Hundreds of nominations were received from women entrepreneurs who are all accomplished, intelligent and inspired by their work; these trend-setting women make a difference in their companies, industries and communities. Their contributions have given rise to the creation of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Initiative, an honor which was open to the women of our state who have been keeping the small business economic engine warm in these troubled times.
Sarah Krom has been chosen as a 2016 finalist! Sarah was selected from a group of women who support numerous non-profits, are employing thousands, generating billions and represent a variety of industries. The impact they have for our state and local communities is amazing.
"We are very excited about the 2016 initiative in partnership with New Jersey Monthly Magazine that honors women business owners because women are the forerunners to the economic recovery of our state. Over the last twenty years, women have surpassed men at twice the rate for starting their own companies. Our joint project presents phenomenal exposure for their efforts and the issue that finalists are listed in will reach over 750,000 households," states Linda Wellbrock, Founder of Leading Women Entrepreneurs.
After analyzing hundreds of entries, an independent committee selected the initial finalists for phase one of the competition who were judged in four areas: Market Potential, Innovation, Advocacy for Women and Community Involvement. Finalists are then automatically submitted for phase two of the competition. This list will be further analyzed by the Advisory Board to assist in selecting the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs who will be recognized on November 14, 2016 at the Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ at a cocktail reception.