The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's premier awards honoring the achievements of women entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run. Honorees in the 7th annual Stevies for Women were celebrated at an awards dinner in New York on November 12.
It is the Stevie Awards tradition to publish the full-text of Stevie Award-winning entries after a time in which honorees may redact any confidential or non-public information from their entries.
Reading Stevie Award winning entries is a great way to learn how other individuals and organizations are achieving success, and a great way to learn how to structure and compose entries that judges appreciate.
Just about every story in these winning entries in a gem in one way or another, but here are five we think you can't do without reading.
1. The story of Amanda Welliver, Stevie winner for Best Canadian Entrepreneur. Amanda stirred the audience at November's awards dinner with her moving acceptance speech.
3. A model of concise writing and achievement summarization: Teresa Poggenpohl of Accenture, a Best Executive honoree.
4. A great example of how well a PR agency can capture and express a client's achievements: Gutenberg Communications' entry on behalf of Blanca Treviño of Softtek in Monterrey, Mexico, another Best Executive winner.
5. One more rags to riches story to inspire you: Sandy Forster of WildlyWealthy.com in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, a 2010 Stevie winner for Best Overall Company of the Year.
Those are five of our favorites. Which are yours?