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Ellevate Network honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce as Woman-Owned Business Achievement Award Finalist


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Ellevate Network from Manhattan, New York as one of the finalists for its annual Dream Big Awards. The awards, presented by Chase for Business with support from MetLife, celebrate the achievements of small businesses and honor their contributions to America’s economic growth. 

“Over the last several months, small business owners have faced challenge after challenge.  Yet, despite these challenges small business owners never stop innovating, pivoting, taking risks, working hard, and dreaming big,” said Tom Sullivan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Small Business Policy.  “Small businesses are a critical and vibrant sector of the U.S. economy. The U.S. Chamber is proud to celebrate the very best in American small business through our Dream Big Awards.” 

The Dream Big Awards program includes Business Achievement Awards to recognize excellence in eight categories and reflect the leading businesses in each of the following areas: community support and leadership, emerging, green/sustainable, minority-owned, veteran-owned, woman-owned, young entrepreneur, and small business of the year. This year’s finalists were selected from a record of over 700 applicants.  

The Woman-Owned Business Achievement Award recognizes the success of one small business and honors its contributions to the growth and diversity of the American economy. This award recognizes a women-owned small business that has attained outstanding business achievement and exemplifies the significant contributions made by women-owned businesses in the country.

“We are honored to be recognized for the impact of our work by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network. “I’ve seen the obstacles that small businesses go through and the power that they are capable of achieving. As small businesses continue to be change-makers, it’s important that we address the systemic discrimination, inequalities, and barriers that our world faces every day. Ellevate’s mission-driven approach, as well as the status as a B-corporation with an undeniable focus on driving social good, are small examples of how organizations can succeed financially while driving positive impact.”

Award winners will be announced at the virtual Dream Big Awards program on Thursday, October 15 at 2:00pm ET.

About Ellevate Network Founded in 1997 as 85 Broads, Ellevate Network is the largest community of women at work.

A powerful coalition of ambitious and supportive women who believe there is strength in numbers, Ellevate is built on the premise of showing up for each other, helping everyone — no matter their background or aspirations — build a career they love, and mobilizing the collective power of women to change the culture of business. Ellevate also works with companies committed to diversity and inclusion and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.

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