Call for Entries Issued for the 2022 Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards

Posted by May Hassan on Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 03:04 PM

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has issued a call for entries for the 2022 (third annual) Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, sponsored by the RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at

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 17 nations in the MENA region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

MENA22 entries now open

All individuals and organizations - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - 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, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will pay a “winners fee” for each successful nomination.

Nominations may be submitted online through two entry deadlines: November 4, 2021, and January 26, 2022. Winners’ fees payable will be lower for nominations submitted through the first deadline.

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Winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards in the competition will be announced on March 24, 2022, and celebrated during a gala event in Ras Al Khaimah at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on May 20.

The competition features two new category groups for 2022. The Video Awards categories will recognize innovation in video productions including design, format, production, distribution, and/or interactivity. The Social Media Awards categories will recognize innovation in social media content creation, moderation, management, and marketing. Virtual events have been newly added to the Events Categories.

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

Winners of the 2021 edition of the awards included Al Anwar Medical Hospital, Boehringer Ingelheim, DHL Worldwide Express LLC, Dubai Global Village, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Media Incorporated, Etihad Aviation Group, General Directorate for Traffic - Bahrain, Gulf Marketing Group (GMG), Intisar Foundation, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure - Dubai, Ooredoo Kuwait, RAK Transport Authority, Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF), Stella Stays, VakifBank and many more.


The 2022 competition will be judged by more than 150 professionals around the world. Those who wish to apply to participate on one of the juries may do so at


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ServiceNow Reimagines the Digital B2B Conference

Posted by Hailey Roos on Mon, Oct 25, 2021 @ 09:30 AM

In March 2020, Kurt Smith faced a major challenge. As Senior Director, Strategic Events Knowledge Program at ServiceNow, Smith was responsible for spearheading the strategy and execution of Knowledge, ServiceNow’s annual customer conference. But with COVID-19 gripping the world, in-person events were on pause everywhere, and Smith and the team knew that if Knowledge 2020 was going to happen in May, ServiceNow would have to rethink it from the ground up. With that constraint, ServiceNow quickly got to work, pivoting the event into a completely digital conference within six weeks. 


In 2021, Smith and the team had the advantage of building Knowledge 2021 as a digital event from the ground up, developing an event that offered a fresh, captivating spin on the B2B conference experience via 145 hours of live and pre-recorded content premiering over two weeks.  



One of the most notable hallmarks of ServiceNow’s new approach was the event’s cinematic opening keynote, which inspired viewers by detailing stories of how ServiceNow’s workflow solutions were helping customers build a better world. Instead of the traditional live event “Broadway stage” experience, the team decided to go “Hollywood”—putting a new cinematic focus on the delivery of the keynote.


The Opening Keynote’s “Workflow your world” story was brought to life at the stunning California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The concept of workflowing was visually demonstrated as host Veronica De La Cruz “flowed through” the museum, engaging with several ServiceNow executive visionaries. Captivating customer story videos were interspersed throughout the 30-minute keynote to show how powerful workflows impact daily life.


This new approach was core to the strategy of the event, said Smith. The team wanted Knowledge 2021 to focus less on the company’s product roadmap and more on ServiceNow’s real-world impact. “We didn’t want to spend all of our time talking about our products” Smith explained. “We wanted to talk about the meaningful ways our customers’ solutions are changing people’s lives.” 


Another major enhancement was the team’s approach to programming. While many businesses have simply ported the in-person conference experience online by producing the same hour-long keynotes and product demonstrations, ServiceNow produced programming that was short and compelling. Doing so was vital for combating “Zoom fatigue” and keeping viewers engaged. Demo sessions were limited to seven minutes and were filmed with dynamic, slowly panning camera shots that drew viewers in.   


While this approach to short segments did force a fundamental change in messaging for executives used to longer sessions, Smith knew that doing so was important to creating a captivating, watchable experience for viewers. This approach also gave the clips a longer shelf life, since ServiceNow was able to re-cut the segments for distribution across various channels.  


“Feedback was positive across the board because what we were doing was so different,” said Smith. “Everyone just loved the concise stories and sessions, and the beauty of what we produced.”  


To view the Knowledge 2021 Opening Keynote, go to


ServiceNow won four Stevie Awards in The 2021 American Business Awards. They won two Stevie Awards in the category Corporate & Community - B2B Event and two Stevie Awards in Corporate & Community - Employee Engagement Event. 


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Two Stevie Wins for the Contribution of Dr. Lisa Langer: Bringing Stress Relief to Individuals in the Healthcare Community during Covid-19

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 09:15 AM

It’s not every day that a truly major category in The International Business Awards® for 2021 – “Most Valuable Service” in the highly competitive COVID-19 Response categories - has a winner that is a solo entrepreneur and/or practitioner.

After all, you’d expect these “big,” competitive wins to go to bigger companies with lots of resources to combat COVID-19 including novel ways to care for their many employees during these unusually trying times.

Yet, Lisa Langer, Ph.D., solo entrepreneur, and practitioner pulled out that win just as she did yet another one after that – a silver win in the Stevie Awards for Women In Business, also for 2021 – in the category of Most Innovative Woman of the Year – Healthcare. By way of these wins, Dr. Langer inadvertently becomes a perfect role model for so many solo entrepreneurs who also do innovative work and who need that extra push to take a risk and dive into big-time Stevie categories.

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During the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control warned of Covid-19's “side effects,” among them feelings of fear, sadness and worry as well as difficulty concentrating and sleeping.

Lisa langerEnter Lisa Langer, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist specializing in life-stress reduction, who, during Covid-19, became the “go-to” person for thousands of individuals in the “healthcare community” – from doctors and nurses to technicians and administrators - who were seeking just that.

Back in 2012, Langer had created a health and wellness center called PRACTICE Mind Body Soul Company, in Roslyn, New York. A disrupter, she did so before “wellness” - including meditation and/or yoga - went mainstream. The center was acquired in 2016 by Northwell Health System, the largest healthcare system in New York, where Dr. Langer
is based, as their first-ever Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine.

During the pandemic, the many healthcare workers who know Dr. Langer – and many just getting the word - sought her out on Zoom. Sometimes 500-to-a-call, five days a week, they sought her out for the relief they needed as they maintained stiff upper lips on the front lines, no matter their exposure to Covid-19 – or deepfelt concerns about loved ones as well.

In the healthcare community, Lisa Langer was their life raft.

Dr. Langer is trained in MBSR, the “mindfulness stress reduction” technique that is considered among the best by those in the know, which, during Covid, included many healthcare workers based in New York.  

Lisa langer bookTo support this work, Dr. Langer wrote a book, introduced during Covid and titled “Deeper Into Mindfulness”, which, yes, was purchased by her following in large numbers. Read the all-five-star Amazon reviews and you’ll see words like “anchor” in “difficult times.”

To reach a wider audience beyond Zoom and to give those on these calls what they needed to practice stress-relief when they were off Zoom, Dr. Langer included QR codes, which, once scanned, showcase videos of Dr. Langer as if she were leading you in meditation right there in your living room. Or, on a short, much-needed break from frontline work.

As one Women In Business judge put it: “Use of QR codes within the book for video links … are truly innovative ideas that helped further increase her reach during the pandemic period and bridge the gap with clients.”

In addition to the Stevie Awards, Dr. Langer’s book was honored as well. In the fall of 2021, it won a Living Now Award, a leading book award in the publishing arena of books that inspire us and improve our quality of life. Dr. Langer won bronze in the category of Relaxation/Mindfulness.

Not ones to normally feature segments on meditation, major media across the U.S. called on Dr. Langer during Covid including many TV stations - from ABC in Scranton, Pennsylvania to CBS in New York, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Cedar Rapids and El Paso in addition to a morning show in Burbank - unheard of in a relatively short period of time even for some celebrities. That desperate were they, the major media, to tell their audiences of millions about meditation and to share its benefits.

Because that’s what we all needed.

And received from Lisa Langer during Covid-19.

For more on the work of Dr. Langer, visit; purchase her book 'Deeper into Mindfulness: Next Steps to Sustain Your Meditation Practice and Find Inner Peace' on Amazon. 

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Eight Women-Owned Businesses to Compete for Funding in Pitch Competition

Posted by Nina Moore on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 11:32 AM
Eight women-owned businesses founded in November 2018 or later have been selected to compete in the 2021 Women|Future Conference Business Pitch Competition for a chance to win funding! 💸 For the second year in a row, the Women|Future Conference is hosting this 'Shark Tank' style pitch competition for female business owners and entrepreneurs.

The 2021 Women|Future Conference Business Pitch Competition will be hosted live on Thursday, November 4 at 4:30 pm EST during the virtual conference. A total of 94 women-owned businesses entered the competition, and eight finalists were selected by the Women|Future Conference leadership team to present their pitches, face questioning, and get their businesses evaluated by a panel of judges.

The pitch competition finalists are:

    1. a|dash
    2. Aroma Textiles Lab
    3. FetchaDate
    4. INSP!RED Product Development Group
    5. KUL MOCKS
    6. LAMIK Beauty
    7. Project Passport
    8. Tranquility by Design

Pitch Competition Format and Judging Criteria

The format of the pitch competition will be similar to ABC's critically-acclaimed entrepreneurial-themed TV show, Shark Tank. Each finalist will present a live, four-minute virtual pitch about their product/service, business model, and target market. A panel of four judges will evaluate each pitch using a five-point scoring rubric provided by the Women|Future Conference. The judging rubric takes into account criteria such as leadership capabilities, innovativeness, competitive advantage, maturity of the technology or product, business model, prospects, growth, response to the live questions, and preparedness for the competition. 

The judges of the 2021 Women|Future Conference Pitch Competition are:

    1. Apoorva Chintala, CEO, Co-Founder, Clocr* 
    2. Heather Cox, President, Certify My Company
    3. Helen Greiner, CEO, Tertill
    4. Shannon Spotswood, President, RFG Advisory

      *2020 Women|Future Conference Business Pitch Competition winner


View Pitch Competition Finalists and Judges

The 2nd annual Women|Future Conference Pitch Competition will be hosted by Quinn Conyers, a Speaking Strategist for Entrepreneurs, Emcee, and Pitch Competition Host. Quinn has over 16 years of virtual and in-person speaking, event hosting, and training experience. Quinn is the author of two books, and made it to the second round of Shark Tank auditions four times! She's been featured on the Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitch TV show as well Essence, Black Enterprise, Vision and Purpose, and Empowering Women to Speak Out Magazines.

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Funding for the Pitch Competition Winners

At the close of the competition, there will be three winners, each of which will receive funding (amounts listed below) to grow their business. The first-place winner will also receive a bonus prize of a free certification ($4200 value) from Certify My Company. The Pitch Competition is funded through the generosity of our sponsor, RFG Advisory.

  • First place Prize: $5,000
  • Second place Prize: $2,500
  • Third place Prize: $1,000

If you are interested in joining us as a sponsor, judge, or participant in the 2022 Pitch Competition, sign up for event updates to get notified when entries open for next year.

What Else to Expect at the 2021 Women|Future Conference

Hundreds of ambitious women in business will gather virtually at the fourth annual Women|Future Conference November 1-5, 2021. The Women|Future Conference is a professional and personal development, learning, networking, and mentorship conference hosted by The Stevie® Awards for women around the globe.

With over 40 sessions, interactive workshops, and a motivational keynote by Sandy Carter, Vice President of Public Sector Partners and Programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS), this is an event for career-driven women looking to be inspired, build resilience, and prepare for changes ahead. The five-day agenda features female CEOs, Founders, Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Small Business Owners around the world.

The Conference Agenda

Session topics range from mental health to financial wellness, landing speaking engagements as a business growth strategy, lead generation, imposter syndrome, entrepreneurship, technology, and workplace diversity. The 140+ Speakers at this year's conference are a diverse mix of women from global organizations such as Facebook, HCL, IBM, Infosys Limited, John Hancock, Pinterest, Quartz, Ralph Lauren, Salesforce, SAP North America, Talkspace, and others. Below is a partial list of 2021 Women|Future Conference panels, sessions, and workshops:

  • Entrepreneurship – Success Stories Fireside Chat
  • Financial Planning -The Smart Women's Guide to Financial Success
  • How to Embrace Women Super Powers in the World of Tech
  • Leadership Tips from 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business Winners
  • Networking Tips & Tricks: Learn How to Become Memorable and Build Authentic Relationships
  • Personal Development Training: Abundance 360 - Creating Your Best Life Ever
  • Protecting Your Business and Intellectual Assets
  • The Future of Work - Preparing for the Changing Business Landscape
  • The Truth Bombs on Work-Life Balance to Avoid Burnout for Busy Women
  • Top Five Lead Generation Strategies for 2022
  • Why Diverse Teams Drive Better Outcomes
  • Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition Finalists Presentations

View the Women|Future Conference Agenda

Asia-Pacific Segment of the Women|Future Conference

This is the first year the conference is hosting sessions exclusively by female leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, bringing together the APAC women’s community with the Stevie Awards international audience. These sessions focus on the advancements of female executives from the Asia-Pacific region who are championing the power of leadership and management in traditionally male-dominated industries such as financial technology, banking, insurance, and e-commerce. The Asia-Pacific conference agenda aims to further broaden and develop the fintech industry in Asia with the help of these female leaders.

APAC Digital Infrastructure Sessions Include:

    • Building the New Digital Infrastructure
    • The Future is Female: Building the New Generation of Financially Literate Women
    • Leadership Tips from Stevie Awards for Women in Business Winners
    • Women in E-commerce and Mobility: Creating the Asian E-commerce and Mobility Highway
    • Women Leading Legacy Industries: Edutech, Proptech, and Insurtech
    • Women in Fintech: Reshaping the Industry and Bridging the Gap


Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Attendees save 10% when groups of three or more individuals register together. Students may register for the Women|Future Conference at a discounted rate of $49 (with proof of a valid current student ID).

Sessions are recorded and available for replay through 2022 for your convenience.

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American Dental Association’s Successful COVID-19 Response

Posted by Hailey Roos on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 10:15 AM
  • The American Dental Association has been driving dentistry forward by supporting dental professionals with services and resources 
  • ADA’s focus focused on pandemic relief in 2020 and advocated for dental legislation to ensure dentists and patients could remain safe
  • The American Dental Association’s goal is to ensure optimal health conditions for all people and addresses equity including community water fluoridation, health literacy, Medicaid advocacy, and more 

About American Dental Association 

The American Dental Association (ADA) powers the profession of dentistry to advance the overall oral health of the public. With 163,000+ members, ADA has been driving dentistry forward for 160 years. The American Dental Association promotes the art and science of dentistry by supporting dental professionals with services and resources and advocates for public health.

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, the ADA met the immediate challenge and excelled in providing its 163,000+ members with useful, up-to-date information and tangible support throughout the pandemic. Acting as a support system for dental teams and a trusted driver of evidence-based information for the public was ADA’s top priority. There were countless unknowns early in the pandemic, and the ADA stepped up by issuing guidance based on the science available at the time, toolkits, and resources to keep dental teams and their patients safe as they navigated dental care, an essential health service, during COVID. 

Team members jumped into overdrive to develop the ADA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Dentists, which served as a digital dashboard for all COVID-19 resources and content. The ADA shared its resources on social media, with media outlets, through email blasts, digital events (such as clinical and economic impact webinars), and on ADA publications, ensuring that all dentists had access to critical information.

Efforts also included rigorous legislative advocacy. More than 150,000 dentists engaged in government outreach, and nearly 600,000 emails were sent to Capitol Hill during deliberations on COVID-19 relief packages.  As a result of ADA’s advocacy, key provisions benefitting dental practices and patients were included COVID-19 relief legislation such as the CARES Act. Dentistry was elevated to #4 on FEMA’s list of priority recipients of PPE, and the ADA distributed more than 4.1 million N95 masks and 833,000+ gowns to more than 64,000 dentists across the country. 

The Association also positioned itself as a leader during the public health crisis, providing the dental perspective to agencies such as FEMA, HHS, and the CDC and educating consumers via Market data have indicated that the ADA is second only to the CDC as the most trusted voice for patients seeking assurance about the safety of dental visits during COVID-19.

As the pandemic has evolved, so has the ADA, which has now deployed a three-pillar vaccine strategy. The work continues, but to date, the ADA's COVID-19 response has seen unprecedented success. 

American Dental Association won a Silver Stevie Award for COVID-19 Response Categories - Most Valuable Non-Profit Response in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, covid-19 response, Dental awards, american dental association Helps Brands Secure Consumer Insights

Posted by Hailey Roos on Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
  • is a smart video platform that connects brands to consumers and provides insights into conversations 
  • Leading global companies use to capture and share insights in real-time
  • The company’s products saw a surge in use as a result of COVID and provides tools to fill the gap in the video conferencing market 

About is an enterprise-level smart video platform helping businesses make better-informed decisions by using experience and innovation to set up, capture, analyze and share consumer conversations to generate aha-moments and insights at scale. Leading global companies and their partners trust to enable deep, purposeful connections with their key audiences and to securely capture and share insights across their organizations in real-time.

Traditional enterprise video conferencing technology is generic and built for broad use. is purpose-built to enable meeting rooms of the future that allow companies to get more out of their video conversations. Brands connect with customers anywhere around the world and easily and securely record, categorize, transcribe, share and store insights, allowing companies to make better informed, strategic business decisions, whether big or small, based on their own direct experiences with consumers, rather than assumptions based on historical, behavioral, and third-party data. 

The company’s mission has always been focused on helping customers get insights from having more conversations with more consumers through innovations in video and workflow. While has developed several new products to combat the challenges brought on by COVID specifically, the company has worked to develop products that allow brands to adapt to changing and more agile environments since its founding by looking to the future of video conferencing. In 2019, launched its Pulse program, which enables live video conversations directly between consumers and marketers globally, enabling all marketers within an organization to build and strengthen consumer empathy. In 2020, the company refined and developed several products to enable businesses to better adapt to their new virtual settings, including private and enhanced chat features, new options for message editing and deleting, and personal meeting rooms that have also been built to provide users with the efficiency benefits of the platform, like interactive whiteboards, and integrated discussion guides. 

More recently, the platform launched its Respondent Management tool, an industry-first DIY hub feature that allows agencies and brands with their own panels and databases to connect and manage their respondents in one place, eliminating the need for multiple tools and systems, thus reducing friction in the consumer insights process.

While video conferencing has seen an uptick in light of the pandemic due to the need to connect virtually, many video platforms weren't developed with the intention of being used for important business conversations and lack a number of features that can be beneficial for a professional setting. The products that has developed as immediate solutions for COVID-19 also speak to a current gap in the video conferencing market, specifically, by providing a number of integrated tools that can aid all aspects of internal and external business communications across multiple industries. helps enterprise market researchers, UX researchers, product managers, sales professionals, brand managers, and CX departments ramp consumer conversations and streamline the workflow. won the Silver Stevie Award for Company / Organization Categories - Most Innovative Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Cultivate Your Tomorrow! Die Women|Future Conference

Posted by Jule Kern on Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 07:14 AM

Lernen Sie, vernetzen Sie sich und lassen Sie sich von hunderten von weiblichen Führungskräften inspirieren! Die Women|Future Conference fördert Verbindungen, berufliche und persönliche Entwicklung, mentale Gesundheit und finanzielles Wohlbefinden durch motivierende Keynotes, Bildungssitzungen und Networking.


Networking- und Lernveranstaltung

Die 4. jährliche Women|Future Conference, die in Verbindung mit den Stevie® Awards for Women in Business präsentiert wird, bringt weibliche Fachkräfte aus allen Branchen für fünf Tage voller Inspiration, Networking und Lernen zusammen. Vom 1. bis 5. November 2021 stehen über 40 virtuelle Sitzungen, Panels und Workshops auf dem Programm.

Das erwartet Sie:

  • Eröffnungs-Keynote, Embracing Diversity & Empowering the Next Generation, von Sandy Carter, VP bei Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Unternehmertum - Erfolgsgeschichten Fireside Chat
  • Marketingtaktiken für die Zukunft Ihres Unternehmens und Ihrer Karriere
  • Fallstudien von Gewinnern der Stevie Awards für Frauen in der Wirtschaft
  • Mentoring-Matching und Speed-Networking
  • Pitch-Wettbewerb im Stil von "Shark Tank" für neu gegründete Frauenunternehmen
  • Die Wahrheitsbombe zur Work-Life-Balance zur Vermeidung von Burnout für vielbeschäftigte Frauen

Registrieren Sie sich für die   Women|Future Conference

Frauen lernen von Frauen 

Hunderte von ehrgeizigen weiblichen Fachleuten aus der ganzen Welt werden an der vierten jährlichen Women|Future Conference teilnehmen. Die fünftägige virtuelle Konferenz fördert durch motivierende Keynotes, Bildungsveranstaltungen und Networking inWFC21-Featured-Speaker-Graphicteressante Kontakte, berufliche und persönliche Entwicklung sowie mentale Gesundheit und finanzielles Wohlbefinden. Die Konferenz besteht aus über 140 Rednerinnen aus der ganzen Welt, darunter namhafte CEOs, Gründerinnen, Unternehmerinnen und Führungskräfte von Amazon Web Services, Facebook, IBM, Infosys, Pinterest, SAP, Estelle Colored Glass, Ralph Lauren, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center und anderen. Die Themen der Agenda reichen von Vielfalt am Arbeitsplatz bis hin zu Führung, Lead-Generierung und Geschäftswachstumsstrategien, Technologie, Work-Life-Balance, Imposter-Syndrom, Krisenmanagement und viele mehr. Mit Podiumsdiskussionen, einer unverzichtbaren Keynote, einem Mentoren-Matching und einem Pitch-Wettbewerb im Stil von "Shark Tank" für Unternehmen in Frauenhand ist dies eine Veranstaltung, die Sie nicht verpassen sollten! Erfahren Sie hier mehr.

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Wabtec is Transforming Railway Transportation

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 03:58 PM
  • Wabtec provides integrated solutions and digitization for the freight and transit rail sectors
  • The company is committed to reducing emissions and has created the first 100% battery-powered locomotive 

About Wabtec

Wabtec is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for the freight and transit rail sectors. Drawing on over 150 years of experience, Wabtec is leading the way in safety, efficiency, reliability, innovation, and productivity.

Wabtec is an integrated solutions provider delivering lifecycle products and services for the transportation industry by improving interoperability, efficiency, and competitiveness for customers. With more than 23,000 locomotives in Wabtec’s global installed base, and components on many of the locomotives, freight cars, and transit cars around the world, Wabtec is developing tomorrow’s logistics and transit solutions. 

The company’s digital solutions, combined with Positive Train Control (PTC) and electronics capabilities, unlock significant productivity components - saving billions of dollars for rail customers and operators, all while creating pathways to advanced automated operations. These digital tech solutions improve safety and efficiency for the transportation industry, helping address the growing demand for improved rail performance. 

Wabtec has made great strides in the past two years. It started with the merger with GE Transportation in 2019; this accomplishment brought together industry leaders with complementary and unique technologies to create a leading rail technology company. It also established Wabtec as a Fortune 300 and S&P 500 company. Since the merger, Wabtec has introduced innovations that enable customers to succeed in transforming the rail industry. Some major accomplishments include: 

  • Designed, built, and shipped the world’s first 100% battery-electric locomotive
  • Won the NYC Transit order to extend battery technology to passenger transit
  • Completed over 500 million auto miles and has saved customers 400 million gallons of fuel with the Trip Optimizer System
  • Helped 70 railroad customers meet the first US-mandated PTC deadline
  • Tested, introduced, and sold zero-to-zero train operations (starting a train from 0mph and stopping the train automatically using various controls integrated with PTC)
  • Introduced and began testing the new, innovative Green Friction braking solution for transit rail to reduce friction particle emissions on metro trains by up to 90%
  • Launched Wabtec’s first sustainability strategy and report as a new company 

Wabtec’s Commitment to Cleaner Transportation

Trends show that freight and passenger activity will more than double by 2050, and with it, demand for cleaner, more energy-efficient transportation solutions. The rail industry is on the cusp of technological advancements required to power locomotive fleets with alternative green energy sources. Wabtec is leading this environmental shift with the FLXdrive Battery Locomotive - the industry’s first and only heavy-haul, 100% battery-powered locomotive operating in revenue service with BNSF Railways. This technology will provide up to 30% in fuel savings for the complete locomotive consist. Pairing the alternative power solutions with automation and digitization is an essential driver for the modernization of the entire transportation system, making it seamless, more efficient, and key to driving increased levels of safety, security, reliability, and reduced emissions. Wabtec’s dominant market share in Positive Train Control (PTC) systems, which span 70,000 miles of track, is the foundation for a more autonomous network. 

Wabtec won the Gold Stevie Award for Company / Organization Categories - Company of the Year - Automotive & Transport Equipment in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Grand Stevie Award Winners Announced in 2021 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in the 2021 (18th annual) Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, an international competition, were announced on September 23. The awards shine a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and organizations run by women.

Winners of five Grand Stevie Award trophies, the highest honor in the competition, were announced today.

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Grand Stevie Award trophies are presented to five organizations that submitted the best body of nominations 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, with three points earned for each Gold Stevie win, two for each Silver win, and one-and-a-half points for each Bronze Stevie win. The Grand Stevie Award winners for 2021 are:

  1. The Audacious Agency, Gold Coast, Australia, with 56 award points. The agency was also a Grand Stevie Award winner in 2020 and 2019.
  2. IBM, worldwide (24.5 points)
  3. New American Funding, Tustin, CA USA (21.5 points)
  4. AlterContacts, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (19.5 points)
  5. Melissa Sones Consulting, New York, NY USA (17.5 points) was also among the Grand Stevie honorees in 2020 and 2019.

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations and individuals around the world were submitted this year for consideration in categories such as COVID-19 Response, Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, and Startup of the Year, among others. More than 160 business professionals working in eight specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

Visit for a complete list of Stevie winners by category. Winners will be celebrated during a virtual ceremony on January 13, 2022.

The 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business event will be complemented by the fourth annual Women|Future Conference, a five-day networking and learning event for female founders, business owners, entrepreneurs and women looking to move forward in their careers, also held virtually November 1-5. Registration is just $115, or $49 for current students with an active student ID. Details and registration are available at

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Winners of 2021 People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Oct 06, 2021 @ 12:33 PM

Winners were announced today in the 2021 People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies, an annual feature of The International Business Awards®, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program, which is in its 18th year.

The worldwide public vote was conducted from mid-August through 1 October, with the highest number of votes deciding the winners in a variety of industries. More than 86,000 votes were cast. All Stevie Award winners in the Company/Organization of the Year categories in this year’s International Business Awards were eligible to be included in the public vote.

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Winners of the crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards will be honored during the IBAs’ virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 8 December. Registration for the event is now open. The winners of peer-adjudicated Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards, selected from more than 3,700 nominations received from organizations in more than 65 nations, will also be recognized during the ceremony.

The winners of the 2021 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies are: 

  • Advertising, Marketing & PR: DDB Group Philippines
  • Aerospace & Defense: Modest Tree, Canada
  • Apparel, Beauty & Fashion: Georgio's Bottega, USABanking: Ziraat Participation Bank, Turkey
  • Business or Professional Services: Everise, Singapore
  • Computer Services: Rimini Street, Inc., USA
  • Consumer Products - Durable: Christie & Christie Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Consumer Products - Non-Durable: Makers Nutrition, USA
  • Consumer Services: Makers Nutrition, USA
  • Diversified Services: Backwoods Promotions Inc., Canada
  • Energy: Bahrain National Gas Company (B.S.C.)
  • Financial Services: Avalara, USA
  • Food & Beverage: Empire Eagle Food Co., Ltd, Taiwan
  • Government, Non-Profit: Megaworld Foundation, Inc., Philippines
  • Health, Pharmaceuticals: CCL Life Sciences, Pakistan
  • Hospitality & Leisure: Kindersley Hospitality Endeavors, Canada
  • Insurance: Thai Life Insurance, Thailand
  • Manufacturing, Materials, Construction: Makati Development Corporation (MDC), Philippines
  • Other Industries: Drop Stop®, USA
  • Real Estate: Filinvest Alabang, Inc, Philippines
  • Retail: Rhima, Australia
  • Software: Applause, USA
  • Telecommunications: Indosat Ooredoo, Indonesia
  • Transportation: Geotab, Canada
  • Utilities: Yesilirmak Electric Distribution Company, Turkey

Entries for The 19th (2022) International Business Awards will be accepted starting in February.

More information is available at

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Partnerships that Last with Jade Global

Posted by Hailey Roos on Mon, Oct 04, 2021 @ 09:15 AM
  • Jade Global is an IT systems and solutions company with a diverse portfolio if technological innovations
  • Jade Global has scaled up exponentially since 2003
  • The company’s innovations make Jade Global a highly reputable company with lasting partnerships

About Jade Global 

Jade Global is a global information technology systems and solutions company. Jade Global provides enterprise business application implementations, integrations, software product engineering, cloud services, technology advisory, testing, and managed services across diverse industries.

Clients rely on Jade Global’s trustworthy advice to derive value from software investments and gain business efficiencies. The company is well-positioned to be a strategic IT services partner for enterprise business applications and software product engineering. Jade’s workforce is made up of over 1,000 people operating from offices across the US, India, Canada, and Austria. Jade Global has earned a reputation for delivering on time and on budget, quality work, and personalized, transparent services. Being the right size gives Jade Global the flexibility to pass on cost benefits to clients. 

In less than two decades, Jade Global has scaled up to great heights and formed lasting partnerships that are built on quality and trust. Jade Labs, the company’s in-house innovation nucleus, is responsible for enhancing partner offerings by creating cutting edge technology. Jade Global’s AI, Kanverse, is a great example of originality that is seamlessly offered along with the company’s other services. Kanverse is a cognitive automation platform that can support various use cases across the enterprise to remove bottlenecks, streamline business operations, and minimize manual touch points across workflows. Kanverse’s system of intelligence provides a decision and analytics engine, conversational and programmable interface, and out of the box connectors for interfacing with users, as well as a system of records to maintain enterprise data. 

Jade Global was ranked #3484 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list with an impressive growth rate of 107.2%

Jade Global won the Bronze Stevie Award for Fastest Growing Company of the Year - Up to 2,500 Employees in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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