Recognizing Women High-Growth Founders

A vertex is the highest point – of a journey, of achievements and of stars. In a celestial sphere, the vertex is the point toward which the motion of a group of stars is directed. Each year, AWE presents the Vertex award to a woman founder who has changed the face and direction of women’s high-growth entrepreneurship.

The recipient will be a female founder who has:

  • Founded and successfully scaled a high-growth company or companies;
  • Moved the needle for women founders, women leaders and business at large; and
  • Inspired future women high-growth founders through her visible and viable example.

Past Recipients

  • 2019 Leslie Firtell
  • 2018 Raegan Moya-Jones