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The Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World™ has been dubbed "the premier global award for the world's women business owners" by the international media. The annual selection process encompasses a global outreach to more than 700 people in 68 countries and produces hundreds of nominees. An International Selection Committee is responsible for identifying the most deserving to receive this prestigious designation. A new group of honorees is named each year.

Since its inception in the Spring of 1997, the Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World™ has honored over 300 female entrepreneurs representing more than 56 countries.

Collectively, these remarkable women own companies that represent in excess of $255 Billion (USD) in annual sales.

They employ more that 530,000 people in our global economy.

Other facts follow:
  • 25% of honorees generate $400 million in sales annually.

  • 13% generate more than $1 Billion in sales Annually

  • 60% are founders and/or funded their own business

  • 60% are involved in international trade

  • 50% have founded one or more additional businesses

  • 20% employ over 500 people

  • 17% are in manufacturing, industrial and distribution businesses.

  • 18% are in retail and/or import/export trading businesses
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