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Entry Deadline Today for the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

Today is the entry deadline for the 2012 (9th annual) Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. 

Stevie Awards for Women in Business If you haven't yet downloaded the 2012 entry kit, you can request your entry kit here and you will receive it right away.  The entry kit contains all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to this year's awards. (If you can't today's deadline, late entries will be accepted through September 28 with payment of a late fee.)

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business feature more than 80 categories to recognize achievement in many facets of worklife, including:

Finalists will be announced on October 10 and 2012 winners will be celebrated at an awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on November 9.

Need help answering your submission questions?  Email us at help@stevieawards.com  or call us at + 1 703-547-8389 and we'll get back to you right away.

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One Day to Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:32 AM

Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29, is the entry deadline for the 2012 (9th annual) Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. (Don't fret if you can't the deadline, late entries will be accepted through September 28 with payment of a late fee.)

Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessIf you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here. The entry kit contains all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to this year's awards.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business feature more than 80 categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Young Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Mentor or Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Employee of the Year, Best Overall Company of the Year, and Most Innovative Company of the Year, among others. 

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business recognize achievement in many facets of worklife, including:

The 2012 results will be announced at an awards dinner at Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on November 9.

Need help? Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions about how to participate in the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Tags: website awards, marketing awards, PR awards, stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, best entrepreneur, entrepreneur of the year

Best of the IBA Winners Announced

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

The Stevie® Awards are pleased to announce the winners of the Best of the IBA Awards in The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition. This new addition to the IBAs' repertory of awards includes five best-of-competition prizes that are awarded to the organizations that submitted the best body of work to the competition, in their own name or in the names of one or more clients. 

These awards cannot be applied for directly. Winners were determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the IBAs, with a Gold Stevie Award win counting for 3 points, each Silver Stevie Award for 2 points, and each Bronze Stevie win counting for 1.5 points. 


Congratulations to the winners of the first Best of the IBA Awards:


Quality Systems Best of IBAs logoOrganization of the Year: Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA, USAWith 52 total points, Quality Systems is the most honored organization in the 2012 IBAs.

Public Relations Agency of the Year: Weber Shandwick, worldwide.  Weber Shandwick offices around the world won a total of 34.5 points for nominations in their own name or in the names of their clients.

Marketing Agency of the Year: Slack and Company, Chicago, IL, USASlack earned 22.5 points, tops among all marketing services agencies in this year's IBAs.

Interactive Services Agency of the Year: eWIDEPLUS, South KoreaWith 13.5 points, eWIDEPLUS is the most honored of this year's field of interactive agency contestants.

Top 10: After the winners of the above prizes, the following organizations earned the most award points in the 2012 IBAs:

  1. LifeLock, Tempe, AZ, USA (47)
  2. Accenture, worldwide (31)
  3. MWW, East Rutherford, NJ, USA (30)
  4. VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA, USA (26)
  5. Türk Telekom, Istanbul, Turkey (25.5)
  6. iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA, USA (23.5)
  7. Burson-Marsteller, worldwide (22)
  8. MSLGROUP, worldwide (20.5)
  9. Akbank, Istanbul, Turkey (20)
  10. PetRays, The Woodlands, TX, USA (20)

Best of the IBA winners have been granted the exclusive right to use a unique Best of the 2012 IBAs logo.

Learn more about the Best of the IBA Awards.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in The 2012 International Business Awards were announced last week.  Here's a summary of the results.

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One Week to Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

Next Wednesday, August 29, is the entry deadline for the 2012 (9th annual) Stevie Awards for Women in Business. These are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run. All organizations and individuals worldwide are eligible to submit entries.The Stevie Awards for Women in Business

If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here. The entry kit contains all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to this year's awards.

If you miss the deadline, late entries will be accepted through September 28 with payment of a late fee.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business feature more than 80 categories to recognize achievement in many facets of worklife, including:

The 2012 results will be announced at an awards dinner at Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on November 9.

Have questions? Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions about how to participate in the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Tags: stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, best entrepreneur, entrepreneur of the year

149 More Rockstars of The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

The Stevie AwardsThe following professionals participated in the preliminary judging of The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition. 2012 IBA winners were announced on August 15; see the complete list of 2012 winners here. The 9th Annual International Business Awards will be celebrated in Seoul, South Korea at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Monday, 15 October. We thank our judges for their time, insights, and support.

Husam Abdallah, Sr. Specialist Strategy & Excellence, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, UAE          
Tsvika Abramovitch, Vice President, HR, Hadera Paper, Hadera, Israel   
Yesim Aksu, VP & Head of HR, Ericsson Region Middle East, Istanbul, Turkey
Allyson Stewart Allen, Director, International Marketing Partners, London, UK
James Alfred, Chairman & Chief Executive, Maltecorp Sdn Bhd, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia          
Ahmad  Alhai, Business Relationship Management Analyst, ADCO, Abu Dhabi,  UAE      
Selcuk Alimdar, Distance Learning and Projects Manager, Avea, Istanbul, Turkey
Stewart Andrews, Creative Director, Noodlebox Design, LLC, Washington, DC, USA             
Ani Atanasova, CEO, Pixelhunters, Dubai, UAE  
Ann Badmus, President, Badmus Law Firm, Dallas, TX, USA         
Lisa Ball Moskal, Professor, ASU, Jonesboro, AR, USA    
Victoria Barnett, Sr Marketing Exec, Royal College of Nursing, London, UK           
Maxim Behar, CEO, M3 Communications Group, Inc., Sofia, Bulgaria       
Erin Bolton, VP Strategic Services, Pivot Communications, Salt Lake City, UT, USA               
Israel Bonequi, Creative Director, Birds Nest Foundation, Montreal, Canada       
Kathleen Boylan, Senior Vice President, Public Communications, Inc., Chicago, IL, USA   
Adrian Brady, CEO, Eulogy!, London, UK               
Jock Breitwieser, Director Global Public Relations, Dell SonicWALL, Inc., San Jose, CA, USA                     
Oana Bulexa, Head of PR Department, The Practice, Bucharest, Romania             
Jorge Cachinero, Director Senior, Llorente & Cuenca, Madrid,  Spain      
Benito Castro, Spain Blog, Evento Blog España, Madrid, Spain
Rachel Deutsch, Principal and Creative Director, The Design Channel, Washington, DC, USA                     
Zhenya Dmitrijeva, Web Designer, Foxtons, London, UK              
Cho Donggyul, Head of Group, Cheil Worldwide, Seoul,  South Korea    
Alexander Dourchev, CEO, All Channels Communication, Sofia, Bulgaria
Gayle Duncan, Partner, Executive Options, Seattle, WA, USA              
Stacey Edmonds, Head of Films & Digital, Be Learning, Moore Park, Australia      
Rochelle Ekanayake, MrPierce Studios International Asia (PVT) Ltd, Colombo, Sri Lanka               
Mahdi El Horchi, Consultant, Blue Ocean Consulting JLT, Dubai, UAE              
Timur ERTEN, Performance Reporting Specialist, Türk Telekom, Istanbul, Turkey               
Natasha Gangaramani, Director, Al Fara'a Properties, Al Fara'a Group, Dubai, UAE            
Kristina Garcia, Managing Director, German State of Hessen U.S. Office for Economic Development, New York, NY, USA               
Steve Gershik, Marketing Director, 28Marketing LLC, San Ramon, CA, USA          
Lauren Gertzman, Owner, Inside Minds, LLC, Washington, DC, USA                 
Edgar Green, Sr. Manager, IT Quality, Spirit Airlines, Miami, FL, USA        
Lisa Gregovich, Vice President - Customer Service, ePlan Services, INC, Denver, CO, USA              
Naresh Gupta, Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Gurgaon, India
Robin Harris, Principal and Creative Director, Harris Design INC, Mclean, VA, USA       
Danita Harn, VP of Operations, Harn & Associates Bookkeeping Firm, Woodstock, GA, USA               
Deanna Hart, Operations Manager, IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group, Salt Lake City, UT, USA              
Brenton Hayden, President/CEO, Renters Warehouse, Golden Valley, MN, USA               
Randy Hines, Associate Professor, APR, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, USA 
Jamie K. Holt, President/CEO, JMK Notary And Services, Miami, FL, USA               
Young Il Hong, Professor of College of Design, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea         
Susan Hudgins, Fourth Wall Events, New York, NY, USA                   
Peter Jares, et netera, Prague, Czech Republic               
Beverly Jensen, President/CEO, WomensMedicineBowl.com, Greeley, CO, USA              
Jane Johnson, Director of Content Development, Pivot Communications, Salt Lake City, UT, USA               
JP Jones, Owner, Paige1Media, Lawerenceburg, TN, USA            
Tae Hee Jung, Chief Director of International Cooperation, KBCA, Seoul, South Korea  
Anila Kalleshi, President, Kalleshi Center, Tirane, Albania              
Sinta Kaniawati, Director, Unilever Foundation, Unilever Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia  
Hakan Karamanli, Operation and Customer Service Manager, Garanti Teknoloji, Istanbul, Turkey               
Sabri Kart, Manager, Turkish Economy Bank, Istanbul,  Turkey  
Melanie Katschinski, Head of Consumer Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations, Berlin, Germany      
Aslam Khan, President & CEO, Octaware Technologies, Mumbai,  India
Hak Jae Kim, Sr Mgr, Corporate Culture & PR Team, Korea South-East Power, Seoul, South Korea             
Hung Ki Kim, President, Korea Business Communicators Association, Seoul, South Korea            
Kyung Hwa Kim, CEO, Fieldguide Group, Seoul, South Korea       
Steve King, Executive Producer- Corporate Television, Screentime, Auckland, New Zealand               
Ron Klingensmith, Chief Creative Officer, Slack and Company, Chicago, IL, USA  
Jae Choon Ko, PR Team Manager, One Mount, Seoul, South Korea       
Vivek Kumar, Head Servicing - Professional Services, Adfactors PR, New Delhi, India
Wayne Kurie, Director, Projects and Strategy, Fuszion, Washington, DC, USA                
Ji Hyun Kwak, CEO, Communication on, Seoul, South Korea         
Ben Larkey, Sr. Corp. Environmental Manager, Sharp Electronics Corp, New York, NY, USA                    
Silk Lee, PR Team Leader, Samyang Holdings, Seoul, South Korea                   
Ju Hwak Lee , CEO, SIDM Co., Ltd, Seoul, South Korea     
Andreea Leonte, PR Director, McCann PR, Bucharest, Romania                
Montira Limpanarom, Executive Director, Sony Music Entertainment Operating (Thailand)Co.,Ltd, Samutprakarn,  Thailand               
Ke Je Tony Liu, Founder, Creative Chairman, aeiou, Shanghai, China             
Petro Lymar, Regional Business Development, Yandex, Odessa, Ukraine                         
Kanak Madrecha, Advisor-Corporate Excellence Division, Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, Dubai, UAE      
Connie Maina Nkatha, Kenya Wildlife Service, Nairobi, Kenya  
Margaret Manning, CEO, Reading Room, London, UK     
Ronaldo Manosa, CEO, TAYBURN, Istanbul, Turkey       
Mervat  Mansour, Quality Manager, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE              
Wessam Massoud, Program Delivery Manager, Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center, Abu Dhabi,  UAE               
Elena Mateeva, Corporate Communications Expert, Sopharma JSCo, Sofia, Bulgaria        
Colin McKillop, Chief Executive Officer, Butcher Enterprises, Windsor, Canada   
Jennifer McQueen, Managing Partner, Ausnindo-Asia/Pacific, Hawthorn, Australia                
Ronald  Meske, President, Training Systems Design, Camarillo, CA, USA
Sharon Metzung, Publications & Graphics Manager, Lake Metroparks, Concord Township, OH, USA        
Karina Milani, Manager of Marketing & Public Relations, City of Henderson, Henderson, NV, USA            
Dana Miller, Digital Communications Specialist, MediaMind, London, UK               
Eliza Misiecka, GENESIS PR, Warsaw, Poland    
Hashik Mohammed, Management Consultant, Synergy Solutions, Kuwait City, Kuwait               
Simona Mollova, CEO, Investment JSPK, Sofia, Bulgaria
Rajesh Kumar Mudiakal, SAP Project Manager, CMC Limited, Mumbai, India            
Pat Mussieux, Founder, Wealthy Women Leaders, London, Canada       
Linda Myers, Global Partner, WorldWise, Baltimore, MD, USA   
Debra Naylor, President, Naylor Design, Washington, DC, USA  
Kum Ng, Founder, International Frameworkcooking Foundation, Madison, WI, USA               
Angela Nielsen, President, One Lily Creative Agency, Barstow, CA, USA
Esther Oh, Deputy Director, Commercial Services, CITIC PACIFIC MINING, Perth, Australia          
Mark O'Toole, Managing Director, Public Relations & Content Marketing, H|B, Newton, MA, USA            
Ufuk Ozgul, Research Associate, Yeditepe University, Istanbul,  Turkey
Ae Kyung Park, Editor in Chief, Today Newspaper, Seoul, South Korea   
Jong-Sun Park, CEO, BR Communication, Seoul, South Korea    
Young Sik Park, CEO, Advertising Institute Culture, Seoul, South Korea 
Abhay Patvardhan, Area Sales Manager, Al Gurg Paints LLC, Doha, Qatar              
Mia Petersen, CTO - Strategy, Marketing & Engagement, UBS, Stamford, CT, USA            
Donald Pillai, International Marketing Executive, Bumbo (Pty) Ltd, Rosslyn, South Africa               
Melanie Pope, Director, Australian Paramedic Support Foundation, Aspley Qld, Australia                    
Jesintha Rajaratnam, Partner, Joje India Consultants-Finance & HR FZC, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE           
V.S. Ramachandran, Sr. VP, Emarat, Dubai, UAE
Emma Real, Specialist, Corporate Communications, AECOM, Chicago, IL, USA     
Maja Recnik, Education Director, SPEM Communication Group, Ljubljana,  Slovenia        
Dennis Reno, Vice President, Customer Experience, Oracle, San Francisco, CA, USA
Gabby Rojchin, Principal and Creative Director, Street Sense, Bethesda, MD, USA                
Brillian S. K., Head Talent Engagement, AIL, Mumbai, India
Mohamed Amr Sadik, VP - Curriculum Development, INTEX, Cairo, Egypt                          
Gauri Sankar, Senior Manager - Retired, Canara Bank, Velachery, India  
Hande Sarantopoulos, Corporate Communications Manager, Coca-Cola Icecek, Istanbul, Turkey             
Susan Savage, General Manager, MICROS Fidelio Australia, South Turramurra, NSW, Australia               
Bong Bae Seog, Director, Korea Commercial Film Makers Union, Seoul, South Korea       
Paula Shannon, Chief Sales Officer, Senior VP, Lionbridge, Baie d'Urfe, Canada               
Juliet Shavit, President, SmartMark Communications, LLC, Newtown, PA, USA               
Jessica Shearer, Marketing Director, MWW Group, New York, NY, USA 
Paul Shearer, Executive Creative Director, HMDG, London, UK  
Keira Shein, Partner, WilkinsonShein Communications, Arlington, VA, USA          
Carol Sheldon, Sr. Vice President Global Customs, DHL Global Forwarding, West Columbia, SC, USA          
Garrick Sheldon, Assistant Project Manager, Rising Tide Interactive, Washington, DC, USA
Jung Hieh Shon, CEO, Hanaro Adcom, Seoul, South Korea          
Shreesha Shreesha, Manager, LeadFormix, Pleasanton, CA, USA             
Bo Simmons, President , Cool Blue Interactive, Atlanta, GA, USA              
Jonathan Simnett, Communications Consultant, Big Stick Communications, London, UK
Seema Singh, Business Excellence Manager, Al Fara'a Group, Abu Dhabi, UAE  
Nikolay Spasov, Recruitment and Health and Safety Specialist, Alpha Bank - Bulgaria Branch, Sofia, Bulgaria               
Caroline Storey-Sabetti, Executive Director, Business Solutions & Marketing, Staff Management | SMX, Chicago, IL, USA
Robert Sugar, Creative Director, Auras Design, Silver Spring, MD, USA                     
Heather Szymura, Logistics Coordinator, AutohausAZ, Tempe, AZ, USA             
Erika Taylor Montgomery, CEO-Chief Publicist, Three Girls Media & Marketing Inc., San Jose, CA, USA               
Jacqueline Teo, General Manager, Programme Management Office, FOXTEL, Putney, Australia
Han Tjan, VP, Corporate Communications, Daimler, New York, NY, USA
Mike Tobin, CEO, Telecity Group, London, UK    
Rosa Maria Torres Valdés, Public Relations Professor, University of Alicante-Spain, Alicante, Spain               
Savas Usta, HR Director, Turk Telekom A.S., Istanbul,  Turkey
Rosalinde van de Wall, Managing Director & Senior Partner, Fleishman-Hillard, Amsterdam,  The Netherlands               
Tusshard Varangaonkar, Director, Gharrkul Industries PVT. Ltd., Amravati, India    
Vinny Verdi, Producer, CUNY-TV, New York, NY, USA
David Vogin, Owner, 314 Design, Washington, DC, USA      
Angela Wende, Director of Marketing & Sales, CETRA Language Solutions, Elkins Park, PA, USA                  
Mara Woloshin, Principal, Woloshin Communications, Portland, OR, USA             
Timothy Yew, Director, Digital Innovation, BIG Digital / BIG Advertising Pte Ltd, Singapore, Singapore     
Hye Kyung Yim, Managing Director, sisainterview, Seoul, South Korea   
Joo Hyun Yoon, PR & Communication Team Manager, NuSkin Korea, Seoul, South Korea              
Julia Zamorska, VP of Corporate Communications, iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA, USA          
Rebecca Zhao, Director/Designer, Z Studio, GuangZhou City, China

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Two Weeks to Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @ 02:18 PM

August 29 is the entry deadline for the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run.

If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here. The entry kit contains all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to this year's awards.

Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessThe Stevie Awards for Women in Business feature over 80 categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Young Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Mentor or Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Employee of the Year, Best Overall Company of the Year, and Most Innovative Company of the Year, among others. 

All female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible to be nominated. Winners of the 2010 Stevie Awards for Women in Business included, among others: Teach for America’s Rebecca Fishman Lipsey (Best Executive), Nu Skin Enterprises’ Melissa Tantoco-Quijano (Best Asian Executive), International Financial Data Services’ Debralee L. Goldberg (Best Canadian Executive), Métier, Ltd.’s Sandra Richardson (Mentor of the Year), and Australia’s WildlyWealthy.com (Best Overall Company of the Year). A complete list of 2010 honorees is available at www.stevieawards.com/women.

The 2012 results will be announced at an awards dinner at Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on November 9.

Not sure which categories are right for your organization? Contact us at help@stevieawards.com and we'll direct you to categories that are right for your organization.

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2012 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS ANNOUNCES STEVIE WINNERS

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

Business Awards Program to Celebrate Excellence Worldwide at Seoul Event

Fairfax, VA U.S.A. – August 15, 2012 – Organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations have been announced as Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The Ninth Annual International Business Awards, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

The International Business AwardsNicknamed the Stevies from the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented at a gala event on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.    

Winning 69 Gold Stevie Awards this year, organizations and individuals in the United States made the best showing.  Host nation South Korea came in second place with 59 Golds, while Turkey earned an impressive 19 Gold Stevies.  The United Kingdom earned 16 Gold followed by the United Arab Emirates with 11, Canada with 10 and India with eight.

Some notable Gold Stevie winners include Accenture (India and USA, four Gold), Advanced Bionics (USA, three Gold), AKBANK TAS (Turkey, three), Etisalat Group (United Arab Emirates, four), Kanyon (Turkey, four), iolo technologies (USA, three), Jack Morton Worldwide (USA, three), HANAROADCOM (South Korea, three), eWIDEPLUS (South Korea, four), LifeLock (USA, five), Quality Systems (USA, five), Shinhan Card (South Korea, four), and Slack and Company (USA, four).

A complete list of all 2012 Gold, Silver and Bronze International Stevie Award winners by category is available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.   

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners were selected from more than 3,200 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 50 nations.  All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can nominate in a wide range of categories, including management awards, company/organization awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, new product awards, IT awards, web site awards, and more.  

Business professionals around the world participated in preliminary judging in May-July.  Their average scores determined the entries that were eligible to be considered in final judging, which was performed earlier this month by the members of 10 specialized committees.  In total, nearly 300 executives around the world participated in the judging process. 

For high-resolution photos of the Stevie Award or International Business Awards logo, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/press/172_701_3120.cfm. Other information and resources for press are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/press/172_701_3121.cfm

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com/, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.   

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148 Rockstars of The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

The following professionals participated in the final judging of The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition. Final judging is now over and 2012 winners will be announced tomorrow, August 15. The 9th Annual International Business Awards will be celebrated in Seoul, South Korea at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Monday, 15 October. We thank our judges for their time, insights, and support.

Hj Abdillah Suffian Bin Abdul Rahim, Vice President, AEU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysa
Toshihisa Adachi, CEO, ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Syed Ahmed, General Manager - Marketing, Nissan Middle East, Dubai, UAE
Daniel Ahn, Professor, Hansei University, Seoul, South Korea
Ali Al Ahmed, Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Etisalat, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mohamed  Al Hosani, Manager Administration, Bahrain National Gas Company, Manama, Bahrain
Mohammed Alkhozai, Director, Bahrain Management Society, Manama, Bahrein
Brent Almond, Creative Director, Design Nut, LLC, Washington, DC, USA
David  Armstrong, Director, Willis Group, England UK
Hala Badri, EVP, Brand & Communication, EITC-du, Dubai, UAE
Nagabhushan  Balaji, Head Internal Control, Legal & Compliance, Dubai First, Dubai, UAE
Bill Bates, Managing Director, Bates Consultancy, London, UK
Donald Batting, Senior Design Consultant, Northeast Geography BSC | Enterprise Support Services , Ernst & Young LLP, New York, NY, USA
Shaun Battleman, CEO, African Access Holdings (PtY) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa
Monika Biedrzycka, Managing Director, Momentum Worldwide, Warszawa, Poland
Suhail Bin Tarraf, CEO, Tanfeeth, LLC, Dubai, UAE
Gabriela Bobrowska, CMPA Leader and M&A, 3M Poland, Nadarzyn, Poland
Ghassan  Boujacli, Managing Director, Memac Ogilvy & Mather W.L.L., Manama, Bahrain
Howard Boville, Managing Director, Global Financial Services, BT, London, UK
Tim Bright, Partner, OneWorld Consulting, Istanbul, Turkey
Hugh Brown, Director, Monbro, London, UK
Jean Manuel Canga Valles, Executive Group Marketing Director, ME & Africa, Beiersdorf Brands(Nivea), Hamburg, Germany
Mike Carlin, CEO, Map Group, Cleveland, UK
CM Chan, Director, Sapptech, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Colin Chapman, Partner, CC&A Consulting LLP, London, UK
Bidhan Chaudhuri, CCO, Tanfeeth, LLC, Dubai, UAE
Steve Cheshire, Asst Director, TYS Managed Services, London, UK
Jin Mu Cho, Vice President, Korea Business Communicators Association, Seoul, South Korea
Chick Ciccarelli, CEO, Chick Ciccarelli, Inc / WebWizardsª, Valley Village, CA, USA
Nadine Cino, CEO, Tyga-Box Systems,Inc, New York, NY, USA
Tore Claesson, Director, Tio Agency, New York, NY, USA
Rene Co, General Manager, Greater China External Relations, Procter and Gamble Asia, Guangzhou, China
Jean-Marc  Codsi, VP Global Customer Experience Europe, eBay Inc, London, UK
Ross Collins, Director, James Ross Consulting, London, UK
Francesco  Comi, Operations Director, Nectar Italia, Milan, Italy
Hannah Cornick, Community Plans Manager, Tesco Plc, Cheshunt, UK
Kate Darcy-Hohenthal, Founder, The Birthday Club, Manchester, CT, USA
Eslam Darwish, Head of Marketing - Middle East & Africa, MasterCard Worldwide, Dubai, UAE
Robbie Dinglasan, New Media Director, Bullet Manila, Manila, Philippines
Richard Du Toit, CFO, Self Employed, Matsapa, South Africa
Jim Ducharme, Community Manager, GetResponse Email Marketing, Toronto, Canada
Eaton  Fallows, Program Director , British Telecom, Manchester, UK
Graeme Fenwick, Head of Customer Services, SKY, Newcastle, UK
Alan Gilleo, Chief Creative Officer, leapfroginteractive, Louisville, KY, USA
David  Gilman, President, Gilman Performance Systems, Brookfield, CT, USA
Natalya Gladkikh, General Director, Advertising Research Center Grand Prix, Mosco, Russia
Malgorzata Greszta, Managing Partner, CSR Consulting, Warszawa, Poland
Kim Haley Small, General Manager, Pepsico, Purchase, NY, USA
Adel  Hamad Abul Rahman Hamad, CEO, Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Company (GARMCO), Manama, Bahrain
Stacey Han, Senior Corporate Communications Specialist , FedEx, Seoul, South Korea
Josh Hardie, Head of UK Corporate Responsibility, Tesco Plc, Cheshunt, UK
Niena Etsuko Hino, CEO, Real Cosmopolitan, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
JongHee  Hong, Corporate Communications Director, LÕOreal Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Richard Hu, Senior Editor, China Advertising, Beijing, China
Karen Ingham, Director of Quality, Service, Virgin Media, London, UK
Toshiaki Ito, Independent Producer, Tokyo, Japan
Aleks Ivanovic, CEO & Founder, Webcom, Inc, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Faisal Janahi, Senior Manager, Independent Consultant, Riffa, Bahrain
Ineta Januyte, HR Manager, UAB Irdaiva, Vilnius, Lithuania
Monika Jasowska, Senior Head of  Brand Public Relations Department, Polpharma, Warsaw, Poland
Katarzyna Jedrzejewska, Journalist, Brief, Warszawa, Poland
Vicky Jewell, Corporate Communications, Everything Everywhere, London, UK
Sunil John, CEO, ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller, Dubai, UAE
Magdalena Juwko, Operating Director, Fundacja Amber, Warszawa, Poland
Yasuyo Kaneko, President, C'BON Cosmetics Co.,Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Joe Kay, Senior Business Transformation Consultant, London, UK
Jin Woo Keum, Professor, College of Design, Kosin University, Busan, South Korea
Steve Keum, Creative Chairman, UK-Kiss, Seoul, South Korea
Mazin  Khoury, CEO, Middle East, AMEX, Manama, Bahrain
Taka Kimura, Designer, Kimono Designer, Tokyo, Japan
Albert Kong, Chairman/CEO, Asiawide Franchise Consultants Pte Ltd, North Bridge Centre, Singapore
Vikram Krishna, Head of Group Marketing, Emirates NBD, Dubai, UAE
Sunil  Kulwal, CEO & Managing Director, Aditya Birla Minerals Limited, Perth, Australia
Raje Kumar, Professor, Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Young Sul Kwon, Managing Director, Office of Future Strategy Editorial Bureau, The Korea Economic Daily, Seoul, South Korea
Phil Lander, Director, Research In Motion, Slough, UK
Liesl Leary, Director of Marketing, SDL Language Technologies, Flatiron, CO, USA
Woo Hak Lee, Professor, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
Ong Chee  Leong, Manager, Bukit Bintang Branch, Malayan Banking Berhad, Bukit Bintang, Malaysia
Kelly  Leong, Hotel Manager, Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Waldemar Leszczynski, Managing Partner, Weber Shandwick, Warszawa, Poland
David Lim, Owner/Founder, Denise Wines Group, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Anne Lochoff, Executive Director, McCann, New York, NY, USA
Monwabisi Ludonga, Executive Director, AAICT, Johannesburg, South Africa
Joanna MacLeod, VP/GM EMEA Service Delivery, American Express Global Business Travel, London, UK
Abdul Malek, Chairman, Malaysian Franchise Association, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
John Martin, Executive Director, Original Boats, Cape Town, South Africa
Andrew McClure, CMO, ME GI, Zurich Insurance, Dubai, UAE
Alain Meric, SVP, Customer Experience Management, Etisalat, Dubai, UAE
Liam Monaghan, Managing Director, Luxury Country Cottages, Geneva, Switzerland
Guillermo Montano, President, Transactel, powered by TELUS, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Keith Morris, Executive Director, L'Agulhas Links, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mateli Mpuntsha, Managing Director, Edusolutions, Johannesburg, South Africa
Daria Murawska, Communications and Corporate Responsibility Senior Specialist, Tchibo Warszawa, Warszawa, Poland
Motomasa Murayama, Professor, Tokiwa University, Tokyo, Japan
Manabu Muta, President, Japan Management Consultants Assn., Tokyo, Japan
Tamara Nall, President & CEO, The Leading Niche, New York, NY, USA
Ovais Naqvi, Senior Vice President, Abraaj Capital Limited, Dubai, UAE
Craig Nelson, Cofounder, President & CEO, iCentera, Burnsville , MN, USA
Tung Nguyen-Khac, Managing Director, Vertigo Capital Consult GmbH & nexxter interactive GmbH, Munich, Germany
Rajiv Noronha, Head-Organizational Effectiveness (BPO), Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore, India
Yasunori Okajima, Director, I.W. Technology Firm, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Makiko Omokawa, President, Platinum Marketing Management Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Richard Ong, CEO, Smart Reader, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mirella Panek-Owsianska, CEO, Responsible Business Forum, Warszawa, Poland
ChanJu Park, Marketing Director, Dupont Korea, Seoul, South Korea
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Stefan Pertz, Group Managing Director, Launchpad Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysa
Irena Pichola, Director, PwC Polska Sp. z o.o., Warszawa, Poland
Katarzyna Pilat, International Marketing Manger, InPost, Krakow, Poland
Aleksandra Piszczorowicz, Head of Marketing, Totalizator Sportowy Sp. z o.o., Warszawa, Poland
Roger Poulin, President, Malaysia Canada Business Council, Selangor, Malaysia
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Amanda Rogaly, CEO, Kadoro Events & Communications, Gauteng, South Africa
Gavin Rogaly, Managing Director, Develop Office Auto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Beata Rozek, Head of CSR, Tesco Poland, Krakow, Poland
Sasan Saeidi, Managing Director, FP7, Dubai, UAE
Chino Saito, CEO, MOON CAKE LIMITED, Tokyo, Japan
Sabina Salamon, Head of Communications, Deutsche Bank Group Poland, Warszawa, Poland
Ian Semple, Head of Customer Excellence, Everything Everywhere, Darlington, County Durham, UK
Gautam  Sen Gupta, Managing Director, Brand Finance Middle East, Dubai, UAE
Naoya Shimizu, President, IFNet, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
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REID HOFFMAN TO RECEIVE DIFFERENCE MAKER AWARD AT 2012 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS CEREMONY

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 01:00 AM

Honor Recognizes LinkedIn Co-founder’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Stevie® Awards today announced that Reid Hoffman, Executive Chairman of LinkedIn Corporation and a Partner at Greylock Partners, will be honored with its 2012 Difference Maker award at The 10th Annual American Business Awards new product and tech awards banquet on September 17 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.Reid Hoffman

Hoffman will be just the second recipient of this honorary Stevie Award, which will be presented in recognition of his role in shaping social networking and entrepreneurship in the U.S.A.  DefJam Recordings founder and entertainment industry leader Russell Simmons received the ABA’s Difference Maker award in 2011.

“Reid Hoffman embodies the entrepreneurial spirit in America,” said Stevie Awards President Michael Gallagher.  “In addition to being an influential entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Reid devotes his energies to philanthropic and educational initiatives that work to inspire a new generation of startups in the U.S.A. and worldwide.  We’re honored to be able to recognize his achievements with an honorary Stevie Award.”

In 2003, Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service, in his living room.  LinkedIn has more than 175 million members in 200 countries and territories around the world.  He led LinkedIn through its first four years and to profitability as CEO and Chairman. 

Hoffman joined Greylock Partners in 2009 and currently serves on the boards of Airbnb, Edmodo, Mozilla (Firefox), Shopkick, Swipely, Wrapp, and Zynga and has co-led investments in Coupons.com, Groupon, and Viki.  He also leads the Greylock Discovery Fund, which invests in seed stage entrepreneurs and companies. 

He believes strongly in the ability for entrepreneurship and technology to improve the world.  Hoffman serves on the boards of Kiva.org, Endeavor.org, DoSomething.org, and StartupAmericaPartnership.org.  He also co-authored the best-selling book The Startup of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

Widely recognized as the premier business awards program in the U.S.A, The American Business Awards honor organizations and individuals in a wide variety of categories -- from management and public relations to technology, human resources, new products and more.

The ABA’s September 17 banquet in San Francisco will feature the announcement of 2012 Stevie Award winners in categories for new products and services and achievements in technology industries.  Awards in other categories were announced in New York on June 18.

For more information about The American Business Awards or for press credentials to cover the September 17 ceremony, please contact Liz Dean at 703-547-8389 or by email at liz@thestevies.com.

About The Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com

Sponsors and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.

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2013 Schedules Announced for American Business Awards and International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 @ 10:16 AM

The Stevie® Awards have announced the schedules for the 2013 editions of The American Business Awards, the USA’s premier business awards program, and The International Business Awards, the world's top business awards competition.

The Stevie AwardsThe 11th Annual American Business Awards will open to all organizations and individuals in the U.S.A. on October 10, 2012. The first early bird entry deadline will be November 14, and the second early-bird deadline will be December 12. The final deadline will be March 27, 2013. See the full 2013 ABA calendar here.

The 10th Annual International Business Awards will open to all organizations and individuals worldwide in January. The early-bird deadline will be April 10, and the final deadline will be May 15. See the full 2013 IBA calendar here.  

Want to be the first to receive the 2013 entry kits? Join the ABA mailing list and the IBA mailing list and we'll send you the entry kits as soon as they become available.

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NINTH ANNUAL STEVIE® AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS ISSUES 2012 CALL FOR ENTRIES

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 09:43 AM

Entry Deadline Is August 29, 2012; All Female Entrepreneurs, Executives and Employees Worldwide Are Eligible to Be Nominated 

The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business today issued the Call for Entries for its ninth annual competition.  Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.Women in Business

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business feature over 80 categories including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Mentor or Coach of the Year, Employee of the Year, Best Overall Company of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year, Website of the Year, and New Product or Service of the Year, among others.  The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards and International Business Awards

All female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible to be nominated.   The 2012 awards will recognize achievements since the beginning of July 2011.

The entry deadline is August 29.  Late entries will be accepted through September 28 with payment of a late fee.  Winners of the ninth annual competition will be announced at a gala awards dinner in New York on November 9.  

New this year, Stevie Awards will be conferred in three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze.  To date, only overall category winners have been recognized as Stevie winners.

Winners of the 2011 Stevie Awards for Women in Business included, among others: Charly Leetham of Ask Charly Leetham, Canberra, Australia (Entrepreneur of the Year), Sarah Yansura of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR (Employee of the Year), Melissa Burton of FTF Sweets Ltd, Heysham, United Kingdom (Entrepreneur of the Year in EMEA), Ann Kaplan of iFinance Canada (Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year), Lynn Agnello of the Phoenix Suns NBA team (Executive of the Year), The University of Southern Mississippi (Community Relations Campaign of the Year), and Wipro Limited, Bangalore, India (Women Helping Women Award).  A complete list of 2011 honorees is available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are judged by many leading women entrepreneurs, executives and luminaries in business.  More than 200 professionals worldwide will participate in the judging process this year.

“2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the Stevie Awards movement, and we’re looking forward to finishing the year with our honors for women of achievement worldwide,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com/, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.   

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3 Tips for Working Mothers, From a Stevie® Awards-Winning Entrepreneur

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Aug 01, 2012 @ 02:17 PM

Kimberly Webb is the founder of Rockin' Green in San Antonio, Texas, and winner of a Stevie® Award for Best Entrepreneur of the Year in a Non-Services Business with up to 100 Employees in the 2011 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. (The entry deadline for the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run, is August 29. Request your entry kit today.) Here we get Kimberly's advice on running a business and a family simultaneously.

Kimberly WebbWhat are your top tips on combining running a business and being a working mother of a young family?

  1. Be efficient. With little ones around, you have to make the most of each and every nap and use any free moment to work!
  2. Streamline your processes as much as possible.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask! Seek out help when you need it. 

What was the most helpful piece of advice you received on starting your own company?
Just do it!

What other areas of the environment would you like to see cleaned up?
Our food chain is in dire straits right now, and I worry about what my grandchildren will be eating in the future.

Do you have a favorite app?
I love Instagram and Facebook.

What quality or qualities do you most value in your business associates?
I really respect entrepreneurs who start from very humble beginnings and have grown their own businesses through hard work and dedication.

About Kimberly Webb:
Kimberly Webb started her career in marketing, but she had always had a dream of becoming an entrepreneur. When her first son was born, she began cloth-diapering him, and instantly became a cloth-diapering fanatic. However, when Kimberly initially used cloth diapers, she had trouble keeping them stink- and residue-free because the hard water in her area caused mineral buildup, rendering the diapers useless. As a creative and determined person, Kimberly developed eco-friendly detergent formulas of her own, and in 2009 she officially started Rockin’ Green. In 2010, Kimberly helped found The Great Cloth Diaper Change, a worldwide initiative dedicated to promoting the environmental benefits of cloth diapering. Kim works for Rockin’ Green full-time. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, and has two sons.

About Rockin’ Green:
Rockin’ Green manufactures award-winning, clean-rinsing laundry detergents formulated for use on all fabrics. Rockin’ Green detergents come in several natural scents and are designed for hard, soft, and normal water conditions—the products are known as Hard, Soft and Classic Rock.  Rockin’ Green products are available at more than 1,000 retailers worldwide, and are used by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe. To learn more about Rockin’ Green, visit http://rockingreensoap.com.

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