EY Announces Ling Chai Maginn of Jenzabar as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 New England Award Winner

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Ling Chai Maginn Jenzabar President, CEO, and Founder was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New England Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation, and future plans. Ling was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala on July 28, 2021.

“I’m truly honored to win this award and stand in the footsteps of so many people who I’ve admired,” said Ling Chai Maginn, Founder, President, CEO, and Chairwoman of the Board of Jenzabar. “Entrepreneurship is the bedrock of America; it is our single greatest export and the foundation of the American dream. I came here from China with nothing in my pockets because I believed in the freedom to pursue your dreams that can change the world.”

“I’ve lived my life following, pursing three guiding principles,” Ling continued. “Freedom for all, which pushed me to be a leader of the revolution in Tiananmen Square. Human rights for all, which led me to found All Girls Allowed, which is dedicated to ending China’s brutal one child policy. Education for all, which led me to found Jenzabar, creating pathways for everybody to become their own masterpiece. In America, I founded and grew Jenzabar to help provide people with the education and knowledge to follow their dreams. I’m proud of the work that my team and all the other finalists did, following their dreams to drive entrepreneurship in this country, the spirit of America.”

Jenzabar helps higher education institutions and students achieve success by delivering technology such as student information systems, enterprise resource planning systems, financial aid management systems, and other solutions that enable better and more rewarding learning experiences. Jenzabar’s mission is to create pathways to empower all to know who they are, what work they are destined to do, and how they can unlock their full potential — at home, at work, and in the world! Despite all the challenges, including COVID-19, EY’s award and recognition of Ling and Jenzabar are a great encouragement for everyone to continue being unstoppable.

For 35 years, 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. Ling will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight, and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

As a New England award winner, Ling is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as 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 program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:

Brian Niccol of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

Saeju Jeong of Noom

Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.

Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation

Jodi Berg of Vitamix

Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn

Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani

Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC

Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks

James Park of Fitbit

Daymond John of Fubu


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.

In New England, sponsors also include Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., PNC Bank, fama PR, T3 Advisors, Nixon Peabody, LLP, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

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About Jenzabar
Created out of a passion for education and a vision for technology, Jenzabar offers disruptive, innovative software solutions and services that empower students’ success and help higher education institutions meet the demands of the modern student. Over 1,350 higher educational campuses harness Jenzabar solutions for improved performance across campus and a more personalized and connected experience for the student. For further information, please visit www.jenzabar.com or on Twitter @Jenzabar or LinkedIn.


Tony Loftis

fama PR for Jenzabar