Enterprising Women Magazine has announced the winners of the 2015 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to top women entrepreneurs from North America and around the globe. Julia Fournier of HCMWorks, manager of the CoVest Talent Exchange, is among the women to be recognized for their exceptional entrepreneurial work.
The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, Which recognizes the finest women entrepreneurs in North America and beyond, is in its 13th year. It is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, 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 the key organizations that support the growth of women's entrepreneurship.
Award winners were recognized in seven categories this year: annual sales revenues of more than $100 million; annual sales revenue of more that $10 million and up to $25 million; annual sales revenues of more that $5 million; annual sales revenues of more than $1 million and up to $2 million; and annual sales revenues of up to $1 million.
"The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration continues to grow each year, attracting more nominations from outstanding women entrepreneurs around the world. Our class of 2015 includes honorees from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Africa, Hong Kong, and several other countries," Monica Smiley, publisher/CEO of Enterprising Women, said.
"Because of the tremendous growth in the number of large businesses, we have added a new category this year for businesses with more that $100 million in revenues," Smiley added. "When this awards program began 13 years ago, there were only a handful of nominees in what was then the highest revenue category - over $10 million in annual revenues. This growth reflects the fact that more women are scaling their businesses to the $100 million plus level. The Enterprising Women of the Year Award has grown each year in prestige and stature so women entrepreneurs at all levels want to be recognized with this award for the great work they are doing. We could not be more proud of the outstanding women who make up the Enterprising Women Class of 2015," Smiley, Said.
Below are the 2015 recipients of the Enterprising Women of the Year Award:
Over $100 Million in Annual Revenue
- Kay Ivie, Ivie & Associates, Inc., Flower Mound, TX
- Beatriz Manetta, Argent Associates, Inc., Plano, TX
- Jennifer Maier, WDS, Inc., Lake Wylie, SC
- Julia Fournier, HCMWorks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Veronica Muzquiz Edwards, InGenesis, Inc., San Antonio, TX
- Camille Thomas, JMC Retail Group, Minneapolis, MN
CoVest would like to congratulate all the winners of the Enterprising Women of the Year Award. The work being done by these honorees helps inspire young woman to follow in their footsteps. He are honored to do business with a company recognized for such a prestigious award and entrepreneurial work.
The award honorees will be recognized at the 13th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards & Conference, March 29-31, 2015 at Disney's Grand Floridian resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.