MasterWord Services’ Ludmila Golovine is Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Gulf South Award Winner

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Houston, 6/20/2023 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Ludmila Golovine of MasterWord  Services, Inc. was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Gulf South Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of  The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high growth companies. Ludmila was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award  winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The candidates were evaluated based  on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. 

“It is a great honor for me and for MasterWord to be recognized alongside the other EY Entrepreneur Of The  Year winners,” says Ludmila. “I’m grateful to our exceptional team and to each of our translators and interpreters who everyday live our mission of connecting people across language and culture.” 

For nearly four decades, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have  driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their  communities. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry  community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program  alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources. Since 1986,  the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 US executives. 

As a Gulf South award winner, Ludmila is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023  National Awards. The National Award winners including the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award  winner will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious  gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award  winner will then move on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2024. 

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as: 

• Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of  Arista Networks 

• Daymond John of FUBU 

• Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, Inc. 

• Holly Thaggard and Amanda Baldwin of Supergoop! 

• Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company 

• James Park of Fitbit 

• Jodi Berg of Vitamix 

• Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc. 

• Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC

• Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn  Corporation 

• Sheila Mikhail of AskBio


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, N.A.; SAP America; and the Kauffman Foundation. In the Gulf South, sponsors also include Colliers, DLA Piper, Marsh McLennan Agency, ADP, Pierpont Communications and vcfo. 

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At MasterWord Services, we help brands expand globally and companies connect with their target markets. We have  spent the last 30 years growing the reach and impact of our partners from public institutions to energy, healthcare,  and technology. Our partners continue to trust us with their most complex, culturally sensitive, and urgent projects,  especially when accessibility, equity and inclusion are key deliverables. With no language left behind, our diverse  teams of industry experts and extensive network of language professionals deliver translation, localization, and  interpretation solutions in 250+ languages to satisfied customers worldwide. Please visit