The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards and International Business Awards. The Stevie is widely considered to be the world's premier business award.
With more than 300 businesswomen and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 1,300 nominations -- a record for the competition -- were submitted this year for consideration in 78 categories, including Best Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Most Innovative Company, and Best New Company of the Year.
Notable Stevie Award winners from this year's competition include:
- Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox - Best Executive (More than 2,500 Employees)
- Dany Levy, CEO of Daily Candy - Best Executive (Up to 100 Employees)
- Lauren Bush, CEO of FEED - Best Executive (Non-Profit or Government)
- Ann Kaplan, President and CEO of iFinance Canada Inc. - Best Canadian Entrepreneur
- Dominique Senequier, Chairman and CEO of AXA Private Equity (France) - Best Executive in EMEA
- Women in the City (United Kingdom) - Women Helping Women Award
- Laura Ching, Co-founder of Tiny Prints - Lifetime Achievement Award
- Liz Hamburg, Founder of Upstart Ventures - Mentor or Coach of the Year
- WomenOnBusiness.com - Blog of the Year
- LittlePINKBook.com - Website of the Year
- Rockin' Green - Fastest Growing Company of the Year
- Agloves - Touchscreen Gloves - Best New Company of the Year
Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York was also on hand to receive an honorary Stevie Award as "Mogul of the Year," in recognition of her prominent success in businesses including Ramona Singer Jewelry for HSN (jewelry line), Tru Renewal, True Faith Jewelry, and Ramona Pinot Grigio.
The 2011 honorees reflect a diverse group of large and small organizations from around the globe. Organizations that won more than one Stevie Award include Agloves, Calysto Communications, Euro RSCG Worldwide, iFinance Canada Inc., Rockin' Green, Tiny Prints, and Walton Isaacson.
Nations represented among Stevie Award winners include Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, England, France, India, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA.
A portion of each ticket sold for the event will be contributed to Camfed (www.camfed.org), which fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change.
For a complete list of honorees and more information, visit www.stevieawards.com/women.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors and supporters of the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business include the Business TalkRadio Network, Coloredge, KeyBank | Key4Women, Melilea International Group of Companies, SDL, and Smart Reader Worldwide.