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Schedule Revised for First Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 @ 10:20 AM

We have decided to change the schedule for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards, to allow more time to solicit entries, recruit judges, and ensure that the first edition of these awards are a success.

Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards logoThe Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the first new Stevie Awards program to be launched in seven years.  The competition is open to all organizations operating in the 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.  The website at Asia.StevieAwards.com is available in seven languages, and entries may be submitted in, and will be judged in, all of those languages.  The competition features 18 categories.  Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be chosen on a national basis, and Grand Stevie winners on a regional basis.

Here is the revised schedule:

The entry deadline that was originally scheduled for December 4 has been changed to February 19.

The late entry deadline, originally scheduled for January 21, has been changed to March 31.

The first round of judging, to determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners by nation, will begin after the March 31 deadline.

The announcement of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners by nation will be made on April 23.

The second round of judging, to determine the winners of the Grand Stevie Awards in each category, will begin the week of May 5.  Grand Stevie winners will be announced at the awards banquet.

The first Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards banquet will take place in late May in Seoul, South Korea, the date and setting to be determined.

Get your entry kit and full details on the competition at Asia.StevieAwards.com.

Questions about the competition?  We have representatives in a number of Asian nations to help you - check out the list of them here.

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Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Announce Winners in 10th Annual Competition

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 08:59 AM

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Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business announced the results of its 2013 competition on Friday, November 8.

2013 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators of the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards. The Stevie is widely considered to be the world’s premier business award.

With more than 400 businesswomen and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  Nations represented at the event include Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A.  The presentations were broadcast live across the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 1,200 nominations from organizations and individuals in 16 nations were submitted to the awards this year for consideration in categories including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, and Best New Company of the Year, among others.  More than 240 professionals around the world participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and then the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements.

For the first time, Grand Stevie Award trophies were presented to the five organizations that submitted the best body of entries to the competition, in their own names or in the names of one or more clients.  The Grand Stevie Award winners are, in descending order:

-          Melissa Sones Consulting, New York, NY U.S.A.

-          Accenture, Chicago, IL U.S.A.

-          Deborah Mitchell Heaven Health & Beauty Limited, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

-          VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA U.S.A.

-          Child’s Play Communications, New York, NY U.S.A.

Notable Gold Stevie Award winners from this year’s competition include:

-          Karen Drexler, Founder and Executive Chair, CellScape Corp., Newark, CA U.S.A. - Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Services – Up to 2,500 Employees

-          Giovanna Pozzi, VP Business Development and Energy Management, RTR Rete Rinnovabile, Rome, Italy- Female Executive of the Year – Business Products – Less Than 2,500 Employees

-             Carolyn McCall, Founder & CEO, easyJet,  Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom - Female Executive of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa

-          Frieda Caplan, Founder, Frieda's Inc., Los Alamitos, CA, U.S.A. – Lifetime Achievement

-          Jamila Suliman Khanji, Family Development Foundation, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- Female Employee of the Year – Government or Non-Profit

-          Procontent Sp. z.o.o., Warsaw, Poland and their campaign on behalf of Saxo Bank Poland- Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Reputation/Brand Management

-          RedBalloon, Sydney, Australia - Company of the Year – Consumer Products or Services

-          Women Presidents’ Organization, New York, NY U.S.A.- Organization of the Year – Government or Non-Profit

-          Eileen Martinson, CEO, Sparta Systems, Inc., Hamilton, NJ U.S.A. - Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Products – More Than 10 Employees

-          She Takes on the World Inc., Kitchener, ON, Canada- Website of the Year

-          Cenergy International, Houston, TX U.S.A.- Fastest Growing Company of the Year

-          Pivot Communications, Salt Lake City, UT U.S.A. - Management Team of the Year – 10 or Less Employees

The 2013 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 include Accenture, Child’s Play Communications, Final Salute Inc., CVS Caremark, FCi Federal, Influence and Co., Laserfiche, other, Pivot Communications, TalkSession, Inc., and VerticalResponse.

For a complete list of Stevie Award winners and more information, visit www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Entries for the 2014 edition of the awards will open next May.  Join the mailing list to receive the entry kit by email as soon as it's available.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie 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 www.stevieawards.com.

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Stevie Awards Winner and Judge Jessica Eaves Mathews Talks Winning, Judging, and Lawyering

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Nov 07, 2013 @ 01:54 PM

Jessica Eaves Mathews is CEO of Leverage a Lawyer LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and chaired the final judging committee for the Company/Organization categories of the 2013 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.  We talked to Jessica about judging, the law, and what motivates her day-to-day life.

Jessica Eaves Mathews was enthusiastic about the Stevies judging process.  “It was amazing to win several Stevie Awards last year, but an even greater honor to be asked to chair the final judging committee for the categories in which we were honored,” Jessica told us.

Jessica Eaves Mathews“It wasn’t until I did the judging this year that I realized how truly incredible it was that my company and I both won awards last year.  The caliber of companies and women who were Finalists in this year’s Women in Business Awards was staggering.  I found myself inspired to do more and make a bigger impact as a result of the work they are doing in the world.  What an accomplished, amazing group of women!”

Legal Advice

As the founder of Leverage a Lawyer, we couldn’t let Jessica go without asking for legal advice, specifically what working women should know about the law that could contribute to their success.

“I always say that addressing the legal foundation for your business makes a powerful and profound statement,” said Jessica.  “It is sending the message to the world that you are to be taken seriously, and it is honoring your hard work as a business owner or innovator.”

According to Jessica:  “Building a business without making sure your legal ducks are in a row is like building a house on sand.  It might looks nice for a while, but it isn’t sustainable.  Long-term and sustainable success requires attention to your legal foundation.  It is not something to be feared or avoided: it is something to embrace and celebrate.  Through Leverage a Lawyer and Leverage Legal Group, we have helped women business owners protect themselves and their companies for years, and we are very proud of that legacy.”

Winning Experience

Leverage A Lawyer was named New Company of the Year in the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and Jessica won the Silver Stevie for Female Entrepreneur of the Year-Business Services.  “Winning these Stevie Awards has been an incredible experience,” commented Jessica.  “It immediately gave us a national and international platform, and credibility in the marketplace. I know it has enabled us to grow as a business and a brand in ways we could not have done without the recognition.”

Travel Tips

Jessica travels a lot on business and tells us that the two business apps she can’t live without when on the road are Evernote, an app that helps you to remember everything across all your computers and devices; and Tripit, an all-in-one travel organizer.

Motivation and Inspiration

Finally, we asked Jessica what makes her hit the ground running in the morning.  Her response: “I know my why.  I know why I do what I do and for whom I do it, namely my little girl.  I have spent a lot of time getting clarity on my calling and what I am meant to do on this planet.  When you know your purpose, it is easy to jump out of bed each morning.”

Jessica’s two passions early in life were to become either a professional singer or an actor, but now Jessica wouldn’t change a thing. She has ended up doing exactly what she wants to be doing because she made some radical changes a few years ago that enabled her to follow her heart and her passion for the law.

Jessica concluded:  “I surround myself with incredible colleagues and friends who also are living their purpose.  It has been said that you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with, and I take that seriously.  By being in daily contact with people whom I admire and who inspire me, I can find motivation even on tough days.”

About Jessica Eaves Mathews
Jessica Eaves Mathews is America’s Advocate for Women in Business®, an award-winning entrepreneur, intellectual property and business lawyer, best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and leading authority on helping women entrepreneurs and executives step into their power and create a brilliant business, career and life on their own terms.

Jessica has spent her legal career representing all types of businesses, from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Before launching her own firm, she was the head of litigation and compliance for Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft.   Jessica is the founder and CEO of Leverage Legal Group®, an intellectual property and business law firm.

Jessica is founder and CEO of several other companies, including Grace & Game® and Untoxicating Beauty®. She is an adjunct professor at University of New Mexico Law School, a member of the New Mexico Economic Development Council, co-founder and Chief Legal Officer for The Virtual Accelerator™, a virtual business accelerator for startups, and co-founder of Hautepreneurs™, the Premier Peer Network for New Mexico's Women Entrepreneurs.

About Leverage a Lawyer and Leverage Legal Group
Leverage Legal Group® is a global intellectual property and business law firm for the new economy. Jessica’s team of exceptional, experienced attorneys provides world-class, flat fee legal services, virtual general counsel and in-sourced legal services to companies of all sizes. The firm’s award-winning, entry-level program, Leverage-a-Lawyer®, provides budget-friendly, flat-fee legal services, information, and education for first-time business owners or start-ups who don’t yet have the budget for full-blown legal counsel.  For more information go to www.leveragelegalgroup.com and www.leverage-a-lawyer.com.

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Who's Coming to the Women in Business Awards This Friday?

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 @ 01:29 PM

The 10th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business will be held this coming Friday, November 8 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  The event is a complete sell-out - we're adding names to a waiting list for available tickets at this point.

SAWIB13 ProgramThese are the world's top honors for women entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.  Almost 400 women - and men - from around the world will gather this Friday evening to celebrate the Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in this year's Stevies for Women.  Winners were selected by the scores of more than 240 judges around the world.

A PDF of the program book that all awards dinner attendees will receive is now available - get it here.

So who's coming to this celebration of the achievements of women in the workplace worldwide?  Here's the list of organizations that have confirmed their attendance.

ACADEMI LLC McLean VA USA
Accenture  Chicago  IL USA
Acxiom Corporation Foster City CA USA
Advice Interactive Group McKinney TX USA
Agency marketing services public relations and media Siegburg Germany
Aio Wireless Alpharetta GA USA
AIReS Pittsburgh PA USA
ALOM Technologies  Fremont  CA
Amadeus  Miami  FL USA
ARIIX Bountiful UT USA
At Media  Philadelphia  PA USA
A-T Solutions  Vienna VA USA
AT&T Dallas TX USA
Babesta New York NY USA
Barclays Jersey City NJ USA
Barnum Financial Group Shelton CT USA
Bluegreen Vacations Boca Raton FL USA
Bounce Consulting Maryborough VIC Australia
Brain Power Enrichment Programs: Language Arts Thornhill ON Canada
BrightLine  New York  NY  USA
Business TalkRadio Network Greenwich CT USA
bytes of knowledge Nashville TN USA
CardioDx Inc. Palo Alto CA USA
Cascades Tissue Group  Candiac QC Canada
Cass and Company  Kennett Square PA USA
CellScape Corp.  Newark CA USA
Cenergy International  Houston  TX USA
CFS2  Tulsa  OK  USA
CGI Inc. Toronto ON Canada
Child's Play Communications New York NY USA
Citrus Lane Mountain View CA USA
Clayton Kendall Inc. Monroeville PA USA
CMI Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
CoachingLabs LLC / LeBootCamp Los Altos CA USA
Colombian American Chamber of Commerce  Miami  FL  USA
CommonKindness Sausalito CA USA
Cross Country Home Services Sunrise FL USA
CSOFT International  Bejing China
CSSS.NET  Washington  DC  USA
CVS Caremark  Woonsocket  RI USA
Deborah Mitchell Heaven Health & Beauty Ltd  Wolverhampton United Kingdom
DentaSpa Seminars N. Miami Beach FL USA
Designated Editor  Newport RI USA
EMC Corporation Hopkinton MA USA
Enterprise Community Partners Inc.  Columbia  MD  USA
ERA Environmental Management Solutions Belle Mina AL USA
Family Development Foundation Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
FCi Federal Leesburg VA USA
Final Salute Inc. Alexandria VA USA
Financial Voyages LLC Atlanta GA USA
Frank Frank Goldstein & Nager P.C. New York NY USA
Frieda's Inc.  Los Alamitos  CA  USA
gemaker Sutherland (Sydney) NSW Australia
Global Leaders in Law Beaconsfield United Kingdom
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas  Little Rock AR USA
GreyHawk Films  Charlotte  NC  USA
Happy Family Brands  New York  NY USA
Happy Family Brands New York NY USA
HIPA  Dubai  United Arab Emirates
Hitachi Data Systems Santa Clara CA USA
HMA Associates Inc. Washington DC USA
iAcquire  Phoenix  AZ  USA
ICE Worldwide Portsmouth NH USA
iFinance Canada Inc.  Toronto ON Canada
InfiniEDGE Software. Inc Prairieville LA USA
Inspired to Health  Weehawken NJ USA
Interakt  New York  NY USA
Isagenix International LLC. Chandler AZ USA
Joy Lynn Inc. Roswell GA USA
JUMP Technology Services Oklahoma City OK USA
KC Projects Birmingham AL USA
Kennedy Austin TX USA
Kristen White TV  St. Louis MO USA
Lab42 Chicago Illinois USA
Little PINK Book  Atlanta GA USA
Management Consultancy International Sydney NSW Australia
Marketing 24/7  Birmingham AL USA
Marketing Maven Public Relations Camarillo CA USA
Marnie Homes Bethany Beach DE USA
MBX Systems  Libertyville IL USA
Melissa Sones Consulting New York NY USA
Metso Mining and Construction York PA USA
MHL Consortium Sunnyvale CA USA
Motional Multimedia Kansas City MO USA
MQ Enterprise LLC Anacortes WA USA
MS Derm Consulting  Bangalore India
MTS Allstream  Toronto ON Canada
MWW East Rutherford NJ USA
Nathalie Lussier Media Inc. Brooklyn NY USA
National Center for Documentation & Research  Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates
NEI Global Relocation  Omaha NE USA
NetApp Vienna VA USA
Network9  New York NY USA
Neustar, Inc. Sterling VA USA
NJVC LLC Chantilly VA USA
One Legacy Pty Ltd Gold Coast QLD Australia
Ontario Systems Muncie IN USA
Optum  Eden Prairie  MN  USA
other London United Kingdom
Performics Chicago IL USA
Pink Elephant Burlington Ontario Canada
Pivot Communications Salt Lake City UT USA
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP  New York NY USA
Primrose Schools Acworth GA USA
Proforma Amplified Detroit MI USA
ProgenyHealth Plymouth Meeting PA USA
Prosperity Organic Foods Inc. Boise ID USA
Rebecca Jean Alonzi San Francisco CA USA
Rhea Lana Inc. Conway AR USA
RTR Rete Rinnovabile Rome Italy
Sage Environmental Services Inc. Seattle WA USA
Sandra L. Leyva Inc. Plano TX USA
She Takes on the World Inc. Kitchener ON Canada
SPARK Publications Charlotte NC USA
Sparta Systems Inc. Hamilton NJ USA
Spellbinders Paper Arts LLC Phoenix AZ USA
SPLICE Software  Calgary  AB  Canada
Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. Phoenix AZ USA
Staff Management | SMX Chicago IL USA
Strategic Medical Orange County CA USA
Stratus Interactive  West Chester PA USA
sweetriot New York NY USA
TalkSession Inc. New York NY USA
Terri Bennett Enterprises Charlotte NC USA
The Assistance Fund  Inc.  Orlando  FL  USA
The Assistance Fund Inc. Orlando FL USA
The Avoca Group Princeton NJ USA
The Dr. Pat Show and The Transformation Network  Seattle WA USA
The S3 Agency Boonton NJ USA
The Suburban Jungle Realty Group Greenwich CT USA
The Thomas Collective  New York  NY  USA
The Volel Consulting Group  Washington  DC USA
Tobin Enterprises St. Thomas ON Canada
TravLynx, LLC  Hendersonville TN USA
Tugboat Brand & Business Development  Highwood IL USA
Utah Avalanche  Salt Lake City UT USA
Vaco Los Angeles  Los Angeles  CA  USA
Vantage PR San Francisco CA USA
Ventyx an ABB Company Atlanta GA USA
Verne Global Falls Church VA USA
VerticalResponse San Francisco CA USA
Visible Communication LLC Livonia MI USA
Wells Fargo Bank San Francisco CA USA
WhiteHat Security Santa Clara CA USA
Women Presidents' Organization  New York  NY USA
Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Boston MA USA
ZinePaak  New York NY USA

Join the mailing list for the 2014 Stevie Awards for Women in Business and you'll be emailed the entry kit as soon as it's available next May.

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