That’s why my longtime colleague, Nell Merlino, started Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence in 1999. Count Me In is now the leading non-profit provider of business education and support for women, providing practical, hands-on solutions for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses into million-dollar operations.
“I believe women are not aware of their own power,” said Merlino during a panel discussion at The Americas Roundtable in Washington, D.C. last week. “We are here to help them harness their power, to move from microbusiness entrepreneurs to large corporate owners, which leads to community leadership opportunities, public office, and corporate board participation.”
How can we make this happen?
On November 7th-9th in San Francisco, Count Me In will be presenting the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition and Event, an exciting opportunity for women entrepreneurs ready to grown their business revenue to $1 million and beyond.
10 Awardees will be selected during the Make Mine a Million $ Business Event to receive a suite of business solutions including a year of one-on-one coaching, access to financing, publicity, and marketing from a national community of business experts. Applying for the award is FREE and open to all women entrepreneurs in the U.S. The application deadline is October 15, 2010!
As a businesswoman, I’ve benefited both personally and professionally from the community that Nell and Count Me In has fostered, and I’ve seen firsthand how winning this award has pushed many women to new levels of success.
Here are 4 ways you can support women’s entrepreneurship:
- Apply for the Make Mine a Million $ Business Award.
- Attend a Make Mine a Million $ Business Application Kick-Off Party. RSVP or call Madera Group at (510) 705-1861. Palo Alto Application Kick-Off Party, October 6th, 6-8pm
- Register for the Make Mine a Million $ Business Event, Nov. 7-9th, 2010 at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel in San Francisco. Please join us to get the tools you need from renowned business experts and inspiring speakers.
- Refer women business owners you know for the Make Mine a Million $ Business Award. Send referrals to Kath Delaney. We’ll make sure they don’t miss this great opportunity.
I want to thank all of you for your time and your generosity in helping women achieve their goals.
All the best,
Kath Delaney, Chief Executive Officer
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