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Stevie Awards Makes Significant Contribution to University Entrepreneurship Program

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 02:44 PM

The Stevie Awards have a made a significant multi-year financial contribution to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the School of Business at George Mason University, the largest public university in the State of Virginia in the USA. 

Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards president and a 1994 MBA graduate of the university, has been actively involved with Mason for more than 20 years. So much so that he was honored with the university’s 2015 Alumni Service Award.

In 2005, he worked closely with the School of Business Alumni Relations staff to create the first Annual Business Alumni Celebration, the School of Business' premiere alumni event. In 2009, he became active with the School of Business Alumni Chapter, serving as vice president of events and then led the group as president for the next two years. After completing his tenure as president, he served as an at-large member for another year and most recently led the chapter's fundraising committee.

innovation-lab-header.jpgGallagher regularly contributes time and money to the School of Business’ annual Deans’ Business Plan Competition and often serves as a mentor to student entrepreneurs.

Still, he wanted to do more.

“I feel strongly about encouraging people to become entrepreneurs,” said Gallagher.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

“It’s important to ask people face-to-face to do something because it’s hard for them to say no,” explained Gallagher. That’s what happened to him when asked to be involved with Mason, and he’s had “a lot of fun doing it.”

Having already volunteered much of his time and financially supported several of the entrepreneurial activities the School of Business offered, Gallagher saw a natural alignment with his interests and the school’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

He learned through a conversation with David Miller, director of Mason’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, that the center didn’t lack for ideas and projects, it lacked time to properly run and grow the initiatives already created. Gallagher immediately pledged that the Stevie Awards would contribute $195,000 to give the center the gift of time, which comes in the form of a program manager that will help run the center’s programs.

“Entrepreneurs are the babies of the business world. If people don’t have babies there won’t be much of a human race,” he continued. “The same is true for the economy. If you don’t have entrepreneurs, you won’t have economic and job growth.”

With current opportunities for students ranging from field trips, mentor programs, a maker space, business plan competition, an innovation lab, student support groups, and more, Miller found it challenging to provide each initiative the attention it needed to fully serve students. The new program manager funded by the Stevie Awards will be fully dedicated to expanding and resourcing existing opportunities.

This will provide Miller more time to nurture student entrepreneurs and hopefully, increase their success.

“If you have 100 entrepreneurs, maybe one will be successful. That’s the reality of entrepreneurship. I’d like that to be five or six at Mason,” said Gallagher

“Everyone has an expertise in something, and I would like to see Mason, and the USA as a whole, to encourage people to start their own businesses. You don’t have to be Mark Zuckerberg or Sergey Brin. You just need to support yourself and be able to look at yourself in the mirror. You can be a company of one.”

Learn more about Mason’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship or contribute to its success by making a gift.

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Stevie Awards for Women in Business New Entry Kit Brochure Now Available

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:19 AM

The 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business is now accepting entries. All female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible to be nominated.

A new feature for this year's competition is an Entry Kit Brochure. The PDF brochure details all the information you need to submit nominations.

SAWIB15_EntryKit_300x600Banner1The Stevie Awards for Women in Business Entry Kit Brochure includes:

  • A letter from the President and Founder of the Stevie Awards, Michael Gallagher
  • The 2015 Program Calendar
  • What Past Stevie Winners Have to Say About Their Award
  • Information About Judging
  • The Top 5 Awards
  • How to Submit Entries
  • Entry Fee Information
  • List of Awards Categories

The program will be especially useful to those who are new to submitting entries to the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. In just a few short minutes of browsing the Entry Kit Brochure, you will find out which categories best suit your organization and how to submit entries.

Get the Entry Kit Brochure now:

The Entry Kit Brochure is not a replacement for the Webpage Version of the entry kit. The Brochure Entry Kit instructs you how to submit entries through the Webpage entry kit.

How to Submit Your Entries

After you have chosen your categories and prepared your entries according to the requirements per category, do the following:

  1. Visit the website at www.StevieAwards.com/Women and click on the ‘ENTER’ button on the top navigation bar.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the registration form for your organization, which will create your entry-submission account.
  3. Within your entry-submission account, choose the first category you want to enter, and complete the entry form for that category.
  4. Repeat the process as necessary for additional entries.
  5. When you’ve created all of your entries, select all of them and click ‘SUBMIT SELECTED NOMINATIONS’ to begin the submission process.
  6. Review and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Entry, and choose to pay your entry fees by credit card, bank check, or wire transfer.

There's also a webpage version of the entry kit available to you.

The early-bird entry deadline, offering reduced entry fees, is July 22. The final entry deadline is August 26, and late entries will be accepted through September 23 with payment of a late fee. Winners of the 12th annual competition will be announced at a gala awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on November 13, 2015.  Attendance is not required to win.

This year the Stevie Awards for Women in Business will honor women in more than 85 categories including, among others, Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Maverick of the Year, Mentor or Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Employee of the Year and Most Innovative Company of the Year.

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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.

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Early-bird Deadline Tomorrow for Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

The early-bird 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, is tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24. To begin your submission process, youStevie Awards for Women in Business Logo should:

1. Request an entry kit. 
The entry kit contains all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to this year's awards. All entries are submitted online.

2. Review the categories.
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.

3. Submit your entries.
Select your categories, write your submissions according to the instructions, and submit your entries. 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.

If you can't make the July 24 early-bird entry deadline, August 28 is the entry deadline, and 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.

Winners of the most recent edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business included Andrea Fishman, BGT Partners (Female Executive of the Year), Isabel Noboa de Loor, Consorcio Nobis (Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Mexico, Central & South America), Kristin Luck, Decipher, Inc. (Women Helping Women), Kim Petersen, DHL Global Forwarding (Female Employee of the Year), Friends of the Global Fund Africa (Organization of the Year), Leverage a Lawyer LLC (New Company of the Year), Sentis Pty Ltd (Most Innovative Company of the Year), and Vaco Los Angeles (Fastest Growing Company of the Year), among others. A complete list of 2012 honorees is available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Have last minute 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

2 Days to Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Early-bird Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 @ 11:54 AM

Wednesday, July 24, is the early-bird 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. (If you haven't already done so, you can request an entry kit 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.)The Stevie Awards 2013 Logo

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.

If you can't make the July 24 early-bird entry deadline, August 28 is the entry deadline, and 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

6 Days to Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Early-bird Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

The early-bird 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, is Wednesday, July 24. (If you haven't already done so, you can request an entry kit and it will be emailed to you right away.)

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, including:Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Logo

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.

If you can't make the July 24 early-bird entry deadline, August 28 is the entry deadline, and 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.

Winners of the most recent edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business included Andrea Fishman, BGT Partners (Female Executive of the Year), Isabel Noboa de Loor, Consorcio Nobis (Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Mexico, Central & South America), Kristin Luck, Decipher, Inc. (Women Helping Women), Kim Petersen, DHL Global Forwarding (Female Employee of the Year), Friends of the Global Fund Africa (Organization of the Year), Leverage a Lawyer LLC (New Company of the Year), Sentis Pty Ltd (Most Innovative Company of the Year), and Vaco Los Angeles (Fastest Growing Company of the Year), among others. A complete list of 2012 honorees is available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

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

12 Days to Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Early-bird Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 @ 02:22 PM

Wednesday, July 24, is the early-bird 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. 

If you haven't already done so, you can request an entry kit 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, including:Stevie Awards for Women in Business Logo

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 request an entry kit here. 

Winners of the most recent edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business included Andrea Fishman, BGT Partners (Female Executive of the Year), Isabel Noboa de Loor, Consorcio Nobis (Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Mexico, Central & South America), Kristin Luck, Decipher, Inc. (Women Helping Women), Kim Petersen, DHL Global Forwarding (Female Employee of the Year), Friends of the Global Fund Africa (Organization of the Year), Leverage a Lawyer LLC (New Company of the Year), Sentis Pty Ltd (Most Innovative Company of the Year), and Vaco Los Angeles (Fastest Growing Company of the Year), among others. A complete list of 2012 honorees is available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

If you can't make the July 24 early-bird entry deadline, August 28 is the entry deadline, and 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

1 Month to Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Early-bird Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 @ 12:22 PM

Wednesday, July 24, is the early-bird 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

To begin your submission process, you should:

1. Request an entry kit. 
The entry kit contains all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to this year's awards. All entries are submitted online.

2. Review the categories.
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, including:

3. Submit your entries.
Select your categories, write your submissions according to the instructions, and submit your entries. 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.

Winners of the most recent edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business included Andrea Fishman, BGT Partners (Female Executive of the Year), Isabel Noboa de Loor, Consorcio Nobis (Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Mexico, Central & South America), Kristin Luck, Decipher, Inc. (Women Helping Women), Kim Petersen, DHL Global Forwarding (Female Employee of the Year), Friends of the Global Fund Africa (Organization of the Year), Leverage a Lawyer LLC (New Company of the Year), Sentis Pty Ltd (Most Innovative Company of the Year), and Vaco Los Angeles (Fastest Growing Company of the Year), among others. A complete list of 2012 honorees is available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

If you can't make the July 24 early-bird entry deadline, August 28 is the entry deadline, and 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

Final Entry Deadline Today for the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 @ 11:13 AM

Today, Friday September 28, is the final entry deadline for the 2012 (9th annual) Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. 

To begin your submission process, you should:

1. Request an entry kit. 
The entry kit contains all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to this year's awards. All entries are submitted online. You can begin by registering here.

2. Review the categories.
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, including:The Stevie Awards for Women in Business

3. Submit your entries.
Select your categories, write your submissions according to the instructions, and submit your entries.

Three tips to help you make the most out of your entries include:

1. Determine Who or What You Want to Nominate, and in Which Categories
Decide which individuals, organizations, or work  that you will nominate, then select the most appropriate categories for those entries. 

2. Use the 2011 Stevie-winning Entries as Models
2011 Stevie-winning entries are examples of entries that judges scored highly, and we recommend that you emulate their style, tone, and structure.  Click here to go to the list of 2011 honorees.

3. Prepare Your Entries
Stevie-winning entries are:

a. Well-written.  They are terse and succinct.  Their tone is modest, even when describing the most impressive accomplishments.
b. Focused on a few accomplishments.  Describe in detail just a few accomplishments, instead of listing many accomplishments in brief.
c. Accompanied by supporting information.  Provide links to online news stories, press releases, or other documents that support the claims made in your entries.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are judged by many leading women entrepreneurs, executives and luminaries in business.  More than 200 professionals worldwide will participate in the judging process this year.

The 2012 results will be announced at an awards dinner at Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on November 9.

Need help answering  your last minute questions?  Email us at help@stevieawards.com  or call us at + 1 703-547-8389 and we'll get back to you right away.

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One Day to Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Final Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 @ 10:51 AM

Tomorrow, September 28, is final entry deadline for the 2012 (9th annual) Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run.

All entries are submitted online. You can begin by registering here.

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, including:Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Winners of the 2011 Stevie Awards for Women in Business included, among others: Charly Leetham of Ask Charly Leetham, Canberra, Australia (Entrepreneur of the Year), Sarah Yansura of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR (Employee of the Year), Melissa Burton of FTF Sweets Ltd, Heysham, United Kingdom (Entrepreneur of the Year in EMEA),America Works of New York, Inc.'s Dr. Lee Bowes (Lifetime Achievement Award), Rockin' Green's Kimberly Webb (Best Entrepreneur), and Jack Morton Worldwide's Tara Back (Best Executive). A complete list of 2011 honorees is available at www.stevieawards.com/women.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are judged by many leading women entrepreneurs, executives and luminaries in business.  More than 200 professionals worldwide will participate in the judging process this year.

The 2012 results will be announced at an awards dinner at Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on November 9.

Need help answering  your last minute questions?  Email us at help@stevieawards.com  or call us at + 1 703-547-8389 and we'll get back to you right away.

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