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Who's Coming to The International Business Awards This Friday?

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Oct 19, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

More than 280 executives from over 30 nations will gather at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada this coming Friday evening, October 23 for the presentation of The 12th Annual International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program.

stevieawardGold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award® winners, selected from more than 3,700 nominations received from organizations and individuals in more than 60 nations, were announced on August 13. All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can submit entries in a wide range of categories, including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, PR awards, customer service awards, website awards, and more.

More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process this year to determine the Stevie winners.

Winners of People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, as voted by the general public, and Grand Stevie Award trophies, as determined by the total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies won in the IBAs, were also announced earlier and will be presented in Toronto this Friday.

Here is the list of 2015 Stevie-winning organizations that will be represented in Toronto this Friday.

ACE enterprise Slovakia
Airglow Aviation Services FZC
Amec Foster Wheeler
Amira Nature Foods
Anadolu Efes
Atmel Corporation
Bahrain National Gas Company
BeneXchange Financial Group
Bharti Airtel
BI Group Company
boogy the event company
Çalik Enerji
Carbonite  Inc.
Carestream NDT
Cathy Turney
Ceyhinz Link International Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.  San Jose
Cisco Systems Raleigh
Dani Communications Co., Ltd
De Beers Group of Companies
DHL Express Canada
Dogus Group
Dubai First Pvt. JSC
Dubai Statistics Center
Edelman Indonesia
Entrepreneurial Business School
Enzaim Health Co.  Ltd.
FCV Interactive
Forest Seawall Association
Frank & Oak
Garanti Bank
Garanti Pension and Life
Garden Centre
GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications
GENESIS Public Relations sp.z o.o. sp.k. & LEWIATHAN
Globe Telecom  Inc.
Hay Group
Hindustan Petroleum Co.
IETT General Directorate
J2 Global
KB Kookmin Bank
KEPCO Nuclear Fuel Company
Kim Hung Ki Mentor Team
Kinova, Inc.
Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency (KOSHA)
Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (COMWEL)
Limak Kosovo International Airport
M3 Communications Group, Inc.
Market Edge Limited
Micro Kickboard
Natcom S.A
Nerium International
NU SKIN Greater China
Passion Film
PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk
QLess, Inc.
Resolute Forest Products
RheinBrücke IT Consulting
Road and Transport Authority - Rail Agency
RSA Insurance
ScaleFocus AD
Seegene Medical Foundation
Sharjah Police
Strategic Public Relations Group
Studio 5 Designs
Su Hee Jo, Photographer
Tahincioglu Group
TELUS Communications
Textual Serviços de Comunicação
The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
The Guarantee Company of North America
The National Archives
Time Warner Inc.
Türk Telekom
U.S. Green Building Council
UnitedHealth Group
Vakif Emeklilik
Verne Global
Viettel Timor Leste Unipessoal  Lda
Weber Shandwick
WNS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Xcel Energy
Zeno Stratcom Indonesia
Ziehm Imaging GmbH
Zorlu Shopping Mall

Photos and videos of the awards presentations will be available next week.

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Topics: International business awards, IBAs, people's choice awards, Best of the IBAs, International Awards

Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Announce Finalists in 12th Annual Competition

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Oct 08, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Finalists were announced today in the 12th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the world’s top honors for women entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards and International Business Awards. The Stevies are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards.

Women-in-Business-Finalist-picsThis year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced at an awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 13. Tickets are now on sale.

More than 400 women and their guests from around the world are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream via the Stevie Awards’ Facebook page from 7:30 pm ET, and the red carpet pre-show will air on the Stevie Awards’ Periscope from 6:00 pm ET.

More than 1,400 entries were submitted this year by organizations and individuals around the world for consideration in more than 90 categories including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women-Run Workplace of the Year.

Among the leading contenders with five or more Finalists are Accenture, Chicago, IL; AT&T, Dallas, TX; Collectively, San Francisco, CA; DHL Express Worldwide; Digital Air Strike, Scottsdale, AZ; Digital Risk, Orlando, FL; iFinance Canada Inc., Toronto, Canada; Jacobson Strategic Communications, Philadelphia, PA; LLORENTE & CUENCA, Madrid, Spain; Ooredoo, Doha, Qatar; Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON, Canada; Red Hat, Raleigh, NC; Roshan, Kabul, Afghanistan; and Synchrony Financial, Stamford, CT.

For a complete list of Finalists by category, visit

Finalists were chosen by more than 120 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of five specialized judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging that begins on October 19.

Topics: business awards, women awards, Women in Business, Awards for Women in Business

Thanks to the 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business Preliminary Judges

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Oct 07, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

The following professionals participated in preliminary judging of the 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business in September and October.  Their average scores determined the 2015 Finalists.  We thank them for their time, insights and support.

Husam Mahmoud Abdallah, Sr. Specialist Strategy & Business Excellence, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates             

Lisa Abeyta, Founder/CEO, APPCityLife, Inc., Albuquerque, NM USA                                                                                                                           
Lara Abrams, Managing Partner, Lara Abrams Communications, LLC, San Ramon, CA USA                                                                                                                     

Stevie2015_Logo_S-2Nicole Y. Adams, Marketing, PR and Corporate Communications Translator, NYA Communications, Bellbird Park, QLD Australia             

Megan Alarid, Chief Digital Officer, Cenergy, Houston, TX USA   

Maryam Al Hashmi, Deputy Representative of Quality, Fujairah Police G.H.Q, Fujairah, AlFujairah, United Arab Emirates

Huda Al-Husaini, Associate Engineer, Jordan Engineers Association, Shmisani, Amman, Jordan   

Karen Appleton, Founder, Box, Inc, Los Altos, CA USA

Elycia Arendt, Digital Strategist, Horizontal Integration, Minnetonka, MN USA    

Ani Atanasova, CEO, Pixelhunters, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Victoria Barnett, Senior Marketing Director, Royal College of Nursing, Epping, Essex, United Kingdom

Janet Beale, Managing Director, Sytor Enterprises Pty Ltd, East Lindfield, NSW Australia               

Dea Benson, Chief Accounting Officer, Realogy, Parsippany, NJ USA       

Denise Blasevick, CEO, The S3 Agency, Boonton, NJ USA              

Tya Bolton, CEO / Business and Event Strategist, Exceptional Business Solutions, LLC, Columbia, MD USA              

Jane Bryant, Director, Spire Communications, Potomac Falls, VA USA     

Carolin Buchardt, CEO and founder, CB Praxisberatung, Germany            

Cheryl Budd, Chief Communications Officer, National Council on Compensation Insurance, Boca Raton, FL USA 

Roman Bukary, VP Account Management, NetSuite, Denver, CO USA    

Beverly Butler, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo, Treasury Management, San Francisco, CA USA  

Mj Callaway, Author, Coach, Speaker, Rock More Sales, Delmont, USA United States     

Etta Cohen, Founder, Forward Ladies, Leeds, United Kingdom  

Lebin Ebru, Cokisler, Head of Corporate Communication, Anadolu Group, Istanbul, Umraniye, Turkey    

Dr. Kate Darcy Hohenthal, Founder, The Birthday Club, Manchester, CT USA

Adriena Daunt, Public Relations, The Americas Tourism New Zealand | Manaakitanga Aotearoa, Santa Monica, CA, USA               

Robyn Davis, Owner, When I Need Help, Columbia, SC USA        

Danielle Di-Masi, Business Etiquette Expert, The Interactions Lab, Australia         

Teresa Dos Santos, Director, Business Interiors, Pensacola, FL, USA         

Eve Dumovich, Editor, Boeing/Snowline Publishing, USA              

Denette Dunn, S.W. Area Municipal Services Manager, Republic Services, Phoenix, AZ USA        

Tereson Dupuy, CEO, Fuzzibunz, LLC, Lafayette, LA USA

Lori Ericson, Product Planning and Development, Epicor Software, Littleton, CO USA      

Kharma Finley-Wallace, Principal, Hoverfly Media, Public Relations, Washington                DC, USA              

Dr. Hüsniye Firat, The Ministry of Customs and Trade, Turkey    

Patricia Garcia, User Experience Professional, Vixlet, Culver City, CA USA             

Lorretta Gasper , Owner/Principal, Wind Rose Communications, Atlanta, GA USA             

Linda Ginac, CEO, TalentGuard, Austin, TX USA

Barb Girson, President, My Sales Tactics, LLC, New Albany, OH USA

Marilyn Glazier, Social Media Director, Helen Doron Educational Group, Misgav, Israel    

Rashmi Gopinath, Sr. Director, Business Development, Couchbase, USA              

Danita Harn, COO, Harn and Associates Back Office Solutions, Ops, Woodstock, GA USA               

Charity  Herb, Online Content Administrator, American Greetings, Associate Communications, Cleveland, OH USA          

Deborah Herman, President, Fabric Innovations, Coral Gables, FL USA   

Joann Hizon, Vice President - Human Resources, SM Investments Corp, Pasay City, Philippines

Rosalie  Hopkins, President, Bianco Hopkins & Assoc., Inc., Peachtree Corners, GA, USA

Kimberly Howard, Vice President, Creative Director, The Thomas Collective, New York, NY USA

Craig Jacobsen, Founder, Open Spaces Marketing, Encinitas, CA USA     

Julie Jakopic, President/CEO, iLead Strategies, Alexandria, VA USA          

Anne Jefferies, Vendor Compliance Manager, AT&T Global Vendor Management, Biggar, United Kingdom         

Graham Jenkins, Chair - TEC 31 and KEY 112, The Executive Connection, Sydney, NSW Australia 

Zsofia Juhasz, Executive coach, Coaching Team - Australasia, The Gap, Qld Australia        

Rose Jurczewski, Owner, Funxion Fuzion, Roselle, IL USA

Peter Justen, CEO, Five Plus, Middleburg, VA USA           

Tsvetta Kaleynska, President, Girls Leading Our World, New York, NY USA           

Umut KEÇECIOGLU, DenizBank, Istanbul, Turkey              

Tammy Kronawitter, Executive Assistant, Clear Decisions, Sheidow Park, SA Australia    

Iwona Kubicz, President of the Board, Procontent, Global Reach PR, Warsaw, Poland     

Yamini Kurup, Vice President, Aditya Birla Financial Services, Mumbai, India        

Sharon Lachow-Blumberg, CEO, I'm Not Done Yet LLC, Charlotte, NC USA            

Joanne Lang, CEO, AboutOne CEO, Malvern, PA USA     

Susan LaPlante-Dube, Principal, Precision Marketing Group, Framingham, MA USA         

Jill Liberman, Founder, Videoglobetrotter, Inc., Boca Raton, FL USA        

Vanessa Lindeberg, Client Services Manager, OnStrategy, Reno, NV USA                                                                                                                            

Ivo Lukas, CEO/Founder, 24Notion, USA              

Lindsey Lux, Vice President of Operations, MDwise Inc., Operations/HR/Customer Service, Indianapolis, IN USA

Melissa Macaulay Federico, President/CEO, The B2B Branding Co., Medfield, MA USA

Anil Machado, Managing Director, T Nell, Sieradz, Poland             

Theresa Mack, Owner, PowerUp Partners, Torrance, CA USA      

Vanessa Maddox, CEO, TheGirlfriendGroup, Leesburg, VA USA

Jan Mano, Creative Director, Elf, Burlington, VT USA

Carol Marx, Past President, American Agri-Women, Rickreall, OR USA    

Renie McClay, Project Manager, Caveo Learning, Ozark, MI USA              

Robin McCoy-Ramirez, Owner, SoothEaze, USA

Colin McKillop, Vice President, WECAN, Windsor, Ontario, Canada           

Catherine McQuaid, Principal, Big Game Hunting, Toronto, Canada          

Debbie Moore, COO, Other Creative Ltd, LONDON, London, United Kingdom    

Rajendran Nair, VP, Marketing, Estuate, USA

Crystal  O'Connor, Founder | CEO, Moxie Entrepreneur, West Des Moines, IA USA         

Julie Pond, CEO, Sage Environmental Services, Inc., Seattle, WA USA

Toni Potter, Director, AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Chantilly, VA USA

Fabi Preslar, President, SPARK Publications, Matthew, NC USA

Lisa Preuss, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Epicor Software Corp., Irvine, CA USA   

Jesintha Rajaratnam, Managing Partner, Money Garden, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    

Janelle  Raney, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Citrix, SaaS Division, USA

Julia Reid, New Business Consultant, 1000heads Inc, New York, NY USA

Dennis Reno, Corporate Vice President, Customer Success, Proofpoint, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA USA

Ritzi Ronquillo, Chairman, IABC Phillipines, Philippines   

Anupama Rosa, Marketing Executive, Lycatel Switchware Ltd, London, United Kingdom               

Catalina Rousseau, President & CEO, BDR Associates, Hill + Knolwton Strategies Associate, Bucharest, Romania

Liz Rowell, Managing Director, Red Ark, St Leonards NSW, NSW Australia             

Pearl Saadi, Client Strategy Director, Other Creative Ltd, London United Kingdom            

Amy Scarlino, President & CEO, Catchpole Corporation, Boston, MA United States          

Susan Schauer John, Head Honcho, SpiderWeb Connections, Easton, MD USA

Nora Senior, Executive Chair UK Regions and Ireland, Weber Shandwick, Edinburgh United Kingdom      

Ron Sereg, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University at Shreveport, Shreveport, LA

Keira Shein, Partner, Shein Strategies, Owings Mills, MD USA

Kyle Sheldon-Chandler, Virtual Assistant, KSC Virtual Assistant Services, Grand Junction, CO USA

Tony Roland Silitonga, Board of Trustees, Indonesian Institute for Corporate Directorship, (IICD), Jakarta, Indonesia       

Aline Stanworth, Communications Leader Europe, SABIC, Corporate Communications, Bergen op Zoom, NB, The Netherlands      

Vickie Sullivan, Founder and President, Sullivan and Associates, TEMPE, AZ USA              

Letty Swank, Founder, Giftwrapperz, Los Gatos, CA USA            

Mahiette Tarrago, Creative Director, Tycoon Advertising Group, The Woodlands, TX USA            

Veronique Topping, Owner and Web Developer, I-NetUniq Technologies, Rockville Centre, NY USA

Aia Tulepbergenova, Business Analyst, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY USA        

Sarah Tumm, Owner / CEO, DimTec 3D, Fort Myers, FL USA        

Linda Varrell, President, Broadreach Public Relations, Portland, ME USA               

Sharon Vaz, CEO, Internet Marketing Angel LLC, Hendersonville, TN USA

Anne Walker, Founder & CEO, International Dance Supplies Ltd, Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom            

Teresa Waller, Director of Business Development, Sanplicity, Bakersfield, CA USA  

Stacy Weil, Executive Director, PPD, Inc., Austin, TX USA

Joyce Weiland, President, SoftPro, Raleigh, NC USA       

Antonie  Whittier, Founder, Whittier Legal Consulting, Dallas, TX USA      

Marie Wiese, President, Marketing CoPilot Inc., Toronto, ON Canada     

Heather Wilde, CTO, ROCeteer, Las Vegas, NV USA

Leah Wilkinson, Partner, Wilkinson Shein Communications, Arlington, VA USA   

Becky Wilson, Chief Visibility Officer, WDS Marketing & PR, Overland Park, KS USA          

Young Kuk, Won, CEO/ECD, Solcom, Seoul, South Korea               

Dr. Brenda Wrigley, Associate Professor, Emerson College, Dept. of Marketing Communications, Boston, MA    

Yvonne Wu, Author Assistant and Publicist, The YP Publishing, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada     

Darya Yegorina, Founder, Skills2Fund, Dublin, Ireland    

Kathy Zwickert, Chief People Officer, NetSuite, San Mateo, CA USA      


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Topics: women awards, Women in Business, judges, preliminary judges