Entrepreneurial Winning Women

2015 award winners

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Meet the 2015 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women. These dynamic women entrepreneurs join our elite network of the country’s best high-growth companies and will now participate in our customized leadership program designed to connect them with the advisors, resources and insights they need to scale their businesses.

EY - Nikki Barua

Nikki Barua
Los Angeles, CA

BeyondCurious is an award-winning innovation agency. It brings together the creativity of Madison Avenue and the inventiveness of Silicon Valley to help companies innovate for the mobile age. BeyondCurious’ top talent teams craft the strategies and build the digital products that help large brands get to market quicker and challenger brands scale their business faster.

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EY - Alissa Bayer

Alissa Bayer
milk + honey
Austin, TX

milk + honey is a collection of premier spas and salons with an accompanying luxurious, organic product line made with hyper-clean premium ingredients. milk + honey has won more than 75 awards, has been on the Inc. 5000 list six years in a row, and is a “Best Place to Work” in Central Texas.

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EY - Susan Catalano

Susan Catalano
Cognition Therapeutics (CogRx)
Pittsburgh, PA

Cognition Therapeutics has discovered drugs that can potentially reverse Alzheimer’s disease. These drugs work by a novel mechanism that’s different from anything tried before, and the lead drug is currently in clinical trials. When successful, CogRx could become one of the largest drug companies in the world.

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EY - Lisa Falzone

Lisa Falzone
Revel Systems
San Francisco, CA

Revel Systems is an award-winning iPad point-of-sale solution for both single-location and multi-establishment businesses across a variety of industries. Its product is designed to improve the shopping checkout process while providing business owners with top-of-the line security, advanced analytics and features that cater to the needs of each business.

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EY - Leah Garrad-Cole

Leah Garrad-Cole
Love Child Organics
Whistler, British Columbia

Love Child Organics is a fast-growing, Canada-based baby and children’s food company, that makes 100% organic products powered by superfoods. These tasty meals and snacks are nutrient-rich and filled only with simple, clean ingredients that parents can feel good about. Because it all begins with food.

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EY - Ariel Garten

Ariel Garten
InteraXon Inc.
Toronto, Ontario

InteraXon produces Muse, the headband that makes meditation easy by providing feedback on your brain state while you meditate. Muse helps you reap the rewards of a consistent meditation practice, including better sleep, focus and response to stress. It is used by more than 120 research institutions, including the Mayo Clinic and Harvard University.

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EY - Rachel Mielke

Rachel Mielke
Hillberg & Berk
Regina, Saskatchewan

Hillberg & Berk designs, manufactures and retails luxury jewelry for the mass market, growing 600% in the last five years. Its jewelry, which is 80% made in North America, is sold globally. The company differentiates itself by being a female-driven and female-focused company, giving a minimum 2.5% of profits to charities that benefit women around the world. Among their many endorsements, Hillberg & Berk was commissioned to make a brooch for Queen Elizabeth II, who has worn it several times.

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EY - Jody Greenstone Miller

Jody Greenstone Miller
Business Talent Group
Pacific Palisades, CA

Business Talent Group is a global marketplace for top independent consultants and executives interested in project-based work. Clients include 20% of the Fortune 500 as well as mid-cap companies, private equity firms and major nonprofits. As the US leader in this high-growth emerging business services category, BTG’s independent professionals provide everything from growth strategy and innovation to pricing and performance improvement. BTG’s uniquely scalable model has enabled over 60% growth in each of the last three years.

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EY - Claudia Mirza

Claudia Mirza
Plano, TX

Akorbi, the fastest-growing language services provider in the world, offers multilingual business solutions in over 170 languages to global companies, including Google, Aetna, MoneyGram and Tyco. The company offers professional staffing, translation, interpretation, multilingual call centers, business process outsourcing, sign language interpretation, e-learning and e-discovery.

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EY - Michelle Vondrasek

Michelle Vondrasek
Von Technologies, LLC
Oakbrook, IL

Technologies is an information technology services corporation focused on network infrastructure, unified communications, wireless networks and cabling. Its services portfolio encompasses the network life cycle from planning and consultation, to design and deployment, to optimization and support. The company prides itself on being creative, nimble and flexible based on customer needs, enabling clients to provide the reliable access their consumers demand. Clients include AT&T, Hilton Hotels and Ford Motor Company.

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EY - Anne Wagner

Anne Wagner
WaveStrike, LLC
Crownsville, MD

WaveStrike is a software engineering firm providing mission-critical applications to the US Government and Department of Defense. Our specially trained engineers work to solve some of the most difficult national security challenges in the areas of big data analytics, cloud solutions and cybersecurity.

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EY - Aneela Zaib

Aneela Zaib
emergiTEL Inc.
Richmond Hill, Ontario

emergiTEL is a pioneering recruitment agency that has reinvented the way traditional recruitment occurs in the IT and telecom industries by making it more effective and efficient. The company partners with clients throughout the entire HR life cycle to source, recruit, manage and retain employees. emergiTEL is successfully serving telecom, banking, software houses and management consulting clients all across Canada.

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