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Terri McNally of Global Capital, Ltd. Wins 2005 Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Award


CHICAGO, Aug. 23 -- Terri E. McNally, President and CEO of Global Capital, Ltd., a financing and leasing company, has just been selected as the 2005 recipient of the Women’s Business Development Center’s (WBDC) Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Award. Ms. McNally will be honored at the WBDC Hall of Fame Awards luncheon attended by the mayor and governor as well as over 1,000 women business owners and community leaders. The WBDC Hall of Fame Awards luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier.

Hedy Ratner, co-president of the WBDC, explained that the criteria for selecting the winner of this award are based on the entrepreneur’s “unequaled strength, perseverance and creativity in their business, and embodiment of entrepreneurial success in various ways such as growth in revenue and dedication to her community and to supporting other women-owned businesses. This award serves to recognize successful women business owners that demonstrate creativity, tenacity, persistence and a high level of expertise in their fields.”

While Ms. McNally more than exemplifies these qualities, Ms. Ratner also mentioned that she was acknowledged for her willingness to try new things, her ability to establish new business relationships and establish critical ties and credibility with her clients, and her commitment to helping other women-owned businesses succeed. The prestige of this award not only extensively promotes the recipient but also sets a standard for other successful women business owners.

“I am very thankful for this award,” said Ms. McNally, “but I am looking forward to a day when there are just entrepreneurial awards, rather than specific women’s awards. In essence, I have just always valued working hard and doing the best I can, and the most significant purpose in all of this is to try and help others.”

While these decisive factors undoubtedly describe Ms. McNally, they are similarly reflective of her company. Global Capital prides itself on a foundation of integrity, individual excellence, superior service, customized solutions, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

This is not the first time that Ms. McNally has been honored for her success and excellence and this award further proves that she continues to do her best and set an example for other women- owned businesses. “Last year was a banner year for our company that started off with winning the 2004 Women-owned Business Stars Award and ended with being elected to the WBENC Board,” said Ms. McNally. “I look forward to helping other women-owned businesses find success just as others have helped me.”

Ms. McNally is also a member of The Chicago Network; she serves on the advisory council of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and is a member of Women’s President Organization (WPO).

About Global Capital

Global Capital, a $23 million dollar company, specializes in leasing and financing all types of equipment including copiers, IT, transportation equipment, telecommunications equipment and manufacturing equipment. Crain’s Chicago Business recently recognized Global Capital as one of the top woman-owned businesses in Illinois. More information about Global Capital is available at or by calling 847-223-7820.


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