Content & Community: Die Social Media Kategorien bei den German Stevie® Awards 2023

Posted by Jana Novatscheck on Tue, Nov 29, 2022 @ 03:33 AM

Die Welt der Sozialen Medien befindet sich im steten Wandel und wächst schneller als jede andere Medientechnologie. Die vielfältigen und weit verbreiteten Nutzungsoptionen prägen unsere digitale Gesellschaft und beeinflussen neben der Consumer-to-Consumer-Kommunikation vor allem auch die Business-to-Comsumer-Kommunikation: Unternehmen interagieren und kommunizieren immer häufiger über Social Media Kanäle mit der Unternehmensumwelt. Präsenz und Aussteuerung der passenden Inhalte kann die Reichweite von Organisationen vergrößern und somit mehr potenzielle Kund:innen ansprechen.

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Soziale Medien - Chance und Herausforderung

Die Konkurrenz in den Sozialen Medien wächst und wächst und der Wettbewerb um die Aufmerksamkeit der Öffentlichkeit läuft auch Hochtouren. Um potenzielle Kund:innen auf sich aufmerksam machen, braucht es klare nachhaltige Strategien, die den geposteten Inhalt aus der Masse herausstechen lassen. Auf die Wünsche und Bedürfnisse der Zielgruppe einzugehen und dabei auf die richtigen Formate – Bild, Text, Video oder Audio - zu setzen, die richtigen Kanäle zu wählen und neue Trends rechtzeitig aufzuspüren, ist keine leichte Aufgabe. Es gilt, Emotionen zu wecken, mit aktuellen und qualitativ hochwertigen gut recherchierten Informationen präsent und aktiv zu sein und so originellen Content zu produzieren. Gelingt dies, bieten die sozialen Medien Unternehmen und Organisationen eine großartige Möglichkeit, eine Community mit Kund:innen und Interessenten aufzubauen, die Reichweite zu erhöhen und die eigene Markenbekanntheit zu steigern. Um die Mühe und Kreativität, die hinter der Arbeit an Social Media Seiten, Community Management und dem Aufbereiten von Kampagnen steckt zu würdigen, sind die im vergangenen Jahr eingeführten Social Media Kategorien für die German Stevie® Awards 2023 zurück und wurden um TikTok erweitert.

 

Prämiert werden die besten Social Media Kanäle

Facebook, Twitter, TikTok oder doch ein Business Blog? Soziale Medien sind vielfältig und jede Plattform hat ihre unterschiedlichen Anwendungen und Nutzer. In diesen Kategorien möchten wir die Bemühungen rund um die verschiedensten Kanäle von Unternehmen würdigen und exzellente Social Media Auftritte von Organisationen auszeichnen.

Diese Kategorien umfassen: 

  • Innovativste Facebook Unternehmensseite
  • Innovativste Instagram Unternehmensseite
  • Innovativster TikTok Unternehmenskanal
  • Innovativster Twitter Unternehmenskanal
  • Innovativster Unternehmens-Blog
  • Innovativster Unternehmens-Podcast
  • Innovativster YouTube Unternehmenskanal

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Am Zahn der Zeit: der Unternehmenspodcast

Podcasts sind so beliebt wie nie zuvor und sind mobile Wissensbegleiter im Alltag geworden. Da man sie immer und überall einschalten kann bieten sie Unternehmen und Organisationen die Möglichkeit, ihre Sichtbarkeit zu erhöhen. Podcasts bieten einen Weg, mit Zielgruppen in Kontakt zu treten und als Corporate Podcast potenzielle Neukundinnen und Neukunden mit kostenfreien Informationen zu den angebotenen Dienstleistungen zu versorgen. Unternehmer:innen können sich im Podcast bei der Wissensvermittlung als Expert:innen positionieren und Vertrauen in die eigene Marke schaffen.
Den Podcast eines Unternehmens zu hören, kann - wie eine Fernsehserie - zu einem Hobby werden. Und so wie Fernsehserien Fans haben, ist das auch bei Podcasts der Fall. Und Fans empfehlen gerne weiter – sofern der Podcast spannende Inhalte vermittelt. Hörer:innen des Podcasts werden Botschafter:innen des Unternehmens und sorgen für eine höhere Bekanntheit der eigenen Marke.

Ein Podcast ist ein langfristiges Projekt, durch das Kundenbeziehungen besonderer Art aufgebaut werden können und eine spannende Zielgruppe erreicht werden kann. Haben auch Sie einen Unternehmens- oder Unternehmerpodcast, mit dem Sie überzeugen? Nominieren Sie sich jetzt in der Kategorie für den besten Unternhemenspodcast.

Im Rahmen der International Business Awards 2022 wurde das Internationales Amtssitz- und Konferenzzentrum (IAKW) Wien für ihren Podcast "Verstehe!", einem Wissenschaftstalk zu aktuellen Themen wie der Pandemie, Lebensmittelunverträglichkeiten und dem Klimawandel, mit einem Bronze Stevie in der Podcast-Kategorie ausgezeichnet. 


Die besten Social Media Expert:innen

Doch nicht nur die Social Media Auftritte von Unternehmen sind in diesen neuen Kategorien gefragt. Haben Sie als Einzelperson mit einem interessanten Business-Thema eine reichweitenstarke Community aufgebaut und begeistern diese nachhaltig? Die Kategorien für Social Media Expert:innen  würdigen die Leistungen kreativer Köpfe aus den Bereichen Social Media:

  • Beste:r Business Blogger:in des Jahres
  • Beste:r Business Influencer:in des Jahres
  • Social Media Mangager:in des Jahres

Social Media Management - Allrounder am Zahn der Zeit 

Entwicklung von Strategien, Steuerung und Entwicklung von Projekten und der Aufbau von Communities - Social Media Manager sind heute im Bereich der Unternhemenskommunikation viel gefragte Fachkräfte. Neben Softskills wie Sozialkompompetenz und Einfühlungsvermögen ist vor allem eine hohe technische Affinität und analytisches Denkvermögen für Feed-Analysen und das erstellen von Reichweitenanalysen gefragt.
Social Media stellt eine große Herausforderung dar: vom jonglieren mit Tabs, dem Erstellen und Posten von Inhalten, der Interaktion mit dem Publikum und der Verwaltung aller Accounts, muss ein Social Media Manager gleichzeitig immer den richtigen Riecher für digitale Trends und die richtige Wortwahl haben.

Haben Sie Social Media in der letzten Zeit für ein Unternehmen, eine öffentliche Einrichtung oder Institution optimal genutzt, Trends sofort erkannt, ein Image aufgebaut, Reichweite gesteigert und Fans gewonnen? Dann sind Sie in diesen Kategorien genau richtig!

Neugierig geworden? Alles Weitere rund um die Social Media Kategorien des deutschsprachigen europäischen Wirtschaftspreis erfahren Sie hier. 

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The 2022 Women|Future Conference Highlights

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Thu, Nov 17, 2022 @ 03:52 PM

The fifth annual Women|Future Conference brought together hundreds of ambitious, forward-thinking women across industries and career stages to connect and discuss key issues that impact their industries, careers, and lives.

The agenda featured more than 25 discussion panels and breakout sessions hosted by 80+ women CEOs, founders, small business owners, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, coaches, and executives from organizations such as Accenture, Goldman Sachs, Hilton, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nestle, T-Mobile, and others.

Attendees gained powerful insights to help them in their professional and personal lives through sessions ranging from entrepreneurship to workplace diversity, mental health, overcoming imposter syndrome, how to think like an investor, social media best practices, and more.

The #WomenFuture22 agenda was divided into seven tracks: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Future of Work, Leadership, Marketing, Personal Development, and Technology.

The Opening Keynote
Rashmi Verma, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at HUGO BOSS, was the 2022 Opening Keynote Speaker. HUGO BOSS is one of the leading companies in the premium segment of the global apparel market, employing 13,800 individuals representing 112 nationalities. As the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Rashmi develops creative methods to increase team engagement while establishing an inclusive culture across the company globally.

Keeping with our tradition of past Stevie® Award winners keynoting the conference, HUGOBOSS is a multiple-time Stevie winner in the Stevie® Awards for Great Employers for COVID Response and HR Achievement in 2019 and 2020.

In her Women|Future Conference Keynote, "Dream Big & Chase It," Rashmi shared how she navigated these work and life challenges, including managing cultural differences and experiences, and ways to carve out possibilities and dreams along the way.

Rashmi’s life and career have spanned continents. She grew up in India in a conventional family yet managed to excel in the tech industry. She started her career working for General Electric (GE) where she led and drove multiple high-profile strategy projects within various GE businesses. She also launched her own business recently called YogaDaan, a charitable organization that offers yoga classes to raise money for a school for the underprivileged and differently abled children in India.

Rashmi walked attendees through this journey, explaining how she navigated through each challenge that brought her to where she is today.

Top Attended Sessions From the Week​
Throughout the three-day conference, Women|Future Conference attendees heard sessions about business networking, work-life balance, wealth attraction, overcoming adversity, mentorship, and more.

Below were the top conference sessions at #WomenFuture22:

  • Building Your Community of Mentors
  • Find Your Voice: Insider Secrets from Seasoned Speakers
  • Dream Big & Chase It!
  • Think Like An Investor: How to Get the Funding You Deserve
  • Resilient Leadership in a Changing Business Landscape
  • The Ever-Changing World of Social Media

On Tuesday, November 8, in the opening session “Building Your Community of Mentors,” speakers shared  their stories and wisdom on how to find a mentor, types of mentors, creating a community of mentorship, and getting the most from a mentor relationship—whether as the mentor or mentee.

Brenda Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer of MENTOR (New York, NY), noted that “one in three individuals in this country grow up without a mentor.” She said we need to step up for those younger women, but the onus is also on young professionals to seek out mentors and maintain the relationship.

Brenda acknowledged that there is a cultural aspect around asking for help, and some may feel like they are seeking a mentor out of weakness, to which she asserted: “When you're asking for a mentor, you're asking for an additional superpower to the superpowers you already have.” This superpower, though, is contingent on the mentee’s attitude and openness. The mentor relationship must be built on trust and integrity on both sides if women hope to have their mentor go the extra mile for them:

“For someone to activate their social capital, they have to value not only who you are but trust that you're going to be a good steward of that relationship that they're activating on your behalf, so you have to be authentic–you have to be very clear on what you're moving toward and you have to show up with dignity, integrity, and authenticity.”

Director of Brand Personality at Hilton, Whitney Knight, MBA, shared another type of mentor relationship she initiated with her close friend and fellow business woman. “I have a mentor who serves as my accountability partner. We were friends for over a decade before we said we'd like to have more conversations about our careers. We started having dedicated time together each month to focus on what are you doing this month, what are the challenges you’re having and maybe I can help.”

Brenda reiterated: “The magic sauce is the relationship, and that's always complex because relationships themselves take time and evolution.” No matter the type of mentor relationship, she encouraged attendees to reflect on their needs and bring their authentic selves to networking and mentorship relationships.

In another popular panel session on Wednesday, speakers discussed “Strategic Storytelling: Advertising and PR Tactics for Your Business.” The conversation centered around storytelling as it relates to a company value proposition as well as individuals’ personal story and brand.
Research shows that, when people are in storytelling mode, their brains are in a different space where they are more likely to receive and remember information. “When you have your own story and when you own that, people pay attention….There is a way to create commonality in a room of diverse people and beliefs through that storytelling,” noted Star Bobatoon, Business Storytelling Coach and Founder of Own Your Stage Training.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Why Group Inc., and Ciara Ungar Coaching & Consulting, Ciara Ungar shared that businesses and individuals often need to take a step back and really reflect on their core purpose. “People can feel how authentic you’re being. You’re always performing….If you’re not understanding that first ‘why,’ then it will be hard to deliver that authenticity and form a true connection.”

Star explained that we need to adjust our thought habits to draw from our authentic self:

“Because we are so often making ourselves small and taking the back seat, we are not comfortable sharing the wonderful things about us, and that starts to become normalized within us….The way we live our lives is a result of the stories we believe about ourselves…there is the story that we are repeating inside our minds all the time and that story is directing our work,” she said.

Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition
The third annual Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition at the Women|Future Conference provided a platform for five women-owned businesses to compete for a chance to win funding. Pitch Competition finalists included Equability, Good Mood Treats, The Village App, Tiny Fish Co., and XpertPatient, LLC.

During this live, “Shark Tank”-style competition on November 9, a panel of judges and attendees watched each finalist present a three-minute pitch and then answer questions from the judges about their business model, target market, and operations strategy

Judges ultimately determined that Equability was the winner, an online clothing modification service for individuals with disabilities. It was launched in 2020 after their research had identified lack of adaptive clothing as a barrier to social and professional participation. Equability gives people the ability to conveniently modify clothes to suit their style and lifestyle.

Founder and CEO, Hilary Pham, won a $5,500 cash prize funded by the Stevie Awards and Autumn Consulting, LLC, as well as a certification from Certify My Company (a $4,800 value).

Access the 2022 Conference Sessions On-Demand
Did you miss this year’s conference? You can register to watch the replays of over 25 panels, workshops, including our opening keynote for just $39.

On-demand attendees will have access to the 2022 virtual Women|Future Conference platform through November 2023. The platform includes three days of sessions and lists of speakers, attendees, and sponsors that participated in #WomenFuture22.

Special Thanks to Our 2022 Sponsors and Partners​
We are proud to partner with the following publications, media outlets, and organizations that share our mission in supporting women in business.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2023 Women|Future Conference, sign up here to get notified of the 2023 prospectus release.

 

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Entry Deadline Extension Announced for the 2023 Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Nov 15, 2022 @ 03:13 PM

The region’s only awards to recognize innovation in all its forms through the workplace in 18 Countries is now Accepting Entries through January 17.

By popular demand, the Stevie Awards have announced a general entry deadline extension for Middle East & North Africa Stevie ® Awards sponsored by RAK Chamber, UAE. Entries will now be accepted through January 17. (The original final deadline was November 9.) Details are available at http://MENA.StevieAwards.com.

The Middle East Stevie & North Africa Awards are the region’s only awards to recognize innovation in all its forms through the workplace. The awards are open to all organizations in 18 nations in the MENA region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran (newly eligible for 2023), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE & Yemen.

Extension PostAll individuals & organizations may submit any number of nominations to any number of the categories.

There are no entry fees in this awards program. Organizations may submit as many nominations as they would like, without cost. Instead, Gold, Silver, & Bronze Stevie Award winners will pay a “winners fee” for each successful nomination.

Winners of the Gold, Silver, & Bronze Stevie Awards in the competition will be announced on Jan 25, 2023, & celebrated during a gala event in RAK, UAE on March 18.

The 2023 competition features new categories. The Thought Leadership categories will recognize innovation in thought leadership strategy, development, & executive. Innovative Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility & Innovative Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion have been added to the Achievement categories.

Nominations citing innovative achievements will be accepted & judged in both Arabic & English in more than 100 categories across the following category groups:

Winners of the 2022 edition of the awards included Bahrain Tender Board, DHL Worldwide Express LLC, Emirates Health Services, Eon Dental Jordan, Hilton Supply Management Cairo, HOPE Consortium Abu Dhabi, Inkript Beirut, Omantel, Ooredoo Algeria & Qatar, VakifBank Turkey & Zakat Customs Authority Saudi Arabia and many more.

The 2023 competition will be judged by more than 150 professionals around the world.

 

Interested in submitting nominations before the January 17 final deadline?

 

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Gewinnerinnen der 19. jährlichen Stevie® Awards for Women in Business stehen fest

Posted by Jana Novatscheck on Tue, Nov 15, 2022 @ 04:00 AM

Die Gewinnerin der diesjährigen Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, welche weibliche Führungskräfte, Unternehmerinnen und von Frauen geführte Organisationen ins Rampenlicht rücken, wurden am Freitag, den 11. November bekannt gegeben.

Die Stevie Awards for Women in Business sind ein internationaler Wettbewerb, der von den Schöpfern der renommierten International Business Awards® und American Business Awards® ins Leben gerufen wurde. Der Stevie® Award gilt weithin als weltweit führender Wirtschaftspreis.

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In Anwesenheit nominierter Frauen und ihrer Gäste wurden die Auszeichnungen während einer Galaveranstaltung im Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, bekannt gegeben. Für den Wettbewerb 2022 wurden Nominierungen aus 27 Ländern eingereicht.

Die Präsentationen wurden per Livestream übertragen.

Mehr als 1.500 Nominierungen von Organisationen und Einzelpersonen aus der ganzen Welt wurden in diesem Jahr für die Preisverleihung eingereicht, unter anderem in den Kategorien "Unternehmerin des Jahres", "Führungskraft des Jahres", "Innovativstes Unternehmen des Jahres" und "Startup des Jahres". Mehr als 200 Geschäftsleute, die in sieben spezialisierten Jurys zusammenarbeiteten, haben die Gewinner der Stevie Awards in Gold, Silber und Bronze ermittelt.

Die Grand Stevie Award-Trophäen wurden an fünf Organisationen verliehen, die im eigenen Namen oder im Namen eines oder mehrerer Kunden die besten Beiträge zum Wettbewerb eingereicht hatten. Die Gewinner wurden anhand der Anzahl der im Wettbewerb gewonnenen Gold-, Silber- und Bronze-Stevie-Awards ermittelt. Die Gewinner des Grand Stevie Award sind:

  • The Audacious Agency, Coombabah, QLD, Australia (#1)
  • IBM, Armonk, NY, U.S.A. (#2)
  • Megaphone, Melbourne, Australia (#3)
  • Melissa Sones Consulting, New York, NY U.S.A. (#4)
  • Global Press Institute, Washington D.C., U.S.A. (#5)

Die Gewinnerinnen der Stevie Awards 2022 in Gold, Silber und Bronze spiegeln eine vielfältige Gruppe von großen und kleinen Unternehmen aus der ganzen Welt wider. Zu den Stevie-Award-Gewinnerinnen aus Europa im diesjährigen Wettbewerb gehören:

  • Amanda Mawson, Vice President, Legal, TELUS International, Wien, Österreich, in den Kategorien Female Executive of the Year - Business Services - More Than 2,500 Employees und Female Executive of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa
  • Daniela Kerkhoff-Guenther, Female Forklift Operators, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, Bonn, Deutschland, in der Kategorie Achievement in Women-related Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Holly Budge, How Many Elephants, Alresford, Großbritannien, in den Kategorien Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit, Female Innovator of the Year - Government or Non-Profit - 10 or Less Employees und Female Thought Leader of the Year - Government or Non-Profit
  • JCDecaux Hungary, Budapest, Ungarn, in der Kategorie Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Communications Research
  • Jennifer Cox, Tenable, Dublin, Irland, in der Kategorie Female Employee of the Year - Business
  • Michelle John, Founding Director, PEGS, Shrewsbury, Großbritannien, in der Kategorie Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit
  • mindit.io, Bucharest, Rumänien, in den Kategorien Fastest Growing Company of the Year, Woman of the Year - Business Services und Female Employee of the Year - Business
  • Sandrine Pons, Regional Vice President, Head of Solutions Sales & Innovation, SAP, Paris, Frankreich, in der Kategorie Women Helping Women – Business
  • Silke Zschweigert, CEO: Strategic Vision and Employee-Centric Leadership, Jonckers Translation & Engineering, Brüssel, Belgien, in der Kategorie Female Executive of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa
  • Viola Palescandolo, Founder & CEO, Black Platinum Gold B.V., Amsterdam, Niederlande, in der Kategorie Best Female Solo Entrepreneur

Zu den Organisationen, die mehr als einen Gold Stevie Award gewonnen haben, gehören Anheuser-Busch InBev, Babylist, Brandless, But Bite Thing, Caroline Kennedy Group, Everise, Flock DC, Global Press Institute, Halkbank, Harman International, LickYourPhone Media, Luma Brighter Learning, Megaphone, Primrose Schools, Rockwood Custom Homes, Rubi Laboratories, Sidus Space und The Tambellini Group.

HCLTech, das globale Technologieunternehmen, welches branchenführende Fähigkeiten in den Bereichen Digital, Engineering und Cloud anbietet und über ein breites Portfolio an Technologiedienstleistungen und -produkten verfügt, sponserte Auszeichnungen in vier Kategorien, den HCLTech Women in Technology Awards. Zu den nennenswerten Stevie-Gewinnern in diesen Kategorien gehören:

  • Monica Williams, Senior Vice President - Digital Products and Content Distribution, NBCUniversal, for New Normal Digital Transformer
  • Karen Oerter, Director of Information Technology, Land O’Lakes, for New Normal Digital Transformer
  • Abby Knowles, Vice President Global Technology Solutions, Verizon, for Leading Through Uncertainty
  • Susan Doniz, CIO & SVP of Information Technology & Data Analytics, The Boeing Company, for Leading Through Uncertainty
  • Tia Ballard, Head of Cloud and Automation, Sempra, for Leadership in Next Gen Technology
  • Constance Metcalfe, Associate Vice President – Enterprise Infrastructure Transformation, Canadian Tire Corporation, for Excellence in Transforming Business

Eine vollständige Liste der Stevie Awards Gewinnerinnen und weitere Informationen finden Sie unter stevieawards.com/women.

Die Stevie Awards veranstalteten die fünfte Ausgabe ihrer Women|Future Conference vom 8. bis 10. November virtuell und in Verbindung mit den Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Mehr als 250 Frauen nahmen an dem dreitägigen Programm teil, dessen Höhepunkt die Keynote-Präsentation von Rashmi Verma, Leiterin der Abteilung D&I bei Hugo Boss, war.

Die Einreichungen für die 20. Ausgabe der Awards im Jahr 2023 werden im Mai eröffnet. Die Preisverleihung 2023 wird im November im Marriott Marquis in New York, USA, stattfinden.

Wenn Sie nicht solange warten möchten, können Sie Sich schon heute für die German Stevie Awards 2023 bewerben.

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Winners in the 19th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Nov 14, 2022 @ 03:51 PM

Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, winners in the 2022 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business were announced on Friday, November 11.

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.

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With nominated professional women and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced during a gala event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2022 competition attracted nominations from 27 nations.

The presentations were broadcast live via Livestream.

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations and individuals around the world 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 200 business professionals working in seven specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

Grand Stevie Award trophies were presented to five 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:

  • The Audacious Agency, Coombabah, QLD, Australia (#1)
  • IBM, Armonk, NY, U.S.A. (#2)
  • Megaphone, Melbourne, Australia (#3)
  • Melissa Sones Consulting, New York, NY U.S.A. (#4)
  • Global Press Institute, Washington D.C., U.S.A. (#5)

The 2022 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners reflect a diverse group of large and small organizations from around the globe. Notable Gold Stevie Award winners in this year’s competition include:

  • Sandrine Pons, Regional Vice President, Head of Solutions Sales & Innovation, SAP, Paris, France, for Women Helping Women – Business
  • Ann Kaplan, Las Vegas, NV U.S.A, for Woman of the Year - Accounting and Finance
  • Susan McLaughlin, Senior Innovative Media and Creative Operations Manager, Vanguard, Malvern, PA U.S.A, for Woman of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
  • Fatima Sultan Al-Kuwari, Group Chief Human Resources Officer), Ooredoo, Qatar, for Female Executive of the Year – Business Products –More Than 2,500 Employees
  • Shama Hyder, CEO and Founder, Zen Media, Plano, TX U.S.A., for Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Social Media
  • Stephanie Wernick Barker, President, Mondo, New York, NY U.S.A, for Female Thought Leader of the Year - Business Services
  • Gehad Hamdy, Founder, Speak Up, Giza, Egypt, for Social Change Maker of the Year - Gender
  • Michelle John, Founding Director, PEGS, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom, for Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit
  • Kelley Higney, Founder & CEO, Bug Bite Thing, Port Lucie, FL U.S.A, for Best Female Entrepreneur – Consumer Products –11 to 2,500 Employees
  • Allison Grafton, President and Founder, Rockwood Custom Homes, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for Best Female Entrepreneur in Canada

Organizations that won more than one Gold Stevie Award include Anheuser-Busch InBev, Babylist, Brandless, Bug Bite Thing, Caroline Kennedy Group, Everise, Flock DC, Global Press Institute, Halkbank, Harman International, LickYourPhone Media, Luma Brighter Learning, Megaphone, Primrose Schools, Rockwood Custom Homes, Rubi Laboratories, Sidus Space, and The Tambellini Group.

HCLTech, the global technology company delivering industry-leading capabilities centered around digital, engineering and cloud, powered by a broad portfolio of technology services and products, sponsored awards in four categories called HCLTech Women in Technology Awards. Among notable Stevie winners in those categories are:

  • Monica Williams, Senior Vice President - Digital Products and Content Distribution, NBCUniversal, for New Normal Digital Transformer
  • Karen Oerter, Director of Information Technology, Land O’Lakes, for New Normal Digital Transformer
  • Abby Knowles, Vice President Global Technology Solutions, Verizon, for Leading Through Uncertainty
  • Susan Doniz, CIO & SVP of Information Technology & Data Analytics, The Boeing Company, for Leading Through Uncertainty
  • Tia Ballard, Head of Cloud and Automation, Sempra, for Leadership in Next Gen Technology
  • Constance Metcalfe, Associate Vice President – Enterprise Infrastructure Transformation, Canadian Tire Corporation, for Excellence in Transforming Business

For a complete list of Stevie Award winners and more information, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

The Stevie Awards staged the fifth edition of its Women|Future Conference virtually on November 8-10 in conjunction with the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. More than 250 women shared three days of programming highlighted by a keynote presentation by Rashmi Verma, head of D&I at Hugo Boss.

Entries for the 2023 (20th) edition of the awards will open in May. The 2023 awards ceremony will be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York, NY USA in November.

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New Stevie Representatives in France and Greece

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Wed, Nov 09, 2022 @ 12:24 PM

We are pleased to welcome two new representatives to the Stevie® Awards team: Emre Gulecoglu, Founder of Digitallica, and Saynur Onen, Senior Consultant, Global Council of Corporate Universities. 

Based in France and Greece, respectively, Saynur and Emre will serve as representatives for international Stevie Awards programs. Both Saynur and Emre are multiple award winners and have been working with international award organizations as participants, consultants, and judges for approximately 15 years. Screen Shot 2022-11-09 at 5.07.22 PM

Saynur is an independent entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in learning, leadership development, talent management, succession planning, employee engagement, and performance systems. She has a proven track record in the transformation of organizations and cultures through analyzing business needs to provide innovative solutions that contribute to the overall strategic agenda. She operates her own consultancy firm in France.
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Emre
founded the digital learning company Digitallica in 2015. He has more than 20 years of experience in learning technologies and 8 years of experience in award consultancy. He has developed a wide business network through business ventures in Turkey and Greece, and also works with local and international companies, focusing on those in France, Greece, and Azerbaijan.

Stevie Awards President Maggie Miller said: “We are thrilled to have Saynur and Emre join the Stevie Awards team to help reach outstanding organizations in Greece and France. With their combined experience and business networks, we know they will spread the message on what winning a Stevie Award in 2023 can do for brand recognition, employee happiness, and more. We look forward to working together on our international competitions."

Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations, honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them. Stevie Awards representatives work across the globe to discover and help innovative companies and leaders enter the global arena and elevate their brand recognition.

We look forward to recognizing more innovative companies in France and Greece this year!

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

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Nov 08, 2022 @ 11:15 AM

49081148007_6f2912ee70_wThis Friday, November 11 we'll stage the 19th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.  This is the second time (first in 2007) that we'll stage the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run in Sin City, and the first live awards event for this program since 2019.

Finalists were announced in August.  All Finalists know that they'll win Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award status, but the placements among the Finalists won't be revealed until Friday evening's event, which will be broadcast live.

We're expecting more than 270 nominees and their guests from around the world to attend.  Here are the organizations who've already booked their place (as of November 7).

Ackerberg, Minneapolis MN USA
Amazon Web Services, Annapolis, MD USA
Ann Kaplan, Las Vegas, NV USA
Antoinette Oglethorpe Ltd, Cranfield, Bedfordshire United Kingdom
Anthill, Chicago, IL USA
Arrow Digital, Australia
ASCIRA Global, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Aspire, Phoenix, AZ USA
Autism Mates, Australia
AvantGarde, LLC, Round Rock, TX USA
BabyQuip, Santa Fe, NM USA
BH Compliance LLC, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Big Deal Media, Barrington, IL USA
Blue Bean Media, Australia
BlueSky Personnel Solutions, Mississauga, ON Canada
BOBA CHiC, Taichung, Taiwan
Borusan Otomotiv İthalat ve Dağıtım A.Ş, Istanbul, Turkey
Brand and Buzz Marketing, Boston, MA USA
Brandless, Lindon, UT USA
C. Light Technologies, Boston, MA USA
Carestream NDT, Oakdale, MN USA
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Teaneck, NJ USA
Designs by Nature Gems, Toronto, ON Canada
Dharana Digital, Surry Hills, NSW Australia
DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, Bonn, Germany
Digital Air Strike, Scottsdale, AZ USA
Domo Inc., American Fork, UT USA
EHR Concepts, Villa Rica, GA USA
Endurance Financial, Melbourne, VIC Australia
Equus Workforce Solutions, Louisville, KY
FD Global Connections, Sydney, Australia
Forcepoint Customer Success Organization, Austin, TX USA
Franchise Fame, London, United Kingdom
GAF Energy, San Jose, CA USA
Gillian Jean Creative LLC, Los Angeles, CA USA
Global Press Institute, Washington, DC USA
Help at Home, Chicago, IL USA
Honey Digital, Australia
How Many Elephants, Alresford, Hampshire United Kingdom
HRSI and HRCI Company, Alexandria, VA USA
HZ, a division of BCW, LLC, Rockville, MD USA
IBM, Armonk, NY USA
IMA Financial Group, Denver, CO USA
Interim HealthCare Inc., Seattle, WA USA
Jacobs, Greenwood Village, CO USA
Jane, Lehi, UT USA
Karen Mangia, Williamstown, NJ USA
Lafonn LLC, Cypress, CA USA
Luma Brighter Learning, Mount Pleasant, SC USA
mindit.io, Bucharest, Romania
Mintlist, Vancouver, BC Canada
MSP Photography Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia
Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, Washington, DC USA
Nurch PTY LTD, Chermside Brisbane, VIC Australia
Office of the Chicago City Treasurer, Chicago, IL USA
Online Courses Australia, Brisbane, QLD Australia
Partnership for Inclusion Leadership, Arlington, VA USA
PBG Consulting, LLC, McLean, VA USA
PlayWise Partners + ToyMonster, Los Angeles, CA USA
Population, San Francisco, CA USA
Psychnexus, Australia
Pyx Health, Tucson, AZ USA
Radicle Science, San Diego, CA USA
ResultsCX, Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
Rock Paper Coin, Portland, OR USA
SAP, Palo Alto, CA USA
Seahorse Diamond Beach, Australia
Sēd, San Diego, CA and New York, NY USA
Sidus Space, Cape Canaveral, FL USA
Silicon Valley Innovations, Sunnyvale, CA USA
Sleepm Global, Inc., Toronto, ON Canada
Stacey Ashley Consulting, Australia
STEM PUNKS, Australia
Stress Free Super Mums, Australia
Teneral Cellars, Somerset, CA USA
The Alpha Enterprise, Cabuyao, Laguna Philippines
The Audacious Agency, Australia, Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia
The Flora May Foundation, San Clemente, CA USA
The Ginger Companies, Miami, FL USA
The HR Chique Group, Jacksonville, FL USA
The Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific & Beauty Boss Business, Sydney, NSW Australia
The Tambellini Group, LLC, Irvington, VA USA
This Girl Walks Into a Bar, LLC, Los Angeles, CA
TLN Worldwide Enterprises, Inc. DBA: The Leading Niche, Washington, DC USA
TOP Minds, Bucharest, Romania
Top Score Writing, Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA
Trust Relations, Williams, AZ USA
USAFacts, Bellevue, WA USA
Vaco Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA
Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA), Mercedes, TX USA
Vanguard, Malvern, PA USA
Washington Capital Partners, Falls Church, VA USA
XSOLIS, Nashville, TN USA

Entries for the 2023 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business will open in May.  Get your entry kit for the 2023 awards.

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Nurch Childcare Loyalty Rewards Program Benefits Families, Care Centers, and Broader Community

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Fri, Nov 04, 2022 @ 05:16 PM

Stevie-winner Nurch is looking to enhance the stability and consistency of learning environments in the Australian childcare market through a loyalty rewards program for families.Nurch Team, APSA22

Nurch founders Brent Thompson, Glenn Noy, and Kara Smyth have over 15 years of experience in childcare each. They all agreed that the common promotional strategies used by childcare centers are antiquated, and the strategies typically only benefit a new family, never an enrolled family who has been continuously supporting the childcare center.

With this in mind, they developed and launched a loyalty rewards program in 2019 that would not only help centers increase enrollments but also help centers retain their most loyal families through rewards. With no sign-up fee, there are only benefits for families in this program as well.

How It Works
Partnering childcare centers invite families to sign up for the Nurch loyalty program at no cost. The high-tech platform synchronizes with each center’s software to automatically download the details of enrolled families, including attendance records and fees. After signing up, families automatically earn 1 point for every $1 they pay to the childcare center. Loyalty reward points can be redeemed at leading Australian retailers.

This model organically attracts new families to participating childcare centers and helps centers maintain current enrollment. More consistent enrollment allows centers to better plan for fluctuations and frees their time to focus on enhancing the quality of childcare services. This contributes to better consistency of care and more stability for children, providing a better environment to improve their learning, development, and wellbeing.

Nurch is 100% compliant with childcare subsidies and Australian consumer laws. It is constantly updated and automated to meet government regulations, laws, and changes. With the Nurch platform and collaborative model, children, families, childcare centers, and the broader community all benefit.

Growth and Values
Nurch takes an ethical and transparent business approach by providing a Childcare funding declaration. Center groups can do their own risk assessment and have fair terms and conditions that allow centers to freely operate. For example, they have a 2-year agreement term, but centers can cancel anytime.

In addition, Nurch aims to promote diversity and healthy labor practices. Employees are respected and provided with the flexibility they need to balance work and home life. Employees are given the option of where they prefer to work and what hours. Career development is highly supported by adjusting roles to specific interests.

Since receiving their Stevie awards, Nurch has now assisted over 8,000 families and more than 50 childcare centers across Australia in retaining and growing enrollments. 

In a recent study, Nurch found that 67% of members would choose a Nurch-partnered childcare center or remain enrolled at their current center due to the Nurch program. Also, 80% of users saw more value in the Nurch program compared with leading retailer loyalty rewards programs. Nurch is currently on track to partner with 300 centers and have over 30,000 members by 2025. 

Nurch won a Gold Stevie Award for Most Innovative Startup of the Year – Business Service Industries, and a Silver Award for Most Innovative Startup of the Year – Business Product Industries in the 2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

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Aggregate Farming Platform Empowers Small Farmers in India at No Cost

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Tue, Nov 01, 2022 @ 09:38 AM

Stevie-winner Agribid Private Limited is a farmer-friendly business-to-business marketplace specializing in the sale and purchase of agri-commodities with every stakeholder along the agribusiness chain, including farmers, traders, corporate consumers, and global buyers.

undefined-1Launched in late 2020 by Ashutosh Mishra, Manoj Suvarna, and Chetan Suvarna, it is their company vision to be the most preferred marketplace for agri-products globally. Since launching, 300 farmer producer organizations (FPOs) have signed up to benefit from Agribid’s business model.

Agribid sees that the plight of small farmers across India is due to fragmented land holding. In the market, a small farmer does not have any control on price—not due to a lack of trading options—but in accordance with the concept of economies of size: the average cost per unit of production decreases as the size of the farm increases. With an average land holding of 2 to 3 acres each, a small farmer can produce a crop of 2 to 5 MT. Such a low quantity would never interest a big trader who is looking for 1 truck load (10 MT) minimum size for optimizing logistical costs.


According to Agribid, the solution is aggregation. Using their integrated platform, they seek to empower farmers by aggregating them in order to achieve the best price from buyers across India and globally.

In addition, as a company policy, Agribid does not charge farmers for their services—aggregation will be free for life to all participating farmers. In fact, the company has committed to sharing a portion of revenue with the FPOs who have joined. Agribid expects the farmers to utilize these extra funds to improve farmer welfare, machinery, and storage facilities.

Agribid plans to expand the Indian base from 11 to 23 states and its global presence from three countries to nine. Since winning their Stevie Award, they have been named one of the 20 Most Promising Startups to Watch in 2022 by Business Connect. 

Agribid won a Bronze Stevie Award for Most Innovative Startup – Business Services Industry in the
2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

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The Power of Cultural History in Cross-Media Marketing

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Wed, Oct 26, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Stevie-winner BCW is the global communications agency built to move people. BCW partners with clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, healthcare, public affairs, purpose and technology sectors to set strategic direction for all communications and create powerful and unexpected ideas that earn attention.

BCW_logo_APSA22Through an “earned-plus” offer—earned media plus paid media, creative technology, data, AI and an expanding suite of innovative capabilities—BCW moves people with power and precision to move its clients forward.

One such client is Chinese laser projection specialist Formovie. Formovie planned to launch its “T1” flagship laser projector in an effort to reinforce its leading position in the highly competitive China laser market. Formovie and BCW came together to develop a comprehensive marketing campaign, which earlier this year won a Bronze Asia-Pacific Stevie Award for Innovation in Cross-Media Marketing.

Considering the wide array of existing product choices and increasingly discerning consumers, Formovie faced some big challenges in building a unique product story and developing effective touch points with consumers. What they did was initiate a cross-media launch campaign that aimed to:

  • Exposure goal—generate 30 million impressions total.
  • Engagement goal—engage with 40 key media & influencers in the consumer projection segment with positive endorsement on product experience.
  • Business goal—help with T1 product sales on e-commerce platforms.

According to research, more than 60% of potential laser projector consumers are enthusiastic about an “exquisite lifestyle” that integrates history, art, symphony, etc. Based on this insight, instead of a traditional press event, Formovie launched a cross-over campaign titled “Breathing life to Dunhuang” integrating imagery and connotations of one of the most famous cultural relics in China: The Mogao Caves in Dunhuang. Dunhuang was the first trading town reached by foreign merchants entering Chinese-administered territories along the Silk Road from the west. The city is the site of the renowned Mogao Caves, which form a system of 500 Buddhist temples, some of which were dug out as early as AD366, which were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

Dunhuang was the first trading town reached by foreign merchants entering Chinese-administered territory from the west. The city is the site of the renowned Mogao Caves, which were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

At its foundation, the marketing campaign was a tech-centric, projection-based mini-art show. Commercial laser shows are often used for illumination projects like this; instead, Formovie’s new cinema-pro quality, consumer laser projector T1 was utilized to reproduce the historical relics of frescos from Dunhuang.

By merging the most advanced laser technology with traditional Chinese culture, the team created an appealing product story across media channels, including traditional media, digital platforms, advertising, as well as e-commerce channels.

As a cultural icon with nation-wide recognition, Dunhuang successfully helped attract attention from audiences with large-scale advertising placement. Dunhuang images were also utilized to produce the boot screen picture, product packages, and a scarf gift as exclusive incentives to boost sales. Riding on the momentum generated from media and influencers, the topic “digital representations of Chinese cultural heritage with T1” led to larger scale exposure and discussion as a result.

The campaign was a success, surpassing all targets:

  • Exposure goal— 32 million impressions were generated from all media platforms; search engine data show that the number of searches about T1 increased 1,378% within a month.
  • Engagement goal— More than 60 key influencers in the consumer projection industry shared articles, videos, or posts with positive endorsement, generating 100K+ engagement.
  • Business goal— Dunhuang-themed packages and gifts helped drive sales by more than $500k within 24 hours on Tmall (formerly Taobao Mall), a Chinese-language website for business-to-consumer online retail, operated in China by Alibaba Group.

The integrated campaign “Breathing life to Dunhuang” created a unique story of how traditional Chinese culture from centuries ago can be revitalized today by innovative Formovie products. Cross-media approaches including traditional media, digital platforms, advertising, as well as e-commerce channels were utilized to communicate with audiences throughout their decision-making journey with excellent results.

BCW won a Bronze Award for Innovation in Cross-Media Marketing in the 2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

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