New York City member Ellen Grauer was recently awarded the Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award. Here is the official Press Release Below. You can learn more about it here.




IWEC hosts an annual conference honoring some of the world’s most successful women-owned businesses.

For Immediate Release

New York, New York, October 9, 2017

Ellen Grauer, Founder/CEO at Ellen Grauer Court Reporting will receive the 2017 IWEC Award during the organization’s 10th annual conference to be held in Redmond, Washington in November. The conference, titled ‘Connecting Women Businesses Globally: Accelerating Growth Through Innovation & Technology’ is sponsored by Microsoft, who will be also hosting the event at their global headquarters in Washington State on November 12-14, 2017. This year’s conference has a strong focus on technology, cybersecurity and innovation, issues that are pivotal to IWEC’s sophisticated global network of women-owned businesses, whose combined revenue exceeds US$25 billion per year. 

THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE is thrilled to nominate Ellen Grauer for her trailblazing work offering first-class court reporting services to the legal community nationally and globally for the past 20 years. A Certified Woman-Owned Business, Ellen Grauer Court Reporting has maintained a reputation of excellence by providing tech-forward solutions and customized attention on every case they cover throughout the world. She is a great addition to IWEC and a role model for women’s business development efforts in New York. “We are honored to be an active part of IWEC and to participate in this year’s conference and celebrate IWEC’s 10th anniversary, a milestone for global women’s entrepreneurship,” stated Ellen Grauer, CEO/Founder of Ellen Grauer Court Reporting. 

IWEC is a New York-based international economic empowerment organization exclusively for women business owners, formed in 2007 with the assistance of the U.S. Department of State. In addition to the State Department, its founders include the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC), FICCI/FLO Chamber in New Delhi. IWEC’s mission is to develop a global business network for successful women entrepreneurs, helping them gain and expand access to international markets by presenting a platform to exchange knowledge, experience and connections, and to promote dialogue among women entrepreneurs and business leaders throughout the world.


For the past ten years, IWEC has gathered some of the world’s largest and most successful women-owned companies in an intensive 3-day program to inform, connect and celebrate the work of women entrepreneurs from all corners of the globe. The conference will close with an awards gala that will celebrate the ground-breaking work of 53 new awardees from Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. 


“I am thrilled to accept the 2017 IWEC Award at the 10th annual conference in Washington State. I look forward to coming together with other women entrepreneurs from across the world and sharing our experiences, challenges and successes. This year’s conference resonates with Ellen Grauer Court Reporting’s global vision, given the timely topics surrounding technology as it applies to business growth and sustainability,” said Ellen Grauer of her nomination.


The November conference also marks the first time that IWEC welcomes a Conference Chairperson, and welcomes Her Royal Highness Princess Noor Asem of Jordan, who will provide part of the welcoming remarks and will address the audience on empowering women’s entrepreneurship in her region. Other conference speakers include one of the most influential businesswomen from China, Yang Lan, owner of Sun Media, one of the largest media conglomerates in that country; she was also the ambassador of the Beijing Olympic Games. She is joined by new IWEC Board member and keynote speaker Ibukun Awosika, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the First Bank of Nigeria Limited; Melanie Alavi Director of Customer Technology Marketing from UPS; Fernando Hernández, Director or Supplier Diversity at Microsoft, Peter Martínez, CEO of Game Changer Tec, Jackie Sturm, Sr. VP of Supply Chain and Innovation at Intel, Aylton de Souza, Worldwide Enterprise Mobility and Security Business Lead at Microsoft, and other key drivers of innovation, technology and business development.


“IWEC understands that providing access, resources, and support to help enable the success of female entrepreneurs is key to ensuring women’s active, sustainable participation in the global economy, and contributes to closing the gender gap. We provide a global forum to exchange knowledge, experience, and connectivity among women business owners, setting the stage for education, disruptive business opportunities, roads to joint ventures, and promoting social dialog among women entrepreneurs and business leaders,” said Ruth A. Davis, Chairwoman, IWEC.


For more information about Ellen Grauer Court Reporting, please contact Jenn Grauer, Director of New Business, (212) 750-6434