Liebe und Leidenschaft für Hunde - Stevie® Gewinner Ziemer&Falke

Posted by Jana Novatscheck on Fri, Aug 05, 2022 @ 03:00 AM

Als eines der führenden Schulungszentren hat sich Ziemer & Falke auf die professionelle Aus- und Weiterbildung von Hundetrainern spezialisiert. Ziemer & Falke ist in Deutschland an 15 Standorten vertreten und bereitet pro Jahr mehrere Hundert Auszubildende mit Herz und Leidenschaft, Kompetenz und jeder Menge Erfahrung auf eine behördliche Zertifizierung vor.

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Bei den German Stevie® Awards 2022 wurde Ziemer&Falke in den Kategorien Unternehmen des Jahres - Dienstleistungen für Privatpersonen, Bestes neues Produkt oder Dienstleistung - Bildung - Virtuelle Lernlösungen, sowie Vorbildlichster Arbeitgeber mit einem Gold Stevie® ausgezeichnet. Auch in den Kategorien Wertvollste Reaktion eines Unternehmens und Innovativste Neugestaltung des Arbeitsplatzes konnte sich das Unternehmen Stevie Awards verdienen.

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Ausschlaggebend für die Gründung des Familienunternehmens Ziemer & Falke im Jahr 2012 war ein ganz wichtiger Grund – die Leidenschaft für Hunde. Diese Leidenschaft kann auch von Hindernissen wie der Corona-Pandemie nicht ausgebremst werden. Ziemer & Falke ist es gelungen, das Aus- und Weiterbildungsangebot an den jeweiligen Bedarf anzupassen, dabei technische Möglichkeiten zu nutzen und auf äußere Umstände adäquat zu reagieren. Statt die Pandemie und damit einhergehende Lockdowns als Hindernis zu sehen, hat man die Chance genutzt, die digitalen Angebote auszuweiten.

Durch die Umstellung der Ausbildung in den digitalen Bereich werden seit 2020 sowohl die theoretischen als auch die praktischen Lerneinheiten online angeboten. Kursteilnehmer:innen wurde die Möglichkeit geboten, vom Präsenz- in einen vielschichtigen Onlineunterricht zu wechseln, der beispielsweise Trainingsvideos und Online-Workshops umfasst, sowie die Möglichkeit bietet, Hausaufgaben zu filmen und einzusenden, um von Tutoren ein Feedback zur geleisteten Arbeit und nützliche Verbesserungsvorschläge zu erhalten. Dieser Onlineunterricht  ist nicht nur zu Zeiten der Pandemie eine Bereicherung. Die Ausbildung ist dadurch sehr flexibel und lässt sich optimal in den Alltag integrieren, Anreise- und Übernachtungskosten entfallen. Neben der Ausbildung zum Hundetrainer, für den in Deutschland eine Zertifizierung zum Nachweis der Sachkunde entsprechend des Tierschutzgesetzes nötig ist, bietet man zahlreiche Aus- und Weiterbildungen, z. B. auf den Gebieten Verhaltensberatung, Tierheilkunde, Ernährungsberatung oder im Bereich des Coachings.  

Im ersten Pandemie-Jahr haben sich 200 Teilnehmer für die rein onlinebasierte Ausbildung entschieden, eine Zahl, die sich im darauffolgenden Jahr verdreifacht hat und somit ein zukunftssicheres Modell aufzeigt, durch welches auch Kurzarbeit oder sogar Entlassungen während der Pandemie verhindern werden konnten.

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Fotocredit Bildmaterial: Fotografie Anna Auerbach

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Topics: europäischer Wirtschaftspreis, GSA22, Hundetrainer, Hundeführerschein

Stevie Winner is Dedicated to Water Conservation in the Utility Industry

Posted by Grace Payne on Wed, Aug 03, 2022 @ 04:10 PM

 

Stevie Award-winner Jenni Steele is the Vice President of Marketing at Niagara Corp., a manufacturer of water conservation products and the leader in high-performance, water-saving toilets. Niagara has revolutionized the utility industry with a reputation as the premier resource for conservation. In three years, Jenni has restructured her team efficiently in order to launch several product lines and automate marketing activities while strengthening client services and events. Jenni is dedicated to Niagara’s conservation mission and is valued by her team for her guidance. As climate change and record droughts present a strain on the water supply, it is more essential than ever to bring solutions and messaging to the marketplace.

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In order to carry out Niagara’s goals, the team launched a new suite of products with the intention of making powerful water-efficient technology and products that are available to residential and commercial facilities to save the world’s water and the owner’s money through utility bills. These new products were also designed specifically with features and benefits for builders, remodelers, and plumbing professionals. Jenni listened closely to these building professionals who install, repair and specify toilets to learn what details are important to them when installing. 

Additionally, Jenni spent more than a year teamed up with executive leadership to help build a new wholesale program. Their goal was to launch the product lineup filled with the features that pros want and to sell them exclusively to the wholesale channel. Through Niagara’s new program, the company is committed to providing attractive products and services to wholesale distributors, plumbers, and trade partners in the industry.

Since earning her Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Products, Jenni has been able to restructure the marketing department, successfully launched several new product lines, enhanced overall client services, modernized digital integration, and automated marketing activities, all while also strengthening Niagara’s event marketing and online retailing. She also helped Niagara earn a national water conservation award from the EPA.

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In addition, Jenni played a lead role in spearheading the launch of over 100 new toilet SKUs across four product suites. The line of new products was designed to help wholesalers serve the needs of their plumbing professional clients by offering fixtures with advanced technology and high performance for those looking for a wide variety of water-efficient products. She also created a campaign strategy that included virtual media meetings with Niagara’s executive team. Over the twelve meetings that were held, Steele and Niagara’s leadership demonstrated and shared critical aspects of Niagara’s four new full product lines, designed specifically with features for building, remodeling, and plumbing professionals. The campaign resulted in more than 53 million impressions to an audience of builders, contractors, plumbers, and facility managers. Jenni continues to be an invaluable resource to her team and Niagara as a whole through her dedication to sustainability.

Jenni Steele won the Bronze Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Products –11 to 2,500 Employees.

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The Women|Future Conference Announces Call for Entries to Business Pitch Competition

Posted by Nina Moore on Wed, Aug 03, 2022 @ 02:16 PM

The Women|Future Conference is an annual learning and networking event for women professionals hosted by the Stevie® Awards. The 2022 conference will take place virtually from November 8-10, 2022.

Do you or someone you know run a women-owned business founded in November 2019 or later? All eligible individuals are invited to enter the third annual Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition. This is an opportunity for female founders to advertise their business, improve their communication and presentation skills, network with like-minded attendees, and compete for a cash prize. 

Interested applicants may enter by submitting an application by the October 3 entry deadline. There is no fee to enter. The competition will take place during the 2022 Women|Future Conference on Wednesday, November 9.

If you are a female founder navigating the startup phase of your business, looking for funding, or simply seeking exposure presenting in front of hundreds of women professionals around the world, consider entering the competition. 

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Learn More and Enter the Pitch Competition

Pitch competition finalists will have opportunities to:

  • Learn how to craft the perfect pitch to investors and concisely and eloquently present their business model
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring about how to present their best pitch prior to the competition
  • Network with judges and fellow pitch competition competitors
  • Receive written and real-time feedback from judges and attendees
  • Attend the 2022 Women|Future Conference 

Attendees who watch the competition will learn how to pitch their own business, gain insight into the organizational structure of other women-owned businesses, vote for their favorite pitch, and connect with competitors and judges.

Pitch Competition Format

The initial pitch applications will be reviewed by the Women|Future Conference leadership team. Five finalists will be selected in mid-October and invited to participate in the virtual competition during the conference on November 9. The competition will be judged by a live panel of successful and established women entrepreneurs, business owners, and investors. 

The format of the competition is similar to ABC's 'Shark Tank' reality TV show where finalists present a timed virtual pitch about their product/service, business model, and target market before the judges and conference attendees. There will be one winner who will receive a monetary prize. The amount of prize money will be announced in October.

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We love working with organizations that are aligned with our mission of supporting women in business. The Pitch Competition is funded entirely through the generosity of our sponsors. Sponsorship offers visibility among a demographic of women business owners, executives, and professionals. 

For more information on available sponsorship packages, please email Ruslana@stevieawards.com or visit the conference Sponsorship and Advertising Page to request information.

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What to Expect at the 2022 Women|Future Conference

Hundreds of driven women business leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives from around the world will virtually attend the fifth annual Women|Future Conference from November 8-10, 2022. The mission of the conference is to help women share insights about changes that will impact their businesses, their industries, their careers, and their lives. Attendees gain practical takeaways through panels and workshops in seven tracks that are useful for every industry:

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Future of Work
  3. Leadership
  4. Marketing
  5. Personal Development
  6. Technology
  7. Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The conference agenda features over 20 sessions hosted by diverse speakers from small businesses and global organizations such as Accenture, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, Hilton, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nestle, SAP, T-Mobile, Wolters Kluwer, and others.

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The sessions cover everything from how to gain traction through public relations, overcome the imposter syndrome, and think like an investor. Below is a partial list of sessions:

  • Building Your Community of Mentors​​​​​​​​
  • Cultivating an Inclusive Workplace: How Diversity Creates Opportunity​​​​​​​​
  • FearLESS: Facing Adversity ​​​​​​​​
  • Find Your Voice: Insider Secrets from Seasoned Speakers
  • Legal Tips For Your Trade 
  • Generational Work Styles: Understanding the Old and the New​​​​​​​​
  • Silencing Self Doubt: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome​​​​​​​​
  • Strategic Storytelling: Advertising and PR Tactics for Your Business​​​​​​​​
  • The Next Generation of Tech​​​​​​​​
  • The Ever-changing World of Social Media
  • The Evolution of Connection: In-person vs Virtual Networking
  • The Snowball Effect: How Women-Led Businesses Create an Impact
  • Think Like an Investor: How to Get the Funding You Deserve​​​​​​​​
  • Turning Passion into Profit
  • …and more

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Registration for the 2022 Women|Future Conference is open. Take advantage of these savings and reserve your virtual seat:

  • Bring the whole team to #WomenFuture22! Groups of three (3) or more who register together get 10% savings with our group discount
  • Student tickets are $39 with proof of a valid student ID
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More About the Women|Future Conference

The Women|Future Conference is a professional and personal development, learning, and networking conference hosted by The Stevie® Awards. The conference encourages connections, professional and personal development, and mental health and wellness through motivational keynotes, educational sessions, and networking. From business professionals to inspiring entrepreneurs to executives, there are sessions for women in all stages of life that open your mind and inspire action.

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