The Entrepreneurial Winning Women will participate in a customized program designed by Ernst & Young to catalyze their companies’ growth by building and fostering critical relationships, enhancing leadership skills and expanding business know-how. Elements of this program include:
* Identifying prospective sources for private capital, potential partners, strategic alliances, customers and suppliers
* Expanding their knowledge about leading business strategies and practices tailored to high-growth companies
* Providing informal, one-to-one guidance and support
* Strengthening their executive leadership and business skills and identifying opportunities to grow and scale their companies through introductions to senior advisors and seasoned entrepreneurs
* Increasing visibility for themselves and their companies through local and national media
The 11 Entrepreneurial Winning Women will also receive complimentary participation in this year’s Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum. Dubbed by Forbes.com as one of the "Seven Get-Ahead Executive Retreats," the Strategic Growth Forum will bring together more than 1,600 of the nation's most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders to share growth strategies. The Winning Women will be introduced at a special luncheon ceremony and panel at the Strategic Growth Forum and will be provided with numerous opportunities to network at the event with successful entrepreneurs, senior executives and investors who can act as formal or informal advisors, provide access to capital and extend their extensive business relationships to the Winning Women.
Elisabete Miranda has been in the language services industry for over 15 years. As an expert in multicultural and multilingual communications, she has acted as a cultural consultant to multilingual projects targeting various ethnic communities in the U.S. and abroad. She has written several articles and industry white papers addressing cultural relevance in translation. Active in the translation, localization, and interpreting industry, Elisabete has served on multiple Boards and Committees. Recently, she was re-elected as Director for the Association of Language Company (ALC) Board of Directors.
About Translation Plus
Translation Plus is a multicultural communications company providing integrated language services such as translation and interpretation for specialized subjects that are linguistically accurate and culturally relevant to organizations such as the United Nations, Merck and the Federal Government. Our focus is to help our clients effectively communicate with their target audience in any language whether globally or in the US.
For more information, please visit www.translationplus.com.
About Ernst & Young's Strategic Growth Markets Practice
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