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Press Release updated: Oct 14, 2020 14:54 EDT

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Karen Noseff Aldridge of Rebel Athletic was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Southwest Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes entrepreneurial leaders who excel in overcoming adversity, financial performance, societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company, innovation, and talent management. Ms. Aldridge was selected by an independent judges panel. The award was announced through the program’s first-ever virtual awards gala, hosted by Deborah Norville, anchor of Inside Edition, on Oct. 7, 2020.  

It’s an honor to be named a winner of EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 for the US Southwest, the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. A huge thank you to EY and the EOY program for creating this unique platform for networking and learning for entrepreneurs across the globe. I am grateful to now be part of this amazing ecosystem.” – Karen Noseff Aldridge, Founder and President, Rebel Athletic Inc.

Since 1986, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity and tenacity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Karen will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored inspirational entrepreneurs such as:

·       Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation

·       Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.

·       Jodi Berg of Vitamix

·       Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn

·       Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani

·       Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC

·       James Park of Fitbit

As a Southwest award winner, Karen Noseff Aldridge is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced Thursday, November 19, during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

Source: Rebel Athletic