Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Gulf Coast Area Award Finalist

Tomorrow, June 22nd, is a big day for Xtreme Lashes® President, Jo Mousselli, RN – it marks the 25th anniversary of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award where Jo is named a finalist for the Gulf Coast Area. As a Syrian-American who personifies the American dream, Jo has been particularly touched by the recognition in light of the distressing events going on in Syria and the Middle East. Please see the below press release that expands on this exciting distinction and feel free to contact me for more info.

Also, for those of you who visited the luxurious grand opening of the flagship Xtreme Lashes Studio in The Woodlands, TX, in May, we have a highlights video that really captured the emotion and excitement of the event. Another big thank you to our amazing sponsors! Check it out here:

Xtreme Lashes® President Jo Mousselli Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Gulf Coast Area Award Finalist

Spring, Texas – May 11, 2011 – Xtreme Lashes® today announced that President and Founder Jo Mousselli, RN, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Gulf Coast Area Award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Wednesday, June 22, at the Houston Intercontinental Hotel.

Mousselli was selected as a finalist from nearly 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Mousselli had worked for a decade in the nursing industry as a pediatric ICU nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, before she developed the company Xtreme Lashes® in 2005. She utilized her extensive medical background to develop and set the standards in hygiene, safety, and design in the eyelash industry.

“This truly has been an outstanding honor, and I could not be happier or humbled by the distinction,” says Mousselli. “It has always been my mission and vision to enrich and empower the lives of others through my entrepreneurial ventures, and I look forward to sharing this success with my family, employees, and the thousands of men and women who have supported Xtreme Lashes in the past six years and continue to do so today.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In the Gulf Coast Area, sponsors include Fullbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Lockton Companies, SAP, SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC, HFBE, Smart Business Magazine and Pierpont Communications.

About Xtreme Lashes®

What started as a home-based, family business evolved into a corporation with over 50 corporate employees, international franchisees representing Xtreme Lashes® in 26 countries, and over 14,000 trained lash stylists practicing rewarding and profitable careers in the lash industry, including high-end salons like Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Spa Nordstrom, Mario Tricoci Salons, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, and the flagship Xtreme Lashes® Studio on Market Street in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information, please visit

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Ernst & Young 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About the Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US. For more information about our organization, please visit

For a recent interview on EPN with Jo Mousselli click here.

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