Why should you apply? If chosen, you have the opportunity to:
*gain further international recognition for your business
*network with potential strategic partners and clients
*share and learn from best practices to help your business grow globally
*share your corporate responsibility/mentorship programs and learn of others from awardees
*connect with a network of other awardees/chambers and be a part of the IWEC family
The Awards Criteria:
Must be a woman-owned, for-profit business and must be actively involved in importing or exporting goods or services or be a successful company ready to begin global business
Business must be 51% owned by a woman (or if handed down through a family, a woman must be the president, CEO or managing director for at least three years) actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business
Business must be a for-profit entity in services or manufacturing (excluding performing arts)
Business must be in existence at least three years
Business must have a minimum annual revenue equivalent to US $2.0 million
Agrees to be involved with IWEC as a past awardee for two years (supporting, attending conferences, etc.)
Must be able to attend the annual conference
2015 IWEC Universal Awards Application
Deadline for submission: April 30, 2015
City, State, ZIP/PIN/Postal Code_______________________________Country________
Chamber affiliation: _______________________________________________________
% of ownership by woman:__________________(must be 51% or more)
Years in business:_________________________(must be a minimum of 3 years)
Annual revenue:___________________________(must be a minimum of $2.0mill in US dollars)
Industry:_________________________________(not including non-profits or performing arts)
How many employees do you have?___________(total number of employees throughout your company)
Please attach document to answer the following questions in 500 words or less per question (additional supporting documents are welcome):
Describe the story of you and your business:
Why should you be considered for this award?
What is your Business Plan for the next 3-5 years?
Where would you like to further import or export your goods or services and why are you choosing this/these markets?
Have you or are you involved in a CSR initiative? If so, please describe.
What is your philosophy on corporate social responsibility and how does your company you support it? Please describe.
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