Dec 14, 2011

Maria Giudice Named Women’s Initiative 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

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Rajan Dev
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Congratulations to CEO and Founder Maria Giudice, who was recently named a Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women’s Initiative, a non-profit organization that helps low-income, high-potential women start or expand their businesses by providing training, funding and ongoing support.

I am very excited that Maria's been awarded this recognition. She embodies a number of characteristics that help make her a great leader. Maria is fearless and confronts both opportunities and challenges head on. She demonstrates integrity and inspires those around her to think creatively beyond defined boundaries. And, she is an inspired collaborator, who helps teams of people do things that they could not do as individuals.

“The Women’s Initiative holds the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards to recognize successful women entrepreneurs in the community who serve as role models for the women who go through the Women’s Initiative program,” said Nicole Levine, Executive Director of Women’s Initiative San Francisco. “Maria was nominated by the community and chosen by a panel of business leaders as a visionary who is making a difference and leading through innovation. Women’s Initiative also hopes that this award shines a light on the tremendous impact that woman-owned businesses have on the economy.”

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Women’s Initiative,” said Maria. “I'm also thrilled to be recognized alongside some truly remarkable women."

This year, the award is shared by eight other entrepreneurs, including Julia Hartz, Co-Founder and President of Eventbrite, and designer Lily Samii.

Way to go, Maria!

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