Frequently Ask and Question

What is the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program?

The Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program is a national competition and executive leadership program that identifies and connects a select group of women entrepreneurs with the advisors, resources and insights they need to become market leaders.

What are the benefits for the female entrepreneurs who are selected?

In becoming part of the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program, our winners join an elite network of the country’s best entrepreneurs, high-growth companies and participate in a customized program designed to:

  • Expand their knowledge with the latest information, research and executive dialogs on business strategies and practices tailored to high-growth companies.
  • Identify potential partners, strategic alliances, customers and suppliers as well as prospective sources of private capital among selected venture capital and private equity firms.
  • Access informal, one-to-one guidance and support.
  • Strengthen their executive leadership, business skills and identify opportunities to grow and scale their companies through meetings with senior advisors and seasoned entrepreneurs.
  • Increase national and regional visibility for themselves and their companies among corporate executives, investors and the media.

Entrepreneurial Winning Women also receive an all-expenses paid trip to the annual EY Strategic Growth Forum, named by as one of seven “get-ahead executive retreats.”

What are the eligibility criteria for the Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program?

The applicant must be the founder or co-founder with at least 51% ownership. The applicant’s company must be at least than 5 years old and has achieved at least IDR10 billion in annual sales for at least each of the past two years.

What is the deadline for applying or submitting a nomination?

The submission deadline is July 17, 2020.

How can I apply or nominate someone?

You may apply or nominate someone by emailing the Committee or call (021) 5289 5050. We will assist you in the application process.

Are application forms kept confidential?

Yes. The information on the application form will be used by EY program management and the national panel of independent judges in connection with the administration of the competition. Program sponsors will receive summary information (non-financial information only). All candidates will sign NDA document to ensure the documents are strictly limited for the purpose and period.

How will the Entrepreneurial Winning Women be selected?

The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women class of winners will be selected by an esteemed panel of independent judges representing successful entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders.

Selection criteria: Applicants will be expected to demonstrate qualities needed to take the fullest advantage of this opportunity, including successes to date that exhibit the creativity, tenacity and plan necessary to realize their companies’ full potential and the confidence and conviction to drive toward market leadership.

In addition, Entrepreneurial Winning Women should have the maturity and level of business sophistication needed to interact effectively with potential investors, high-level business advisors and top executives.

How many winners will be named? When will they be announced?

EY Committee will select up to 10 Entrepreneurial Winning Women finalists. The number of Class of Winners may vary each year.

Why did EY create the Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program?

Around the world, women entrepreneurs account for nearly 30% of private enterprises, and women-owned firms start at twice the rate of men in the US. However, women-owned businesses do not typically reach the scale of businesses run by men.

Additionally, from 30 years of experience through Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY has a strong view of entrepreneurial success, and we noticed not enough women were represented at the highest levels of achievement.

We know experienced role models and access to business-building networks are critical for women entrepreneurs and this program is designed to deliver just that. Through Entrepreneurial Winning Women, EY identifies a select group of women entrepreneurs with established, successful businesses and clear growth goals. The program provides introductions to an influential network of entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors and advisors, as well as potential partners, strategic alliances, customers and suppliers, who can help women entrepreneurs think bigger and scale up their companies.

How is the Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program different from Entrepreneur Of The Year?

Although both awards recognize successful entrepreneurs, the Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program is more than an award. It is an ongoing customized leadership development program with year-round activities designed to help women entrepreneurs become market leaders in the Asia-Pacific program, in which ultimately compete more effectively for Entrepreneur Of The Year.