Webinar: Insider Tips for Crafting Winning Stevie® Awards Nominations

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Mon, May 06, 2024 @ 10:00 AM

Are you ready to take your business to the next level with prestigious awards recognition? Join us for a game-changing webinar on "How to Prepare an Effective Stevie® Awards Nomination"!

Business awards are not just accolades, they're powerful tools that showcase your credibility, elevate your brand, and pave the path for future success. Crafting a compelling Stevie® Awards nomination, however, requires reflection, finesse, and skill.051424-Webinar-v1b-x1080

This 1-hour webinar will take place on Zoom on May 14, 2024, at 10:00 AM EDT. 

We invite individual professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders from organizations worldwide—large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit—to register for this free learning opportunity.

Hosted by the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Stevie Awards, Michael Gallagher, this exclusive webinar will provide invaluable insights from past winners, seasoned judges, and industry experts.

Learn firsthand what it takes to clinch that coveted Stevie accolade! Here's what you can expect:

  • Behind-the-scenes peek into the awards entry and judging process
  • Pro tips and best practices from Stevie Award winners, judges, and industry gurus
  • Learn the art of storytelling to captivate judges and highlight your unique value
  • Understand the criteria and nuances that set Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Grand Stevie Awards apart
  • Guidance on navigating the nomination process, from account setup to submission
  • Expert advice on selecting the right competitions and categories to maximize your chances.
  • Access to a treasure trove of Gold Stevie Award-winning nominations for inspiration.

 Guests you can expect to hear from in the webinar include: 

  • Susan Turkell, Chief Executive Officer, PAIRELATIONS, LLC
  • Çağatay Kayabaş, President of Business Awards Consulting, and the official Stevie Awards representative in Turkey

In the last section of the webinar, attendees can engage in a live Q&A session to get answers to all their burning questions.

Register now to secure your spot and unlock the secrets to crafting award-winning nominations. Plus, enjoy on-demand access to the webinar and presentations until the end of 2024.Register for Free

Topics: International business awards, American business awards, stevie awards for women in business, great employers

Winners Announced in 2024 People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies in 11th Annual Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Sun, May 05, 2024 @ 09:00 PM

Eight winners of a public vote for favorite companies honored with crystal People’s Choice Stevie Award trophies.

 The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, announced winners of eight People’s Choice Stevie® Award trophies in the 11th annual Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards, the only awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace throughout the Asia-Pacific region. 

The People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, a long-time feature of other Stevie Awards programs, was introduced to the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards in 2023. All winning organizations and nominees in the Company/Organization awards categories in the 2024 competition were automatically included in voting for the People’s Choice Awards. Voting was conducted from 10 April through 30 April, with the highest number of votes determining the winners in several industry categories. More than 38,000 votes were cast this year by members of the general public worldwide. 


Each People’s Choice winner received at least 100 votes, the minimum number required to be eligible to win.

The winners of the 2024 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies are:

  • Business Product & Service Industries: RELX | Reed Elsevier, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Consumer Product & Service Industries: Watsons International
  • Financial Industries: VILLARICA, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines
  • Health Care Industries: Vejthani Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Non-Profit Organizations or NGOs: Megaworld Foundation, Inc., Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Social Impact Companies: Social Security System, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Technology Industries: Globe Telecom Inc., Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Tech Startup: Acquiro Solutions and Tech, Inc., Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

These honorees will receive crystal People’s Choice Stevie Award trophies. 

The 2024 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards have recognized organizations in 25 markets including Australia, Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Estonia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam. More than 1,000 nominations about innovative achievements were considered by the judges this year.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners in various categories were announced on 10 April. Those awards were determined by the average scores of more than 150 executives worldwide acting as judges. Five Grand (“best of show”) Stevie Award winners were announced on 22 April.

All winners in the 2024 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards will be celebrated during an awards banquet on 24 May at Shangri-La The Fort Hotel in Manila, Philippines. Tickets for the awards banquet are on sale now.

PR Newswire Asia is the official news release distribution partner of the 2024 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

adobo magazine is the official Creative Media Partner of the 2024 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

Topics: Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

Exploring Mailbird: Empowering Teams with Inclusive Culture and HiBob Integration

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Thu, May 02, 2024 @ 01:10 PM

mailbird4744Established in 2013 in Bali, Stevie-winner Mailbird, Inc., is a leading provider of email management solutions. Its core offering is a user-friendly email client for Windows and soon Mac, designed to streamline and optimize email management for individuals and businesses alike.

With a diverse range of features integrated into its interface, Mailbird has become a go-to choice for millions of users worldwide seeking efficient and intuitive email management solutions.

Central to Mailbird's success is its commitment to excellence and innovation. The company's dedication is reflected in its consistent growth trajectory and numerous industry accolades. Notably, Mailbird has earned widespread recognition as a top-tier email client for Windows, a testament to its ability to deliver high-quality and effective solutions tailored to user needs.

Inclusive Work Culture
Beyond its product offerings, Mailbird stands out for its inclusive and vibrant remote work culture. Boasting a team comprising over 18 nationalities spanning various time zones, the company cultivates an environment that encourages diversity, creativity, and collaboration.

This dynamic workplace ethos serves as a driving force behind Mailbird's ongoing innovation efforts, positioning the company for continued growth and success in the ever-evolving landscape of email management.

Mailbird notes that their success throughout 2021 has been greatly amplified by the effective use of HiBob, their primary people management tool. They report that they have transitioned away from rigid work structures, promoting a results-oriented culture with the help of platforms such as Slack, ClickUp, and Google Meet. This allows them to maintain a collaborative and trust-centric environment, a departure from archaic time-tracking methods.

Their expansive 40-day PTO policy, also managed through HiBob, is significantly more generous than the industry standard, reflecting their commitment to employee well-being. HiBob allows them to oversee all information, from job histories to performance metrics. Its integration with other programs they use is also convenient.

Since Winning Their Stevie Award
HiBob's foundational role in employee record management remains critical. Managing information ranging from job histories to performance metrics ensures that every team member is accurately represented and understood within the ecosystem.

Their unique "unicorn kudos" system, facilitated by Bonusly, continues to play an instrumental role in employee recognition, fostering positivity and meaningful appreciation throughout the team.

Furthermore, they have continued to conduct improvement surveys. Most recently, their focus on psychological safety yielded encouraging outcomes. The results demonstrated an excellent level of psychological safety among team members, a vital ingredient for a collaborative environment.

Mailbird Inc. won a Bronze Stevie Award for Achievement in Managing a Remote Workforce and a Gold Stevie Award for Best Use of Bob for Creating a Winning Global Company Culture in the 2023 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers.

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Topics: great employers

Grand Stevie Award Winners Announced in The 2024 American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, May 02, 2024 @ 01:00 PM

Delta Dental of Kansas, 5W Public Relations Among Those to Win Big in 22nd American Business Awards

The Stevie® Awards announced today the Grand Stevie Award winners in The 22nd Annual American Business Awards® competition. Winners will be honored during the ABA awards banquet on June 11, 2024 in New York City. Registration for the event is now open.

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

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This year more than 3,700 nominations were considered in the judging process by more than 300 professionals, whose average ratings determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners announced in April. For a complete list of the 2024 Stevie Award winners, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

The Grand Stevie Awards are best-of-competition prizes awarded to only a handful of organizations that submit the best body of work to the competition, in their own name or in the names of one or more clients, or have the highest-rated nomination in the competition. The Grand Stevie Award trophy cannot be applied for directly.

2024 Grand Stevie winners in The American Business Awards are as follows:

Organization of the Year: With 36.5 award points, earned through seven Gold, four Silver, and five Bronze Stevie wins, Delta Dental of Kansas, Wichita, is the most honored organization in The 2024 American Business Awards. The firm is the largest dental benefits company in Kansas.  As a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a national network of dental service corporations, they share in the role of being the largest dental carrier in the USA. This award is determined by 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.

Highest-rated New Product or Service of the Year: with an average score from the judges of 9 out of a possible 10, the nomination of the SugarCRM Platform by SugarCRM, Cupertino, California, received the highest average score of all new product or service nominations this year. The nomination also won the Gold Stevie for Best Relationship Management Solution.

Highest-Rated Nomination of the Year: with an average score of 9/5/10.0, the "Launch campaign of EY.ai - EY's unifying AI platform," submitted by EY GS LLP, the global business consultancy, also won Gold for New Product or Service Introduction of the Year in the competition's marketing categories.

Most Honored Marketing Agency of the Year: Red @ Vanguard is the in-house agency at Vanguard, in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The agency earned 14 points for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award-winning nominations for its work in support of personal investor marketing at Vanguard.

Most Honored Public Relations Agency: 5W Public Relations, based in New York, New York, earned 22 award points for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins for nominations submitted on behalf of itself and clients CarParts.com, Epres, Foxwoods Resort Casino, G-SHOCK, InDrive, Perion, Restaurantware, and The Strong National Museum of Play. 5WPR last won this Grand Stevie in 2021.

One final group of 2024 winners, determined by a public vote in the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products component of the ABAs, will be announced in late May.

Sponsors of The 22nd annual American Business Awards include Golden Hour, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.

Nominations for the 2025 edition of The American Business Awards will be accepted starting this October. The entry kit may be requested at http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Topics: American business awards

7th Annual Women|Future Conference Agenda Announced

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Thu, May 02, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

We are excited to announce that the speakers and agenda for the 2024 Women|Future Conference are now available!

This year’s conference will take place virtually on July 23, 2024. 

The mission of the 7th annual Women|Future Conference, hosted by the Stevie® Awards, is to foster connections and professional and personal development through insightful sessions, workshops, and networking. 

Hear From Leading Women in Business
If you're a small business owner, executive, entrepreneur, or considering starting a business, #WomenFuture24 is an event you won't want to miss.

Our speakers will delve into the challenges, successes, firsts, and setbacks of their journeys. Many 2024 speakers are actually past and current Stevie Award winners who have earned recognition in one (or many) of our nine Stevie Awards programs. Speakers this year include:

  • Angelique Hamilton, CEO, Chief Coaching Officer, HR Chique Group
  • April White, Founder & CEO, Trust Relations
  • Bosky Mukherjee, Founder, PMDojo
  • Danielle Levy, Business Growth Strategist & Consultant, The Boardroom League
  • Deboshree Dutta, Founder & CEO, Criya
  • Denise O’Leary MBE, Managing Director & Founder, Purpol Marketing Ltd
  • Emoly Lyman, CEO, Branch & Bramble
  • Kerry-Ann Powell, Founder & Business Strategist, Trafalgar Strategies, LLC
  • Kristen Dolan, SVP, Growth, Influential
  • Lisa Thee, CEO, AMP Solutions LLC
  • Marissa Nance, Founder & CEO, Native Tongue Communications
  • Nicole Schmitz, Founder & CEO, Nicole Schmitz Leadership Coaching
  • Rachel Griffin, Co-Founder, PlayWise Partner
  • Risa Arin, Founder & CEO, XpertPatient LLC
  • Ronjini Joshua, Founder & CEO, The Silver Telegram
  • Surbhi Gupta, Product Leader, Zoox

Sessions are tailored to ambitious professionals looking to learn and share what’s working in their organizations, troubleshoot the challenges they collectively face, and make meaningful connections. 

You can expect discussions about everything from how to utilize mentorship as a path to professional and personal development, gain traction through public relations, and how technology affects human behavior.

You will learn practical takeaways from sessions on marketing strategies, business ownership, and more. Session Topics include:

  • Building a Trusted Brand: Authenticity in a Time of Public Scrutiny and Hot News Cycles
  • Unlocking Awards Success: The Power of Stevie Awards in Building Credibility and Business Growth
  • Breaking Barriers, Building Empires and Elevating Women: Driving Change in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Business
  • Leveraging AI Technology and Navigating the Social Media Landscape: Strategies for Business Growth & Success

Connect With Like-Minded Professionals 
Women from cities across the United States, Canada, Australia, Asia, and Europe attend the conference year after year to be inspired, build resilience, and share insights into changes that impact their industries, their careers, and their lives.

The Women|Future Conference is a great opportunity to build industry connections, share challenges, and brainstorm solutions alongside women like you. In any given session, you may find yourself in the company of a non-profit founder, an Entrepreneur, a Publicist, and a CEO.

View the Full Agenda and Speakers online now.

Register to Learn from the Best and Join Our Growing Community of Ambitious Women in Business! 

To learn more about the Women|Future Conference speakers and view the full agenda, visit www.womenfutureconference.com.

For partnership, press, and media inquiries, contact Nina@stevieawards.com.

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Topics: stevie awards for women in business, Women Future Conference