A Safe Haven Foundation, President, Neli Vazquez-Rowland, named among 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Honorees by Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine. Monica Smiley has announced the winners of the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to top women entrepreneurs from North America and around the world. Honorees will be recognized during an event held Sunday, March 2 through Tuesday, March 4 at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota in Sarasota, Fla.
2014 marks the 12th year for the annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To receive recognition, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of key organizations that promote the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.
The 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration and Conference will bring together dynamic women business owners from North America and around the world for two full days of top-notch workshops, networking opportunities, corporate sponsor exhibits and “learning labs,” and awards presentations. The celebration will shine the spotlight on the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Award winners and finalists, with award presentations at the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Gala Dinner. During the annual “Hall of Fame Luncheon,” one woman entrepreneur will be inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, an outstanding nonprofit will receive the 2014
Advocacy Award, and two women will be recognized with the 2014 Legacy Award.
The annual awards celebration honors recipients of the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards. These outstanding women entrepreneurs have demonstrated that they own and manage fast-growth businesses; mentor and give back to help other women business owners; and are leaders in their communities. It also offers unparalleled networking opportunities for women business thought leaders and established and emerging women entrepreneurs from the United States and around the world. Widely regarded as one of the premier networking opportunities for women business owners in North America and beyond, the event is open to winners and finalists of the Enterprising Women of the Year Award, corporate supporters, members of the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, VIPs in the women’s business community, readers of Enterprising Women magazine, and members of the many partner organizations affiliated with Enterprising Women.
Partner organizations represented on the Enterprising Women Advisory Board and supporting the 2014 event include:
- The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
- Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
- National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
- National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
- Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW)
- Center for Women in Business (CWB), U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Center for Women’s Business Research (CWBR)/The Global Initiative for Women’s
- Entrepreneurship Research
- Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
- Quantum Leaps
- Springboard Enterprise
- Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBEC)/Women Entrepreneurs Inc. (WE)
- Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence
- Women’s Leadership Exchange
- The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)
- Asian Women in Business (AWIB)
- eWomenNetwork (EWN)
- Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC)
- National Association of Women REO Brokerages (NAWRB)
“There is strong support for this event again this year from corporations that are committed to the growth of women’s entrepreneurship,” Smiley said. “Many of these companies have supported this event for a number of years and three of our sponsors – UPS, American Airlines and IBM – have supported us for all 12 years that we have held this awards event,” Smiley added.
“I am honored to be named one of the Enterprising Women of the Year Award winners, and I am looking forward to meeting and celebrating this prestigious honor with the other honorees, Monica Smiley, President of Enterprising Women Magazine and her team and with all of their supporters, dedicated to celebrating other women doing great things!” said Vazquez-Rowland.
For more information or to register to attend the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration and Conference, visit www.enterprisingwomen.com.
Enterprising Women, with headquarters in Cary, N.C., is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively
for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. Published in both print and digital editions, the online edition of the magazine reaches nearly one million readers in 185 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.enterprisingwomen.com or call (919) 362- 1551.
A Safe Haven is a not for profit social business enterprise that partners with a network of for profit and not for profit social business enterprises and engages in public/private partnerships to help people aspire, transform and sustain their lives from poverty and homelessness to self-sufficiency. A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of poverty through a holistic, scalable model. A Safe Haven’s visible, social and economic impact, unites families, stabilizes neighborhoods, and creates vibrant, viable communities. A Safe Haven is based in Chicago Illinois, with offices in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit http://www.ASafeHaven.org or call 773-435-8355
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