Virginia-based Business Leader Lani Hay Named Among the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2011

Virginia-based defense technology firm identified by global leader in strategic growth markets as a fast growth women-owned business

October 24, 2011 (Vienna, VA) - Lanmark Technology Inc. President & CEO Lani Hay was named among the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2011.  In its fourth year, the Entrepreneurial Winning Women competition is a national leadership program designed for women entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of their businesses and help them realize the potential they envision for their companies.  The Entrepreneurial Winning Women program identifies and connects a select group of women entrepreneurs with the advisors, resources and insights they need to scale their businesses and become market leaders. The program is conducted in collaboration with the Women Presidents’ Organization, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the Committee of 200, National Association of Women Business Owners and Babson College.

“Women employ 16 percent of the US workforce and climbing – starting businesses at twice the rate of men. There has never been a better time to help women scale their businesses, adding even more jobs to the economy,” noted Maria Pinelli, Americas Director, Strategic Growth Markets, Ernst & Young LLP. “Our program helps successful women entrepreneurs to propel their company’s growth, which benefits their businesses, creates jobs, and helps to boost the economy.”

Winners of the Entrepreneurial Winning Women competition also joined an elite business network of the country’s best high-growth companies, including accomplished entrepreneurs recognized through the 25-year-old Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program at the annual Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum.   Dubbed by as one of the “Seven Get-Ahead Executive Retreats,” the Strategic Growth Forum is an invitation-only gathering of high-growth, market-leading company CEOs. The Forum presents a one-of-a-kind platform for Ernst & Young Winning Women to introduce their companies and share their corporate and personal brands within a community of established entrepreneurs, top executives, prospective investors and business advisors. All 2011 Entrepreneurial Winning Women will be recognized at a special celebratory event during the Strategic Growth Forum.

“The Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program and the Strategic Growth Forum have allowed me to think about my business at both the strategic and tactical level,” said Lani Hay, President/CEO of Lanmark Technology Inc. “The contacts I’ve made and relationships I’ve built are not just helpful now, but will be in the future as I continue to grow my business.”

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About Lanmark Technology Inc. (
Headquartered in Vienna, VA, LMT is an SBA 8(a) certified, Woman-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned, Small Disadvantaged Business whose Subject Matter Experts bring cutting edge Scientific, Engineering, and high-level Program Development and Management Solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide in the areas of: Intelligence-Cyber Space/Network Operations/Biometrics/Weapons Technical Intelligence; Asymmetric Warfare-Counter IED/Homeland Defense; and Electronic Warfare.