Tampa, Florida November 08, 2021 – EY announced today that Monica Hernandez, CEO MAS Global, Agile software development and cloud services firm based in Tampa, Florida with operations across LATAM, is one of the women founders selected for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ North America Class of 2021. The program, in its 14th year, identifies ambitious women entrepreneurs who are leading thriving organizations and provides the access, advisors and resources needed to scale their companies to their full potential and ultimately become leading market innovators. Program engagement offers participants executive education and introductions to the vast EY global entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as the Entrepreneurial Winning Women community worldwide.
“This recognition is a testament to what’s possible for those women founders who, like me, started small but dreamt big, who are moms or latinas or immigrants or just driven women building businesses to have an impact. It is such an honor to be among these incredible women leaders across North America, Thank you EY for being an ally to women entrepreneurs and for the journey ahead together to achieve our full potential. Gracias to all those who have contributed to our MAS Global story, and thanks to our team and our clients for continuing to believe in a future where Juntos Somos MAS, Together we are More” said Monica Hernandez, Founder and CEO of MAS Global.
This year’s class of women-led high-growth companies across the US and Canada span a variety of industries, with a particularly strong showing in companies offering sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. The companies are also concentrated on tech-driven solutions across industries ranging from higher education to executive coaching, food and beverage, health and wellness, and more. The judging panel for the Class of 2021 consisted of Beth Ferreira, General Partner at FirstMark Capital; Naomi Whittel, founder of Reservage Nutrition and best-selling author; David Liu, serial entrepreneur and advisor; and Lara O’Connor Hodgson, co-founder and CEO of Now Corp.
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“We are proud to welcome another class of driven, strategic and ambitious founders into the EY entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Maranda Bruckner, Entrepreneurial Winning Women North America Program Lead, Ernst & Young LLP. “We are honored to have the opportunity to foster these entrepreneurs with resources, guidance and community to help them scale their businesses, support their missions and reach their goals.” The Class of 2021 will be officially recognized this week during the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.
The North America program targets women business owners who are founding CEOs of any US or Canadian privately held company that is 10 years old or younger. Company revenues typically range from at least $2m to as much as $30m annually.
EY Americas Solutions Leader Cheryl Grise, who also serves as the Entrepreneurial Winning Women North America Executive Sponsor. “The Winning Women program exemplifies how, when systemic barriers are removed, women-led businesses can reach their full potential and spur immediate and long-lasting impact across sectors and the globe. The successes women founders who are part of this community have built individually and with each other are numerous and impressive. We are proud to be part of their journey.”
On an ongoing basis, Entrepreneurial Winning Women take part in additional workshops, conferences and training sessions. They become part of the EY global community of more than 800 Entrepreneurial Winning Women in 49 countries and on every continent, forging connections with our vast community of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ alumni throughout the world. In a recent survey, when asked about the program’s impact on their success, 80% of Winning Women said it had a positive impact on their confidence and leadership to grow their businesses. Meanwhile, 66% said the program helped them grow and lead their team, and over half indicated the program impacted their willingness to take risks to scale their business.
“For more than 35 years, EY has been associated with great entrepreneurs worldwide,” said Lee Henderson, Americas EY Private Leader. “It is a privilege to be a part of these entrepreneurs’ business journeys. We believe opportunity available to any entrepreneur should be available to every entrepreneur, and the Entrepreneurial Winning Women program helps support our goal of closing the gender gap in entrepreneurship.”
About MAS Global
MAS Global is an industry leading Agile Software Development and Cloud Services firm. We partner with midsize to large corporations in North America to build modern and customized solutions. Working together with our clients, we assemble high-performing teams with top diverse talent from both the US and LATAM. Collaborating in the same time zone, our teams use Scaled Agile and DevOps for maximum speed and automation. By leveraging the latest web, mobile, cloud and data technologies, MAS Global builds secure and transformational applications.
As a women and minority owned firm, we are All-In to prove that MAS is more than just a company. We are a trusted partner with a strong culture that attracts the best diverse talent. Here, we truly care about delivering on our commitments. And that includes our communities, where we make a positive impact through our foundation MAS Future.
MAS Global currently has multiple awards and recognitions such as Deloitte Technology Fast500: Top 500 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in North America, 4 times Inc5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc Magazine, Tampa Bay Fast50, and Minority Business Enterprise Supplier of the year Class III by Florida State Minority Diversity Council. Monica Hernandez, CEO, also has multiple recognitions, such HITEC100: Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the Technology Industry by Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), Enterprising Women Award by Enterprising Women Magazine, and is a member of the Forbes Technology Council.
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