Entreprenista 100

Entreprenista’s inaugural awards celebrating trailblazing women in business who are changing the world.

Presented by

Entreprenista 100

Entreprenista’s inaugural awards celebrating trailblazing women in business who are changing the world.

Presented by

Applications close on Saturday, December 31, 2022!

It’s time women leaders and entrepreneurs were celebrated for their success.

The number of women entrepreneurs is increasing around the country and world, but recognition is still lacking.

The Entreprenista 100 Awards were created to honor and recognize those within the women-led entrepreneurial community who have preserved through unimaginable odds and achieved remarkable success.

The number of women entrepreneurs is increasing around the country and world, but recognition is still lacking.

The Entreprenista 100 Awards were created to honor and recognize those within the women-led entrepreneurial community who have preserved through unimaginable odds and achieved remarkable success.

What an Entreprenista 100 Award Means for Your Business

Boost brand visibility amongst The Entreprenista League community and our member & partner’s extended networks.

Increase your credibility for new and existing clients or customers and distinguish yourself as a leader in your industry.

Gain exposure for your business by leveraging your award recognition across all internal marketing strategies, including your emails and website.

What an Entreprenista 100 Award Means for Your Business

Boost brand visibility amongst The Entreprenista League community and our member & partner’s extended networks.

Increase your credibility for new and existing clients or customers and distinguish yourself as a leader in your industry.

Gain exposure for your business by leveraging your award recognition across all internal marketing strategies, including your emails and website.

TOP AWARD CATEGORIES

Our panel of acclaimed judges will select one winner for each of our Top Award categories from the full list of 100.

MAMAPRENISTA OF THE YEAR

Recognizes one exceptional mother and founder who demonstrates deep commitment to and notable impact on her communities, both in and out of work. Whether she was homeschooling and biz-zooming through the pandemic or she invented a product to solve a family problem, this award is a tribute to the women who inspire everyone they meet.

ENTREPRENISTA OF THE YEAR

Recognizes one stand-out business owner who has surmounted unimaginable odds, attained remarkable success, or has made a significant impact on her industry or the entrepreneurial community within the last year.

CAREER PIVOT OF THE YEAR

Shines a light on one fearless woman who took that daring leap head-first into entrepreneurialism. Whether she left a long-standing corporate career, switched industries, or reinvented her offering, this award honors the beauty and strength of total transformation.

TOP AWARD CATEGORIES

Our panel of acclaimed judges will select one winner for each of our Top Award categories from the full list of 100

MAMAPRENISTA OF THE YEAR

Recognizes one exceptional mother and founder who demonstrates deep commitment to and notable impact on her communities, both in and out of work. Whether she was homeschooling and biz-zooming through the pandemic or she invented a product to solve a family problem, this award is a tribute to the women who inspire everyone they meet.

ENTREPRENISTA OF THE YEAR

Recognizes one stand-out business owner who has surmounted unimaginable odds, attained remarkable success, or has made a significant impact on her industry or the entrepreneurial community within the last year.

CAREER PIVOT OF THE YEAR

Shines a light on one fearless woman who took that daring leap head-first into entrepreneurialism. Whether she left a long-standing corporate career, switched industries, or reinvented her offering, this award honors the beauty and strength of total transformation.

Brilliance in Business

Best Brand New Businesses

Honoring businesses founded between November 2021 and November 2022 that boast notable achievement(s) in growth, innovation, impact, and/or overcoming adversity.

Top Mamaprenistas

Recognizing outstanding women who are not only building businesses, but families as well. These founders display above-average skills in managing teams, tasks, priorities, and budgets both at home and in the office.

Biggest impact

Honoring companies on a mission to serve a larger cause, movement, or social issue.

Best Tech or Ecommerce Business

Applauds outstanding e-commerce operations – recipients include those who tout achievements, such as crushing their projections, deftly navigating global supply chain challenges, becoming a fan favorite, or other notable milestones.

Best Self-funded business

Recognizes resourceful women who have built their businesses from the ground up without venture capital backing.

Best Community-led businesses

This award highlights amazing businesses built around community, whether it’s the business’s main offering, what fuels its content - informs its product development – or all of the above!

Brilliance in Business

  • Best Brand New Businesses

  • Top Mamaprenistas

  • Biggest Impact

  • Best Ecommerce Business

  • Best Self-funded Business

  • Best Community-led Businesses

Excelling Entreprenistas

health, wellness & beauty

Honoring women business owners who are spearheading innovative products and services within the Health, Wellness & Beauty space.

Agencies & service Based Businesses

Recognizing women leaders who are changing the game in the Agency and Service-based Business spaces.

food & beverage

This award honors women business owners who are making notable advancements within the Food & Beverage spaces.

capital raisers

Applauding women business owners who have had notable success in fundraising for their business. Whether they landed a considerably-size investment, won a pitch contest, or persevered 200 "no thank yous" to finally get that "heck yes!

real estate

This award celebrates women leading the charge in all areas of Real Estate, including realty, property tech, and beyond.

Excelling Entreprenistas

  • Health, Wellness & Beauty

  • Agencies & Service Based Businesses

  • Food & Beverage

  • Capital Raisers

  • Real Estate

Applications close on Saturday, December 31, 2022!

The Recognition You Deserve

Get featured in front of millions via...

Entreprenista Media Social Channels

Entreprenista Media's newsletters

OUR WEBSITE
ENTREPRENISTA.COM

Entreprenista digital badge

The Recognition You Deserve

Get featured in front of millions via...

Entreprenista Media Social Channels

Entreprenista Media's newsletters

OUR WEBSITE ENTREPRENISTA.COM

Entreprenista digital badge

Our Top Three Award Winners Will Also Receive...

1 year of free membership to The Entreprenista League

$1,000 to reinvest in your business

A dedicated feature on Entreprenista.com

Our Top Three Award Winners Will Also Receive...

1 year of free membership to The Entreprenista League

$1,000 to reinvest in your business

A dedicated feature on Entreprenista.com

Entreprenista is proud to partner with Chase Ink, awarding recognition to stand-out business leaders.

"For a woman entrepreneur, flexibility and security mean everything. When you’re growing your business you need a credit card that offers rewards that fit your needs, along with flexible benefits that do not expire. Built-in protection (at no additional cost) makes The Chase Ink Business Unlimited™ credit card a premier choice for Entreprenistas everywhere.”

- Stephanie Cartin & Courtney Spritzer

Co-CEOs and Co-Founders of Entreprenista

Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Packages Now Available

As a sponsor of The Entreprenista 100 Awards, you can help uplift the women-led entrepreneurial community while gaining superior brand visibility and enjoying exclusive event offerings. Varied sponsorship tiers available.

Interested in learning more? Send us an email at awards@entreprenista.com today.

MEET YOUR JUDGES

Stephanie Cartin

Co-Founder of Socialfly and Entreprenista

Stephanie is a serial entrepreneur who co-launched Socialfly, a leading social-first digital and influencer marketing agency. After receiving consistent and frequent requests for mentoring and advice, Stephanie co-founded Entreprenista Media to help facilitate meaningful connections between women business owners. Entreprenista comprises The Entreprenista League, and a podcast network which is home to shows The Entreprenista Podcast, Startups in Stilettos, and Web3 with MCG. She is also the founder of Markid, a marketplace for parents to buy and sell baby and kids new and gently used items, as well as the co-author of "Like, Love, Follow: The Entreprenista's Guide to Using Social Media To Grow Your Business."

Courtney Spritzer

Co-Founder of Socialfly and Entreprenista

Serving as CEO and Co-founder of Socialfly, Courtney helps brands communicate and resonate with women on social media through content creation, influencer management, and paid media buying. Socialfly has worked with over 200+ well-known brands and has been named to Inc. 5000's fastest growing private companies two years in a row. Courtney is also the co-founder of Entreprenista Media, a platform providing resources to women entrepreneurs. Courtney is the co-author of "Like, Love, Follow: The Entreprenista's Guide to Using Social Media To Grow Your Business." She has appeared on Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Mic, MarketWatch, CheddarTV and more, sharing her passion for helping women be successful and finding solutions to everyday problems.

Stephanie Cartin

Co-Founder of Socialfly and Entreprenista

Stephanie is a serial entrepreneur who co-launched Socialfly, a leading social-first digital and influencer marketing agency. After receiving consistent and frequent requests for mentoring and advice, Stephanie co-founded Entreprenista Media to help facilitate meaningful connections between women business owners. Entreprenista comprises The Entreprenista League, and a podcast network which is home to shows The Entreprenista Podcast, Startups in Stilettos, and Web3 with MCG. She is also the founder of Markid, a marketplace for parents to buy and sell baby and kids new and gently used items, as well as the co-author of "Like, Love, Follow: The Entreprenista's Guide to Using Social Media To Grow Your Business."

Courtney Spritzer

Co-Founder of Socialfly and Entreprenista

Serving as CEO and Co-founder of Socialfly, Courtney helps brands communicate and resonate with women on social media through content creation, influencer management, and paid media buying. Socialfly has worked with over 200+ well-known brands and has been named to Inc. 5000's fastest growing private companies two years in a row. Courtney is also the co-founder of Entreprenista Media, a platform providing resources to women entrepreneurs. Courtney is the co-author of "Like, Love, Follow: The Entreprenista's Guide to Using Social Media To Grow Your Business." She has appeared on Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Mic, MarketWatch, CheddarTV and more, sharing her passion for helping women be successful and finding solutions to everyday problems.

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Co-founder of Clerisy Capital, Gilt Groupe and GlamSquad.

Alexandra is a visionary entrepreneur and investor who has distinguished herself with a string of digital enterprises that have delighted consumers and disrupted industries, including, most famously, Gilt Groupe and GLAMSQUAD. Alexandra has 15+ years of experience innovating at the intersection of luxury and technology at companies such as Allergan, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari She is also a best-selling author and holds a B.A. and MBA from Harvard.

Amy Shoenthal

Contributor, Forbes Women

Amy is a New York City-based marketing executive and journalist whose work focuses on small business owners and entrepreneurs shaping society. As a regular contributor to Forbes Women, Amy has interviewed hundreds of founders and leaders over the years, from senators like Mazie Hirono to fashion icons like Norma Kamali and Tory Burch, lifestyle experts like Marie Kondo to fitness instructors like Robin Arzón and Kendall Toole.

Candace Nelson

Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Pizzana, and CN2 Ventures

Candace launched and scaled Sprinkles Cupcakes, the world's first cupcake bakery and ATM. Additionally, she is the founder of Pizzana, an award-winning chain of pizzerias, and CN2 Ventures. Candance is the author of the New York Times Best Seller "The Sprinkles Baking Book," and her newest book, "Sweet Success." Candance is involved as an executive producer and/or judge on several hit streaming shows including "Best in Dough" (Hulu), "Sugar Rush" (Netflix) and "Cupcake Wars" (The Food Network).

Denise Woodard

Founder and CEO of Partake Foods

Denise was inspired to launch Partake Foods in 2017 after her daughter was diagnosed with multiple food allergies. Less than 6 years later, Partake's products can now be found in more than 9,000 retailers including Target, Kroger, and Whole Foods Market. Denise is also the founder of Black Futures in Food & Beverage, a fellowship program for active HBCU students.

Divya Gugnani

Co-founder of Wander Beauty and 5sens

Divya co-founded Wander Beauty in 2015 to deliver effortless everyday essentials that multitask - giving users more time back in their day and space in their makeup bags. With over 35 prestigious beauty awards, Wander Beauty has a loyal following of celebrities, top journalists, and notable beauty and style influencers. Divya's fifth and newest entrepreneurial venture is 5 SENS, a sensory experience in fine fragrance.

Gwen Whiting

Founder of The Laundress

Long before sustainability became an accessible way of life, it was Gwen's vision in 2002 to create a premium, eco-friendly laundry and home cleaning brand. From bootstrapping her category-creating startup to growing the business into a household brand name, she led the company for 17 years before selling it to Unilever in 2019.

Katie Rosen Kitchens

Co-founder of FabFitFun

Co-founder of FabFitFun, Katie Rosen Kitchens has led its evolution as a female-focused media brand, from writing about great lifestyle products to getting them into people’s hands. Since launching the FabFitFun lifestyle box 2013, Rosen Kitchens has shifted her energy toward curating fresh and exciting brands for FabFitFun members and overseeing all brand partnerships and product development.

Lisa Price

Founder of Carol's Daughter

Carol's Daughter is a company born of Lisa's love for fragrance and a passion for scent alchemy. The fan and celebrity-favorite brand is one of the first African American-owned product lines with a flagship store. Thirty years later, even amid massive industry disruption, new company leadership, and acquisition by L’Oréal, Carol’s Daughter continues to thrive and can be found in over 30K retail stores nationwide.

Michelle Cordiero-Grant

Founder of Lively and Host of Web3 with MCG

In 2016, Michelle officially launched LIVELY, a community and brand that inspires women to live life passionately, purposefully, and confidently, by way of products and experiences. She grew LIVELY from its concept stage, raising $15 million in funding to fuel its growth, all the way to a $105M acquisition by intimates leader Wacoal in just three years. Michelle was recognized as Entrepreneur's 100 Women of Impact In 2021.

Your Application Fee

The Entreprenista League Member Pricing

$49

Now through Saturday, December 31st, 2022.

early-bird pricing for non-entreprenista league members

$79

Now through Friday, December 16th, 2022.

last minute pricing for non-entreprenista league members

$99

December 17th through December 31st, 2022.

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Co-founder of Clerisy Capital, Gilt Groupe and GlamSquad.

Amy Shoenthal

Contributor, Forbes Women

Candice Nelson

Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes and author of ‘Sweet Success’

Denise Woodard

Founder and CEO of Partake Foods

Divya Gugnani

Co-founder of Wander Beauty and 5 SENS

Gwen Whiting

Founder of The Laundress

Lisa Price

Founder of Carol's Daughter

Michelle Cordiero-Grant

Founder of Lively

Applications close on Saturday, December 31, 2022!

Want to work through your application in advance?

Download a document that features all of the application questions, so you can

prep your responses and make completing the application a breeze!

FRequently asked questions

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • The program is open to women-business owners based in the United States.

  • Must be 18 or older to apply

  • Entrants must have at least one woman co-founder who is active in running the business in order to be eligible.

  • Eligibility is further subject to the terms of each category as noted in our category descriptions.

  • Entrants are limited to one (1) entry per category and three (3) entries per company in total.


    Read the full terms and conditions by clicking here.

Why should I apply for an award?

You’ve worked hard to become a successful entrepreneur. When you win an Entreprenista 100 Award, you will:

  • Boost brand visibility amongst The Entreprenista League community and our member & partner’s extended networks.

  • Increase your credibility for new and existing clients or customers and distinguish yourself as a leader in your industry.

  • Gain exposure for your business by leveraging your award recognition across all internal marketing strategies, including your emails and website.

  • An opportunity to win $1,000 to invest in your business

What will award winners receive?

All Entreprenista 100 winners will be featured across Entreprenista Media’s numerous content platforms, including in an all-winner round-up feature on Entreprenista.com, posts on Entreprenista’s social channels, and in their email newsletters.

Winners will receive the credibility that comes with an official “Entreprenista 100” digital icon for use and display across their own content channels.

All winners will be invited to the Entreprenista 100 Awards celebration to be recognized live and in-person. Three top winners will also receive a prize of $1,000.

How much is the application fee?

Entreprenista League Members:

There is an application fee of $49 USD.

Non-Entreprenista League Members:

Non-Entreprenista League Members can enjoy an early bird application fee of $79 USD through December 16th, 2022.

All non-member applications submitted between December 17th and December 31st are considered last minute and will cost $99 USD.

*Note: All application fees are non-refundable.

How many times can I nominate my business?

Applicants can nominate themselves for up to three categories (included in the fee). Only one application per business will be accepted (i.e. co-founders can not submit multiple entries for the same business).

What is the deadline to apply?

The application deadline is Saturday, December 31, 2022.

What is the award selection process?

The Entreprenista team will review all applications, taking into account growth and achievement – revenue, funding, operational size, impact, and awareness – as well as the compellingness of the personal story.

A panel of acclaimed Entreprenistas will assist in the selection of one winner for each of our top 3 awards - Entreprenista of the Year, Mamaprenista of the Year, and Career Pivot of the Year.

Five winners will be selected from each of these categories:

  • Excelling Entreprenistas: Capital Raisers

  • Excelling Entreprenistas: Real Estate

Ten winners will be selected from each of these categories:

  • Best Brand New Businesses

  • Top Mamaprenistas

  • Biggest Impact

  • Best Community-led Businesses

  • Best Tech or Ecommerce Businesses

  • Best Self-funded Businesses

  • Excelling Entreprenistas: Food & Beverage

  • Excelling Entreprenistas: Agencies & Service-based Business

  • Excelling Entreprenistas: Health, Wellness & Beauty

Winners will be notified via email early January 2023.

When and where will the award celebration be held?

On March 4, 2023, the Entreprenista team will be hosting a full day of in-person celebrations, keynotes, and networking, culminating with an award ceremony luncheon in sunny South Florida. Tickets to the celebration will be open to the public.

Details coming soon!

Applications close on Saturday, December 31, 2022!