The group annually acknowledges business women who have demonstrated stellar performance and achievement in business and economic innovation, community involvement and advocacy for women. Scherreik was recognized in the Intrapreneur category.
“The women we recognize are amazing role models for women in entrepreneurship and business everywhere,” said Linda Wellbrock, CEO, Leading Women Entrepreneurs.
“Their tremendous accomplishments are representative of the increasing impact women are making in the world of business,” Wellbrock added. “Every year, we continue to be blown away by how many successful women are nominated.”
An executive advisory board selected the winners from nearly 700 initial nominees, based on their performance in four categories, including business savvy and social consciousness. Scherreik and her fellow honorees will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Top 25 Leading Women’s recognition event on November 14, at the Liberty House in Jersey City.
Under her leadership, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies has launched Certificate in Entrepreneurship programs for undergraduate and M.B.A. students, awarded more than $200,000 in entrepreneurship scholarships, created an Advisory Board and initiated the Seton Hall University Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.
Additionally, Scherreik launched two student business competitions – the Pirates Pitch New Venture Competition which awards $10,000 in prizes annually to college students, and Pirates Pitch for high school students, which awards over $50,000 in scholarships and prizes. More than 50 entrepreneurs visit the Seton Hall University campus each year to lecture both in classrooms and at extracurricular events.
“Our mission is to raise awareness about the importance of entrepreneurship in today’s business world, and to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset in all of our students,” Scherreik said.
In addition, Scherreik was a driving force behind the creation of UPitchNJ, a business idea competition that involved 11 New Jersey universities, and which was held in April. She also served as a judge in the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year/NJ competition.
Previously, Scherreik was an editor at Business Week magazine. She holds an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow, and a B.A. in History from Rutgers University. She resides in Upper Saddle River with her husband and their two children.
About The Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University
Established in 1950, the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University maintains professional accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — AACSB International. The School is also among the select group that has achieved both business and accounting accreditation, a distinction earned by less than one percent of the world’s business schools.
The School integrates technology, ethics, and core business skills into challenging undergraduate, graduate and unique dual-degree programs, and is committed to enriching each student’s life through an ethics-centered education focusing on transforming concepts into business practice.
Known for academic excellence, the Stillman School has received national recognition from Bloomberg Businessweek, US News & World Report and The Princeton Review.
For more information, visit www.business.shu.edu.