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Black Dress Partners Founder and CEO Named Enterprising Women Champion

Black Dress Partners Founder and CEO Named Enterprising Women Champion

Erin Joy joins select group of finalists comprised of the world’s top tier female entrepreneurs


St. Louis, MO – Erin Joy, founder and CEO of Black Dress Partners, has earned an Enterprising Women of the Year Champion Award from Enterprising Women Magazine. Joy was selected from a global group of nominees representing women business leaders across a diverse set of industries. The prestigious awards program recognizes women who demonstrate excellence in businesses and community leadership. To become a recipient of the Champion Award, nominees must also actively mentor and bolster women in business.


“Black Dress Partners was built on the foundation of supporting women business owners,” said Joy. “It’s an honor to receive this award and be recognized for my passion: helping women design businesses and lives that they love. I feel incredibly privileged to stand alongside some of the world’s most influential and inspiring women leaders.”


A third-generation entrepreneur, Joy founded Black Dress Partners in 2011 with a mission to provide female business owners with the resources, services, and support they need to be successful in business and life. Over the years, Black Dress Partners has helped female entrepreneurs in all sectors of business navigate operations, marketing, human resources, and more, all with confidence. With a network of robust women leaders and satisfied clients, Joy has been able to grow her business exponentially. In 2013, Joy launched Black Dress Circle®, a peer-based program that provides facilitated, member-driven roundtables exclusively for female business owners. Joy also created the Midwest Women Business Owners’ Conference (MWBOC), a semi-annual event that brings powerful female business owners together to discuss relevant, proactive business topics.


Joy, along with all the Enterprising Women of the Year finalists and winners, will be formally recognized at the 17th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration and Conference in March in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.





About Black Dress Partners

Black Dress Partners is a business consulting and coaching organization that helps emerging and evolving women business owners strategize, prioritize, and execute organizational growth and efficacy. The Black Dress team accomplishes this via two primary channels: expertly facilitated, results-driven roundtables, and through one-to-one coaching and consulting. For several years in a row, Black Dress Partners has been recognized as one of St. Louis’ top consulting firms. For more, visit


About the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards

Enterprising Women is a print and digital publication for female business owners. Enterprising Women’s mission is to reflect and amplify the voices of today’s entrepreneurial women and foster future generations, providing young girls with the necessary tools to succeed. The Enterprising Women of Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners and selects winners based off their influence in their businesses and communities. For more information, please visit

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