Company: Ali International, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Company Description: Ali Brown is fast becoming regarded as the voice for women in business and success. After launching her first business from her tiny New York City studio apartment in 1999, she has grown it into what is today Ali International, a multimillion-dollar enterprise with 50,000 members that ranked in 2009’s Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the nation.
Nomination Category: Company/Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Women Helping Women Award
Nomination Title: Ali Brown
Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated individual or organization during the eligibility period (up to 500 words):
Ali became a freelance marketing communications writer in 1999. In 2001, she
started publishing her first email newsletter, or “ezine,” to help market her
business. It worked well to gain her clients, so she authored an e-book titled
“Boost Business with Your Own E-zine.” Ali sold it on her website, and it won
several International APEX Awards. Based on its success, she then created
dozens of additional courses and products sold online to help entrepreneurs grow
their businesses and profit.
Ali Brown is the inspirational driving force behind a rapidly expanding
multimillion-dollar empire that includes Ali Magazine, Ali Boutique, the Millionaire Protégé
Club®, and SHINE, her annual conference for women.
The highly successful Ali Magazine is a unique blend of business, beauty, life, and
style coverage for the female entrepreneur; the Ali Boutique is an innovative
bricks-and-mortar and online retail concept that marries business and glamour.
One of Ali’s greatest joys is coaching budding entrepreneurs. She designed the
Millionaire Protégé Club® to be the world’s premier coaching club for those who
would like to grow their businesses, or those who are ready to leave corporate jobs
and become entrepreneurs.
Ali’s annual live event SHINE is designed to inspire entrepreneurs to think
creatively about marketing, and to take the smart risks that allow their businesses
to thrive no matter what state the economy is in. Ali provides hands-on exercises
and personal coaching at each of her events, where she has interviewed numerous
inspiring women including real estate mogul and star of ABC’s Shark Tank
Barbara Corcoran, Baby Einstein founder Julie Clark, and Academy Award® winning
actress Marlee Matlin.
Over the years, Ali has cultivated a large and loyal following, with over 50,000
fans subscribing to her weekly ezine and following her on social media. Her success
has caught the attention of Inc. magazine, which placed her on their list of the
500 fastest-growing private companies in the nation in 2009. Ali Brown is a 2010
winner of the Enterprising Women of the Year award and was recently included in
the Ernst & Young 2010 Class of Entrepreneurial Winning Women. She was
ranked on Forbes.com as the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter.
Additionally, Ali has been interviewed on the E! network and ABC News
Now’s “Job Club” with Tory Johnson, as well as numerous NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX,
and CW network affiliates. Her business-building advice has been featured on
More.com, WomenEntrepreneur.com, in Coach Yourself to a New Career (2010,
McGraw Hill), Small Businesses Give Big (2009, Alma Publishing), Birthing the
Elephant: A Woman’s Go-for-It Guide to Starting and Growing a Successful
Business (2008, Ten Speed Press), Mastering Online Marketing (2007,
Entrepreneur Press), and The Official Get Rich Guide to Information Marketing
(2007, Entrepreneur Press)and in numerous print publications in the U.S., U.K.,
and Australia, including Entrepreneur Magazine’s Business Startups, Personal
Success magazine, Success for Women magazine, and the Sydney Morning
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Provide a brief biography of the nominated person, or of the person or persons who lead the nominated organization (up to 100 words):
Ali Brown is a voice for women's success, growing a multimillion-dollar enterprise
that ranked in 2009's Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. She’s been
featured in numerous books, publications, and on TV networks including ABC, E!,
CBS, CW, Fox, and NBC. She was honored as one of 2010's Enterprising Women
of the Year and was named one of Ernst & Young's Winning Women for 2010. Ali
was also ranked on Forbes.com as the #1 Woman for Entrepreneurs to Follow on
Twitter. Her company, Ali International, provides business and success advice and
resources to nearly 50,000 members globally via www.AliBrown.com.
If the nominee in this category is an organization rather than an individual, choose one (even if both apply):
The CEO (or other principal manager) of this company is a woman, and at least 40% of the management team is comprised of women.