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2010 Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program

Girls Going Places

Girls do go places.

Final call for nominees of the 2010 Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program – if you’re female (obviously), aged 12 to 18, enrolled in middle school or high school and a US legal resident, do check out this initiative by mutual insurer Guardian Life Insurance Company of America designed to reward enterprising, young female entrepreneurial spirits.

Under the program, Guardian will grant a total of US$30,000 to 15 female teen business owners who demonstrate exceptional entrepreneurship and community service. The money can be used to further entrepreneurial pursuits or saved for college. “The Girls Going Places program inspires girls to see the potential of their entrepreneurial dreams by providing financial rewards and recognition for their business and community achievements, “ said Kathy Readinger, Guardian’s national manager of the program. “The Girls Going Places program is one of the many ways Guardian supports and recognizes women-owned businesses.”

Submissions will be accepted through February 26, 2010. Teachers, parents, and community members can nominate accomplished young female entrepreneurs between the ages of 12 and 18. Adults can nominate girls by submitting a 750-word essay endorsing accomplished young female entrepreneurs. Nominees must also write a 250-word personal statement on entrepreneurship, leadership, financial independence, or giving back to the community.

You can find out additional information about the program and nomination forms for the competition at the official website.

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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