Winners’ Circle Dinner

Marissa Mayer, Maria Bartiromo and Kay Koplovitz

The annual Winners’ Circle Awards Dinner is a celebration of entrepreneurial women and the community that supports them.

Previous dinners have been held at the Central Park Boathouse and the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and attract 200-300 well-connected and influential business leaders.

Winners’ Circle Awards have been bestowed on accomplished influencers, innovators and investors, including Debra Walton Managing Director Thompson Reuters; Sallie Krawcheck, Chairman Ellevate Network; Joan Fallon, CEO Curemark; Ellen Corenswet, Partner Covington & Burling LLP;  Susan Lyne, CEO Aol Brand Group; Adele Gulfo, President Pfizer Latin America; Marissa Mayer, CEO Yahoo!; Mary Tanner, Managing Partner Peter J. Solomon & Co; Lauren Zalaznick, NBC Universal; Joni Evans, CEO; Alan Patricof, Founder/Partner Greycroft Partners; Geraldine Laybourne, founder Oxygen Media; Wenda Harris Millard, Medialink; Meg McCarthy, Aetna; Muriel Siebert, CEO Muriel Siebert & Co; Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications; Barbara Dalton, Pfizer; , Intra-Cellular Therapies; Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO Partnership for New York City; Maria Bartiromo, CNBC & Wall Street Journal; Ascend Venture Group; Hearst Ventures; Golden Seeds; Grant Thornton; and Thomas Weisel Venture Partners; and alumnae Julie Wainwright (2008), Diane Hessan (2000, 2003), Dr. Mae Jemison (2003), Sharon Mates (2000), Lauren Flanagan (2000), Pamela Contag (2000), Shoba Purushothomon (2001), Pat Loret de Mola (2001), and Kathleen Chien (2000).

Take a Look at our Past Honorees

Please contact us if you are interested in supporting our dinner as a sponsor or attending as a guest.

About the Awards

Springboard Winners’ Circle Awards are presented to individuals, institutions and organizations that have had a definable impact through their actions and investments.


An exceptional woman, considered to be a source of wise counsel, who through her unparalleled accomplishments, vision, abilities, successes, and leadership serves as an inspiration for all women entrepreneurs while promoting the entrepreneurial and investment communities.


Springboard entrepreneurs are actively engaged in discovering, investing in, and commercializing the breakthrough innovations in technology, science, and products that make our lives easier, healthier, and more informed. They are innovators with a passion for making the impossible happen. Honorees epitomize what happens when passion, drive, and skill meet opportunity.


Capital may be king, but it is the human element that active investors bring to our companies that is the key to the success of the venture. More than just a transaction, venture investment involves considerable time, skill, and resources to make ensure that each portfolio company makes the right decisions that will ensure a successful exit.