Mega Growth For Women in Male-Dominated Industry

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, May 26, 2021 @ 03:16 PM
  • Megaphone Marketing helps businesses grow in competitive markets
  • Though the industry is male-dominated, Megaphone Marketing has 70% women representation in leadership roles
  • CEO Lauren Oakes works closely with members of the company to promote wellbeing

About Megaphone Marketing 

Megaphone Marketing is an award-winning agency implementing proven digital marketing solutions to help businesses accelerate growth and gain a competitive advantage in rapidly evolving markets. Founded in 2013 and led by a female CEO, Megaphone Marketing has 45 employees based in Australia, and soon Los Angeles. They are known for their authentic client relationships, expert team, and fun workplace culture.

About Lauren Oakes 

Lauren Oakes started as an Account Manager at Megaphone Marketing, and through innovative ideas and initiative, she was quickly promoted to Head of Accounts. After just eight months in this senior leadership role, she was appointed CEO in 2018. Lauren has accelerated client growth, set up a mentorship program to develop candidates with potential into the best talent in the industry, and has grown Megaphone from just four people into the full-service agency it is today. 

Lauren’s clear processes, innovative strategies, and close work with teams to increase productivity while promoting well-being has strengthened the company’s base in Melbourne, resulting in recent interstate and international growth. She implemented a twelve-week internship training program to help bridge the gap between university and working life and has hired four permanent team members through this program. 

Megaphone Marketing has achieved 70% female representation in leadership roles in an often male-dominated industry through its focus on training, equity, and support. The team had the opportunity to give back as part of a manageable workload and empower four not-for-profit organizations this year through pro bono marketing services.

Megaphone Marketing won a Silver Stevie for Company/Organization Awards Categories - Women-Run Workplace of the Year - More than 10 Employees in The 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business®.

Interested in the 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business?

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Topics: stevie awards for women in business

Die Stevie® Awards eröffnen die 18. jährlichen Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Jule Kern on Wed, May 26, 2021 @ 05:17 AM

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Gute Nachrichten für Early-Birds: noch bis zum 30. Juni erhalten Unternehmerinnen, weibliche Führungskräfte und Arbeitnehmerinnen weltweit ermäßigte Teilnahmegebühren für die Einreichung ihrer Nominierungen bei bei den Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Es ist endlich wieder soweit. Die Stevie Awards nehmen ab sofort wieder Bewerbungen für die Stevie Awards for Women in Business entgegen. Bereits zum 18. Mal ehren die Stevie Awards im Rahmen dieses speziellen Wirtschaftspreisprogramms herausragende Leistungen von Unternehmerinnen, Frauen in Führungspositionen, Mitarbeiterinnen und von Frauen geführte Organisationen.

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Teilnahmeunterlagen und sowie umfassende Informationen zum Wettbewerb finden Interessierte Teilnehmerinnen unter http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Mit den Stevie Awards for Women in Business werden die Leistungen von berufstätigen Frauen in mehr als 100 Kategorien gewürdigt.

Prämiert werden die Frauen unter anderem in den Kategorien:

Hier erhalten Sie die Teilnahmeunterlagen

Was erwartet uns Neues? 

  • Erweiterung des Leistungszeitraums: Die Teilnahmeberechtigung für die Stevie® Awards for Women in Business 2021 erstreckt sich vom 1. Juli 2019 bis zum 25. August 2021, dem letzten Tag, an dem Einsendungen akzeptiert werden.
  • Für Websites und Apps gibt es keinen Zeitrahmen für die Erstellung - es spielt keine Rolle, wann die Websites oder Apps erstmals veröffentlicht wurden.
  • Es gibt drei Einsendeschlüsse, einschließlich eines Frühbucherschlusses, bei dem die Teilnahmegebühren ermäßigt sind: 30. Juni: Einsendeschluss für Frühbucher - die Teilnahmegebühren sind um $35 ermäßigt, 28. Juli: Regulärer Einsendeschluss, 25. August: Letzter Tag, an dem verspätete Anmeldungen gegen Zahlung einer Verspätungsgebühr von $55 akzeptiert werden.

Nach Abschluss der Bewerbungsphase prüfen über 200 führende Expertinnen aus aller Welt die eingegangenen Nominierungen. Die Preisträgerinnen haben nach der Bekanntgabe der Gewinner Zugang zu allen Kommentaren und Vorschlägen der Jury, bezüglich ihrer Nominierungen.

Frauen vor!

In diesen neuen Kategorien werden die Leistungen von Organisationen seit dem 1. Juli 2019 gewürdigt, die aktive Maßnahmen ergriffen haben, um die bei ihnen beschäftigten Frauen als Führungspersönlichkeiten weiterzuentwickeln und ihre Führungsqualitäten bei einem Publikum innerhalb und außerhalb der Organisation zu fördern.

Thought Leadership Kategorien

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Die Stevie Awards haben sich mit Thought Leadership Leverage zusammengeschlossen, um Kategorien für Thought Leadership Awards anzubieten. Diese Kategorien umfassen:

  • Thought Leadership-Kampagne des Jahres - In diesen Kategorien werden die Leistungen seit dem von Thought-Leadership-Programmen und Kampagnen gewürdigt, die für oder von Frauen erstellt wurden.
  • Leistung in Thought Leadership - In dieser Kategorie werden die Leistungen von Organisationen  gewürdigt, die aktive Maßnahmen ergriffen haben, um die bei ihnen beschäftigten Frauen als Vordenkerinnen zu entwickeln und ihre Vordenkerrolle bei einem Publikum innerhalb und außerhalb der Organisation zu fördern.
  • Female Thought Leader of The Year - In dieser Kategorie werden die Leistungen von Frauen gewürdigt, die für sich selbst und/oder ihre Organisationen herausragende Leistungen im Bereich Thought Leadership erbracht haben.

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Starke Frauen – Women in Business Preisträgerinnen des letzten Jahres

Die Gewinnerinnen der Goldenen, Silbernen und Bronzenen Stevie Awards 2020 spiegeln eine vielfältige Gruppe großer und kleiner Organisationen rund um den Globus wider. Zu den Gold- Preisträgerinnen 2020 zählen auch Geschäftsfrauen und Unternehmen aus dem deutschsprachigen Europa:

  • Gleich vier goldene Stevie Awards gewann DHL Global Forwarding aus Bonn. Für die Initiative „Women at DHL Forwarding“ in den Media Awards Categories wurde das Unternehmen für die vorbildliche Förderung von Vielfalt am Arbeitsplatz ausgezeichnet.
  • Mit einem silbernen Stevie Award in den COVID-19 Response Categories wurde Marina Reinders aus dem Unternehmen ZIB – Zurück in den Beruf als Deutschlands hervorragendste Zweigstellenleiterin einer Bildungseinrichtung ausgezeichnet.
  • Die Industrie und Handelskammer Berlin wurde für ihre crossmediale COVID-19-Kampagne in den Kategorien zur Reaktion auf COVID-19 für die PR-Kampagne des Jahres mit einem bronzenen Stevie Award ausgezeichnet.

Eine vollständige Liste aller Gewinnerinnen 2020 finden Sie hier.

Wenn auch Sie sich bei den 18. Stevie Awards for Women in Business mit ihren Leistungen bewerben möchten, registrieren Sie sich noch heute unter www.StevieAwards.com/Women/register.

 

Topics: Awards for Women in Business, SAWIB21

Österreichs größtes Kongresszentrum wird mit zwei Stevie® Awards ausgezeichnet

Posted by Jule Kern on Wed, May 26, 2021 @ 05:08 AM

Das Austria Center Vienna wurde nach einer vierjährigen Bauzeit 1987 eröffnet und ist seither Österreichs größtes Kongresszentrum. Mit 24 Sälen, 180 Meetingräumen, 26.000 m² Ausstellungs-/ Networkingfläche sowie einer Kapazität von 22.800 Personen gehört es zu den Top-Playern im internationalen Kongresswesen. Es ist das weltweit einzige Kongresszentrum, das direkt an ein UN-Headquarter angebunden ist.

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Das Austria Center Vienna gewann bei den German Stevie® Awards 2021 mit dem Spielefest 2019 als bestes B2C-Event und dem Pilot-Projekt zur COVID-19-Schnellteststraße als Reaktion eines Unternehmens auf die COVID-Krise  gleich zwei Stevie® Awards.

Gold für das Spielefest 2019 als bestes B2C-Event

Das Wiener Spielefest fand insgesamt 31mal – davon Jahrzehnte lang durchgehend im Austria Center Vienna – statt. Aufgrund wirtschaftlicher Rahmenbedingungen wurde es eingestellt. Weil das Spielefest jedoch zu einer fixen Institution für Familien und Spielbegeisterte geworden ist, war es dem Austria Center Vienna ein Anliegen, das Spielefest – diesmal als Eigenveranstaltung und mit neuen Akzenten – wieder ins Leben zu rufen. Das Spielefest kehrte 2019 nach drei Jahren Pause wieder ins Austria Center Vienna zurück. Die Jury lobte vor allem die puren Erlebniswelten, besonders für kleine Gäste, das schöne Konzept und dass bei dem Event die Tradition des Spielens am Leben erhalten und mit neuem Leben gefüllt wurde. „Beeindruckend war hier die Überzeugung und das „Brennen“ für eine gute Sache, die letztlich zum Erfolgt geführt hat,“ so ein Juror. „Dieses Lob und diese Auszeichnung spornt uns an, den erfolgreich eingeschlagenen Weg fortzuführen“, betont Susanne Baumann-Söllner, Direktorin des Austria Centers.

Silber für die COVID-19-Schnellteststraße als wertvolle Unternehmensreaktion

Vor über einem Jahr, als die Corona-Pandemie schlagartig unser aller Leben stark veränderte, wurde auch die internationale Kongress- und Veranstaltungsbranche massiv getroffen. Das Austria Center hat das kleine Zeitfenster, in dem große Veranstaltung stattfinden konnten, genutzt und gemeinsam mit der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien für die Einführungsvorlesung im Austria Center Vienna im September ein Pilotprojekt zur europaweit ersten COVID19-Schnelltest-Straße im Vorfeld einer Großveranstaltung gestartet. Um bei der Einführungsvorlesung größtmögliche Sicherheit zu bieten, wurden sämtliche 2.000 Studierenden, die an der Vorlesung teilnahmen, in Ergänzung zum bestehenden Hygienekonzept auf COVID-19 getestet. Das daraus resultierende Interesse durch Veranstalter, Hotellerie, Krankenhäuser, nationale und internationale Medien, Wirtschaft und Politik war überwältigend. Alle Abläufe und Erkenntnisse wurden auf der Website quasi als Whitepaper zur Verfügung gestellt und von vielen anderen Veranstaltern übernommen. Die Erkenntnisse aus diesem Versuch flossen in zahlreiche COVID-Schutzmaßnahmen ein, so auch in das Konzept für Österreichs größte Schnellteststraße.

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 „Wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir gleich zweimal international ausgezeichnet wurden. Es ist eine große Ehre, dass unsere erste Eigenveranstaltung, das Spielefest 2019, sofort mit dem Gold Stevie® Award ausgezeichnet wurde. Da steckt viel Herzblut und viel Veranstaltungskompetenz des ganzen Teams drin. Vor dem Hintergrund, dass durch COVID-19 unser gesamtes Geschäft weggebrochen ist, freue ich mich umso mehr, dass unser Pilot-Projekt, mit dem wir international Standards gesetzt haben, jetzt auch ausgezeichnet wurde und unser Pilot-Projekt zur COVID-19-Schnellteststraße mit dem Silber Stevie®Award ausgezeichnet wurde“, sagt Susanne Baumann-Söllner „Dabei handelt es sich um zwei Projekte, die unterschiedlicher kaum sein könnten. Ich danke meinem ganzen Team, welches sowohl in Veranstaltungszeiten als auch in Krisenzeiten außergewöhnliche Leistungen erbringt!“

Die Jury lobte die schnelle und mutige Initiative als Reaktion auf die Pandemie sowie den Mehrwert für Veranstalter und andere Branchen. „Außerordentliche Situationen erfordern außerordentliche Ideen. Klasse Initiative, um den stark betroffenen Branchen eine Chance zu geben – mit minimalem Zeitaufwand“, lobte ein Juror. „Besonders hervorheben möchte ich hier auch, dass das Wissen unverzüglich weitergegeben wird, sodass viele Unternehmungen und Menschen zeitnah davon profitieren können,“ betont auch ein weiteres Jurymitglied. „Wir als Austria Center Vienna setzen neben der Impfung sehr große Hoffnungen auf die Schnelltests – als Eintrittskarte für mehr Normalität und zukünftige Veranstaltungen. Wir sind auch sehr stolz, mit unseren aktuellen Test- und Impfstraßen im Auftrag der Stadt Wien einen wertvollen Beitrag für die Bekämpfung der Pandemie leisten zu dürfen. Damit können wir aktiv dazu beitragen, dass möglichst bald wieder so tolle Veranstaltungen wie das Spielefest im Austria Center Vienna stattfinden können“, so Baumann-Söllner abschließend.

Sie und Ihr Team leisten ebenfalls Großartiges? Dann nutzen Sie Ihre Chance und bewerben Sie sich bei den German Stevie Awards 2022. Die Bewerbungsphase startet am 9. September 2021. Unter www.StevieAwards.com/GSA können Sie sich bereits heute für die Teilnahmeunterlagen registrieren lassen.  

Topics: Gewinner Portrait, German Stevie Awards 2021, GSA21

Winners Announced in “Technology for the Next Decade, Today” Categories in The 19th American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, May 25, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services company, sponsored the Technology for the Next Decade, Today categories in The 2021 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 19th year that The American Business Awards have recognized achievements of organizations operating in the USA, and the fourth year that HCL Technologies has sponsored awards in the competition.

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Winners in the six categories were determined by a panel of independent professionals convened by the Stevie Awards. Winners in these categories include:

Excellence in Elevating Customer Experience for the Next Normal
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
NBCUniversal (CNBC News): Vijay Koneru, VP – Product & Technology
Silver Stevie® Award Winner
T-Mobile: Warren McNeel, SVP, Product & Technology
Bronze Stevie® Award Winners
Stanley Black & Decker: Tony Gazikas, Chief Information Officer – Global IT Operations
Club Corp: Harsh Uchariya, CIO

Excellence in Redefining the Next Gen Workplace
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
Walden University: Karthik Venkatesh, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Silver Stevie® Award Winner
Tronox: Todd M. Putnam, CIO
Bronze Stevie® Award Winner
SC Johnson & Son, Inc.: Imran K. Warrich, Head of Global Infrastructure & Operations

Leader in Operations and Business Resilience
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
Occidental Petroleum: Yanni Charalambous, VP, Chief Information Officer
Silver Stevie® Award Winner
Oncor Electric Delivery: Malia Hodges, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Bronze Stevie® Award Winners
True Value CO.: John Armbrecht, Chief Technical Officer
Brightstar Corp: Dean Dawes, CIO

Leading Innovation in a Time of Crisis
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
AARP: Najeeb Uddin, Chief Information Officer
Silver Stevie® Award Winner
Pearson VUE: Farzana Ashraf, Chief Product & Technology Officer
Bronze Stevie® Award Winners
Meritor, Inc: Ryan M Olivier, Vice President & CIO
Tru Kids: Paul Pansini, VP IT and Security

Leading Through Digital Disruption
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
Conduent Business Services, LLC: Mark Prout, Chief Information Officer
Silver Stevie® Award Winners
Verizon: Nicola Palmer, Chief Product Development Officer
Johnson and Johnson: Pallaw Sharma, Chief Data Science Officer, Supply Chain
Bronze Stevie® Award Winner
Stanley Black and Decker: John Rizzo, Chief Information Officer – Shared Services

Leading through Uncertainty
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
Western Union: Ernesto Boada, Chief Technology Officer
Silver Stevie® Award Winner
Direct Energy: Tanis Kozak, Vice President & General Manager – Canada Home
Bronze Stevie® Award Winners
IHG Hotels & Resorts: David Jordan, Chief Information Security Officer
PHC Holding Corporation: John Marotta, President and CEO of PHC Holding

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 3,800 nominations, a record number, were reviewed in the judging process this year by more than 250 professionals worldwide, whose average scores determined the winners.

2021 Stevie winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 30 at 2pm ET. Details of the event are available on the website.

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Entry Deadline Approaching in the 2021 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, May 24, 2021 @ 09:30 AM

The Stevie Awards is currently accepting nominations for the sixth annual Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, which honor the world’s best companies to work for and the human resources teams, professionals, suppliers, and new products and services that help to create and drive great places to work.

All individuals and organizations worldwide—public and private, for-profit, and non-profit, large and small—may submit nominations to the Stevie Awards for Great Employers. The entry deadline is June 2, but late entries will be accepted through July 13 with payment of a late fee. Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

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An international judging panel of more than 50 executives will determine the Stevie Award winners. Finalists will be announced on August 19. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be revealed and presented their awards at a gala event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on October 1. The Stevie Awards are hopeful that this will be their first in-person awards ceremony of 2021.

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

There are many new categories in 2021 for HR achievements including Achievement in Managing a Remote Workforce, Achievement in Leadership Development for Racial/Ethnic Minorities, and Best Transformation Strategy. Two new categories for Solutions and Implementations include Remote Workforce Management Solution - New or New-Version and Implementation. 14 of the 16 HR Individual categories do not have entry fees.

Winners in the 31 industry-specific Employer of the Year categories will be determined by a unique blend of public votes and professional ratings. Public voting will take place from July 19–August 9.

“We are thrilled to be able to honor organizations and professionals that went above and beyond during a difficult year. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognizes those that put human resources and employees as a top priority during a crisis, which is beyond commendable. The judges are eager to score these exciting stories and achievements from companies around the globe,” said Stevie Awards President, Maggie Gallagher Miller.

Interested in entering the 2021 Stevie Awards for Great Employers?

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Personal Privacy in Cyberspace

Posted by Hailey Roos on Thu, May 20, 2021 @ 10:59 AM
  • Software company used by millions of people worldwide is an industry leader in sensitive data privacy and proactive protection
  • Spirion helps organizations shrink their sensitive data footprint 
  • The Sensitive Data Manager identifies core data, its location, its accessibility, and its usage timeline, thus preventing cyberattacks against organizations in all industries globally

About Spirion

Spirion is a software company that is an industry pioneer designing the critical first step of data security and privacy through its data discovery, persistent classification, and behavior software and services. Since 2006, thousands of organizations worldwide have reduced their sensitive data footprint and minimized the risks, costs, and reputational damage of successful cyberattacks and regulatory violations. 

Protecting Sensitive Data

Managing massive amounts of organizational data is a standard, necessary part of doing business today. Using and owning sensitive data of this size brings great responsibility and moral obligation to protect it. In response to numerous cybersecurity incidents, organizations must now focus on both cyber and privacy risk - the intersection at which true data privacy management now lies. 

Spirion sits squarely at this crossroads and has created a solution where many least expect it: before the firewall. Bringing a different way of thinking, Spirion protects what matters most - the personal data privacy and security of colleagues, customers, and the community. They build and deliver accurate data discovery and classification solutions. 

What Sets Spirion Apart

Spirion protects the identity of over 50 million people across all industries around the world. With an accuracy rate of 98% and the lowest false-positive and negative rates in the industry, Spirion finds all structured and unstructured data on networks, clouds, remote file servers, and all endpoints. 

Sensitive Data Footprint Reduction: Performs fast and accurate searches of structured and unstructured data in locations where many other solutions cannot, including data mining within images, email servers, databases, SharePoint, and the cloud. 

Persistent Classification: Ensures that no matter how many times data gets moved, copied, or shared, it is categorized and tagged automatically. 

Rules-based automation: Accurately examines, identifies, and tags data sensitivity, helping organizations reduce friction to business operations. 

Data Policy Enforcement: Continuously monitors for new data; when a file is created, copied, edited, detached from an email, extracted from an archive, retrieved from the cloud or from enterprise storage, or modified, it is discovered, automatically classified, and reported. 

Secure Disposal of Private Information: Secures unprotected data from creation to retirement with mechanisms in place for the proper remediation of all sensitive data-file shredding, redaction, quarantine, reduction of access rights, third-party controls and more. 

Managing Sensitive Data

The Sensitive Data Manager discovers the location of sensitive data across an enterprise and classifies it according to business rules and industry regulations. Once identified, the Sensitive Data Manager helps organizations automatically identify their core data, where it is stored, who has access, and when it was last used. It automatically finds sensitive data and prevents unauthorized distribution, helping organizations to implement appropriate controls, strengthen their security position, and comply with growing data privacy regulations. It also helps them to effectively label and shrink their sensitive data footprint and keep track of their data in all forms and locations, on-premise or in the cloud.

It is essential for organizations to understand sensitive data within the context of their business in order to take proper actions to protect it, set their broader security strategy, and incorporate additional controls to further strengthen their data defense and ensure ongoing compliance. This allows companies to get the bigger picture of how data flows through their organization and gain real command and control over that data to comply with the laws and regulations built to protect personal data privacy. 

Spirion’s COVID-19 Response

As a data protection software provider, Spirion is actively focused on the risk associated with massive amounts of data created each day under the new wave of privacy laws. Their mission to protect what matters most - paired with the forced changes caused by millions of people working from home - allowed them to quickly develop a no-charge data-discovery agent to minimize the risks associated with personal data exposure. 

Spirion won a Gold Stevie for International Data Protection Solution, a Gold Stevie for Postsecondary Enterprise Solution, and a Silver Stevie for Governance, Risk, & Compliance Solution in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

Interested in entering The 2022 American Business Awards?

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Topics: American business awards

The Women|Future Conference Announces 2021 Advisory Board Members

Posted by Nina Moore on Mon, May 17, 2021 @ 03:00 PM

The 2021 Women|Future Conference (November 1-5) is gearing up to deliver a five-day virtual event filled with education and networking opportunities to better position women and their organizations in today's ever-changing world. 

Each year, the Women|Future Conference hand-selects a group of women based on their career experience and valued insights to serve on its Advisory Board. These eleven women, along with the Women|Future Conference staff, are reviewing over 1,000 speaker submissions received to build the 2021 program. Click the image or button below to read more about each of these remarkable women on the Advisory Board. 

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Meet  Advisory Board Members
 
The 2021 Advisory Board is made up of a diverse group of leaders, influencers, and changemakers from around the globe. Advisory Board members discuss and evaluate the content that will be on the agenda to help attendees Cultivate Their Tomorrow. We are pleased to announce our amazing group of Advisory Board members: 
 
  • Kanica Allagh, Director of Strategic Finance and Corporate Operations at Capsule
  • Lauren Conaway, Founder & CEO of InnovateHer KC
  • Mary Cravets, Founder of Simply Get Clients
  • Rupa Dash, Co-Founder & CEO of World Woman Foundation
  • Charanya Kannan, Head of Global Customer Insights and Market Research Strategy at PayPal
  • Laurie Maxson, Intrinsic Leadership Coach, Your Essential Insights
  • Amanda Obidike, Strategy Lead & Executive Director of STEMi Makers Africa & Calal Global
  • Heidi Solomon-Orlick, Founder & CEO of GirlzWhoSell, LLC
  • Carol Vera, Strategic Communications Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Suzanne Willian, Co-Founder of The Co-Co, a women-focused co-working and co-learning community
  • Tiffany Zhang, Founder of Wall Street Girls
 
This year's program will focus on a wide range of topics from the female perspective, including workplace diversity, lessons learned through the pandemic, advice from successful entrepreneurs and business owners, self-improvement, and emerging trends ahead. The conference sessions are designed to deliver meaningful conversations, takeaways, and offer attendees the option to meet one-on-one or chat with relevant women in their fields. In July, the Women|Future Conference will announce the 2021 agenda, speakers, and new features of the conference including mentorship matching. View the 2020 Agenda and highlights from the 2020 Women|Future Conference to see what attendees experienced at our third annual event.
 
Here's what attendees can expect to learn about and experience this November:
 
  • Infusing diversity, inclusion, and equity in an organization’s business
    practices
  • Growing your business through social media, branding, and marketing
  • Overcoming and disrupting the imposter syndrome
  • The power of female leadership in professional and personal life
  • Standing out in a crowd for small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Financial wellness, investing, and managing your relationship with
    money
  • Mentorship matching feature for attendees interested in mentoring or being a mentee
  • “Shark Tank”- Style Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition
  • 1:1 Networking: our online platform/mobile app will have AI matchmaking capabilities to match you to different attendees, sponsors, sessions
  • AND MORE!
 
Call for Speakers Deadline Extended
 
The call for speakers deadline has been extended from the original May 14 deadline to May 21 at 11:59 pm EST. If you or someone you know was considering applying to speak at the 2021 Women|Future Conference but missed the deadline last week, apply to speak here.
 
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More About The Women|Future Conference

The fourth annual Women|Future Conference hosted by the Stevie® Awards encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and health and financial wellness. lt will focus on a wide range of topics from the female perspective, including workplace diversity, lessons learned through the pandemic, advice from successful entrepreneurs and business owners, self-improvement, and emerging trends ahead.

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 30+ panel discussions, a must-see keynote, invaluable networking opportunities, case studies from Stevie Award winners, and a Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition, there will be sessions for women in all stages of life that open your mind and inspire action!

Register for the 2021 Women|Future Conference
 
 
Registration Promotions 
 
  • Save 10% when groups of three (3) or more register together
  • $49 Student tickets. (with proof of valid current student ID when registering)

👍 Get Social With the Women|Future Conference

Keep your eyes on our social media pages for updates on this exciting experience.

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Questions?

Conference Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

Ruslana Milikhiker, Conference & Event Manager

Ruslana@stevieawards.com

 

Conference Marketing and PR 

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Nina@stevieawards.com

 

Topics: women awards, Women in Business, Awards for Women in Business, female entrepreneurs, woman awards, Stevies awards for women, women in busines, Women Future Conference

Shifting Economies to Secure Solutions

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, May 12, 2021 @ 02:28 PM
  • FORDATA is a secure file-sharing solution that provides Virtual Data Room systems to Central and Eastern European economies 
  • The company responded to COVID by providing free services to companies in need and fundraising thousands of dollars  

About FORDATA

FORDATA is the leading provider of Virtual Data Room systems in Central and Eastern Europe. As a secure file-sharing solution working in Software as a Service (SaaS) model, FORDATA helps clients in managing documents exchange and communication during complex and confidential deals, supporting the largest M&A deals, IPO’s, private equity investments, restructurings, drug development, and clinical trial projects, and more.


FORDATA’s History

In 2009, three college friends decided to import a business idea from London and change the digitally belated Polish mergers and acquisitions market by introducing the first Virtual Data Room to Polish customers. The shift involved providing assistance to million-dollar transactions, securing best-kept corporate secrets online, and comforting investors who were used to making their decisions to buy by looking through thousands of files stored in a locked room - not online. As a result of the massive change,
FORDATA shifted the way Polish M&A businesses operated. 

In just a few years, FORDATA had become a standard of dealmaking in Poland, trusted by Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, Dentons, and the biggest Polish state and private companies - and is developing a presence abroad as well.

In 2019, FORDATA had been long-trusted by international investment advisors, insurance companies, and the Treasury of Poland and other countries. Currently, FORDATA is CSR-conscious and aligned with the strictest regulations of the EU and international markets.

FORDATA’s COVID-19 Response

When news of the coronavirus broke, FORDATA faced incredible pressure to continue helping others. The company provided free service to companies in crises and fundraised over $15,000. Companies in need were provided with services to restructure, run audits, find financing and new partners, or simply survive the transition to a remote work environment, which became the new normal to banks, advisors, and auditors. Everyone needed a virtual tool to stay safe and cut costs while also saving time and working efficiently. 

Today, FORDATA continues growing and providing critical services to the economy. 

FORDATA won a Bronze Stevie for COVID-19 Response Categories - Most Valuable Response by a Business Development Team in the 2021 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service®. 

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Winners in 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, May 12, 2021 @ 02:00 AM

Winners in the eighth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards, the only awards program to recognize innovation in business throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region, have been announced. The list of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners is available at http://Asia.StevieAwards.com.

The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace over the past 19 years in programs such as The International Business Awards® and The American Business Awards®. The name Stevie is derived from the Greek word for “crowned.”

The 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards have recognized organizations in 20 nations including Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China including Hong Kong and Macao, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, 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 in categories such as Award for Excellence in Innovation in Products & Services, Award for Innovative Management, and Award for Innovation in Corporate Websites, among many others.

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Among the top overall winners are Telkom Indonesia (Indonesia) with 15 Gold, 16 Silver, and eight Bronze Stevie Awards, and Tata Consultancy Services (India) with five Gold and one Silver Stevie wins.

Winners of two or more Gold Stevie Awards include Arowana (Australia), Brand Head (Beijing) Consulting Limited Liability Company (China), Cisco Systems (India), Cisco Systems Singapore (Singapore), Elegant Media (Australia), Freelancer.com (Australia), George P Johnson China (China), HYYH - EQUO International (Vietnam), KT (South Korea), Lead8 (Hong Kong, China), Link Asset Management Limited (Hong Kong, China), NESTLÉ India (India), OCBC NISP (Indonesia), Presidential Communications Operations Office (Philippines), Purifas™ (Australia), Sino Group (Hong Kong, China), SM Supermalls (Philippines), STEM Punks (Australia), TTEC Holdings, Inc. (USA), USANA Health Sciences (USA), vivo Philippines (Philippines), VNPT VinaPhone (Vietnam), Wolters Kluwer CCH (Australia), and Yiyang Communications (China).

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in March and April.

“The eighth edition of the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards attracted many remarkable nominations,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “The organizations that won this year have demonstrated that they have continued to innovate and succeed despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and we applaud them for their perseverance and creativity. We look forward to celebrating many of this year’s winners during our virtual awards ceremony on 14 July.”

Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the 14 July awards ceremony, and the list of Stevie Award winners, are available at http://Asia.Stevieawards.com.

Topics: Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

Grand Stevie® Award Winners Announced in 2021 American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, May 11, 2021 @ 10:39 AM

The Stevie® Awards announced today the Grand Stevie Award winners in The 19th Annual American Business Awards® competition. Winners will be honored during the ABAs’ virtual awards ceremony on June 30, 2021. Registration for the virtual ceremony is now open.

All organizations operating in the U.S. - 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 3,800 nominations were considered in the judging process by more than 250 professionals, whose average ratings determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners announced earlier this month. For a complete list of the 2021 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. 

2021 Grand Stevie winners in The American Business Awards are as follows:

Organization of the Year: Wolters Kluwer, the Dutch information services company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and with offices in the U.S., EMEA and Asia Pacific, earned 41 award points, more than any other entrant in the 2021 ABAs, for Gold, Silver and Bronze wins by teams and divisions throughout the USA.

Most Honored Marketing Agency: Tinuiti, the New York-based performance marketing firm, wins for 26.5 award points earned for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins in a variety of marketing and technology categories.

Most Honored Public Relation Agency: 5W Public Relations, the New York based PR agency earned 35 award points for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins on behalf of themselves and a multitude of clients, including CarParts.com, CommerceHub, Contakt World, and Five9, among others.

Highest-rated Nomination of the Year: The nomination of Rebecca Stenholm, Director of Public and Government Affairs, by EPCOR USA (Phoenix, AZ), received the highest-average (9.57 / 10) score of all nominations submitted to the 2021 ABAs.  The nomination won the Gold Stevie for Communications Professional of the Year.

Highest-rated New Product or Service of the Year: Graylog (Houston, TX), winner of the Gold Stevie Award for Best New DevOps Solution, received the highest-average (9.25 / 10) score of all new product or service nominations submitted to the 19th ABAs.

Highest-rated COVID-19 Response Category Nomination: The Salvation Army’s (New York, NY) nomination of Seth Ditmer, their Deputy Director of Operations - Emergency Services, won Gold for Delivery Hero of the Year, for his oversight of the delivery of pantry boxes to home-bound seniors, people with compromised immune systems, and coordinated mass grocery deliveries to soup kitchens at The Salvation Army’s 38 community centers in the New York City area.   With an average score from the judges of 9.5/10, the nomination wins a Grand Stevie Award as the highest rated of all those in the competition’s COVID-19 Response categories.

Topics: American business awards

Last Chance: Early-Bird Tickets for the 2021 Women|Future Conference

Posted by Nina Moore on Sun, May 09, 2021 @ 06:09 PM
Today is the final day to get your 2021 Women|Future Conference ticket at our lowest price, $89 USD. 

The fourth annual Women|Future Conference hosted by the Stevie® Awards encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and health and financial wellness. This year's conference will be five days of virtual learning, networking, and meaningful conversations with inspiring women leaders from November 1-5. lt will focus on a wide range of topics from the female perspective, including workplace diversity, lessons learned through the pandemic, advice from successful entrepreneurs and business owners, self-improvement, and emerging trends ahead.
 
Grab your Women|Future Conference early-bird ticket on Mother's Day, May 9, by 11:59 pm EST to save 30%! 
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More About The Women|Future Conference

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, case studies from Stevie Award winners, and a Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition, there will be sessions for women in all stages of life that open your mind and inspire action!

The 2021 Women|Future Conference agenda will be released this summer. View the 2020 Agenda and highlights from the 2020 Women|Future Conference to see what attendees experienced at our third annual event.

Here's what you can expect:
  • Structured networking and matchmaking on our virtual event platform with women in business from around the globe
  • 30+ virtual sessions, workshops, and keynote covering trending topics and the future of work such as:
    • Infusing diversity, inclusion, and equity in an organization’s business
      practices
    • Growing your business through social media, branding, and marketing
    • Overcoming and disrupting the imposter syndrome
    • The power of female leadership in professional and personal life
    • Standing out in a crowd for small business owners and entrepreneurs
    • Financial wellness, investing, and managing your relationship with money
    • AND MORE!

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AIP Consulting Finds Competitive Adantage During COVID-19

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, May 05, 2021 @ 11:46 AM
  • AIP Consulting collects valuable data and turns it into better customer experiences for businesses around the globe
  • AIP created innovative technology pre-pandemic that gave them a head start over competitors who were struggling to adapt to the COVID crisis

About AIP Consulting 

AIP Consulting is a market research agency that helps organizations collect valuable data and turns it into better experiences for customers. AIP Consulting also offers customer experience technology solutions, adding value to businesses by effectively tracking and analyzing customer feedback. Founded in 2016, the company operates in Cyprus, Greece, Romania, and Ukraine. AIP’s services include mystery shopping, digital contacts, focus groups, face-to-face surveys, feedback collection tools, and data analysis.

Beginning in 2019, AIP Consulting started connecting with startups from around the globe in order to develop the company’s services and instill a culture of diversity within the organization. AIP created a suite of technologies around CX in an era that coincided with low ability to use traditional services due to social distancing guidelines in order to improve customer service and collect valuable feedback that was vital to brands, especially during the pandemic. These services gave AIP a head start over competitors who were trying to adjust and catch up during COVID. 

AIP Consulting increased its revenue by over 180% in 2020 in the midst of the COVID crisis due to prepping with a pre-pandemic operational model that outshone competitors during the crisis. AIP is projected to increase revenue by another 200% in 2021 by helping develop the brand as a strong, all-encompassing agency in all things CX. 

AIP Consulting won the Silver Stevie for Business Development Achievement of the Year - Services Industries in the 2021 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service®. 

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Großartige Arbeitgeber sind hier richtig!

Posted by Jule Kern on Tue, May 04, 2021 @ 06:38 AM

Die Stevie® Awards rufen in diesem Jahr zum sechsten Mal dazu auf, Bewerbungen für die Stevie Awards for Great Employers einzureichen. Die besten Arbeitgeber, Personalteams, Fachleute, Zulieferer und neue Produkte und Dienstleistungen können noch bis zum 2. Juni nominiert werden. 

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Alle Einzelpersonen und Organisationen weltweit - öffentlich und privat, gewinnorientiert und gemeinnützig, groß und klein - können Nominierungen für die Stevie Awards for Great Employers einreichen. Nachzügler, die es nicht bis zum endgültigen Einsendeschluss am 2. Juni schaffen, haben die Möglichkeit, Nominierungen bis zum 13. Juli gegen Zahlung einer Verspätungsgebühr einzureichen.  

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Eine internationale Jury aus mehr als 50 Führungskräften wird die Gewinner des Stevie Award ermitteln. Die Gewinner der Stevie Awards in Gold, Silber und Bronze werden am 19. August bekannt gegeben und bei einer Galaveranstaltung im Caesars Palace in Las Vegas am 1. Oktober ausgezeichnet, sofern die Bedingungen dies zulassen.

 

Was erwartet die Great Employers?

Mit den Stevie Awards for Great Employers werden Leistungen in vielen Bereichen der Arbeitswelt ausgezeichnet.

Die Kategorien umfassen:

In diesem Jahr  gibt es viele neue Kategorien für HR-Leistungen, darunter Erfolge bei der Verwaltung einer dezentralen Belegschaft, Erfolge in der Entwicklung von Führungskräften für ethnische Minderheiten und Beste Transformationsstrategie. Zwei neue Kategorien für Lösungen und Implementierungen sind Remote Workforce Management Solution - New or New-Version und Implementation. Vierzehn der 16 HR-Einzelauszeichnungen erfordern keine Zahlung von Teilnahmegebühren.

Hier erhalten Sie die Teilnahmeunterlagen

Öffentliche Abstimmung in den Kategorien "Arbeitgeber des Jahres"

Die Gewinner 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 19. Juli bis 9. August statt.

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Großartige Arbeitgeber in 2020

Zu den Stevie Award-Gewinnern im Jahr 2020 gehörten Dentsply Sirona (Bensheim), DHL Supply Chain (Bonn), DP DHL (Bonn) und Swiss Re (Zürich), Aflac (USA), AstraZeneca (Russland), Cathay United Bank (Taiwan), DHL Supply Chain U.K. und Irland, Globe Telecom Inc. (Philippinen), HUGO BOSS Textile Ind. Ltd. (Türkei), IBM (USA), McDonald's (Polen), Opet (Türkei), Toyota Türkei, Wolters Kluwer's ELM Solutions (USA), Wingstop Restaurants (USA), und viele mehr.

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

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Der Einsendeschluss für die International Business Awards® 2021 rückt näher

Posted by Jule Kern on Tue, May 04, 2021 @ 06:33 AM

Nun heißt es Endspurt für die Nominierungsphase der 18. jährlichen The International Business Awards, dem weltweit führenden Wettbewerb für Wirtschaftsauszeichnungen, der jedes Jahr Nominierungen von Organisationen aus mehr als 70 Ländern und Territorien anzieht.

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Für alle, die sich und ihr Unternehmen für einen der begehrten Awards nominieren möchten, ist noch bis zum 12. Mai Zeit, Projekte und Leistungen in mehr als 400 Kategorien einzureichen.

Nachzügler haben noch bis zum 16. Juni Zeit, ihre Nominierungen nachzureichen. Informationen und Details zur Einreichung finden Sie unter www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

Wer darf teilnehmen?

Teilnehmen können alle Einzelpersonen und Organisationen weltweit - öffentlich und privat, gewinnorientiert und gemeinnützig, groß und klein - können Nominierungen für die International Business Awards einreichen. 

Die Jury, bestehend aus mehr als 150 Führungskräften aus aller Welt ermitteln die Gold, Silber und Bronze Gewinner der Stevie Awards. Die Gewinner werden am 12. August bekannt gegeben und am 23. Oktober bei einem Gala-Bankett in Paris, Frankreich, gefeiert, sofern die Bedingungen dies zulassen.

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Die International Business Awards würdigen Leistungen in allen Bereichen der Arbeitswelt. Die Kategorien umfassen:

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Die Stevie Awards bieten Video-Ressourcen darüber an, warum und wie man an den International Business Awards 2021 teilnehmen kann:

"Wir sind begeistert zu sehen, was so viele Unternehmen auf der ganzen Welt in einem der härtesten Jahre unseres Lebens erreichen konnten. Durch die Strapazen hindurch sehen die Juroren Innovation und Mitgefühl für Mitarbeiter und Kunden bei den Stevie Awards-Teilnehmern. Wir haben den Zeitrahmen für die Teilnahme an den Stevie Awards-Nominierungen auf das Jahr 2019 ausgeweitet, um den Unternehmen ein breiteres Spektrum für die Leistungen zu bieten, für die sie ausgezeichnet werden können", sagte die Präsidentin der Stevie Awards, Maggie Gallagher.

Stevie Award Gewinner der IBAs 2020 waren unter anderem die Deutsche Telekom Services Europe (Deutschland), Ernst & Young (USA), IBM (USA), Facebook India Online Services (Indien), Freelancer.com (Australien), Ooredoo Group (Qatar), REMAP (Kanada), Türkiye İş Bankası (Türkei), Thai Life Insurance (Thailand), Telecommunication Services Limited (Hong Kong), LLYC (Spanien), Warner Media (USA) und viele mehr.

 

Topics: International business awards, IBAs