Early-Bird Tickets Available for the 2022 Women|Future Conference

Posted by Nina Moore on Tue, May 24, 2022 @ 11:00 AM
If your goals include being more proactive, expanding your personal and professional network, achieving better business outcomes, and being prepared for unexpected changes ahead, you don't want to miss the 2022 Women|Future Conference! 

The last day to get your Women|Future Conference ticket for $69 USD, the lowest early-bird rate, is Tuesday, May 31. Register here.


The fifth annual Women|Future Conference hosted by the Stevie® Awards encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and health and financial wellness through keynotes, educational sessions, and networking. This year's conference will be a two-day virtual event from November 8-10, 2022. 
 
Our conference is for ambitious professionals to learn and share what’s working in their organizations, troubleshoot the challenges they collectively face and make meaningful connections.
 
Divide and conquer the agenda! Bring the whole team to the 2022 Women|Future Conference and get 10% savings with our group discount when groups of three (3) or more register together by 11:59 pm EST on May 31.
 
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We've got an Inspiring Lineup Taking Shape

The 2022 Advisory Board and Leadership Team are reviewing over 1,500 speaker submissions we received to help us build the conference agenda, which will be released this summer. 

This year's speakers range from changemakers at Fortune 500 companies to small business owners and entrepreneurs. You can expect discussions about everything from how to utilize mentorship as a path to professional and personal development, gain traction through public relations, overcome the imposter syndrome, and think like an investor.

While the 2022 agenda is not yet released, you can explore the 2021 agenda and read the summary of the 2021 Women|Future Conference to see what attendees experienced last year. Previous speakers included female executives and leaders from Facebook, IBM, Infosys Limited, John Hancock, Pinterest, Quartz, SAP North America, Talkspace, and others. 

If you applied to speak, you will be notified by July 11 as to whether or not you were selected.

What to Expect

➡️ 20+ interactive Sessions — Each day of the conference will kick off with an opening keynote, followed by engaging panel sessions, breakouts, and workshops centered around seven session tracks.

➡️ Seven Session Tracks — World-class speakers will share practical, actionable takeaways centered around seven tracks:

  1. Cultivate Your Tomorrow
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Future of Work
  4. Marketing
  5. Personal Development
  6. Technology
  7. Workplace DEI

➡️ Meaningful Connections — Get ready to connect, be inspired, and network with a fantastic community of women worldwide. Speakers and attendees build lasting connections as business partners, mentors, and even friends. There will be dedicated breaks on the agenda for structured networking and matchmaking.

➡️ Diverse Perspectives — The diversity of people you will learn from and meet is invaluable. In any given session, you may find yourself in the company of an online business owner, the founder of a non-profit, a lawyer, a CEO, a retired nurse, and a college professor!  

 

Whether you're a female entrepreneur, small business owner, executive, or employee, the Women|Future Conference welcomes movers and shakers like you, looking to Cultivate Your Tomorrow. With panel discussions, a must-see keynote, invaluable networking opportunities, and a Women-Owned Business Pitch Competitionthere will be sessions for women in all stages of life that open your mind and inspire action!

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Topics: Women in Business, female entrepreneurs, Women Future Conference

Letzte Chance für die Stevie® Awards for Great Employers 2022

Posted by Jule Kern on Tue, May 24, 2022 @ 03:18 AM

Die  Stevie® Awards for Great Employers gehen in den Endspurt. Arbeitgeber und HR-Experten haben jetzt noch die Chance, Nominierungen bis zum 8. Juni 2022 einzureichen.

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Der Einsendeschluss der Stevie® Awards for Great Employers rückt näher! Am 8. Juni endet die Teilnahmefrist der beliebten Awards, die die weltweit besten Arbeitgeber, Personalteams, Fachleute, Lieferanten sowie neue Produkte und Dienstleistungen ehren, die dazu beitragen, großartige Arbeitsplätze zu schaffen und zu fördern. Verspätete Einreichungen werden noch bis zum 7. Juli gegen Zahlung einer Nachgebühr angenommen.

Alle Personen und Organisationen weltweit - öffentliche und private, gewinnorientierte und gemeinnützige, große und kleine - können Nominierungen für die Stevie Awards for Great Employers einreichen.

Nutzen Sie noch jetzt die Gelegenheit, sich bei Ihren geschätzten Mitarbeitern zu bedanken und sie wertzuschätzen und die Bekanntheit Ihres Unternehmens zu verstärken!

Hier erhalten Sie die Teilnahmeunterlagen

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Eine internationale Jury aus mehr als 50 Führungskräften wird die Gewinner der Awards ermitteln. Die Finalist:innen werden am 8. August bekannt gegeben. Die Gewinnerinnen und Gewinner der Stevie® Awards in Gold, Silber und Bronze werden am 17. September bei einer Galaveranstaltung im Caesars Palace in Las Vegas bekannt gegeben und ausgezeichnet, sofern die Umstände es zulassen.

Es erwarten Sie unter anderem diese Kategorien:

Die Stevie Awards for Great Employers würdigen Leistungen in vielen Facetten der Arbeitswelt. Die Kategorien umfassen:

In diesem Jahr werden bei den Stevie® Awards for Great Employers erstmalig die Kategorien für Thought Leadership eingeführt. Diese Kategorien würdigen die Vordenkerrolle im Bereich Personalwesen seit Beginn des Jahres 2020.

Außerdem fallen für 14 der 16 HR-Einzelkategorien keine Teilnahmegebühren an.

Public Voting für die Employer of the Year-Kategorien

Die Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger in den 31 branchenspezifischen "Employer of the Year"-Kategorien werden durch eine einzigartige Mischung aus öffentlichen Abstimmungen und professionellen Bewertungen ermittelt. Die öffentliche Abstimmung findet vom 11. Juli bis 1. August 2022 statt.

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Diese großartigen Arbeitgebenden aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum wurden im letzten Jahr geehrt

Zu den Stevie® Award-Gewinnerinnen und Gewinnern im Jahr 2021 gehörten Bayer AG (Leverkusen), Denstply Sirona (Bensheim), DHL Global Forwarding, F.Hoffmann - La Roche (Basel), Freight (Bonn), Personio (München), Raytheon Professional Services GmbH (Rüsselsheim), Swiss Re (Zürich) und viele mehr.

Eine vollständige Liste der Gewinnenden im letzten Jahr finden Sie hier.

Nutzen Sie Ihre Chance auf die Auszeichnung mit einem Stevie Award for Great Employers und registrieren Sie sich noch heute. 

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Weitere Informationen zum aktuellen Wettbewerb finden Sie unter www.StevieAwards.com/HR

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Kelli Thompson Helps Female Leaders Build Confidence in the Workplace

Posted by Grace Payne on Mon, May 23, 2022 @ 09:15 AM

Kelli Thompson is a leadership coach, speaker, and writer with over 15 years of experience in corporate America and over 10 years in leadership for financial services and technology organizations. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, she founded the Clarity & Confidence Women's Leadership Program, a nationwide, online leadership development program for women leaders. Through this program, she has coached and trained hundreds of women to trust themselves, lead with more confidence, and create a career they love. Her work has since been featured in HuffPost, Next Avenue, Working Mother, Thrive Global, Introvert Dear, HR Daily Advisor, LinkedIn, and via her blog and social media channels. 

In November 2018, Kelli left corporate America to start her leadership coaching practice, but by July 2020, Kelli had lost over 80% of her income due to pandemic-related canceled contracts and events. Kelli used the gap in her schedule as an opportunity to pivot her business to focus exclusively on coaching women leaders. Through her years of corporate experience, Kelli recognized that there was a lack of training programs that focused specifically on women’s strengths and addressed the unique challenges they face in the workplace.

Even so, she was not aware at the time of how important this work would be in the upcoming months as women were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Kelli’s coaching work focused on issues that include how to speak up at work, manage the extra workload that women frequently carry, set boundaries, and navigate career changes to find better pay and work-life balance.

The reinvention of Kelli’s business strategy additionally included offering a unique 8-week leadership program that focuses exclusively on the needs of women. Topics include discovering your leadership strengths, learning to trust your intuition, reducing workloads through delegation, and imposter syndrome. Unlike many traditional leadership programs, Kelli doesn’t help women conform to who their organizations want them to be. Instead, she helps them cultivate their unique gifts and talents so that they can show up as who they are meant to be. 

Kelli asked two clients about what made her work different…

Client 1 said that Kelli’s program is the first she’s done that is based on intuition. “It's rooted in things that no one talks about in the business world,” she explained. This client went on to say that listening to her body helped her find the reason behind her lack of confidence and overcome imposter syndrome in the workplace. “This has allowed me to stand in my power and contribute my unique gifts at work. I am so much more confident,” she added.

Client 2 spoke about how Kelli’s program is the first to address important soft skills. “The [other] programs are just dry and nobody wants to talk about conflict and authenticity,” she explained. She added that Kelli’s leadership program relies on data to identify things that are proven to be problems for women. “That you [Kelli] build programs around and tackle,” she explained.

Kelli continues to teach women that trusting their intuition is the new competitive advantage in business. She has empowered her clients to speak up, make a career change, collectively negotiate over $30,000 worth of higher salaries, and do so without sacrificing their desired work-life balance.

Kelli Thompson won the Bronze Stevie for Mentor or Coach of the Year – Business in the 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Interested in submitting a nomination for the 2022 (19th Annual) Stevie Awards for Women in Business?

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Topics: stevie awards for women in business, Women in Business

Grand Stevie Winners Announced in 2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

Posted by Clara Im on Mon, May 16, 2022 @ 12:29 AM

Telkom Indonesia honored as Organization of the Year

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, announced the winners of five Grand Stevie Award trophies in its ninth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only awards to recognize innovation in the workplace throughout the entire 29-nation Asia-Pacific region. All organizations in the region are eligible to submit nominations to the competition.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners in the various categories were announced on 21 April. Those awards were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives worldwide acting as judges in March and April. Winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 29 June at 2:00 pm KST. Registration for the event is now on sale.

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The 2022 Grand Stevie® Award for Organization of the Year goes to Telkom Indonesia, with 61.5 award points. Telkom Indonesia has won the Grand Stevie for Organization of the Year for the fifth time in the nine-year history of the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. The organization won for stellar nominations submitted on behalf of itself and subsidiaries Admedika, Infomedia, Metra Digital Media, Nutech Integrasi, and Telkomsigma. “Telkom Indonesia could offer a master class on how to prepare well-researched, well-written, and compelling nominations,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Miller.

This award could not be applied for directly. The award is determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the competition, with a Gold Stevie win counting for 3 points, a Silver Stevie for 2 points, and a Bronze Stevie counting for 1.5.

Grand Stevie Awards are also presented to the highest-rated nomination from the four nations that submitted the most nominations to the competition:

From Australia: the Silver Stevie-winning nomination for Award for Innovative Management in Business Product & Service Industries - Up to 100 Employees, of their CEO, Amreeta Abbott, by Annature, Camp Hill, QLD. 

From China: the Gold Stevie-winning nomination for Award for Innovation in Brand Development entitled “The Ring is building a genuine ‘Urban Nature Community’,” submitted by Brand Head (Beijing) Consulting Limited Liability Company on behalf of Hong Kong Land (Chongqing) Asset Management Company Limited, Beijing.

From India: the Gold Stevie-winning nomination for Award for Innovation in Customer Service Management, Planning & Practice > Computer Industries, submitted by Cisco Systems (I) Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru, Karnataka, entitled “Project Life of PI  – Facilitating seamless Cisco Prime Infrastructure to Cisco DNA Center migration.”

From the Philippines: “Project Shelter: Shell Helps 800,000 Filipinos in Pandemic Response,” the Silver Stevie-winning nomination for Most Valuable Corporate Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic submitted by Shell companies in the Philippines, Taguig, Metro Manila.

The 2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards have recognized organizations in 20 nations including Australia, Belarus, Cambodia, China including Hong Kong and Macao, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and Vietnam. More than 900 nominations about innovative achievements in the 29-nation APAC region were considered by the judges this year.

This is the first time that two Silver Stevie-winning nominations have earned Grand Stevies in the same year.

“So many of the nominations we received this year address how organizations and people have met the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, so it makes sense that several of our 2022 Grand Stevie Awards will go to nominations that recognize those efforts” said Stevies president Maggie Miller. “We commend all of this year’s Stevie Award winners for their achievements, and we look forward to celebrating them on 29 June.”

Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the 29 June awards ceremony are available at http://Asia.Stevieawards.com. 

 

Sponsors and partners of the 2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include adobo magazine and PR Newswire Asia.

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Finalists Announced in “Technology for the Next Decade, Today” Categories in The 20th American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, May 12, 2022 @ 09:44 AM

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services company, sponsored the Technology for the Next Decade, Today categories in The 2022 American Business Awards®, the premier business awards program in the USA.

The Technology for the Next Decade, Today Awards categories recognize leadership, customer experience, and redefining the workplace. This is the 20th year that The American Business Awards have recognized achievements of organizations operating in the USA, and the fifth year that HCL Technologies has sponsored awards in the competition.

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The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Award placements from among the following Finalists will be determined over the next week by a specially-convened jury of IT professionals, and the results will be revealed at the 20th ABA awards banquet in New York on Monday, June 13. The Finalists are:

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Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, CA: Raymond R. Smelly, Head of IT Foundation Platform
Haemonetics, Boston, MA: Kim Weatherbee, CIO
Laundris Corporation, Manor, TX: Don Ward, CEO
The Mosaic Company, Tampa, FL: Jeff Wysocki, CIO
Wells Fargo, San Francisco, CA: Nadeem Kayani, Executive VP & CIO

Leading Through Uncertainty
Finalists
Performance Food Group, Richmond, VA: Don Bulmer, Senior VP & CIO
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO: Kyle Collins, VP & CIO
Stanley Black & Decker, New Britain, CT: Robert Castello, CIO, Global IT Solution Delivery & Employee Experience
Warner Music Group, New York, NY: Ralph Munsen, CIO & Executive VP

Leadership in Nextgen Technology
Finalists
The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL: Balaji Rangaswamy, VP, IT&DA Supply Chain
Cox Communications, Atlanta, GA: John Civiletto, VP Technology
Johnson Controls, Glendale, WI: Michael Ellis, Executive VP & Chief Customer and Digital Officer
Light & Wonder, Las Vegas, NV: Rob Bone, Senior VP, Global Systems and Services

New-Normal Digital Transformer
Finalists
Cummins, Inc., Columbus, IN: Prasad Poludasu, Head of CBS IT Services
Dollar General, Goodlettsville, TN: Julie Elmore, CTO
Unum, Chattanooga, TN: Gautam Roy, Senior VP & CTO

All organizations operating in the U.S.A. – large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to the ABAs in a wide range of categories, honoring achievement in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development. More than 3,700 nominations, a record number, were reviewed in the judging process this year by more than 240 professionals worldwide, whose average scores determined the winners.

2022 Stevie winners will be celebrated during an awards ceremony on Monday, June 13 at 7 pm ET. Details of the event are available on the website.

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Grand Stevie® Award Winners Announced in 2022 American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, May 11, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

The Stevie® Awards announced today the Grand Stevie Award winners in The 20th Annual American Business Awards® competition. Winners will be honored during the ABAs’ awards banquet on June 13, 2022 in New York City. Registration for the event is now open.

All organizations operating in the U.S.A. - large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to the ABAs in a wide range of categories, honoring achievement in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development.

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This year more than 3,700 nominations were considered in the judging process by more than 240 professionals, whose average ratings determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners announced earlier this month. For a complete list of the 2022 Stevie Award winners, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Grand Stevie Awards cannot be applied for directly.  Winners are determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the ABAs, with a Gold Stevie win counting for 3 points, a Silver Stevie for 2 points, and a Bronze Stevie counting for 1.5. 

2022 Grand Stevie winners in The American Business Awards are as follows:

Highest-rated Nomination of the Year: Ingersoll Rand, Davidson, NC for their Gold Stevie Award-winning nomination for Achievement in Growth.  Ingersoll Rand is a global market leader with a broad range of innovative and mission-critical air, fluid, energy and medical technologies, providing services and solutions to increase industrial productivity and efficiency.

Highest-rated New Product or Service of the Year: Wind River, Alameda, CA for Wind River Studio, Gold Stevie winner for Best Cloud Infrastructure Solution.  Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems. The company has been an innovator and pioneer, powering billions of devices and systems that require the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability.

Highest-rated COVID-19 Response Category Nomination: TTEC Holdings, Inc., Englewood, CO for Labor + Tech + Speed, the TTEC Rapid Response Solution, Gold Stevie winner for Most Valuable Technical Innovation in response to the pandemic. TTEC Holdings is one of the largest global customer experience (CX) technology and services innovators for end-to-end, digital CX solutions.

Most Honored Marketing Agency: Tinuiti, New York, NY, which earned 26.5 award points for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins across a range of categories, is the winner this year.  The performance marketing firm across Google, Facebook and Amazon has over $3 billion in digital media under management and 1,100 employees.  This is the second consecutive year that Tinuiti has earned this honor.

Most Honored Public Relations Agency: Finn Partners, the global agency with 16 offices in the U.S.A., earned 20 points for Stevie-winning nominations on behalf of clients including Aptive Environmental, BioIQ, Comcast Business, D4t4 Solutions, RallyUp, and Tivity Health.  The agency also earned Grand Stevies in the ABAs in 2015 and 2019.

Organization of the Year: AT&T, Dallas, TX, which earned 32 points for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevies earned primarily by AT&T Business Multimedia Solutions.  As the first truly modern media company, AT&T has been changing the way people live, work and play for the past 144 years. AT&T also won Grand Stevie Awards in The ABAs from 2013-2016.

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Stevie Award-Winning AI Platform Helps Caregivers in Home Agencies and Facilities

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, May 05, 2022 @ 01:16 PM

Sensi is the world’s first in-home virtual care agent, empowering Long-Term-Care agencies to provide their customers with 24/7 support in a cost-efficient and scalable manner, while significantly upping the quality of care.

With Sensi's hybrid care solutions, agencies can offer 24/7 services, despite the massive shortage in caregivers, and regardless of any patient’s financial capacity.

With a steadily growing ARR, and having already onboarded 6 out of the top-10 LTC Agency franchises in the US, Sensi.AI continues to prove its value in being: (customer quote) - “a targeted preventive care tool, that enables the perfect combination between just the right amount of quality care hours, with the ability for older adults to be living on their own terms, with an extra layer of 24/7 support.”

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Sensi was established in 2019, to help solve critical problems in the non-medical home care industry. 

The startup has closed a $3.5 million seed round before entering The 2021 International Business Awards®, and has offices in Tel Aviv, Isreal, and Los Angeles, California. 

The world population is aging and the demand for professional caregivers exceeds the supply. In-home care services have proven to be one of the most critical fields of service in today’s world and at the same time - one of the most challenging to manage. In an industry that provides such sensitive, life-critical services, having to remotely manage an underqualified, distributed, high turnover workforce – is a huge responsibility. Sensi.ai is the first and only fully automatic AI-based care quality management platform for senior home care agencies and facilities.  The platform provides audio analytics-based insight that helps eliminate blind spots and enables agencies with complete visibility and transparency into each hour of care without having to rely on neither the caregiver nor the client's input. Agencies can now obtain, for the first time ever, data-based insight into each client’s care needs, and ensure that their caregivers are best equipped to answer those needs in the highest quality manner.

Over the past 12 months, the company has been gaining traction in the American home care market. Operating across 5 states, Sensi has already onboarded 2 of the biggest home care franchises, as well as several localized agencies, and is seeing massively growing demand.

The home care industry is one that is very accustomed to its own pace, processes, and measures, Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Home Care Services estimated at US$260.4 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.8 Trillion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 32.3% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Non-medical home care industry brings in over $89 billion in revenues annually, and yeat care quality monitoring is done solely by satisfaction surveys to customers and caregivers... Sensi is the only system on the market enabling the provision of 24/7 automatic care quality management, without compromising the dignity and privacy of the care recipient. The system ensures detection and prevention of client/caregiver distress, risk, or maltreatment, alongside extraordinary care moments worth acknowledgment, to help retain exceptional employees, and being able to onboard 2 of the 10 biggest home care enterprises exemplifies how big the need actually is.

Sensi won the Bronze Stevie Award for Startup of the Year - Software in The 2021 International Business Awards.

Interested in The 2022 International Business Awards?

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Visionäre gegen den Klimawandel - Stevie® Gewinner Fairventures Worldwide

Posted by Jule Kern on Tue, May 03, 2022 @ 12:52 PM

Nachhaltige Wälder für den Erhalt der Artenvielfalt und zur Bekämpfung des Klimawandels: die gemeinnützige Organisation Fairventures Worldwide aus Stuttgart verbindet Forstwirtschaft und moderne Technologien zur Wiederherstellung von Wäldern in den Tropen. 

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Gemeinsam mit Partnern aus Wissenschaft, Privatwirtschaft und dem öffentlichen Sektor verbindet die Organisation die Aufforstung mit nachhaltigen Wertschöpfungsketten in der Holzindustrie, um klimaschädliche Baumaterialien zu ersetzen. In Zusammenarbeit mit Kleinbäuerinnen und -bauern in Indonesien und Uganda entstehen dabei nachhaltige Wälder aus Nutzhölzern sowie Nahrungsmittel. Diese ermöglichen den Menschen vor Ort ein gesichertes Einkommen, tragen zum Erhalt der Artenvielfalt bei und wirken dem Klimawandel entgegen.

Bei den diesjährigen German Stevie® Awards wurde Fairventures Worldwide mit einem Gold Stevie® für die Marketing Kampagne des Jahres - Klimaschutz und mit einem Gold Award für die beste Website einer Non-Profit Organisation ausgezeichnet.

Interaktiv, multimedial und verständlich - der Relaunch von fairventures.org 

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Um die Arbeit der Organisation und ihren Impact komplett neu medial aufzubereiten und Maßstäbe im Bereich Transparenz zu setzen, relauchnte Fairventures Ende 2021 ihre Webseite. Als multinationale Non-Profit-Organisation hat Fairventures dafür einen kollaborativen Prozess gewählt und vorab eine genaue Bedarfsanalyse mit Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus den jeweiligen Projektgebieten durchgeführt. Mit einem modernen Layout und einfacher Navigation erklärt die Organisation ihre Arbeit für jeden verständlich und lässt prominente Inhalte direkt ins Auge springen. Die Website wird laufend aktualisiert und kann so den Bedürfnissen der Nutzer:innen angepasst, wobei deren Feedback regelmäßig dazu eingesetzt wird, Verbesserungen der Nutzerfreundlichkeit zu realisieren. Für diesen großartigen Relaunch der Organisationsseite erhielt Fairventures den Gold Stevie®.
 

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Die Bewältigung der Klimakrise ist die größte Herausforderung unserer Zeit. Seit der industriellen Revolution steigt die CO₂-Konzentration in der Luft stetig schneller an. Die Folgen spüren wir deutlich: Heute ist es auf der Erde rund ein Grad wärmer als noch Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Der Meeresspiegel steigt, extreme Wetterereignisse häufen sich, Lebensräume werden zerstört und Lebensmittel werden knapper.

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Fairventures Worldwide geht gemeinsam mit hunderten Kleinbäuerinnen und Kleinbauern in den Tropen durch Wiederaufforstungsprojekte wirkungsvoll gegen die Klimakrise vor. Mit der Kampagne, die die Organisation zusammen mit STRÖER, einer führenden deutschen Außenwerber plante, wurde das Ziel verfolgt, möglichst vielen Menschen in Deutschland die Chancen der Wiederaufforstung aufzuzeigen und mit informativen und unterhaltsamen Beiträgen Menschen einzuladen, ein aktiver Teil davon zu werden. Seit Juni 2021 bespielt Fairventures den Nachhaltigkeitskanal “Green Voice”, der auf tausenden Bildschirmen deutschlandweit Informationen über die Aufforstung verbreitet.

Alle verwendeten Bilder und Videos stammen dabei jeweils aus den Projektgebieten in Indonesien und Uganda und ziehen in Kombination mit knalligen Farben und tollen Animationen die Blicke des Publikums auf sich. Darüber hinaus wurden zusätzlich auch Inhalte erstellt, die sich auf saisonale Ereignisse beziehen, z. B. “Genug von Wahlplakaten? Hier, ein Waldplakat” (vor der Bundestagswahl) oder “Dieses Jahr: Wälder statt Wiesn” (anlässlich des ausgefallenen Oktoberfests). Für diese großartige und augenöffnende Kampagne wurde Faiventures ebenfalls mit dem Gold Stevie® ausgezeichnet.

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Haben Sie mit Ihrer Organisation auch großartiges geleistet? Dann melden Sie sich jetzt für unseren Newsletter an, um immer up to date für die Fristen der German Stevie® Awards 2023 zu sein!

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Q&A: Stevie® Awards Insights & Tips from Judge Mahmoud Mansi

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Apr 28, 2022 @ 11:23 AM

Mahmoud Mansi is the Founder of HR Revolution Middle East Magazine – the media partner for the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards. As a professional, Mahmoud has worked in management consulting, auditing, education, training and development, project management, community development and sustainability, arts and culture, event management, business journalism, and media management.

Mahmoud is a global public speaker. He has traveled and spoken at conferences in Nigeria, Sudan, India, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt. He has spoken eight times at TEDx, in addition to speaking at global human resources conferences such as SHRM TECH, ATD Middle East & HRSE.

He is the author of “Sustaining a 360° Agile Workplace: A Millennial Perspective” in addition to eight other books in entrepreneurship, social sciences, literature, gender, and culture dialogue.

As an activist, Mahmoud Mansi has won several awards such as the “Sea of Words Literary Award 2010” from the Anna Lindh Foundation in Spain, the “Culture Shift Award 2013” from Egypt’s British Council, and the “Brand Ambassador Award 2018” from His Excellency Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Alleem Knowledge Center in UAE.

Mahmoud 1Besides participating as a Stevie Awards judge, Mahmoud Mansi has been acting as a brand ambassador to encourage more organizations and professionals to join the Stevie Awards either as nominees or jury members. He has published more than 30 articles in HR Revolution Middle East Magazine, in addition to being featured in Dostor Newspaper in Egypt, received an honorable mention at the university he works at; The Arab Academy, for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, and was interviewed on Egypt’s National T.V. speaking about the award, judging process and sharing case studies from award-winning entries.

Connect with Mahmoud Mansi on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahmoud-mansi-hr-philosopher-014b0a121/?originalSubdomain=ae

The Stevie Awards asked Mahmoud a few questions about his judging experience:

The Stevie Awards: Mahmoud, as someone who has various experiences in judging, what makes The Stevie® Awards distinctive?

Mahmoud Mansi: I believe the Stevie® Awards is simply a pioneer for various reasons and I am enthusiastic to share in-depth details.

1-Geographic & Demographic Outreach: The Stevie® Awards embraces, promotes, and welcomes diversity, business innovation, and excellence with a wide range of geographic and demographic outreach through its various awards: Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards, Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards, German Stevie® Awards, The American Business Awards®, International Business Awards®, Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.

2-Diversity in Categories: The Stevie® Awards has a group of specialized categories for corporate, NGOs, governments, start-ups, and individuals, which encourages all different market segments to apply in what they think is their competitive advantage from products and projects to best practices in management. Also, the categories are annually updated according to new trends and market development.

3-Easy Entry Access: Interested individuals fill out the “Request an Entry Kit” form from the website, and will receive an email which contains all details regarding the categories, eligibility, and entry process. Also, unlike most trending awards, there is no entry fee to the Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards which encourages the business community in all its sectors to participate.

4-Great Customer Support & Guidance: There is a Stevie® Awards professional team dedicated to guiding nominees towards applying in the category that best suits their points of strength and this team provides support throughout the process if needed.

5-Accurate Judging Process: Nominees should feel secure as they are in good hands. The Stevie® Awards assure that the jury members are experts and professionals in their industry, in addition to having the judging process monitored and audited to assure quality and resilience. Another important point is that nominees can attach extra files to their main submission to emphasize on their application with further evidence and supporting documents.

The Stevie Awards: You have been judging the Stevie® Awards for three years now in a row, why do you find interesting in the experience?

Mahmoud Mansi: With each round, I feel enthusiasm and passion for discovering something new. I am always curious about the evolution of humanity and it is well reflected in innovation contests and awards. It is like reading the news to know what’s new in the business, only that these news updates are explicit to the Stevie® Awards Jury. Although each judge can review a minimum of 20 entries I always enjoy challenging myself to go the extra mile. I am looking forward to participating as a jury member in the upcoming years and discovering what further the evolution of humanity would bring to us.

The Stevie Awards: Why is it important for organizations to apply for business awards?

Mahmoud Mansi: Innovative organizations deserve to be well-recognized. It is the right of its customers and employees to know that their provider or their employer is unique in the market. However, contests and awards provide other advantages besides recognition and branding, such as healthy competition, benchmarking, promoting innovation and teamwork within the organization, and receiving constructive feedback from the judges who are experts in the industry in order to develop further.

The Stevie Awards: Can you share with us some tips for those who want to enter the Stevie Awards?

Mahmoud Mansi: I believe organizations and individuals need to consider several points as they apply for the Stevie® Awards. As a judge, I have noticed that sometimes there is a gap between innovative ideas and well-written proposals. Some entries are exceptionally innovative but are not well written and well presented, and other entries might have less innovative ideas however they are well organized and neat. As jury members, we focus on both. Indeed the Stevie® Awards promote innovation, yet as professionals and experts, we need to witness how this innovation has turned into a tangible outcome.

Here are some points that have to be considered when preparing for the award: innovative initiative, clear business case and objectives, impact on community and stakeholders, teamwork and engagement throughout the project implementation, change management, proposal writing style, project timeline, and efficiency, the return on investments, and the journey itself preferably documented with testimonials, pictures, and videos. Another important angle to consider throughout the proposal is the usage and reliability of data analytics tools including statistics, illustrations, and ratios in revealing results, in addition to having the proposal reviewed and edited by all relevant project leaders and stakeholders before submitting the final version to the Stevie Awards.

The Stevie Awards: What are the benefits of being a judge, and how do you apply to become one?

Mahmoud Mansi: Being selected or nominated to become a jury committee member is an honorable and distinctive position. It does not only reflect one’s expertise in a certain profession, but it also reflects that this person has high ethical standards and is well-recognized and trusted among his/her community.

Here are some benefits of being a judge at the Stevie® Awards:-

  • Self-Development & Awareness; learning about best practices in the industry and learning the new market trends and direction.
  • Recognition; during the judging process, the jury members get recognized on the Stevie® Awards website and by receiving a hardcopy judge certificate.
  • Profile; judging is a unique experience and it is added to one’s professional profile as an achievement.
  • Award Ceremony; all jury members are welcomed to attend the award ceremony, enjoy a spectacular night, socialize with award winners and other judges, and see the outcome of their work.
  • Win the Judges’ Lottery! $500 is randomly offered to two judges, from all those who score 30+ entries, plus two additional prizes of $1,000 to two judges, from all those who rate at least 60 nominations. The prizes change from year to year and between Stevie Awards competitions.
  • Receiving invitations for future judging opportunities.

For those who are having plans to judge at the Stevie® Awards, the following link has the details: https://stevieawards.com/you-be-judge , and make sure your LinkedIn profile is updated and it reflects your experience and competitive edge. Writing and publishing some articles on your profile is recommended.

The Stevie Awards: How can you develop yourself in order to remain a competent judge?

Mahmoud Mansi: I always try to become a competent judge by keeping pace with the new market trends and best practices by continuously working on consulting projects, reading books from iconic figures in the industry, watching TED Talks, getting enrolled in certification programs and workshops, attending conferences, in addition to reading opinion articles in blogs, interviews with industry leaders and academic papers. Besides working on developing my knowledge and experience, a judge is also an auditor, project manager, and business coach.

The Stevie Awards: What would you like to say to those who are not shortlisted or selected as award winners?

Mahmoud Mansi: Every organization that seeks development and works towards providing better services and quality products to its customers and smarter management systems to its employees, with a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach, is indeed a winner in the eyes of all its stakeholders. the Stevie® Awards will either grant an organization the chance to be recognized or provide tips that support the organization to further develop, and these are actually two different types of awards; recognition and development!

Another point to keep in mind is that many organizations can win the award title “today”, but true winners are the agile organizations that are able to sustain their initiatives and assure that they remain impactful on the business, employees, customers and the community.

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Stevie® Award Winners Announced in The 20th American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Apr 28, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

The Stevie® Awards, organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs, today announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners in The 20th American Business Awards®.

All organizations operating in the U.S.A. – large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to the ABAs in a wide range of categories, honoring achievement in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development. More than 3,700 nominations were considered in the judging process this year by more than 240 professionals worldwide, whose average scores determined the winners.

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Winners of three or more Gold Stevie Awards include:

5WPR (New York, NY), Adobe (San Jose, CA), Age of Learning (Glendale, CA), Ansys (Canonsburg, PA), Aspen Publishing (Frederick, MD), AT&T Business Multimedia Solutions (Huntington Beach, CA), Boost Payment Solutions (New York, NY), BRG Communications (Alexandria, VA), Bursali (Bursa, Turkey), Cisco (San Jose, CA), Delta Dental of Kansas (Wichita, KS), Evisort (San Mateo, CA), Experience Kissimmee (Kissimmee, FL), Forbes (Jersey City, NJ), Hearts & Science (New York, NY), Home Depot (Atlanta, GA), IBM (Armonk, NY), Jeunesse Global (Orlando, FL), MachineGenius (Holliston, MA), Denny Cherry and Associates (Oceanside, CA), Merkle (Columbia, MD), New American Funding (Tustin, CA), Pink Energy (Mooresville, NC), Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (San Diego, NC), Soleo Health (Centennial, CO), TAWANI Enterprises (Chicago, IL), Tinuiti (New York, NY), TopSpot (Houston, TX), and Wolters Kluwer (Minneapolis, MN).

Among other winners, organizations with five or more Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie wins include:

1903 Public Relations (Clovis, CA), ADP (Roseland, NJ), Applied Systems (University Park, IL), AutoLeap (Upton, MA), Cloudastructure, Inc. (Miami, FL), Explorium (San Francisco, CA), Fannie Mae (Washington D.C.), CarSaver (Franklin, TN), Convey Communications (Phoenix, AZ), John Hancock (Boston, MA), N-able Inc (Boston, MA), TaskUs (New Braunfels, TX), Tek Leaders Inc (Frisco, TX), The Harbinger Group (Chicago, IL), Openforce (Phoenix AZ), Syntellis Performance Solutions (New York, NY), Tata Consultancy Services (Mumbai, India), SoftPro (Raleigh, NC), and TTEC Holdings, Inc. (Englewood, CO)

For a complete list of the Stevie Award winners announced today, visit www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Winners of six best-of-show prizes will be awarded Grand Stevie Award trophies, to be announced the week of May 9.

2022 Stevie winners will be celebrated during an awards banquet on Monday, June 13 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Tickets for the event are now on sale.

The categories that recognize outstanding new products and services introduced in the USA are among the most heavily subscribed in the ABAs, and every new product or service nominated in The 2022 American Business Awards is included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a worldwide public vote. Voting opened today at
http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com and will conclude on May 27. People’s Choice Stevie winners will be announced the week of May 30 and will be honored during the June 13 awards presentations.

“We are thrilled to be able to recognize such a wide array of American organizations in The 2022 The American Business Awards. American companies have thrived in the face of hardship and have adapted to the needs of their workforce,” said Stevie Awards President, Maggie Miller. This year’s Stevie-winning nominations in The American Business Awards are testament to the commitment, passion, adaptability, and creativity of the American people. We look forward to seeing Stevie Award winners and their guests at the first in-person awards ceremony since 2019.”  

Topics: American business awards