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Nominations Open for the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned and/or Led Companies

Global call for nominations is open now through February 16.

The Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking are seeking nominees. The reason? The 2023’s 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned and/or Led Companies ranking. Nominations are open now and the deadline to apply is February 16, 2023.

This year’s 50 Fastest honorees will attend to the WPO Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum. The celebration will take place on May 10-12, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV. Winners will gain access to exclusive networking and educational opportunities, presented with JPMorgan Chase. Honorees will also receive a complimentary analysis of their brand’s online and social media presence from WPO Member company, Zilker Media.

About the WPO and JP Morgan’s 50 Fastest

“This ranking, created 16 years ago, recognizes fast-growing women-led companies, and the impact they have in growing the global economy. We celebrate the women entrepreneurs who lead these incredible organizations,” said Camille Burns, CEO of the WPO. “We invite women-owned or -led companies from all industries to apply. Thanks to WPO and JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking, we can continue to make this ranking possible.”

To be eligible, companies must be privately held, women-owned or led. They also must have reached annual revenues of at least $500,000 in each of the last five years. Applicants don’t need to be members of the WPO and there is no cost to apply. All applications must be received by February 16, 2023.

50 Fastest over the years

The 50 companies honored in 2022 spanned a range of industries including healthcare, government, technology and more. And, for the second year in a row, the top three companies were run by women of color. Over the last two years, the size and age of businesses that made it to the 50 Fastest list has increased. The 2022 50 Fastest generated a combined $6.8 billion in revenues, up from $4.1 billion in 2021, and averaged 18 years in business, up from 14 years in 2021. They also employed more people on average, with a projected employee base of 732 per business, an increase of 160 employees from 2021.

“Over the years, the 50 Fastest has served not only as a celebration of women business leaders but also as a tool for community building,” said Thelma Ferguson, Vice Chair of JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking. “Past honorees represent a vast network of business and community leaders, motivating and supporting one another in their ambitions. Women business owners are a true economic force and we look forward to celebrating a new class of entrepreneurs this year.”

The WPO and JPMorgan Chase will host an informational webinar in February to review eligibility requirements. For further information on the webinar or the 50 Fastest program, please visit women-presidents.com/50fastest

About Women Presidents Organization (WPO)

The Women Presidents Organization (WPO) is a non-profit membership organization. Dynamic and diverse women business leaders around the world tap into collective insight. They have exclusive access to entrepreneurial equals, innovative ideas, and executive education. WPO members have guided their businesses to generate at least $2 million USD in gross annual sales (or $1 million USD for a service-based business). Each WPO chapter serves as a professionally-facilitated peer advisory group. Members can harness the momentum of their successes and cultivate new strategies that will take them even further. Learn more at women-presidents.com.

About JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking

JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking is a business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., and a global financial services firm with assets of $4.0 trillion and operations worldwide. Through its Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries, Corporate Client Banking & Specialized Industries and Commercial Real Estate businesses, Commercial Banking serves emerging startups to midsize businesses and large corporations as well as government entities, not-for-profit organizations, and commercial real estate investors, developers and owners. Clients receive support through every stage of growth with specialized industry expertise and tailored financial solutions including credit and financing, treasury and payment services, international banking, advisory services and more. Information about JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking is available at www.jpmorganchase.com/commercial

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