In addition to recognizing some of the state’s top leading women, the event also will serve as an inspirational evening centered on “Embracing the Future."
Time and time again, thousands of New Jersey’s women entrepreneurs continue to impress with their admirable drive and business success. However, a selective group of 25 esteemed women far exceed the confines of traditional success and continue to push the boundaries with their businesses.
These highly regarded women entrepreneurs will be honored as the 2015 “Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs” by LWE at the organization’s 5th annual recognition event. This year’s theme, “Embracing the Future” will spotlight the efforts and impact that these respected business leaders and their companies have played and will continue to play in building a stronger and more innovative economic foundation for our state and the country at large. This group of talented and successful women, have been carefully selected by a respected professional advisory panel based on a criterion of innovation, market potential, and advocacy for women and community involvement.
The Almasi name, synonymous with integrity and deeply rooted N.J. construction history, has undoubtedly “opened doors” for Anne Marie Almasi. However, it is her knowledge, resilient work ethic, strength of character, and true understanding of changing client needs that has allowed her to “stay in the room.”
Working for John Almasi Trucking Co. from the age of 20, she helped the construction company expand from material hauling into a full service site work and underground utility contractor. Under her leadership, the company’s client base grew from private companies to major corporations in the commercial, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, sporting, healthcare industry and educational institutions.
In 2002, she broke through the “glass ceiling” in a male dominated field, by starting her own site work firm. Almasi Companies is a women’s business enterprise, specializing in earthwork, underground utility installation, electrical and mechanical trenching, soil remediation and site restoration services.
“I am truly honored to showcase the talents and stellar leadership traits of these amazing women,” said Linda Wellbrock, CEO and Founder of LWE. “Remarkably, each year our pool of hundreds of nominated applicants continues to get stronger and stronger; making it difficult for our advisory committee to select just twenty-five. However, in the face of a constantly evolving and exceedingly challenging market, this year’s featured women business leaders’ creativity and entrepreneurial spirit exceed the others, as proven through their exceptional business skills and strong influences within their respective industries.”
In 2015, a record nearly 500 nominations were received from women entrepreneurs and new this season “intrapreneurs,” corporate innovators, who are all accomplished, intelligent and inspired by their work. These trend-setting women make an impact in their companies, their industries and their communities.
Historically, honored LWE’s support hundreds of non-profit organizations, employ tens of thousands of workers and generate billions of revenues in their businesses. These revenues are generated from New Jersey based companies that span from start-up businesses to global entities:
• 6 percent from companies that generate revenues under $1 million;
• 13 percent from companies that generate revenues between $1 to 5 million;
• 24 percent from companies that generate revenues between $5 to $10 million;
• 25 percent from companies that generate revenues between $10 to 20 million; and
• 26 percent from companies that generate revenues that exceed $20 million.
Leading Women Entrepreneurs works to create, connect and showcase women leaders through prestigious media partnerships, events, memberships and retreats. The organization is supported by many prestigious business partners including: TD Bank, Cohn Reznick, Comcast, Morgan Stanley, Micro Strategies, Jersey Central Power & Light, Coughlin Duffy, Mass Mutual, Truvee and SocialFix and media sponsors include New Jersey Monthly, NJ BIZ and more.
This year’s recognition event will take place at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City on Nov. 16, 2015, beginning at 6:00 p.m. In addition to recognizing some of the state’s top leading women, the event also will serve as an inspirational evening centered on “Embracing the Future,” and will feature several prominent speakers who will share their personal stories and the key secrets of their success including Diane Brady who is an award-winning writer, interviewer, and former senior editor at Bloomberg Businessweek. She has interviewed newsmakers worldwide for the magazine and at events from the World Business Forum to the APEC CEO Summit. She also has taken a lead role in developing cross-platform initiatives and partnerships to reach new audiences. She’s a frequent guest on NPR, BBC, and other networks, and has guest hosted shows for CNBC and the ABC radio network.
For more information, call 908/568-5591 or visit www.lweworld.com.
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