5 Reasons to Apply for the E100 Awards

As a founder, you know the late nights, early mornings, and countless sacrifices it takes to make your vision a reality. Through it all, you’ve persisted — and now you have an incredible company to show for it.

But sometimes, recognition can be hard to find as a founder. Awards and “top entrepreneur” lists are often dominated by men. Yet, women entrepreneurs are pioneering innovative companies across nearly every industry.

That’s why The Entreprenista 100 Awards, presented by Chase Ink, was created — to celebrate the achievements of women business owners and give your success the spotlight it deserves.

Here are the top 5 reasons founders should apply to win a 2023 Entreprenista 100 Award:

#1 Get the Recognition You Deserve

You started this company from the ground up and.. Faced challenge after challenge in order to bring your vision into reality.

Now, here you are, running an amazing business and generating real impact. Although entrepreneurship isn’t easy, you’ve persevered. And that type of resilience and leadership deserves celebrating!

The Entreprenista 100 Awards gives your dedication the spotlight and amplification it deserves.

#2 Gain Instant Credibility for Your Brand

Winning an Entreprenista 100 Award gives you instant credibility to leverage absolutely everywhere – your website, emails, social media, sales collateral, with clients, customers and more. You will receive an Entreprenista 100 crest to add to all of your marketing materials.

Highlighting your award can help to build trust and influence with current and prospective clients and customers. It shows you’re not just credible, but the top in your field. 

#3 Gain Brand Exposure

Winning an Entreprenista 100 Award provides unparalleled exposure for your company across the Entreprenista community and beyond. As an award winner, your story and business will be shared with Entreprenista’s network and beyond.

You’ll also be featured on Entreprenista’s website and social media channels, which have a global audience. This provides incredible reach to spread the word about you and your business.

#4 Earn Media Coverage

Winners of this year’s awards will be featured on Entreprenista.com and mentioned in the media! Winning awards also puts you on the radar for future press coverage about you and your business.  This is an amazing opportunity for press, brand awareness and establishing your expertise.

#5 Forge New Partnership Opportunities

Partners want to work with award-winning brands. Industry awards provide massive social proof that you’re a market leader and smart investment.

Winning an Entreprenista 100 Award will help you and your business stand out and invite opportunities for business collaborations and partnerships.


If you’re a forward-thinking founder, now is the time to apply for your chance to win an Entreprenista 100 Award. Visit Entreprenista.com/100 to get started on your application today. 

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