The gala celebrates 22 years of women entrepreneurs defying the odds and transforming industries.

NEW YORK, October 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — springboard companya growth accelerator founded and led by women, is proud to honor and celebrate 22 years of women entrepreneurs, inventors and investors at its 14th annual gala October 25, 2022 at the historic Central Park Boathouse in NYC. Following the two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, the gala dinner and cocktail hour reception will provide the Springboard team with an opportunity to recognize honorees and honorees for their work in support of women-owned businesses and fundraising for the organization.

“We have a very specific mission, and it’s working,” said Kay Koplovitz, co-founder and chairman of Springboard Enterprises. “Our group of women-led companies gains access to essential resources and a global network of entrepreneurs, advisors and investors dedicated to building high-growth, women-led companies. The results speak for themselves—in our 22-year history, Springboard has accelerated the growth of over 880 women-owned companies $36 billion worth. We look forward to celebrating these milestones at our annual gala.”

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The gala returns with an acclaimed guest list of female entrepreneurs and sponsors including William Blairthe New York Stock Exchangeand CVS Health Foundation. Honors are given to visionary leaders whose actions and influence serve to advance entrepreneurship. The 2022 award winners include:

  • Northstar honoree: Michelle LongmireCo-founder and CEO of Medable
  • Stakeholder Honoree: Accenture
  • investor of the year:Portfolio
  • departure of the year: Vanessa OglFounder of Enseo
  • Ellen Hancock honorees: Iya Khalil– Global Head, AI Innovation Lab-Novartis
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The gala is part of a multi-day celebration followed by Life Sciences and Healthcare Demo Day and the trademark of Springboard Dolphin Tank Pitch Program both take place on October 26, 2022. To learn more about how you can participate in these programs and to explore Springboard’s renowned network of entrepreneurs and consultants, please visit https://sb.co/events/. Tickets for the Springboard 2022 Gala Dinner are available here.

For more information on the events, a media pass and/or a media enquiry, please contact Evelyn Torres at [email protected].

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Springboard’s mission is to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial businesses led by women through access to essential resources and a global community of experts. It is the leading network of influencers, investors and innovators dedicated to building high-growth companies led by women, transforming industries in technology and life sciences. The measure of our success lies in the results. Since our founding in 2000, more than 850 Springboard portfolio companies have founded $36.4 billion in value, executed over 225 exits to strategic buyers and achieved 27 IPOs. Learn more about Springboard here.

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