The LWE Initiative helps women succeed in several ways: NOMINATE We accept nominations for Leading Women Entrepreneurs for women business owners who excel in Innovation, Market Potential, Community Involvement and Advocacy for Women. These entries are for special sections in various, prestigious publications throughout the country. New Jersey Monthly Magazine is our New Jersey Media Partner and Newsweek is our national Media Partner. In an effort to give these amazing women the exposure they deserve, we publish a listing of the Phase One finalists throughout the LWE network in our media room at LWEWORLD.com and in the category appropriate publication. For example, in New Jersey the list of 150 finalists will be published in the October 2014 New Jersey Monthly Magazine issue, which will reach over 750,000 households. As Phase One finalists, nominations will also be automatically submitted for Phase Two of the competition where our expert advisory board narrows down the 150 finalists to the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs. The Top 25 are celebrated at an Annual Recognition event. LEADING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS & Business Owners PUBLISHING AND FEATURE STORY OPPORTUNITIES As Jeff Bezos of Amazon said, “A Brand is Like a Reputation.” LWE offers tools to help you build your brand in the most effective way. Through our national expansion we hope to spotlight women courageous enough to imagine a better life and then make it happen. We honor their innovation, drive and commitment as essential to the continued growth of American business. The LWE women who are nominated, support numerous non-profits, are employing thousands, generating millions and represent a variety of industries. Recipients are the epitome of role models and mentors for aspiring women entrepreneurs everywhere. The Leading Women Entrepreneurs are women who have demonstrated the value of leadership and the heights to which it can take a person, a community or even a nation. LWE researches and partners with the most prestigious publications in the country to offer women entrepreneur’s exposure in the markets that will best serve their business growth. We believe that by shining the light on their story and their business journey they will not only inspire others to reach for their business dreams but the women featured will be afforded significant marketing benefits. LWE EVENTS Networking and lifelong learning are keys to business success. LWE provides these capabilities, by creating an environment where we bring together women entrepreneurs, companies, investors, and key leaders in the community. The LWE event series is an opportunity to build face-toface relationships and gain access to key resources. We offer monthly networking events, educational series, investor dinners, and award ceremonies.