Recognizing the Top 25 women leading the way in New Jersey
Let’s start with the good news: Women-owned firms have grown at a rate five times the national average over the last decade and the numbers of female corporate executives in New Jersey rank above national averages.
Now, for the bad news: Less than 3 percent of those women-owned businesses ever made it to the million-dollar mark and less than 3 percent of women executives ever make it to the “C-Suite” of top senior executives.
Although those statistics have long remained unchanged, New Jersey is home to a fleet of talented female business leaders. For example, an exceptionally qualified group of these women were recognized on May 19 with the announcement of the state’s 2017 Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs and Brand Builders. This prestigious group of women was selected out of thousands of impressive nominations based on their strong business acumen, and ability to influence and inspire within their respective industries.
“The honorees are amazing role models for women in entrepreneurship and business everywhere,” Linda Wellbrock, founder of Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE). “Their tremendous accomplishments are representative of the increasing impact women are making in the world of business.”