The Stevie Awards Blog

Where Are They Now? 2004 Stevie Awards Winner Liz Ryan

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 01:05 PM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of 2004 Stevie winner Liz Ryan.

In 2004, Liz Ryan was heading a women’s online community, WorldWIT, which she founded in 1999. Ryan was an early adopter of online community-based platforms. 

Liz RyanA true entrepreneur, Ryan was fanatical about the online community then – and still is now.  She is always seeking ways to maximize the benefits of the Internet. However, as the years passed and the Internet changed, Ryan decided that the format and business model for WorldWIT was not exactly what she wanted to achieve.  In 2012, she launched Human Workplace, a publishing, coaching and consulting firm whose mission is to reinvent work for people. Ryan and her Human Workplace business work with the U.S. Department of Labor, many universities and public and private employers, and with individuals on direction, branding and strategy with a human voice.

As CEO and founder, Ryan has become among the most widely read workplace and career commentators worldwide.  The content her firm produces is broadly published on the web on sites such as BusinessWeek.com, TIME.com, Kiplinger’s Finance, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, the Denver Post, the Huffington Post and many other publications.  The workplace, leadership and career commentary Ryan provides reaches millions of listeners via BBC Radio, NPR, CNN and other broadcast outlets.

Winning the Stevie Award brought Ryan’s message about the importance of creating and working within a human-centric workplace to the national stage. The enormous, positive impacts were felt right away. The Stevie Award experience helped Ryan find the clarity to refine her message, redefine her career path and vastly expand the reach and “megaphone” of her growing web site.

“I encourage every woman in business to explore the Stevie Awards program and consider nominating yourself or another worthy advocate for the awards. The Stevie Awards staff and community are incredibly supportive and insightful. Going through the nomination process is fun and generates powerful self-discovery. Take that step – find your voice!”

The entry deadline for the 2013 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business is today, August 28, and late entries will be accepted through September 25 with payment of a $35/entry fee.  Get complete entry details at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Tags: business awards, stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, women executive awards, liz ryan, Human Workplace

Where Are They Now? 2004 Stevie Awards Winner Valerie Herskowitz

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:43 AM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Valerie Herskowitz.

Valerie Herskowitz is the kind of person who just doesn’t stop giving.  At the time Herskowitz was named recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business in 2004, she was recognized for her relentless dedication to working with individuals with autism.  To this end, she owned and operated Dimensions Therapy Center, a business dedicated to helping those with autism through speech and occupational therapy.  She also has served as president of the National Autism Registry for 14 years. In this volunteer role, she works with the organization to take them closer to their mission of providing community-based opportunities for those with autism. The organization has held numerous outings, offered camp scholarships and hosted other recreational activities, all in an effort to create opportunities for adults with autism.

Valerie HerskowitzHerskowitz spent more than 35 years as a speech pathologist, catering to those with autism. She was working in the autism field when she learned in 1993 that her own son was diagnosed with autism.  Her life dramatically changed. Since then, everything Herskowitz developed or has been involved with regarding autism somehow has her son’s imprint on it.

In 2008, Herskowitz sold Dimensions Therapy but remains very involved in supporting those with autism through speech therapy.  She's currently president of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 

Now that her son is an adult, she is focused on his future.  Spurred by her son's autism diagnosis, and to provide opportunities to those with autism, Herskowitz founded and owns The Chocolate Spectrum (www.thechocolatespectrum.com), which employs individuals with autism who procure and sell artisan chocolate candy. Her family owned and operated chocolate company offers a range of delicious chocolate confections while supporting individuals with autism.  A portion of each sale is donated to autism-focused charities. Each day the firm acts on its mantha: Creating Sweet Opportunities for Those With Autism.

Herskowitz’ tireless efforts have allowed her and her family to remain committed to their mission of aiding and supporting individuals with autism everywhere, first from her therapy center business, for which she earned her Stevie Award, and now through their chocolate enterprise. She is the author of two books on autism: Autism and Computers: Maximizing Independence Through Technology, published in 2009; and Always Leave Them Laughing, published in 2012. 

“Winning the Stevie Award helped raise overall awareness of autism, further demonstrated the significance of helping those with autism and helped promote my work in this very important field," Herskowitz said.  "The town where I lived at the time I received the award -- Davie, Florida --  was so proud of and impressed with my Stevie Award that they named a day after me!  I never could have anticipated that this type of recognition would elicit such a response from my community, and I am grateful that the judges acknowledged the importance of supporting those with autism.  Winning the Lifetime Achievement Stevie Award was one of the high points of my career. It was wonderful and rewarding to be honored for my efforts within the realm of autism, which is so very crucial to me and my family.”

The entry deadline for the 2013 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business is August 28, and late entries will be accepted through September 25 with payment of a nominal late fee.  Complete entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

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Where Are They Now? 2009 Stevie Awards Winner Mary Tappouni

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Sun, Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:43 PM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of 2009 Stevie winner Mary Tappouni.

Mary Tappouni, president and owner of Breaking Ground Contracting, a Northeast Florida construction and cevelopment company with a special focus on green building, is a two-time winner in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.  Most recently, as a Best Entrepreneur winner in 2009, Tappouni was busy growing and adding employees to her contracting firm.  While revenue was increasing, intentional emphasis was placed on growing various areas of the business.  In the same year she earned her second Stevie, her firm was recognized as one of Jacksonville, Fla.'s fastest-growing companies, and Tappouni earned the Small Business Person of the Year Award for the State of Florida through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Mary TappouniThis year, Tappouni celebrates 16 successful years in business, and is proud to say she conquered some of the contracting and construction industry’s most challenging years, on the heels of her awards recognition.  The Stevie Awards helped raise awareness of her firm's quality and growth.

Tappouni realizes just how important it is to become nationally, even internationally recognized.  Competing for Stevie Awards helped her see how her innovative contracting business stacks up against firms outside of her immediate geographic area.  The Stevie Award wins have helped Tappouni achieve that level of awareness, affording her and her firm greater, broader recognition.

“Having the opportunity to be included in the Stevie Awards program -- not once but twice -- is an extremely exciting and humbling experience. Just being in the room with so many impressive organizations and people inspires us to make ourselves and our business better.”

The entry deadline for the 2013 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business is August 28, and late entries will be accepted through September 25 with payment of a nominal late fee.  Complete entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.


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Where Are They Now? 2009 #StevieAwards Winner Niamh Barker of The Travelwrap Co.

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Sat, Aug 24, 2013 @ 10:46 AM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of 2009 Stevie winner Niamh Barker of The Travelwrap Company.

When The Travelwrap Company was recognized by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business in 2009 as Best New Company, it was a small online business selling about four different Scottish cashmere wraps to a mostly United Kingdom-based audience.

Niamh BarkerThey were selling these distinctive cashmere wraps via a company website.  Niamh Barker, its founder and managing director, managed the business from a spare room in her home, working around her busy family life (she has two children and four stepchildren). Juggling work and family life was highly challenging but Barker still managed to succeed.  In addition to the Stevie she also won the Luxury Gift of the Year Award in the UK for her cashmere travel wraps just prior to earning her Stevie.

Since earning the Stevie, The Travelwrap Company has grown significantly.  Still focused on selling primarily travelwraps along with a few small accessories, The Travelwrap Company now offers about 25 colors and designs and also a travelwrap for babies and children, called My Little Travelwrap.  They continue to sell their products online under their brand and have also introduced websites in several languages to sell in three different currencies to international target markets, offering quick free delivery worldwide.  Since earning the Stevie, the company has expanded and its products can now be found at many retailers worldwide.  The Travelwrap Company has also garnered various corporate gift partners. The export business has become the highest growth area for the business. 

As a new business, participating in and winning the Stevie Award gave Barker a new and enormous sense of confidence in her little luxury British brand and her vision and growth plan for the future.  Barker was honored that an international organization like the Stevie Awards and its expert and impressive judging panel believed in and understood just what she was trying to achieve.  According to Barker, it was and still is an amazing journey.     

“Winning the Stevie award was an enormous achievement for me and my business and continues to prove beneficial to our operations every day," she said.  "I still think and talk about the night I accepted my Stevie, when I had to give a speech to a ballroom full of some of the most high-achieving women at a hotel in New York City.   I had no idea of the impact that winning this award would have on our business until checked my e-mail from my hotel room the next morning and online orders had flooded in from across the USA.  At the time,  our small business could hardly cope with it all…a good problem to have! I think the Stevie has also given us a natural affinity with our American audience, and we now have a growing and loyal customer base in America via online and retail outlets.  The Stevie Awards have definitely helped elevate our U.S. presence.”

The entry deadline for the 2013 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business is August 28, and late entries will be accepted through September 25 with payment of a nominal late fee.  Complete entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Tags: stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, women executive awards, women entrepreneur awards, travelwrap company, niamh barker

Where Are They Now? 2008 Stevie Awards Winner Atsuko Matsumura

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:54 AM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of 2008 Stevie winner Atsuko Matsumura.

As president of Actia Inc., Atsuko Matsumura was the first Japanese women in the history of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business competition to win a Gold Stevie Award.

Atsuko MatsumuraMatsumura is the creator of a type of bandana cap for use by hospital patients, which received several awards in Japan for its design and utility. The production was done at a plant located in Hiroshima, Japan, and it was marketed only to some very specific medical institutions in the Kansai area.  Since that time, Matsumura added production sites in Osaka and in Sasebo (in Kyushu).  Sales have now expanded to major hospitals and department stores all over Japan.

Since receiving the Stevie Award, Matsumura has appeared in several popular Japanese magazines and on prominent TV shows. This third-party endorsement of her business and success has helped elevate awareness of her and her Actia.

Matsumura lectures at universities in Japan and abroad (in Taiwan last year and in Shanghai later this year). 

As a result of the Best Asian Entrepreneur Stevie Award achievement, Matsumura's business has grown, based on the increased confidence others now see in her company and its operations.  While Actia was recognized as one of the best entrepreneurs in Asia by the Stevie Awards, Matsumura never loses sight of the fact that she started her business not to make profits but simply to try to help patients as she had first done with her mother-in-law when she was suffering from side effects of medications.

"Since earning the Stevie Award, my business has grown. As the first Japanese woman to win, I am humbled and honored to have earned this award. It continues to positively impact the success of my business.  I try not to forget my initial purpose for starting my business -- to give joy and comfort to many people --  so I donate the profits to organization’s such as the Pink Ribbon Project.  I believe the Stevie Award judges recognized and appreciated the good faith efforts and mission of my business. I had never expected that I would win the Stevie Award as there were many prominent executives in the competition, and I was honored to be recognized.”

The entry deadline for the 2013 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business is August 28, and late entries will be accepted through September 25 with payment of a nominal late fee.  Get complete entry details at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Tags: stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, women executive awards, women entrepreneur awards, Atsuko Matsumura, actia

Where Are They Now? 2004 Stevie Awards Winner Myrna Hoffman

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 @ 10:37 AM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of 2004 Stevie winner Myrna Hoffman.

Myrna Hoffman is Managing Director of OOZ & OZ, an innovative optical illusion toy company, and was one of the handful of winners in the very first year of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.  Prior to winning the Stevie for the Best New Product of the Year in 2004, she was focused on growing her small business. Hoffman’s unique products were earning national toy awards (13 top honors), and she personally had received two business honors.

Myrna HoffmanThe Stevie Award was a stimulus to her business growth.  Seven months after winning the Stevie and relocating from Virginia to Seattle, Wash. USA, Hoffman rebranded and expanded both her concept and product line. Hoffman’s science-based art toys and activities -now called “Morph-O-Scopes” (shortened from the formal technical term “anamorphoscope”) currently consist of more than a dozen engaging anamorphic products and services.  Recognition within the toy sector has doubled to 25 coveted top toy awards. Universal kudos from kids, parents, educators and child development experts alike continue to flow in.

After Hoffman produced her first anamorphic party activities, a friend asked her to create a special set to keep her young daughter entertained on their long transoceanic flight. That request became the genesis of Hoffman’s first Mirror-aculous Circus Art Activities Kit.  The child, now in her 20s, recently went to work for Spark Publications and learned that her new boss, too, was a Stevie Award recipient.  This further cemented the level of respect given to the Stevie for Hoffman.

“The awareness of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business program is spreading.  I am honored to have been recognized for my company’s creativity and was intrigued to find out that my when my friend’s daughter (who knew I had won a Stevie) entered the workforce, she began working for another Stevie Award recipient.  This increasingly popular platform is helping take women in business further and creating more opportunities for acknowledgement of their efforts.”

The entry deadline for the 2013 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business is August 28.  Learn how to submit your nominations at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Tags: stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, women executive awards, entrepreneur awards, myrna hoffman

Where Are They Now? 2007 Stevie Awards Winner Dr. Laureen Wishom

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 11:50 AM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of 2007 Stevie winner Dr. Laureen Wishom.

Dr. Laureen Wishom is a growth, success and acceleration coach, author and international speaker with a growing business focused on helping others succeed in career, business and life.  Her clients range from high-achieving women (and enlightened men) executives, entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders and career professionals who want to reap drastic results in the areas of business, branding and marketing.
 
LaureenWishomAt the time of her winning the Stevie Award in 2007, Wishom was looking to expand her nationwide footprint and heighten her social presence in the marketplace.

The recognition from the Stevie Awards has helped Wishom reach new highs.  She is now an internationally acclaimed speaker and best-selling author on Amazon.com, with a hugely successful entity focused on helping others take their businesses and careers to a "whole new level."
 
The Stevie Award helped catapult Wishom’s company's performance as well as elevate her own self-growth and self-worth. She has further solidified her expert position in the areas of career and business, healthy living and a life by design.

Since winning the Stevie Award, many doors have opened that led to Wishom receiving many national, regional and local accolades and establishing herself as a prominent national speaker.
 
“Outside of being recognized as a best-selling author on Amazon.com, the Stevie Award has been my most recognized accolade.”

The entry deadline for the 2013 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business is August 28.  Complete entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Tags: stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, women executive awards, laureen wishom

The 179 Executives Who Chose This Year's IBA Stevie Winners

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 11:13 AM

IBA13 Judging Chairs
Last week we announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in The 2013 (10th Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition.  (See the lists of winners here.)

Earlier today we announced the winners of the Grand Stevie Awards - see that announcement here.

Now we'd like to name and thank the 179 executives around the world who participated on the 10 specialized final judging committees that determined this year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners in the final round of IBA judging.  (Earlier this month we thanked the 103 preliminary-round judges whose average scores determined the entries that were eligible to be included in final judging.)

You'll find the names of the committee members on the following pages:

Company / Organization Awards: Dr. Kim Ki-hak, CEO, KEPCO Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd, Seoul, Korea, Chair
Corporate Communications, Investor Relations & Public Relations Awards: Kevin Read, Managing Director, Bell Pottinger Business & Brand, London, United Kingdom, Chair
Creative Media Awards: Egemen Ozcan, Director, Boogy The Event Company, Istanbul, Turkey, Chair
Customer Service Awards & Support : Angela Blevins, Vice President, Customer Care, Bluegreen Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Chair
Human Resources Awards: Husam Mahmoud Abdallah, Senior Advisor, Organization Development, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Chair
Information Technology Awards, New Product Awards & Product Management : Aslam Khan, CEO, Octaware Technologies Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India, Chair
Management Awards: Mark F. Burton, CEO & President, International Armoring Corporation, Centerville, Utah, USA, Chair
Marketing Awards: Dr. Anwara Ali, Director of Public Relations. Lycamobile UK Ltd., London, United Kingdom, Chair
Korean Language Judging Committee: Hung Ki Kim, President, Korea Business Communicators Association, Seoul, South Korea, Chair
Spanish Language Judging Committee: Jorge Cachinero, Group Senior Director, Llorente y Cuenca, Madrid, Spain, Chair

This year's final judging was conducted online from July 29 through August 7. The final judges' average scores determined the Stevie Award placements, based on the IBAs' judging and awards process.

The awards will be presented to winners at the 10th annual awards banquet of The International Business Awards on Monday, October 14 at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.  Tickets are now on sale.

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Stevie Awards Announce Winners of Best of the IBA Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Top Overall Winners in The 2013 International Business Awards to Receive Grand Stevie Awards in Barcelona on 14 October.

The Stevie® Awards have announced the winners of the Best of the IBA Awards in The 2013 (10th Annual) 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. 

Stevie AwardThe International Business Awards honor an all-inclusive spectrum of business people and organizations -- from non-profits, emerging start-ups, major public companies and government agencies, to corner-office executives, product developers, marketers and web development teams. This year’s IBAs received more than 3,300 entries from organizations in more than 50 nations and territories.

Nominees in The 2013 International Business Awards were not able to apply for the Best of the IBA Awards 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. This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in The International Business Awards were announced on August 14.

The winners of the Best of the IBA Awards will be presented with the new Grand Stevie Award trophy at The 10th Annual International Business Awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain on October 14.  The winners are:

Organization of the Year: Accenture, Chicago, IL USA.  With 29.5 total points, Accenture is the most honored organization in the 2012 IBAs.

Public Relations Agency of the Year: Burson-Marsteller.  Burson-Marsteller offices around the world won a total of 26 points for nominations in their own name or in the names of their clients.

Marketing Agency of the Year: Plasenta Conversation Agency, Istanbul, TurkeyPlasenta earned 28.5 points, tops among all marketing services agencies in this year's IBAs.

Interactive Services Agency of the Year: Reading Room, Singapore.  With 17.5 points, Reading Room is the most honored of this year's field of interactive agency contestants.

Top 10: After the winners of the above prizes, the following individual entrants earned the most award points in the 2013 IBAs:

1. Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA USA (24.5 points)
2. Jack Morton Worldwide, USA and United Kingdom (23)
3. LLORENTE & CUENCA, Madrid, Spain (21.5)
4. Maras Group, Adelaide, Australia (20)
5. Strategic Public Relations Group, Hong Kong (18.5)
6. MWW, East Rutherford, NJ USA (17.5)
7. Nu Skin Enterprises (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) (17.5)
8. Finansbank A.S., Istanbul, Turkey (17)
9. Save Your Numbers, Barcelona, Spain (17)
10. CallidusCloud, Pleasanton, CA USA (16)

Best of the IBA winners will also be granted the exclusive right to use a unique Best of the 2013 IBAs logo.

More than 250 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

For a complete list of Stevie Award winners in The 2013 International Business Awards in all categories visit www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will open for entries next month.  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 www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.   


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Where Are They Now? 2012 Stevie Awards Winner Brooke Denihan Barrett

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 11:53 AM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of 2012 Stevie winner Brooke Denihan Barrett of Denihan Hospitality Group.

Brooke Denihan Barrett is co-CEO of Denihan Hospitality Group, along with her brother and co-CEO Patrick Denihan.   With offices in New York and San Francisco, the firm is a nationally recognized, independent owner and operator of boutique hotels in top U.S. urban markets.

Denihan Barrett focuses on daily operational responsibilities at Denihan, which involves leading the company and spearheading its expansion plans. Mentoring up-and-coming employees and advocating for the advancement of women in the hospitality industry are also initiatives extremely important to Denihan Barrett and the company, and were complimented by her recent Stevie Award win.  Denihan Barrett has made a point of participating in a variety of events and panels to inspire and motivate the industry’s next generation of leaders.  

Brooke Denihan BarrettAfter winning a Stevie Award, Denihan Barrett noticed a direct uptick in interest in both her personal endeavors as well as in the operations at Denihan. Not only did colleagues and friends reach out to congratulate her, but there were also many emails and phone calls from hotel owners, vendors and potential industry partners. The Stevie Award win significantly helped broaden Denihan Barrett's overall awareness.

Winning the Stevie Award has provided Denihan Hospitality Group with incredible feedback from colleagues, friends and longtime acquaintances. The award has had a very positive effect on the company, helping it to garner much attention from new owners, investors and developers. It has been a great motivator for the firm's 2,000+ member team and continues to enhance the organization’s credibility as a leading owner/operator of boutique hotels.  

“Being honored by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business was an extremely beneficial experience." said Denihan Barrett.  "Not only did I meet many talented and interesting individuals at the awards ceremony, but being bestowed with this award has helped garner very positive feedback from friends, associates and potential business partners.”

The entry deadline for the 2013 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business is August 28.  Complete entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Tags: stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, women executive awards, denihan hospitality

Where Are They Now? 2011 Stevie Awards Winner Gwen Rhys

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 @ 11:50 AM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of 2011 Stevie winner Gwen Rhys, founder and CEO of Women in the City.

Women in the City is a London-based organization that promotes, recognizes and rewards female talent.  Women in the City started from a small idea – to host a luncheon for like-minded women working in a very male-dominated environment in the City of London, the city's financial center.  By 2011, when Rhys won a Stevie Award in the Women Helping Women category, her organization had grown into a well-respected entity with a strong voice representing women working in the professions.    

Gwen RhysWomen in the City has since had a successful 10th anniversary year with a sold-out luncheon attracting nearly 400 attendees in November 2012.  This year, Women in the City published a handbook for career-focused women, entitled Project Diamond: Bringing Brilliance to Business. 

Women in the City stages its own awards program, so Rhys knows firsthand just how important external validation can be in helping women to raise their profile both internally and externally.  

“Winning the Stevie Award made me feel very proud of what my team and I have achieved during the past decade," Rhys said.  "Women in the City partners with global corporations, and being able to describe my organization as ‘award-winning’ has elevated our position and enables us to play with the big boys.  What’s more, having dipped my toe into the water, I’ve now entered some other awards. My new motto is ‘if you’re not in it, you can’t win it.'  Putting yourself up for any award takes courage as you need to critically assess what you’ve done and then put yourself forward for judgment by complete strangers.  This also makes the achievement all that more credible. When I have a difficult moment I remember that I’m a Stevie winner, and things don’t seem nearly so bad.  Thanks to the Stevies, we are definitely  in it.” 

The entry deadline for the 2013 Stevie Awards for Women in Business is August 25.  Complete entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Tags: stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, women executive awards, gwen rhys, women in the city

10th Stevie Awards for Women in Business Issues Call for Entries

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

All Female Entrepreneurs, Executives and Employees Worldwide Are Eligible; Entry Deadline August 28, 2013

The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business have issued the call for entries for its 10th annual competition.  Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Stevie AwardThe Stevie Awards for Women in Business will celebrate its 10th anniversary by continuing to honor women in more than 50 categories including, among others, 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.  The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards and International Business Awards

All female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible for nomination.

The entry deadline is August 28 and late entries will be accepted through September 25 with payment of a small late fee.  Winners of the 10th annual competition will be announced at a gala awards dinner in New York on November 8, 2013.  

New categories in 2013 include Innovator of the Year, Woman of the Year and Event of the Year

Vicki Batten, chief executive officer of FSG Australia and a 2012 Gold Stevie winner, commented on the impact of her win:  “FSG Australia is now known to people on the other side of the world, and that is an important result of winning the Gold Stevie.  This experience was a most unexpected and humbling one.  The event is a high-profile and sparkling one, and it certainly made me feel very special, even to be nominated, let alone to take away the coveted gold statue.”

Other winners of the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business include, among others:

-          Kanchan Naikawadi, Director of Indus Health Plus Pvt. Ltd., Maharashtra, India

-          Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba, Founder and CEO of Friends of the Global Fund Africa, Lagos, Nigeria

-          Brooke Denihan Barrett, co-CEO of Denihan Hospitality Group, New York, N.Y.

-          Bethany Mayer, Senior VP and General Manager of HP Networking, HP, Palo Alto, Calif.

-          Emer Timmons, President of BT Global Services UK, BT, London, United Kingdom

-          Linda Clement-Holmes, Senior Vice President of The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

-          Christiane Schulz, Member of the German Executive Board, Global Partner, MD of Ketchum Pleon, Berlin, Germany

-          Mitchell Baker, Chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation, Mozilla, Mountain View, Calif.

-          Weili Dai, Co-Founder, Vice President and General Manager of Communications and Consumer Business of Marvell Technology Group Ltd, San Francisco, Calif.

-          LittlePINKBook.com, Atlanta, Ga.

-          Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc., El Segundo, Calif.

-          Vodafone Istanbul, Turkey

The 2012 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners reflect a diverse group of large and small organizations from around the globe. Organizations that won more than one Gold Stevie Award included Accenture, Creative Catapult, LLC, eCycle LLC, Friends of the Global Fund Africa, Oncology Rehab Partners, Sentis Pty Ltd, Susan Davis International, and Vaco Los Angeles.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are judged by many leading women entrepreneurs, executives and luminaries across businesses worldwide. 

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut later this year.  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 www.StevieAwards.com  and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube


Tags: stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, women executive awards

Where Are They Now? 2010 Stevie Awards Winner Isabelle Duston

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Fri, Aug 16, 2013 @ 01:54 PM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of Isabelle Duston, Founder of Apps of All Nations, LLC.

Isabelle Duston founded Apps of All Nations, LLC, a company for which she won two Gold Stevie Awards in the 2010 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.  After selling more than 500,000 apps, Duston tended to her dream of teaching reading in developing nations through the use of technology.  She created a non-profit organization, ilearn4fun, focused on providing reading in such areas.  In her leadership role there, she presented at many conferences; among them the mobile learning week at Unesco and Online-Educa. In 2011, she earned an innovation award from Region 2000.

Isabelle DustonDuston then created a social enterprise with a similar mission, called Et4d (Education Technology for Development) and made all the investments in this enterprise using the funds she reaped from Apps of All Nations.

Through a partnership with World Education, she won a partial grant from USaid to create the application smart4kids in Khmer for Cambodia, marking her first viable contract.  Recently, immigration laws have made it a little bit easier for entrepreneurs to obtain a green card but proving recognition as an entrepreneur was critical to this process for Duston.  She obtained her green card for the deployment of this education project. Duston’s winning two Gold Stevies marked this point of achievement in her career, and has since served as a springboard to her current role and successes.

This project is still Duston’s main focus, and she believes that in the coming years she will truly be able to make a difference in education while teaching reading in her mother tongue.  She attributes much of her ability to make these dreams come true to her Stevie wins and the recognition she earned as a consummate female entrepreneur.

“Earning the Stevies had a significant impact on my credibility as a founder and leader in business as well as that of the organization I was heading at the time I won.  I believe it played a role in allowing me get recognized in other awards competitions, and aided in my ability to secure a green card to work on my next project.  The Stevie Awards have helped me feel more confident in my capacity as an entrepreneur and an innovator, and has had great influence on the pursuits I continue to chase.”

The entry deadline for the 2013 Stevie Awards for Women in Business is August 28.  Complete details on how to enter are at www.StevieAwards.com/Women


Tags: stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards, women executive awards, isabelle duston, apps of all nations

Vote Now in the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 @ 12:58 PM

Yesterday we announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in this year's (10th annual) International Business Awards, the world's top honors for achievements in the workplace.  See the full list of winners here.

Today we've opened voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, a feature of the IBAs in which the general public worldwide can vote for their favorite companies and other organizations in 17 categories.  Voting is now open at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com

PCSAFCAwardImage mediumVoting concludes on September 13, and the top vote-getter in each category will receive a special crystal People's Choice Stevie Award at the IBA's 10th annual awards gala on October 14 at the W Hotel in Barcelona.

The 17 industry-specific categories in this year's voting are

Advertising, Marketing & PR
Automotive & Transportation
Business Services
Computer Hardware & Electronics
Computer Services
Computer Software
Conglomerates
Consumer Products, Food & Beverage
Energy & Utilities
Financial Services
Health & Pharmaceutical
Industrial
Internet & New Media
Media & Entertainment
Non-Profit & Government
Services
Telecommunications

Anyone can vote one time in any or all of the 17 categories.

Make your voice heard, vote now at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com

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Where Are They Now: 2012 Stevie Awards Winner Vicki Batten

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 04:50 PM

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

As we approach the entry deadlines for the 2013 competition we'll look back at some of the women who have won Stevie Awards over the past decade.  We'll catch up with them on their current activities, and learn what their Stevie win meant to them and their careers.

Today's profile is of Vicki Batten, CEO of FSG Australia.

Vicki BattenVicki Batten serves as CEO of a large, highly respected not-for-profit organization in Australia.  Throughout her career, Batten enjoyed some recognition as the recipient of local and state awards.  However, being nominated for a global Stevie Award and subsequently winning the Gold, was a source of great pride for Batten.

Once Batten earned the 2012 Gold Stevie Award for Female Innovator of the Year in the Government or Non-Profit category, things around her changed.  In addition to the voluminous recognition and accolades she earned from colleagues, throughout the community and in business, she was soon presented with many requests to speak at several events. 

The Gold Stevie Award, coupled with the increased interest in Batten’s speaking appearances, elevated her role in the community in which the non-profit she heads serves, and also helped spread the word about the prestige of the Stevie Awards on the Gold Coast. 

According to Batten: Any recognition of what you do when you give your all -- whether it be to a job or to a cause -- is a lovely feeling.  In this case, the recognition that meant the most to me was for the service I head.  FSG Australia is now known to people on the other side of the world, and that is an important result of winning the Gold Stevie.  This experience was a most unexpected and humbling one.  The event is a high-profile and sparkling one, and it certainly made me feel very special, even to be nominated, let alone to take away the coveted gold statue.”

Learn more about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.  The entry deadline is August 28.

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10th International Business Awards Announce Stevie Award Winners

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 12:32 PM

Business Awards to Celebrate Excellence Worldwide at Barcelona Event

Organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations have been announced as Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The 10th Annual International Business Awards, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

Stevie AwardNicknamed the Stevies from the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented at a gala event on Monday, 14 October at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.    

Winning 70 Gold Stevie Awards this year, organizations and individuals in the United States made the best showing.  South Korea came in second place with 43 Golds, while Turkey earned an impressive 21 Gold Stevies.  The United Kingdom earned 19 Gold followed by host nation Spain with 12, Canada with 11, China with 10, Australia with eight, Singapore with six, and the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates with five each.

The top Gold Stevie winner this year is Jack Morton Worldwide (UK and the USA) with five.  Accenture (USA), Maras Group (Australia), and Weber Shandwick (Brazil, Hong Kong and the UK) are runners-up with four each. Winners of three Gold Stevies are Best Doctors, Inc. (USA), Burson-Marsteller (Australia and the UAE), Coca-Cola Turkey (Turkey), Finansbank A.S. (Turkey), Globe Telecom (the Philippines), Ignacio de las Cuevas S.A. (Spain), KW Digital (Sweden), LLORENTE & CUENCA (Spain), Nu Skin Enterprises (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Reading Room (Singapore), and RTR Rete Rinnovabile (Italy).

A complete list of all 2013 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category is available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.   

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners were selected from more than 3,300 nominations 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.  

More than 100 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 this year. 

Next week the winners of the Best of the IBA Awards, five best-of-competition prizes, will be announced.

For high-resolution photos of the Stevie Award trophy 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.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will open for entries next month.  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 www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.   

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16 Days to 2013 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:13 AM

August 28 is the entry deadline for the 2013 (10th 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 Logo

If you haven't already done so, you can request an entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away. The entry kit contains all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries.

All female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible to be nominated. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business feature more than 80 categories to recognize achievement in many facets of worklife. Business award categories include entrepreneur awards, executive awards, management team awards, company of the year awards, PR awards, marketing awards, new product awards, website awards, app awards, and more.

The eligibility period for 2013 entries extends from July 1, 2012 - your entries should describe achievements since that date.  The only exceptions to this rule are the Best New Company, Lifetime Achievement, and web site categories - there is no eligibility timeframe period for these categories. You can begin by registering here.

We've also just published a new video entitled "How to Enter the Stevie Awards for Women in Business" to help you make the most out of your entries. Watch it here.

If you can't make the August 28 entry deadline, September 25 is the last day that entries will be accepted with payment of $35 late fee per entry. Finalists will be announced on October 9 and 2013 winners will be celebrated at an awards gala on November 8 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Don't hesitate to contact us with questions regarding the 2013 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.  Email us at help@stevieawards.com  or call us at + 1 703-547-8389 and we'll get back to you right away.

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

Last Day to Vote for Your Favorite New Products of the Year

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Aug 09, 2013 @ 01:12 PM

People's Choice Stevie AwardsToday, Friday, August 9, is the last day to vote in the 5th edition of the People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, as part of The American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program.

Voting is open at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com and will conclude at 11:59PM ET tonight.

This is a nationwide vote in which the general public will get to choose one favorite product in more than 30 categories including:

  • Favorite Cloud App/Service
  • Favorite Consumer Product
  • Favorite Hardware
  • Favorite Telecommunications Service

All new products and services that were nominated in the new product awards categories of The 2013 American Business Awards are automatically included in people’s choice voting. Organizations will have the opportunity to win two awards: a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award, as determined by professionals in the ABAs’ peer-review judging, and a crystal People's Choice Stevie Award, as determined by the public vote.

Winners of the crystal People's Choice Stevie Awards will be announced at The American Business Awards' new product and tech awards banquet at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on September 16.

Past winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products include Apple, Boost Mobile, Dow Jones, and Samsung.

Tags: American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, product of the year, new product awards

103 Preliminary Judges for The International Business Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Aug 06, 2013 @ 10:15 AM

As we get ready to wrap up the final round of judging for The 10th Annual International Business Awards tomorrow, we want to acknowledge the contribution of the 103 professionals worldwide who participated in the preliminary round of judging for the 2013 IBAs.

Stevies 2013 LogoThe International Business Awards are the world's top business accolades, recognizing achievement in every facet of the workplace.  The IBAs feature categories to recognize achievements in management, new product development, marketing, public relations, creative media such as websites and apps, customer service, human resources, and more.

The preliminary round of judging, conducted from early May through mid-July, determined the entries in this year's IBAs that were eligible to be considered in the final round of judging, which began on July 29 and concludes on August 7.

This year's Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Award winners will be announced on August 14, and celebrated at a gala banquet on October 14 at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.  Learn more about the IBAs at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

We thank the following professionals around the world who participated in this year's preliminary judging.

Dr. Mamdooh Abdelmottle, Founding President, International Police Sciences Association, Sharjah Police, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Mohammad Al Dweiri, Training Specialist, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abdulla Al Neyadi, Research and Study Analysis, Al Ain Muncipality, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Abdulrahman Alblooshi, Strategic Planning & Performance Management, Al Ain City Municipality, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Mahmoud Alhayek, Quality Expert, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Juan Paolo Arao, HR Senior Supervisor, Bahrain National Gas Company, Bahrain
Kari Baker, Director, Account Management, Phizzle, San Francisco, CA, USA
Sriram Bakthisaran, CEO, Mercuri Media Limited, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Nagabhushan Balaji, Head Internal Control, Legal & Compliance, Dubai First, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
W. Nicole Barclay, Senior Copywriter & Fashion Editor, Fashion, Luxury, Identity., New York, NY, USA
Victoria Barnett, Senior Marketing Executive, Royal College of Nursing, London, United Kingdom
Donald Batting, Senior Creative Design Consultant, Ernst & Young Enterprise Support Services, New York, NY, USA
Israel Bonequi, Creative Director, Birds Nest Foundation, Montreal, Canada
Jane Bryant, Director, Spire Communications, Potomac Falls, VA, USA
Benito Castro, Co-organizer, Evento Blog España, Madrid, Spain
Venkata Rajesh Cheerla, Group Senior Manager - HR Strategy, Policies & Compliance, Etisalat Group, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dongyul Cho, Executive Director, Cheil Worldwide, Seoul, South Korea
Kate Darcy-Hohenthal, Founder, The Birthday Club, Manchester, CT, USA
Rachel Deutsch, Creative Director, The Design Channel, Chevy Chase, MD, USA
Danielle Di-Masi, Managing Director, The Interactions Lab, Coogee, Australia
Jon Dobinson, Executive Creative Director, Other Creative Limited, London, United Kingdom
Alexander Dourchev, CEO, All Channels Communication, Sofia, Bulgaria
Michal Dunin, Managing Director, WebTalk, Warsaw, Poland
Stacey Edmonds, Head of Films & Digital, Be Learning, Moore Park, Australia
Mahdi El Horchi, Consultant, Blue Ocean Consulting JLT, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Waleed Farag, Telecom Supervisor, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Lauren Gertzman, Owner, Inside Minds, LLC, Washington, DC, USA
Laura Gosse, Founder, lrgworks, McLean, VA, USA
Dr. Adel Hamad, CEO, Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Company (GARMCO), Manama, Bahrain
Robin Harris, Principal/Creative Director, Harris Design Inc., McLean, VA, USA
Deanna Hart, Operations Manager, IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Jesse Hertstein, Senior CSR Specialist, Amway, Ada, MI, USA
Leo Indarwahono, Public Health & Educational Executive, Unilever Indonesia Tbk, Jakarta, Indonesia
Petr Jares, Sales Manager, Et netera a.s., Prague, Czech Republic
Monika Jaslowska, Senior Head of Brand Public Relations Department, Polpharma Biuro Handlowe Sp. z o. o., Warsaw, Poland
Beverly Jensen, President/CEO, WomensMedicineBowl.com, Grecia, Alejuela, Costa Rica
Jane Johnson, Director of Content Development, Pivot Communications, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Sinta Kaniawati, Director, Unilever Foundation, Unilever Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Hakan Karamanli, IT Manager, Garanti Teknoloji, Istanbul, Turkey
Joe Kay, Senior Business Transformation Consultant, London, United Kingdom
Faiz Kermani, PhD, Senior Communications Manager, SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communications Ltd., Basel, Switzerland
Norbert Kilen, Strategy Director, Think Kong, Warszawa, Poland
Ellen Kim, President & Creative Director, GRAPHEK, Great Falls, VA, USA
Andreea Leonte, PR Director, McCann PR, Bucharest, Romania
Chris Litherland, International Senior Director HR, Intermec, Düsseldorf, Germany
Tony Liu, Founder, Creative Chairman, aeiou, Shanghai, China
Petro Lymar, Regional Business Development, Yandex, Odessa, Ukraine
Anil Machado, Managing Director, T Nell, Sieradz, Poland
Graeme MacKenzie, Director of Industry Affairs, Adlens Ltd., Oxford, United Kingdom
Dr. Kanak Madrecha, Advisor-Corporate Excellence Division, Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Connie Maina Nkatha, Corporate Communications, Kenya Wildlife Service, Nairobi, Kenya
Melek Manisali, Founder, M3 Public Relations, Istanbul, Turkey
Margaret Manning, CEO, Reading Room, London, United Kingdom
Maciej Maslak, Head of Strategy, WebTalk, Warsaw, Poland
Wessam Massoud, Programme Delivery Manager, Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center (ADSIC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Chris McConnell, Senior Manager, Global Capability, Accenture, Chicago, IL, USA
Karen McFadzen, Vice President Technical Services, Cisco Systems, Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Colin McKillop, CEO, Butcher Enterprises, Windsor, ON, Canada
Jeremy McWilliams, Managing Director, Bang TV, London, United Kingdom
Ronald Meske, President, Training Systems Design, Camarillo, CA, USA
Eliza Misiecka, Founder and CEO, GENESIS PR Poland, Warsaw, Poland
Steve Morgan, Senior Web Designer, Foxtons, London, United Kingdom
Motomasa Murayama, Professor, Tokiwa University, Mito City, Japan
Ozgur Mutlu, Director of Financial and Administrative Affairs, Ankara Natmon AS, Ankara, Turkey
Tamara Nall, President & CEO, The Leading Niche, New York, NY, USA
Deane Nettles, Creative Director, Deane Nettles Associates, Baltimore, MD, USA
Angela Nielsen, President, One Lily Creative Agency, Barstow, CA, USA
Rajiv Noronha, AVP, Location HR Leader & Head of Org. Effectiveness (BPO), Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore, India
Gail Oring, Partner, GO! Creative, Kensington, MD, USA
Mark O'Toole, Managing Director, Public Relations & Content Marketing, H|B, Newton, MA, USA
Katarzyna Pawlikowska, Managing Partner, Garden of Words, Warsaw, Poland
Donald Pillai, International Marketing Executive, Bumbo (Pty) Ltd, Rosslyn, South Africa
Churchill Dass Prince, Founder & CEO, Sales Intellect Company, Chennai, India
Rosaline Raj, Principal, Creative Chaos Communications, Milpitas, CA, USA
V.S. Ramachandran, Senior Vice President, Emarat, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mohamed A. R. Rashed, Director of Human Resources, Ahlia University, Manama, Bahrain
Emma Real, Specialist, Corporate Communications, AECOM, Chicago, IL, USA
Dennis Reno, Vice President, Customer Experience, Oracle Global Customer Support, San Francisco, CA, USA
Linanne Sackett, Principal Investigator, Verizon Next Step Program, Albany, NY, USA
Sasan Saeidi, Managing Director, FP7, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hande Sarantopoulos, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Director, Kale Group, Istanbul, Turkey
Susan Savage, General Manager, MICROS Fidelio Australia, South Turramurra, NSW Australia
Lauren Selikoff, Managing Director, Selikoff+Company, Orange, NJ, USA
A.K.M. Sharma, Group General Manager, RITES LTD., Gurgaon, India
Peter Siggaard-Andersen, Owner, Siggaard-Consulting, Heiligenhaus, Germany
Manu Singh, Manager - Contact Center, Dubai First, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Pelle Sjöqvist, Creative Director, Dahlheim & Sjöqvist, Stockholm, Sweden
Brenda South, Executive Vice President, West Coast Technology Practice, Weber Shandwick, Seattle, WA, USA
Kiichiro Suda, CEO, TECNET Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Shoab Syed, Principal Consultant, Sovnex, Brampton, ON, Canada
Jacqueline Teo, General Manager, Programme Management Office, FOXTEL, Putney, Australia
Victoria Thorpe, Vice President, Client Services, Trapeze, Toronto, ON, Canada
Eugene Tiah, President, Phoenix Park Gas Processors, Trinidad and Tobago
Han Tjan, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Daimler AG, New York, NY, USA
Ryan Tweedie, Managing Partner, Sapien LLC, Morristown, NJ, USA
Vinny Verdi, Producer, CUNY-TV, New York, NY USA
Helmut von Fircks, CEO, F & H Public Relations GmbH, Munchen, Germany
Tzyy Wang, Marketing Director, MSL China, Beijing, China
Brian Ward, SVP Client Engagement, Stylesight, New York, NY, USA
Paddy Weerasekera, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and CSR, Expolanka Holdings PLC, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Carolyn White, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations, Graebel Companies, Inc., Aurora, CO, USA
Floor Wijburg, CEO, W & I Consultants, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Katarzyna Wilczewska, Public Affairs Manager, Kompania Piwowarska SA, Poznan, Poland
Debra Woodfork, Production and Design Manager, Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington, DC, USA
Nevine Younes, Art Director, Catalone Design Co., LLC, Bethesda, MD, USA
David Zapata, President, Zapwater Communications, Chicago, IL, USA
Rebecca Zhao, Director/Designer, www.zstudioca.com, GuangZhou City, China
Joseph Zitzelberger, Director of Manufacturing Development, Kenworth Truck Company, PACCAR Inc, Chillicothe, OH, USA

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New Video: How to Enter the Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @ 02:53 PM

 

Today we've published a new video entitled "How to Enter the Stevie Awards for Women in Business."  Watch it here.

If you're not familiar with the Stevies for Women, they are the world's top honors for women entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.  The awards are now in their 10th year, and all organizations and individuals worldwide are eligible to submit nominations.  Learn more at www.StevieAwards.com/Women

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

* Entrepreneur Awards
* Executive Awards
* Management Team Awards
* Company of the Year Awards
* PR Awards
* Marketing Awards
* New Product Awards
* Website & App Awards
and More

The entry deadline is August 28, but late entries will be accepted through September 25 with payment of a $35/entry late fee.

Tags: stevie awards, women awards, women in business awards

One Week Left to Vote for Your Favorite New Products of the Year

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Aug 02, 2013 @ 10:13 AM

Favorite New Products of the Year

August 9 is the last day to vote in the 5th edition of the People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, as part of The American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program.

If you haven't yet voted, you can vote now: http://PeoplesChoice.StevieAwards.com.

This is a nationwide vote in which the general public will get to choose one favorite product in more than 30 categories including:

  • Favorite Cloud App/Service
  • Favorite Consumer Product
  • Favorite Hardware
  • Favorite Telecommunications Service

All new products and services that were nominated in the new product awards categories of The 2013 American Business Awards are automatically included in people’s choice voting. Organizations will have the opportunity to win two awards: a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award, as determined by professionals in the ABAs’ peer-review judging, and a crystal People's Choice Stevie Award, as determined by the public vote.

Winners of the crystal People's Choice Stevie Awards will be announced at The American Business Awards' new product and tech awards banquet at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on September 16.

Past winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products include Apple, Boost Mobile, Dow Jones, and Samsung.

Tags: American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, product of the year, new product awards

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