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스티비 어워즈, 제15회 여성기업인 스티비대상 출품작 모집

Posted by Clara Im on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 03:50 AM

 세계 여성 기업가, 경영자, 임직원 후보 등록 가능

세계 최고의 비즈니스 대상 프로그램을 운영하고 있는 스티비® 어워즈 2018 (제15회 연례여성기업인 스티비®대상 출품작을 모집을 발표했다출품요강과 상세 내용은 홈페이지(http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women)에서 볼 수 있다

이 상은 명망 있는 국제 비즈니스 대상(International Business Awards®) 미국 비즈니스 대상(American Business Awards®)을 만든 스티비 어워즈(Stevie Awrds)에 의해 운영된다.

Women in Biz 18 3여성기업인 스티비대상은 올해의 여성 기업인, 올해의 여성 경영인, 올해의 멘토 또는 코치, 공로상, 동일 임금 성취, 여성을 도운 여성, 올해의 여성 임직원, 여성이 소유하고 있거나 경영하고 있는 올해의 기업, 올해의 여성 혁신가 등 90개 이상의 카테고리안에서 일하는 여성들의 성취에 영예를 준다. 전 세계의 모든 여성 기업인, 경영자, 임직원과 여성이 운영하는 조직에 출품 자격이 주어진다.

일반 출품 마감일은 8 22일이며최종 출품작은 9 28일까지 지체료와 함께 받는다. 본선 준출작은10 4일에 발표되고, , , 동 스티비상 수상자는2018 11 16일 뉴욕시 쉐라톤 뉴욕 타임스퀘어 호텔에서 열리는 시상식에서 발표된다.

대부분의 카테고리는 출품료를 내야 하지만, 비영리  정부 분야의 여성들에게 명예를 수여하는 대부분의카테고리와 올해의 여성 임직원과 올해의 스타트업 카테고리 같은 몇몇 카테고리는 출품료가 없다.

다이나믹 다이얼록(Dynamic Dialog)의 회장인 마티 스탠리(Marty Stanley) 2017 은 스티비상 수상자로서 수상에 대해 이렇게 말했다. "스티비상을 수상한 것은 정말 멋졌습니다왜냐하면 18년 전 저는 저만의 일을 위해 기업 세계를 떠났고 코칭을 하고 싶었거든요사람들은 제게 '그 일을 하면서 생계를 이어갈 수 있겠어?' 하고 물었습니다그렇기에 임원 코칭 스티비상과 올해의 코치 스티비상을 받은 것은 제 개인적 성공의 입증과도 같습니다스티비상은 모든 산업의 기준을 높였고그래서 여성들이 모든 조직에서 차이를 지속적으로 만들 수 있도록 했습니다."

2017 여성기업인 스티비상에는 아래와 같은 수상자들이 있다.

  • 미국 오리건 포틀랜드, 인스파이어드 리절트의 공동창업자이자 성장 부문 회장, 아미 틸러 (Amy Tiller, Co-Founder and President of Growth, Inspired Results, Portland OR, USA)
  • 아이슬란드 레이캬비크, 프로모트 아이슬란드의 아이슬란드 방문 및 창조산업 부문 이사, 잉가 힐린 팔스도티르 (Inga Hlin Palsdottir, Director of Visit Iceland and Creative industries, Promote Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • 미국 켄터키 렉싱턴, 크리에이티브 숙박 솔루션의 자금 관리 이사, 마샤 카우치 (Marsha Couch, CFO, Creating Lodging Solutions, Lexington KY, USA)
  • 영국 뉴베리, 보다폰 유한책임회사 그룹기업의 고객 서비스사업 부장, 케리 스몰 (Kerry Small, Head of Customer Service Operations, Vodafone PLC Group Enterprise, Newbury, United Kingdom)
  • 미국 조지아 콜럼버스, 아플락의 금융서비스 상무이자 회계 관리 이사, 준 하워드 (June Howards, SVP Financial Services and Chief Accounting Officer, Aflac, Columbus, GA USA)
  • 미국 뉴욕, 갈릴레오 연구 전략 컨설턴시 (Galileo Research and Strategy Consultancy, New York, NY USA)
  • 미국 일리노이 시카고, 심플 밀스 (Simple Mills, Chicago, IL USA)
  • 파키스탄 카라치, 타부 복지연합 (Tavuu Welfare Associate, Karachi, Pakistan)
  • 뉴질랜드 오클랜드, 쉬 프로스페리티 (She Prosperity, Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 인도 콜카타, 사리 바리 유한회사 (Sari Bari Private Limited, Kolkata, India)
  • 미국 워싱턴 레드먼드, 마이크로소프트 (Microsoft, Redmond, WA USA)
  • 미국 뉴욕, 트레블주 (Travelzoo, New York, NY USA)

2017년 금동 스티비상 수상자들은 지구촌 크고 작은 조직들의 다양한 그룹을 반영한다. 2018 여성기업인 스티비대상은 세계곳곳 200여명의 선도적 전문가들에 의해 심사되며출품자들은 귀중한 자료인 출품작에 대한 심사위원들의 심사평과 제안을 볼 수 있다.

Topics: business awards, stevie awards for women in business, women awards, 스티비어워즈, The Stevie Awards, 스티비상, 여성기업인 스티비대상

Stevie Awards Mengundang untuk Para Entri Stevie Awards for Women in Business Tahunan ke-15

Posted by Clara Im on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 03:32 AM

Semua Pengusaha, Eksekutif dan Pekerja Perempuan di 

Seluruh Dunia Dapat Dinominasikan

Stevie® Awards, penyelenggara program penghargaan bisnis utama dunia, mengundang untuk para entri untuk Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2018 (tahunan ke-15). Kit entri dan rincian lengkap dalam kompetisi tersedia di http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Penghargaan ini dibuat oleh para pencipta American Business Awards® dan International Business Awards® yang bergengsi.

Women in Biz 18 3Stevie Awards for Women in Business menghargai prestasi para perempuan bekerja di lebih dari 90 kategori, termasuk Entrepreneur of the Year , Executive of the Year, Mentor or Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award (Penghargaan Prestasi Seumur Hidup), Achievement in Equal Pay , Women Helping Women (Dari Perempuan Untuk Perempuan) , Employee of the Year, Woman-Owned or -Run Company of the Year dan  Innovator of the Year. Semua pengusaha, eksekutif , pekerja dan perusahaan/organisasi yang mereka jalankan, di seluruh dunia berhak untuk dinominasikan.

Batas akhir entri final adalah 22 Agustus, tetapi entri yang terlambat akan diterima hingga 28 September dengan membayar biaya penalti keterlambatan. Finalis akan diumumkan pada tanggal 4 Oktober dan pemenang Stevie Emas, Perak dan Perunggu akan diumumkan pada jamuan makan malam Gala Awards di Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel di New York pada tanggal 16 November 2018.

Sebagian besar kategori mengharuskan pembayaran biaya entri untuk masuk nominasi, tetapi beberapa kategori tidak memerlukan biaya, termasuk sebagian besar dari mereka yang menghargai para perempuan di sektor nirlaba dan pemerintahan, kategori Female Employee of the Year dan Startup of the Year.

Marty Stanley, Presiden dari Dynamic Dialog dan pemenang Perak Stevie 2017, mengatakan:”Memenangkan Stevie Awards adalah benar-benar luar biasa karena 18 tahun yang lalu saya meninggalkan dunia perusahaan untuk memulai bisnis saya sendiri dan saya ingin mulai Coaching dan orang-orang menanyakan saya “Dapatkah Anda benar-benar dapat hidup dengan melakukan itu ?”.Sehingga dengan mendapatkan Stevie Awards untuk Executive Coaching and Coach of the Year adalah bukti kesuksesan pribadi saya. Stevie Awards adalah penjembatani untuk setiap industri sehingga perempuan dapat terus membuat perbedaan di semua organisasi.”

Para Pemenang  lain dari Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2017  termasuk antara lain:

  • Amy Tiller,  Co-Founder dan President  Growth, Inspired Results, Portland OR, USA
  • Inga Hlin Palsdottir, Direktur  Industri Kreatif dan Kunjungan Islandia, Promosi Islandia, Reykjavik, Islandia
  • Marsha Couch, CFO, Creating Lodging Solutions, Lexington KY, USA
  • Kerry Small, Kepala Pengoperasian Layanan Pelanggan, Vodafone PLC Group Enterprise, Newbury, United Kingdom
  • June Howards, SVP Financial Services and Chief Accounting Officer, Aflac, Columbus, GA USA
  • Galileo Research and Strategy Consultancy, New York, NY USA
  • Simple Mills, Chicago, IL USA
  • Tavuu Welfare Associate, Karachi, Pakistan
  • She Prosperity, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sari Bari Private Limited, Kolkata, India
  • Microsoft, Redmond, WA USA
  • Travelzoo, New York, NY

Pemenang Emas, Perak dan Perunggu Stevie Award 2017 mewakili kelompok yang beragam dari organisasi besar dan kecil di seluruh dunia. Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2018 akan dinilai oleh lebih dari 200 profesional terkemuka di seluruh dunia, dan para calon akan memiliki akses ke semua saran dan komentar para juri tentang nominasi mereka: sumber yang tak ternilai.

Topics: business awards, stevie awards for women in business, women awards, The Stevie Awards

女性企业家史蒂夫®奖金奖得主——Sunny Side Up株式会社

Posted by Clara Im on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 01:33 AM

Sunny Side Up株式会社董事长Etsuko Tsugihara访谈

Sunny Side Up株式会社位于日本东京,该企业在2016女性企业家史蒂夫®奖中荣获年度女性经营企业部门的金奖。 Etsuko Tsugihara董事长兼首席执行官在“亚洲、澳洲及新西兰地区年度女性高层领导“领域荣获了银奖。 Tsugihara董事长发表了获奖感言。

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Sunny Side Up株式会社是一家什么样的企业呢

我们公司是从事从普通的PR到营销、体育营销、铸件、数字营销、业务开发、媒体宣传、促销等多种业务的宣传公司。最近公司的服务扩张到全球范围,在向希望进军日本市场的外国企业提供支持方面具备优势。

Sunny Side Up.png业的愿景是什么?

我们公司的座右铭是“乐在其中”! 在为了主导社会文化潮流而不断进化和扩展的过程中,我们总是希望以热情与愉悦的心态工作。

您认为您的企业在获奖领域有何特别之处?

对于女性来说,日本的创业环境仍然很保守。例如,在日本证券交易所上市的3000家企业中,女性经营的企业不足1%。事实上,也可能我是唯一的女性创业者。日本政府果断地制定了截至2020年增加女性干部数量的目标。如果我能够以一种简单的方式给日本的女性企业家赋予勇气,为她们提供灵感的话,我会非常高兴的。

您首次接触史蒂夫®奖的契机是什么?

我看到我的几位国际合作伙伴企业与顾客获奖后,就希望我们的公司也能获奖。

您的获奖感受如何

这是我们全体职员共同努力取得的结果,所以大家都很高兴。我们公司职员的平均年龄不到35岁,是一家年轻的公司,其中女性职员占一半以上。希望本次获奖能为大家赋予很大的积极性。

荣获史蒂夫®奖对公司产生什么影响

希望这次获奖将可以宣传我们的公司,就像我们的公司名称一样,日本宣传行业也会认为我们是一家有趣的企业。此外,也希望对我们雇佣新职员产生帮助。

传行业发生了许多变化您对哪些变化比较感兴趣

我在宣传行业工作了30多年,目击了媒体的多样化给行业带来的急剧变化。长期以来,电视、报纸、杂志、录音机都被认为是大众媒体,我们在与这些主要媒体构建紧密关系的同时,得以宣传产品。但是,现在大众媒体扩展到互联网及社交媒体,甚至新闻的出处与生成方式也有了扩张。现在,任何人都可以成为新闻与信息的出处。同投入大的费用宣传相比,生成更富有创意、突发奇想的新闻的信息要更加重要。Sunny side up株式会社是创造喜悦的公司,正处于适合成为时尚领袖的完美位置上!

您是否可以向我们的读者传授一些诀窍,给他们一些灵感?

我17岁的时候成立了公司。经营了30多年的业务,从2008年开始公司上市。在日本生存30年以上的企业不到1%,从这一点上来看,可以说我取得了很大的成果。希望更多的青年人与受到刺激的人们超越自己的极限,走向成功!

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Topics: stevie awards for women in business, women awards, Women in Business, women entrepreneur awards, 史蒂夫奖, 女性企业家史蒂夫奖

여성기업인 스티비대상 금상 수상 - 써니사이드업 주식회사

Posted by Clara Im on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 01:17 AM

에츠코 츠기하라 써니사이드업 대표와의 인터뷰

일본 도쿄에 위치한 써니사이드업 주식회사가 2016 여성기업인 스티비대상에서 '올해의 여성 운영 직장' 부문 금상을 수상했습니다. 에츠노 츠기하라 대표이자 최고경영자는 '아시아, 호주, 뉴질랜드 지역 올해의 여성 임원' 부문에서 은상을 수상했습니다. 츠기하라 대표가 수상 소감을 밝혔습니다.

2017년도 아시아태평양 스티비상에 참가하고 싶으신가요?

여기서 출품요강을 확인해보세요.

써니사이드업 주식회사는 어떤 기업입니까?

우리 회사는 일반적인 PR부터 마케팅, 스포츠 마케팅, 캐스팅, 디지털 마케팅, 사업 개발, 언론 홍보, 세일즈 프로모션 등 다양한 업무를 취급하고 있는 홍보회사입니다. 최근에는 서비스를 글로벌하게 확장했는데, 일본 시장에 진입하고자 하는 외국 기업 지원에 강점이 있습니다.

Sunny Side Up.png기업의 비전은 무엇입니까?

우리 회사의 좌우명은 “즐기자!”입니다. 사회문화적 트렌드를 주도하고자 끊임없이 진화하고 확장하는 과정 속에서 즐거움과 열정을 갖고 일하려고 합니다.

해당 부문에서 어떤 점이 특별했다고 생각하십니까?

일본은 여성이 사업하기에 여전히 매우 보수적인 환경입니다. 대표적인 예로, 일본 주식거래소에 상장된 3000개의 기업 중 여성이 운영하는 곳은 1% 미만이죠. 사실 제가 유일한 여성 창업자일 지도 모릅니다! 일본 정부는 2020년까지 여성 간부의 수를 과감하게 증대하려는 목표를 세웠습니다. 저의 조촐한 방식으로, 일본의 여성기업인들에게 용기를 북돋아 주고 영감을 줄 수 있다면 매우 기쁠 것입니다.

스티비어워즈를 처음 접한 계기는 무엇입니까?

몇몇 저의 글로벌 파트너 기업들과 고객들이 상을 받은 것을 보고, 우리 회사도 이같이 될 수 있을지 보길 원했습니다.

소감이 무엇입니까?

전 직원의 공동 노력으로 이룬 성과라 모두 기뻐하고 있습니다. 우리 회사는 직원 평균 연령이 35세 미만으로 젊은 회사이며, 그 중 여성 직원은 절반 이상입니다. 이들에게 무엇보다도 큰 동기부여가 되었기를 바랍니다.

스티비어워즈 수상이 회사에 어떤 영향을 미쳤습니까?

우리 회사가 알려져서, 우리의 회사명처럼 일본 홍보 업계도 재미있는 곳이라고 생각되기를 바랍니다. 또, 새로운 직원들을 채용할 때도 도움이 되리라 생각합니다.

홍보 업계에 많은 변화가 있었는데 어떤 점이 흥미롭다고 보십니까?

홍보 업계에서 30년 이상 일하면서, 미디어의 다양화에 따른 업계의 급격한 변화를 두 눈으로 목격했습니다. 오랜 기간 동안 TV, 신문, 잡지, 라디오가 대중 매체로 여겨졌으며, 이런 주요 미디어 매체들과 긴밀한 관계를 구축하면서 제품을 노출할 수 있었습니다. 그러나 지금은 대중 매체가 인터넷과 소셜미디어로 확장되었으며, 심지어 뉴스의 출처와 생성 방식도 확장되었습니다. 지금은 누구라도 뉴스와 정보의 출처가 될 수 있습니다. 큰 비용을 들인 홍보보다는, 더 창의적이고 기발하며 뉴스거리가 되는 정보를 생성하는 것이 중요해졌습니다. 써니사이드업은 즐거움을 창조하는 회사인 만큼, 트렌드세터가 되기에 완벽한 위치에 있습니다!

우리 독자들에게 영감을 줄만한 기업의 비하인드 스토리가 있을까요?

저는 17살에 회사를 설립했습니다. 30년 이상 사업을 이어왔으며, 2008년부터는 주식 상장도 했습니다. 일본에서 30년 이상 살아남는 기업이 1% 미만임을 감안할 때 큰 성과라고 볼 수 있죠. 더 많은 청년들과 자극 받은 사람들이 자신의 한계를 뛰어넘길 바랍니다!

써니사이드업 주식회사에 대해 아시려면 이곳을 클릭하세요.

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Women in Businessで金賞受賞 – (株)サニーサイドアップ

Posted by Clara Im on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:59 AM

サニーサイドアップ 代表取締役社長次原悦子氏 インタビュー

株式会社サニーサイドアップ(東京渋谷区)は、2016年「Stevie® Awards」(スティービーアワード)、第13回「Stevie® Awards for Women In Business 」(女性ビジネス賞)の「Women-Run Workplace of the Year – More than 10 employees」(女性が経営する企業)部門において金賞(ゴールド)を受賞。また同社創立者の代表取締役社長次原悦子氏は個人部門の「Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand」においても、銀賞(シルバー)を受賞しました。


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サニーサイドアップについて教えてください。
弊社は、PR事業の他、スポーツマーケティング、キャスティング、デジタルマーケティング、事業開発、メディアリレーション、プロモーションなど、幅広いサービスを提供しているPRエンタープライズです。最近ではグローバル展開にも力を入れており、海外の企業や、サービス・ブランドの日本進出をお手伝いするケースが増えております。

Sunny Side Up.png会社の理念を教えてください。
“Let’s have fun”「たのしいさわぎをおこしたい」が会社のモットー。常に進化しながら、様々なトレンドを創り、世の中に“たのしいさわぎ”をおこし続けています。

今回受賞したカテゴリーではどこが評価されたと思いますか?
日本は今でも保守的なビジネス文化で、特に女性にとってはチャレンジングな環境です。日本で上場している3000を超える企業において、女性トップの企業はわずか1%以下。もしかすると創立者は私以外にいないかもしれません。日本政府は2020年までに女性管理職を増やす目標を掲げています。今回の受賞が、日本の将来を支えていく女性リーダーの皆さんの希望やインスピレーションとなれたら幸いです。

Stevies®に応募しようと思ったきっかけは何ですか?
海外のパートナー会社やクライアントが受賞していて、弊社も興味を持った次第です。

受賞した感想は?
会社全体、チーム全体の努力の賜物だと思っています。弊社は、平均年齢35歳以下、社員の半数以上が女性ですので、今回の受賞が社員の更なるモチベーションにつながると嬉しいです。

今回の受賞で何かビジネスに影響はありましたか?
「目玉焼き」というちょっと変わった社名が、国内のみならず海外でも知られたら嬉しいです。新しいチームメンバーも増えてくれるといいですね。

昨今の業界のどのような変化に興味がありますか?
30年以上PRに携わっていますが、メディアの多様化でPR業界もだいぶ変わってきました。以前はマスメディアというとテレビ、新聞、雑誌、ラジオしかなく、人間関係を確立することで露出につなげていけるような環境でした。しかしながら、近年はインターネットやソーシャルメディアの普及により、情報やニュースの広がり方だけでなく、メディア(発信元)さえも変わってきました。そのような環境の中で、今ではお金をかけなくても新しいアイデアやオリジナリティでニュースを発信できるようになってきました。これからもサニーサイドアップならではのトレンドや“騒ぎ”を作っていきたいと思っています。

読者のインスピレーションになるようなストーリーはありますか?
私はサニーサイドアップを17歳で起業し、2008年に上場させ、今年で32年目を迎えました。日本では30年以上続く企業は1%にも満たないといわれていますが、これからもモチベーションの高い、若い起業家が世の中にどんどん出てくることを願っています。

サニサイドアップの詳細はこちらから

 

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Thanks to the Stevie Awards, Expansion in Asia-Pacific is No Longer A Dream for Australian Architecture Practice

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 @ 04:59 PM

Rebekah Hurworth, Director of Your Architect in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, won a Gold Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand in the Individual categories of the 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

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In Australia, less than 1% of architecture practices are led by female directors. Rebekah Hurworth, Director of Your Architect, an architecture practice specializing in new homes, renovations, and extensions, is making ripples across this male-skewed industry.

1601YourArchitect-1.jpgAfter seven years working at four practices, Rebekah identified that whilst the practices were proficient in delivering on professional expertise, there was a distinct gap in the methodologies used, hindering business growth potential. She knew she could provide an additional level of business services through implementing systems and ideas new to the industry that would generate more leads, increase marketing reach, and increase revenue. In 2008, she established Your Architect.

Breaking the Mold

In addition to the Gold Stevie Award, Rebekah also won the Silver Stevie for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in a Business Services with 10 or Less Employees. We asked Rebekah what winning these awards had meant to her and the Your Architect team.

“Most businesses in our industry do things the same way,” she told us. “In fact, most architecture businesses look virtually the same. We’ve broken away from this mold and do things very differently, but as a business owner you always have a level of trepidation about change. Winning a Gold Stevie Award provided reassurance to me as a business owner—and gave our whole team a lot of confidence—that the changes we’ve made and the new ideas we’ve pioneered are worthwhile.”

Continued Rebekah: “Having this peer recognition has given us the courage to share our ideas and approach with our local community. We’ve started a proactive PR campaign for 2016 and updated and rebranded our website in order to share these concepts and explain why we do what we do—all driven by my team and their desire to celebrate our differences with their new-found confidence.”

B2B and B2C Marketing

Rebekah recognized the power of B2B and B2C marketing and the dividends networking would yield. She created a series of workshops, which she delivers to real estate agents, educating them on architecture and how to use this knowledge to educate their buyers, which in turn reaps rewards through word of mouth referrals to her business. She has climbed the ladder of Business Networking International to become a Director, and her insight and knowledge in lead generation through networking has led to various keynote speaking engagements. As a result, 80% of her business is generated through networking.

In comparison to architects’ general practice of charging initial consult fees, Rebekah introduced a free 30-60 minute consult. Additionally, clients are guaranteed a maximum three-week time frame for turnaround, and each client project is managed systematically with a transparent fee structure for each stage of the project, a practice uncommon in the industry.

Wholesale Drafting

As a result of her tactical foresight, Rebekah has identified a gap in the market and created a secondary revenue stream to her business called Wholesale Drafting, a sub-contracting service to others within the business delivering a faster turnaround on design drawings for a greater return on investment.

Additionally, Rebekah implemented an hour-long training session on Friday mornings for her architects, which helps ensure the business is abreast of industry changes. This greatly exceeds the minimum professional requirements of 20 hours per year. Introducing this as mandatory has ensured the retention of quality staff who reap the rewards of professional development.

Rebekah also engaged in her own development through training courses at the National College of Business (NCB) and Business Blueprint, and was awarded Business of the Year by NCB in December 2014.

Big Plans for 2016
“In 2016, Your Architect is starting an educational series under the banner of The Family Home Experts, providing a three-hour workshop and two-day master class,” Rebekah told us. “This program will be focused on teaching our potential clients how to buy the right house or property to start with, and how to weigh up these important decisions.   A house is the biggest financial investment most people will make in their life, and we want to share our knowledge to help people do this right, regardless of whether or not they use our services to renovate or build.”

“Most architects only get involved once the house or land has been purchased,” explained Rebekah. “Often this is too late, and we regularly see people buying the wrong property. These seminars will also be open to university students, as this material is not taught at architecture school.”

No Longer A Dream
We asked Rebekah what she thought about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and how they might help in broadening awareness of a company such as hers in the region.

Her response: “I had intended one day to take Your Architect and The Family Home Experts national throughout Australia, and then eventually into Asia. With the response we have had from winning our Stevie Award, as well as the interest we’ve had in our behind-the-scenes arm, Wholesale Drafting, this is no longer a dream. It is now written into our business plan.”

Explained Rebekah: “I’ve now re-written our business plan to start to go national by the end of this year, and start to go international into Asia within two years. I already have my first meeting booked to discuss this, and will be visiting Singapore and the Philippines in April! We’ve also had venture capital interest which may help in how we go about broaching the international market.”

Concluded Rebekah: “The Stevie Awards have certainly given us the recognition to be able to approach bigger companies with confidence and back up the success of what we do.”

Rebekah has already invested heavily in training a Philippines-based faction of her business to complement her three Brisbane-based architects, flying out to meet them and sharing her vision and her long-term goals for her business. Taking this risk proved to be a success: the Philippines business has expanded to two administrators and four draughtsmen, and is growing.

Making Architecture Accessible
Rebekah is full of enthusiasm for the future. “We’re pioneering new ways to do architecture, to make it both cost effective and accessible to a wider range of people,” she told us. “Traditionally, most architects work in the high-end area with blank cheque budgets; however, we can bring a huge amount of value to real, everyday people. This has long been the focus of our practice, and we deliberately select team members without ego who are focused on great outcomes for our clients and maximizing value for money, no matter the size of the project.”

In conclusion, Rebekah explained: “Our high-end clients are still just as interested in getting value-for-money as our budget clients. It’s amazing how excited and motivated this makes our whole team. For me, personally, I see the results we get, how fulfilled my team is, and how happy our clients are, and this drives me to build what we do bigger and take it to a wider market. I’m inspired by the future and everyday work towards a point where we can take our services beyond Brisbane to Australia and Asia.”

About Rebekah Hurworth:

Often described as “not your usual architect” and a self-confessed “accidental over-achiever,” Rebekah Hurworth is Director of Your Architect, an architecture practice specializing in new homes, renovations, and extensions. A Level One Member of the Australian Institute of Architects and RAIA, she has recently completed a twelve-month training course with the National College of Business and is currently completing her ‘Business Blueprint’ course under the tutelage of Dale Beaumont. A Director of her local faction of the leading networking group, Business Networking International, she has twice been elected President, and has recently been accepted on the International Board of Advisors as one of 100 people who sit on this board worldwide.

Rebekah has a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Built Environment (Architectural Studies) degree from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

About Your Architect:

Your Architect is a Brisbane-based housing specialist founded in 2008 by director Rebekah Hurworth. Currently, Rebekah leads a team of three architects in her Brisbane team supported by a team based in the Philippines. Your Architect has strong networking connections and is known for its work with charities such as Salvation Army, Cardmaking For A Cause, Meals on Wheels, and Glam It Up For Charity. For more information, go to: www.yourarchitect.com.au/

Topics: women awards, management awards, Asia-Pacific, Women in Business, expansion

UK Financial Women Head for the Stevie Awards

Posted by Fiona Brown on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 @ 09:50 AM

gwenbiog resized 600Finance is the dominant industrial sector among the British Finalists in this year’s Stevie Awards for Women in Business, with four of the 10 UK nominees working in City-related businesses.

The major international award for business women, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business recognise excellence among women entrepreneurs, executives and women-led organisations. Notable Finalists this year include Marjorie Scardino, CEO of Pearson plc, owners of the UK’s leading financial newspaper, the Financial Times.  She is up against fellow UK CEO, Cynthia Carrol of Anglo-American and nine others for the title of Best Executive in EMEA.

Best Entrepreneur finalist, one of only three, is Katie Small, MD of financial services company, Mercury West Associates. Women in the City, founded by Gwen Rhys (pictured) is one of four finalists in the Women Supporting Women category. 

The other six of the 10 UK Women in Business finalists (in 9 categories) are TopLine (in two communications categories), Deborah Mitchell of Heaven, Rebecca Lane of Epitome Health & Beauty, Eve Morris of CoSkill, and Chris Holly of Chris Holly Consulting. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in New York on November 11 - tickets are now on sale.

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