The Stevie Awards Blog

Featuring a Gold Stevie® Award Winner for Women in Business - Sunny Side Up, Inc.

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 @ 05:06 PM

An interview with Etsuko Tsugihara, President of Sunny Side Up, Inc.

Stevie Award-winner, Sunny Side Up, Inc of Tokyo, Japan won a Gold Stevie Award in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business for Women-Run Workplace of the Year.  President and CEO Etsuko Tsugihara also won the Silver Stevie for Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand.  Tsugihara shares what winning the Stevie Awards this year meant to the organization.

The 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business will open for entries in May. If your organization has operations in Japan or any of  the 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region, you may participate in the 2017 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

REVIEW THE ENTRY KIT HERE.

What does Sunny Side Up, Inc., do?

We are a multi-faceted Public Relations firm offering a wide range of services from standard PR and marketing, to Sports Marketing, Casting, Digital Marketing, Business Development, Media Relations, Sales Promotion and more. Recently, we've expanded our services globally and our strength is in assisting foreign companies entering the Japanese market.

Sunny Side Up.pngWhat is the organizational vision?

Our company motto is "Let's have fun!" We seek to create a buzz by continuing to evolve and expand, in order to stay ahead of social and cultural trends.

What sets your company apart in this category?

Japan is still a very conservative business culture with many challenges for women. For instance, less than 1% of the 3000 companies listed on the Japanese stock exchange are run by women. In fact, I may be the only female Founder! The Japanese government has a target to increase the number of women executives drastically by 2020. In my own small way, it would be great if I'm able to encourage and inspire the future businesswomen of Japan.

How did you first become acquainted with the Stevies®?

Some of our global partner companies and clients had received an award, and we wanted to see if it applied to our company as well.

What was it like for your company to win this award?

It's quite exciting for the entire company because this is a joint effort. Our company is young (average age is less than 35), with more than half being female employees. I hope that the award will help motivate them even more!

How has the win affected your business?

We hope it increases our visibility so that people who see our fun name will associate it with Public Relations in Japan. Perhaps we'll also be able to attract new team members?

What changes in the industry does your team find interesting and why?

Having been in the PR business for more than 30 years, I've seen how we've changed drastically with the diversification of media. For a very long time, mass media meant TV, newspapers, magazines and radio, and we were able to gain exposure by establishing strong working relationships and ties with the major media sources. With the expansion of the internet and social media, even the source of news and how it’s generated has expanded. In fact, anyone can be the source of news/information. More than ever, it’s not important how much you spend, but how creative and original you can be in creating newsworthy information. Sunny Side Up is known for creating a buzz, so we're in perfect position to be the trendsetters!

What is the story behind your organization that might inspire our audience?

I started the company when I was 17, and not only have we managed to stay in business for more than 30 years, we've been listed on the local stock exchange since 2008.That's quite a feat when you consider less than 1% of Japanese companies last that long. I hope that more young and motivated people are inspired to break out on their own!

Learn more about Sunny Side Up. Inc.

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Watch the Stevie Awards for Women in Business Awards Presentations this Friday

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 03:50 PM

The 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for women entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run, will be presented this Friday, November 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.  More than 400 women and their guests from around the world will attend.

Women in Biz 2015 4.jpgThe presentations will be broadcast via LiveStream at 7:30 pm eastern time on Friday. Watch it live or later on, here.  Follow along with a copy of the awards dinner's official program book. The red caprt pre-show will air on the Stevie Awards Facebook page at 6:00 pm ET.

Finalists in the 2016 awards were announced last month.  This Friday the Finalists will find out whether they've won Grand, Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award status.

So who's coming to New York City for Friday's gala event?  Here are the organizations who have already booked their place for the awards dinner.  Tickets are still available.

360 Total Concept Oakland CA
ABS Associates Inc. Schaumburg IL
Accenture Chicago IL
Access One Inc. Chicago IL
ActionCOACH-The London Coaching Group London United Kingdom
Actuated Medical Inc. Bellefonte PA
Aflac Columbus OH
Alliance Data Columbus OH
Amobee San Diego CA USA
Aspire Phoenix AZ
AT&T Dallas TX
ATREVIA Madrid Spain
Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam Brisbane
Axis Capital Inc. Grand Island NE
Bank Leumi Tel-Aviv Israel
BBR Creative Lafayette LA
Biocrystal Technologies Rijeka Croatia
Blanks Boutique Birmingham AL
Blueliner Marketing New York NY
Bounce Australia Maryborough VIC Australia
Braeburn Pharmaceuticals Princeton NJ
BRG Communications Alexandria VA
Bronto Software Durham NC
Brookfield Sydney NSW Australia
Burson-Marsteller Hong Kong
Candor Oklahoma City OK
CBIZ Women's Advantage Cleveland OH
Century 21 Real Estate Madison NJ
Chargebacks911 Clearwater FL
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Dover DE
Citrus Studios Santa Monica CA USA
Clearfield Inc. Plymouth MN
Clearslide San Francisco CA
Coast Professional Inc. West Monroe LA
Concentrix Corporation Tempe AZ
ConnectIreland Dublin Ireland
Corporette New York NY
Curriculum Associates North Billerica MA
Darktrace San Francisco CA
Dell EMC Hopkinton MA
Democracy Prep Public Schools New York NY
Dignity Health San Francisco CA USA
Dr. Marlene Mahipat Randallstown MD
Dynamic Solutions International Denver CO
EHR Concepts Villa Rica GA
Enabled Employment Canberra ACT Australia
Encore Associates San Ramon CA
Engage2Learn Corpus Christi TX
Epsilon Irving TX
ERA Franchise Systems LLC Madison NJ
EssayJack Inc. Toronto ON Canada
Event Head Melbourne VIC Australia
EvolveMKD New York NY
Family Legacy Missions International Irving TX
Final Salute Inc. Alexandria VA USA
FIS Jacksonville FL
FIS St. Petersburg FL
Fiserv Warren NJ
Foxtail Marketing American Fork UT
FuturePay Salt Lake City UT
Gail Lowney Alofsin Newport RI
General Electric Fairfield CT
Generation Hope Washington DC
George P. Johnson Auburn Hills MI
Gina Din Group Nairobi Kenya
Globalization Partners Cambridge MA
Goodwin Group PR Walpole MA USA
Grass Roots Meetings & Events New York NY
Grupo Vi-Da Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Argentina
H&S Enterprises Inc. Scottsdale AZ
Happy Family New York NY
Hawkins International Public Relations New York NY
Headmark Sydney Australia
Heaven Skincare Shifnal Shropshire United Kingdom
Hilton Software Coral Springs FL
Hinduja Global Solutions HGS USA Peoria IL
Humana Insurance Louisville KY
Humana Louisville KY
hVIVO plc London United Kingdom
IAC Applications Yonkers NY
iCIMS Matawan NJ
Identity Theft Resource Center San Diego CA
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Skokie IL
Improving Addison TX USA
Indus Health Plus (P) Ltd. Pune Maharashtra India
Innovid New York NY
INVNT New York NY
iTalent Corporation San Jose CA
Ithraa Consulting Group Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
iVvy Pty Ltd Gold Coast QLD Australia
Ixia Calabasas CA
JDA Software Scottsdale AZ
Jenny Fenig Worldwide Great Barrington MA
Jewel Toned West Hollywood CA
JMA Solutions LLC. Washington DC
Jones Publishing (Citywealth) London United Kingdom
JSP Properties LLC St. Paul MN
Kristie's Beirut Lebanon
Krupp Kommunications New York NY
Kura-ra.net Osaka Japan
Linqia San Francisco CA USA
LivingTree dba: Snowflake Technologies Inc. Austin TX
LLORENTE & CUENCA Madrid Spain
Macy's Inc. San Francisco CA
Madison Services Group Inc. Washington DC
Manpower Group Milwaukee WI
Marketing CoPilot Toronto ON Canada
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA
Matrex Exhibits Addison IL
MATRIXX Software Saratoga CA
Meals on Wheels America Arlington VA
Meelo New York NY
Mid-America Asian Culture Association Leawood KS
Miller Vein Novi MI
MONAT Global Doral FL
n e t a m o r p h o s i s New York NY
Nicole Rodrigues - NRPR Group Beverly Hills CA
OBI Creative Omaha NE
One Mission Framingham MA
PAIRELATIONS LLC Centennial CO
PayneGroup Seattle WA
Payoneer Inc New York NY
Peggy Klaus Berkeley CA
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Pivot Point Marketing Larkspur CA
Prime Focus Technologies Private Limited Mumbai India
Primrose School Franchising Company Acworth GA
Proforma Durkee Huntersville NC
Push! Leadership and Business Training Brisbane QLD Australia
ReachLocal Woodland Hills CA
Red Hat Raleigh NC
RevenueWire Inc Victoria BC Canada
RevUnit Bentonville AR
Sealed Air Diversey Care Charlotte NC
SEVEN PRESS s.a.s Live-In Style - Televiva Houston etc... New York NY
Silverlink Burlington MA
Simple Mills Chicago IL
Southwest Michigan First Kalamazoo MI
SPLICE Software Calgary AB Canada
Spong Minneapolis MN
Sports 1 Marketing Irvine CA
Strategy and Management Services Inc. Springfield VA
Stratix Norcross GA
Stratus Interactive West Chester PA USA
STREAM magazine Torino ITALY
SUNNY SIDE UP Inc. Tokyo Japan
Susan Davis International Washington DC
Tagetik Lucca Italy & Stamford CT
TAPfit Queensland Australia
TEADS New York NY
TEARS Foundation Sandton South Africa
The Association for Women in Events Washington DC
The Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam Brisbane QLD Australia
The Enrichery Houston TX
The Henker Group Easton MD
The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Lawrenceville NJ
Thought Bubble Brisbane QLD Australia
TIBCO Software Palo Alto CA
TMG Des Moines IA
Trendy Lime Inc. San Francisco CA
Triple A Financial Services Pty Ltd Australia Adelaide South Australia
Tropic Skin Care Croydon Surrey United Kingdom
Universal Environmental Consulting Westbury NY
Untangle Life Alexandria VA
USAID/OFDA Washington DC
WDS Marketing & Public Relations Overland Park KS
Webzap Technologies Noida Uttar Pradesh India
Wells Fargo Treasury Management San Francisco CA
WeSpire Boston MA
West Pharmaceutical Services Exton PA
Wind Rose Communications Atlanta GA
Women in PR London United Kingdom
World Financial Group San Jose CA
Zafin Palo Alto CA

Tags: women in business awards, Women in Business, Awards for Women, Woman of the Year

Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Announce Finalists in 13th Annual Competition

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Oct 06, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Finalists were announced today in the 13th 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_Biz_7-1.jpgThis 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 18. More than 400 women and their guests from around the world are expected to attend the presentations, which will be broadcast live on LiveStream. The red carpet pre-show will air on the Stevie Awards’ Facebook Live.

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.

Organizations with multiple Finalists in a variety of categories include Accenture (Chicago, IL), Aflac (Columbus, GA), Cirkled in (Redmond, WA), Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY), DCR Workforce (Boca Raton, FL), EvolveMKD (New York, NY), Jeunesse Global (Lake Mary, FL), Linqia (San Francisco, CA), Stratus Interactive (West Chester,PA), TAPfit (Queensland, Australia) and World Financial Group (San Jose, CA), among others.

Nominations were submitted by organizations in 22 nations including Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Croatia, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA.

Visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women for a complete list of Finalists by category.

Finalists were chosen by more than 110 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 17.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Tags: women in business awards, Women in Business, Woman of the Year

How to Enter The Stevie Awards for Women in Business in Just a Few Minutes

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 @ 04:56 PM

You've been busy. Summer's over and you're getting back into the swing of things. Whatever the reason, you didn't get around to submitting entries to this year's Stevie Awards for Women in Business. But you've gotten a reprieve. We have some tips on how you can submit your nominations in as little time as possible. The last day final entries wil be accepted is Friday, September 30.

We know, you're still busy. Your calendar this week is still chockablock. But surely you can find 10 free minutes. Because in 10 minutes you can prepare and submit an entry to the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and potentially win a Stevie®, one of the most coveted trophies on the planet.

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Here are a number of ways you can do that:

Repurpose Nominations From Other Awards Programs
The submission requirements are fairly open-ended, and there's a wide variety of categories to choose from. If you've entered any other awards programs this year, simply repurpose the nominations you wrote for those competitions, as long as they qualify as being run by women. Most categories require only the submission of an essay of up to 650 words and a bullet-list summary of the achievements portrayed in the essay.

Repurpose Your Press Releases and White Papers
It's likely you've already done the heavy-lifting of describing your organization's achievements, your innovations, your new products and services, your marketing and PR campaigns, etc. Throughout the year you've been trumpeting your successes through press releases and white papers. Simply comb through your output over the past year and cobble together the text you've already written into a short essay. Note that the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business will recognize your achievements since the middle of 2015.

Repurpose Your Press Clippings
With every nomination you have the option to attach any number of press clippings, work samples, video clips, photographs, etc. to your essay, to help paint the picture for the judges. Does one or more of your press clippings feature a compelling story that can be the basis of the essay for your Stevie Awards for Women in Business nomination? There's no need to reinvent the wheel if it already exists and you can reuse it.

Hire a Consultant
Did you know that there are a number of consultancies that specialize in preparing and submitting awards nominations on behalf of their clients? There are quite a few in the U.S.A., and internationally and they've been remarkably successful over the years in winning Stevie Awards for their clients. Contact us if you'd like a referral to one of them who can take the process of getting entries into the Stevie Awards for Women in Business off your hands this week.

Submit Media Work
Sometimes you hope to win a Stevie for a specific reason - for a major achievement, or a member of your team - but you can also win a Stevie Award for specific media work. If that's the case, take a look at the categories for videos, apps, websites, publications, and live events. It's really easy to enter these categories. These categories generally require only a short essay of up to 125 words, describing the nominated work's purpose and results to date, and the nominated video or app, etc., itself.

Resubmit a Nomination From Another Stevie Awards Program
Did you have success with a nomination in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, or The American Business Awards? One Stevie Awards competition has nothing to do with another, and resubmitting a nomination from one program to this year's Stevie Awards for Women in Business is a valid strategy followed by many organizations.

Contact Us for Help
You'll save a lot of time by letting us do some of the important work for you. We'll save you the trouble of plowing through our category lists to find the category that's right for you, for example. Contact us, by email at help@stevieawards or telephone at +1 703-547-8389. Tell us what your organization wants to be recognized for, and we'll suggest the best category for your nomination.

Whichever strategy you choose to get your nominations written and submitted this week, do get them submitted by the final entry deadline of Friday, September 30.

Ready to Enter the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business?

Get the entry kit now

Tags: entrepreneur, women awards, media awards, Women in Business

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

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

More than 400 finalists and their guests from around the world will gather this Friday, November 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City for the 12th annual Stevie Awards fror Women in Business. These are the world’s top honors for women entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced. More than 1,400 nominations from organizations and individuals in 26 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 Startup of the Year, among others. More than 160 professionals around the world participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and then the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements.

The awards will be broadcast via Livestream at 7:30 pm ET via the Stevie Awards’ Facebook page

On your mobile device, watch the awards presentations on the Stevie Awards for Women in Business website.

Here is the list of organizations that will be represented at the event this Friday:

11mark

24Notion

6SensorLabs

97th Floor

Absolute Assistance - Virtual Assistant

Academic Achievers

Acorn: An Influence Company

Adello

Advanced Care Australia Pty Ltd

AECOM

Aflac

Allconnect

ALOM

Amadeus North America Inc.

AMN Healthcare Services Inc.

Amobee  

AT&T  

Autoscribe Corporation

Behringer

Beta Soft Systems

Blanks Boutique Inc

BMC Software

BrightPoint Security

Çalik Enerji

Cast & Crew

CBIZ Inc.

Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College

Cisco Systems

Classloom

Collectively

Company

Consultants 2 Go

Cree-Con Construction Inc.

Crocon d.o.o.

DemandLab LLC

Dental Assisting National Board Inc.

DHL Express

Digital Air Strike

Digital Risk

Dignity Health

Dr. Kate Siner Inc.

Dream it. Code it. Win it.

EMC

Enterprise Community Partners

EY

Fabric Innovations

Family Development Foundation

FIS

FocusVision

Goodwin Group PR

Hemsworth Communications

HGS

Hillstone Networks

Hy-Performance Fluid Power Pty Ltd

I Change Her Life

iFinance Canada Inc.

Improving Enterprises

Indigo Interactive

InMoment

Irving Levin Associates Inc.

iTalent Corporation

Ixia

Jacobson Strategic Communications

Jones Publishing (Citywealth)

Just For Pets Pty Ltd

Karrikins Group North Sydney

KC Projects

KeenAlignment

Kim Flynn Consulting

Level 3 Communications

Lightwave Inc

LimBionics of Durham

LiquidPlanner Inc.

LLORENTE & CUENCA

Lynn University

Lyons Consulting Group

MalikCo

ManpowerGroup

Mcor Technologies

MELILEA Internatioanl (Taiwan) Limited

Métier

New Family Organization

NF Global Corp

NuCompass Mobility Services Inc.

NurseWise

PharmaLogics Recruiting

Phenomenal PR & Events

Pink Elephant

Pivot Point Marketing

PMFTC Inc

Precision Marketing Group

Proforma SI

radius financial group inc

Rapid Allweiler Group

Red Hat

ReneSola America

REP Interactive

Resilient Systems

Resolute Forest Products

Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust

RevenueWire Inc

Rita Trehan LLC

Roshan

SABIC

Selling Energy

Senseez Pillows

Silverlink Communications

Simple Mills

SOPHIYA Corporation

Source Intelligence

SpeakerBox Communications

SpendWell Health

SPLICE Software

Strategic Medical

Stratus Interactive

Stride

Sungard Availability Services

Swiss Post Solutions

Synchrony Financial

Thai Island

The Art and Craft Gallery

The Luminations Group LLC

Tourism New Zealand

UPMC Health Plan

US Embassy Connect to Success Program

Valerie Herskowitz Palm Beach Gardens

Wells Fargo & Company

Women on Top Business Coaching

Word & Brown General Agency

Working Solutions

World Financial Group

Your Architect

YWoman

ZippedMe

ZON

Zuora Inc.

ZYTO Corporation

Photos and videos from the event will be available next week.

 

Tags: women awards, Women in Business, Awards for Women

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 http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

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.

Tags: 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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An Update on the Remarkable Achievements of a Women Awards Winner

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 12:08 PM

Nearly 10 years ago, Mariah Fenton Gladis, a professional psychotherapist in the state of Pennsylvania in the U.S.A., won the Stevie Award for Lifetime Achievement in the 2006 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Here we take a look at her life and what she is continuing to achieve.

The 2015 (12th Annual) Stevie Awards for Women in Business will open for entries on May 11. Request an Entry Kit here and it will be emailed to you when entries open..

1504GladisforBlogIn accepting her 2006 Stevie Award, Mariah Fenton Gladis said: "I’m honored to be recognized among a group of such remarkable women. We, as women leaders in the emerging global community, have the responsibility and the privilege of instilling both passion and compassion in the workplace and the world.”

Mariah is herself truly remarkable. She is a 34-year survivor of Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), and has recently given an inspirational TIM Talk (Together In Mission). This TED-like talk series, sponsored by the Lutheran Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod, is an event with multiple speakers about the best ideas they have for the future.

Creating Moments That Matter

Mariah chose the topic “Creating Moments That Matter,” talking about the power that moments large or small, spontaneous or planned, can have in your life. Moments that can transform, connect, elevate, and sometimes heal. Mariah believes that as moment makers and receivers, we all have the opportunity to make positive changes in the lives of others and ourselves. During her talk, Mariah is also self-revealing of some moments that have changed her life. Here is a link to her talk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4RaJEQrJHE

Strength of Spirit

In 1981, when Mariah was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), three prominent national neurologists gave her a 10% chance of surviving two years. Yet, three months after the diagnosis, she married Ron Gladis and went on to have two children: Luke, a graduate of James Madison University; and Cole, a graduate of Ithaca College. Today, Mariah continues to be a loving wife, a doting mother, and a licensed professional psychotherapist in the state of Pennsylvania. Her courage to continually go forward with grace and determination demonstrates the very nature of her character and the amazing survival capacity of the human spirit.

After nearly 35 years, ALS has ravaged Mariah’s body. She needs help waking, walking, dressing, eating, and multitudes of other personal chores. Her tongue muscles have atrophied and she speaks with what she calls her “ALS accent.” Wearing a special speech-enhancing microphone to enhance the articulation and projection of her voice, Mariah often tells her audiences, with characteristic humor, that she gives new meaning to the term “high maintenance woman.”

A Privileged Position

None of this, however, diminishes her powerful presence and expert ability to do her work. In fact, Mariah acknowledges that it is her personal healing journey that has expanded and deepened her capacity to heal others.

“People often ask me how I do it, listening to people’s problems all day long for over 35 years, and not get burned out, drained or disheartened. I tell them that I don’t hear problems. I see people reaching for health; wanting to change, wanting to be better human beings, wanting to create happier families. I have been privileged to work with people from every continent and from all levels of life and I hear them wanting to love and be loved more effectively, wanting to remove the barriers in their life and provide more for their loved ones on every level, economically and emotionally. This is a privileged position that I have, sharing so many heartwarming moments of laughter and tears with people working toward healing.”

Mariah Fenton Gladis Foundation

Since it was formed in 2006, the Mariah Fenton Gladis Foundation has funded special workshops: “An Afternoon of Forgiveness” is for anyone who needs to let go (check here for the next workshop); “Embracing Yourself into Wellness,” for cancer patients, offers the opportunity to create the necessary moments needed to move forward in wholeness and health; “Befriending Death/Transforming Life” explores the practical and psycho-spiritual preparations for death; and “Bless the Broken Road” presents an opportunity to experience physical or emotional heartbreak more as a gift, a resource to mine wisdom and compassion, than as an impediment to living a full life.

The Foundation has also supported needy students in life-skills training; provided private counseling for the underserved and financially destitute; given inspirational lectures on the value of hope and personal sustainability; and there is more to come. The Foundation wants to create more special workshops on self care, attract more of the served and underserved, give back more to the community—all with the concept of reaching inward and outward to provide more love, compassion, and forgiveness in the world.

Be An Agent Of Change

The goal of the Foundation is to empower people to master, monitor, accept, and enjoy their inner life as well as their life in the world. According to Mariah: “I believe that each of us is a powerful agent of change. As more people spread love, compassion, and forgiveness, the more we will create peace in our hearts, our families, our community, our country, and ultimately peace in our world.”

A Remarkable and Inspirational Woman

“I am extremely proud of Mariah,” says husband, Ron Gladis, “especially considering she’s spent more than two-thirds of her business career with the life-threatening disease of ALS. Mariah is a truly remarkable and inspirational woman.”

Mariah’s son, Coleman, is making a documentary of her life. You can see a 3-minute trailer for the film “Mariah” at http://www.mariahmovie.com.

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Stevie Awards for Women in Business Announce Winners in 11th Annual Competition

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

World's Top Honors for Women Entrepreneurs, Executives, Employees and the Organizations They Run Were Presented in New York Before More than 400 Accomplished Women From Around the World

Women in BusinessShining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business announced the results of its 2014 competition on Friday, November 14.

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, Bulgaria, Canada, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the U.S.A. and Venezuela.  The presentations were broadcast live across the U.S.A. by Biz Talk Radio.

More than 1,200 nominations from organizations and individuals in 22 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 160 professionals around the world participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and then the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements.

Grand Stevie Award trophies were presented to the seven organizations that submitted the best body of entries to the competition, in their own names or in the names of one or more clients. Winners were determined by the number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards won in the competition.  The Grand Stevie Award winners are:

  •     Accenture, Chicago, IL U.SA. (#1)
  •     NEI Global Relocation, Omaha, NE U.S.A. (#2 – tie)
  •     iFinance Canada, Toronto, ON Canada (#2)
  •     Nerium International, Addison, TX U.S.A. (#4)
  •     MWW, East Rutherford, NJ U.S.A. (#5 – tie)
  •     Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL U.S.A. (#5)
  •     LLORENTE & CUENCA, Madrid, Spain (#5)

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

  • Century 21 Real Estate, LLC, Boston, MA U.S.A. -  Social Media Focused Campaign of the Year
  • Michelle Dennedy, VP and Chief Privacy Officer with McAfee, Redwood City, CA U.S.A. - Woman of the Year – Technology
  • Prime Therapeutics, Eagen, MN U.S.A. - Best New Consumer Service of the Year
  • JuE Wong, CEO of StriVectin, New York, NY U.S.A. - Female Executive of the Year - Consumer Products
  • Ffyona Dawber, CEO of Synergy Vision Ltd, London, United Kingdom - Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Services
  • IBM, Armonk, NY U.S.A. - Online Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Justine Curtis, CEO of Inspired Adventures, Darlinghurst, NSW Australia - Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand
  • Propeller Resources, Portland, OR U.S.A. - Startup of the Year
  • Christina Smedley, VP Global Brand and Communications with PayPal, San Francisco, CA U.S.A. - Female Executive of the Year - Consumer Services

The 2014 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, Bitsy’s Brainfood, Dubai Police General HQ, LLORENTE & CUENCA, MWW, Nerium International, Newberry Executive Solutions, LLC, and Xceed Financial Credit Union.  For a complete list of Stevie Award winners and more information, visit www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Entries for the 2015 edition of the awards will open next May.

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Stevie Awards for Women in Business Announce 2014 Finalists

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Oct 09, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

World's Top Honors for Working Women to Be Presented in New York on November 14

Finalists were announced today in the 11th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the world’s top honors for women entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.

Stevies 2014 logoThe 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.

This 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 14. More than 300 women and their guests from around the world are expected to attend the presentations, which will be broadcast live by Biz Talk Radio and taped for a later television broadcast.

More than 1,200 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, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.

Among the leading contenders with multiple Finalists are Accenture, Chicago, IL; AT&T, Dallas, TX; Australian Innovative Systems, Brisbane, Australia; Craig Safety Technologies, Kansas City, MO; Creative Lodging Solutions, Lexington, KY; Dubai Police General Headquarters, United Arab Emirates; Ellison Educational Equipment, Lake Forest, CA; Gabriel Marketing Group, Reston, VA; Hewlett-Packard Company, Sunnyvale, CA; Home Rental Services, Overland Park, KS; iFinance Canada Inc., Toronto; Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL; KC Projects, Birmingham, AL; LLORENTE Y CUENCA, Madrid, Spain; Marketing Maven, Camarillo, CA; MWW, East Rutherford, NJ; National Merchants Association, Temecula, CA; NEI Global Relocation, Omaha, NE; Nerium International, Addison, TX; Newberry Executive Solutions, LLC, Dallas, TX; Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON Canada; PPC Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa; RezBiz, LLC, Estero, FL; Smartling, New York, NY; Wisdom Natural Brands, Gilbert, AZ; and Xceed Financial Credit Union, El Segundo, CA.

For a complete list of Finalists by category, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/Women.

Finalists were chosen by more than 100 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 20.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, and a new program, the German Stevie Awards. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com.


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