Sharon Birkman to Participate in the EY Strategic Growth ForumTM 2016 and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2016 National Awards Gala

Palm Springs, California, November 16th, 2016 – After winning the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2016 Gulf Coast Award in the Family Business category this past June, Sharon Birkman, CEO of Birkman International, has been invited by Ernst and Young to participate in the EY Strategic Growth ForumTM 2016 and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2016 National Awards gala. This week, Sharon Birkman will be in Palm Springs, California to attend the country’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sharon Birkman will be in the presence of over 2,000 leading entrepreneurs and business executives during this four-day event. The Strategic Growth Forum features keynote speakers including Simon Sinek, Will Smith, Barbara Corcoran, Jeff Weiner, Jack Nicklaus, and more. Topics covered vary from A CEO’s guide to strategic transactions to Family businesses: entrepreneurial thinking across generations. From this event, attendees will have the priceless opportunity to connect with other pioneering entrepreneurs and learn from business luminaries.

Ms. Birkman expressed her excitement for the event, “It is an incredible opportunity, both personally and professionally, to be in attendance at the nation’s largest gathering of American entrepreneurs. I am looking forward to engaging with and learning from all of the distinguished speakers and attendees. Our team at Birkman is honored to have a presence here, especially as this year was a pivotal and innovative year in the company’s history. I admire EY in their quest to make a better working world, which is similar to our vision at Birkman – to improve the self-awareness of individuals around the world and help people lead more productive and fulfilling lives.”

At the close of the Strategic Growth Forum is the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala on Saturday evening, which marks the 30th year of the event. The winners will include individuals who shine in areas of innovation, financial performance, and commitment to their business and community. Sharon Birkman, as an award winner in the Gulf Coast region, is a national finalist in the Family Business category.

About Sharon Birkman
Sharon Birkman continues to carry forward the vision of her late father, psychologist Dr. Roger Birkman, who founded Birkman in 1951 after creating the behavioral and occupational assessment, The Birkman Method. She has held the role of President and CEO at Birkman since 2002, and has since ushered in growth and modernization while maintaining the strictest standards for assessment quality and client support. She is a passionate industry speaker about how Birkman positively impacts the lives of others and continues to prepare the company for future generations of the Birkman family.

About Birkman International, Inc.
Birkman helps people and organizations improve performance through its behavioral and occupational assessment. The Birkman Method provides insights into a person’s Interests, Usual Behaviors, Needs, and Stress Behaviors in memorable report formats that are both empowering and constructive. Birkman is a favorite choice of organizational development and HR professionals, life coaches, career counselors, educators, and consultants. Birkman has more than six decades of proven scientific validity and continues to stay at the forefront of the personality assessment field in markets around the world.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Gulf Coast Area, sponsors also include BBVA Compass, Colliers International, DLA Piper, ADP, SolomonEdwards and Pierpont Communications.

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