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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 lisalangerphd.com; purchase her book 'Deeper into Mindfulness: Next Steps to Sustain Your Meditation Practice and Find Inner Peace' on Amazon. 

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Topics: stevie awards for women in business, author, healthcare awards, COVID-19 response awards

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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Topics: American business awards, company awards, Automotive awards, auto industry awards, wabtec

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 http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women 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 www.WomenFutureConference.com.

Register for the 2021 Women|Future Conference

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Topics: stevie awards for women in business, female executive of the year, Awards for Women, Stevies awards for women, womens awards, women in leadership

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
www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

Topics: International business awards, people's choice awards, top business awards

Winners in 18th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Sep 23, 2021 @ 10:49 AM

The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, which shine a spotlight on female executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and organizations run by women, announced the 2021 winners today.

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The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators of the prestigious International Business Awards® and American Business Awards®. The Stevie is widely regarded as the world’s premier business award.

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This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be honored during a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, January 13, 2022. More than 450 women and their guests from around the world are expected to participate.

The 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 www.WomenFutureConference.com.

Registration for both the conference and the awards ceremony are now on sale.

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations and individuals around the world were submitted to the awards this year for consideration in categories including 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.

Among the many extraordinary organizations and women who have been recognized as Stevie winners, the following organizations stand out as those with three or more winning nominations:

AlterContacts (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Bug Bite Thing (Port St. Lucie, FL USA), City of Philadelphia - Division of Aviation (Philadelphia, PA USA), Conde Nast (NY, New York USA), Curator24 (Solana Beach, CA USA), DevelopHer (Dallas, TX USA), Deutsche Post DHL (Bonn, Germany and affiliates worldwide), EMBERS (Vancouver, Canada), EY (London, United Kingdom), IBM (Armonk, NY USA), Iris Du of Careerists and YouWantGroup (Dockland, VIC Australia), Jeunesse Global (Lake Mary, FL USA), Kids on the Spectrum (Melbourne, VIC Australia), Leaderology (Santa Ana, CA USA), Lisa Cox (Hamilton, VIC Australia), Living Security (Austin, TX USA), MIG Living (Colorado Springs, CO USA), New American Funding (Tustin, CA USA), Newberry Executive Solutions, LLC (Dallas, TX USA), Ocean Rescue Alliance (Apollo Beach, FL USA), Olivia Jenkins (Adelaide, SA Australia), PeopleReady (Tacoma, WA USA), Publicis Health (New York, NY USA), Replicon (Red Wood City, CA USA), Serving Our Superheroes (Uxbridge, United Kingdom), Sleepm Global, Inc. (Toronto, ON Canada), Southern Company Gas (New York, NY USA), STEMi Makers Africa (Lagos, Nigeria), and Tavuun Welfare Association (Lahore, Pakistan).

The 2021 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners reflect a diverse group of large and small organizations from around the globe. Notable Gold Stevie Award winners in this year’s competition include:

  • Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO, GLAAD, New York, NY - Female Executive of the Year – Government or Non-Profit
  • Mani Thiru, Space Industry Development Asia-Pacific, AWS, Singapore - Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand
  • Forbes, Jersey City, NJ – Event of the Year - 2020 Forbes Power Women’s Summit
  • Natalie Brennan, General Manager, Muffin Break, Sydney, Australia – Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Franchising and Women of the Year – Franchising
  • Mona Bharadwaj, Global University Programs - India Leader at IBM Research, India - Education Hero of the Year
  • Lisa Dyson, Co-Founder and CEO, Air Protein, San Francisco Bay Area, CA - Most Innovative Woman of the Year – Technology and Female Thought Leader of the Year - Consumer Products
  • The Roundtable, Toronto ON, Canada - Achievement in Customer Satisfaction
  • OPET, Istanbul, Turkey - Achievement in Women-related Corporate Social Responsibility and Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Corporate Responsibility
  • John Hancock, Boston, MA - Achievement in Promoting Work-Life Balance

Stevie Award-winning nominations were submitted by organizations in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.

Visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women for a list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners by category.

Yet to be announced are the winners in three Red Ladder Women in Technology categories, sponsored by HCL Technologies, as well as five Grand Stevie Award winners in the competition.   Grand Stevie winners will be announced on October 5. HCL category winners will be announced in late November.

Topics: stevie awards for women in business

Call for Entries Issued for 16th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Sep 09, 2021 @ 10:50 AM

Business Development, Customer Service, and Sales Achievements, Professionals, and More May Be Nominated

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has issued a call for entries for the 2022 (16th annual) Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

Eligible nominees include departments, teams, and professionals from around the world who work in customer service, contact center, business development, and sales. New products and services and solution providers used by those professionals are also eligible. The 2022 awards will recognize achievements since July 1, 2019.

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The early-bird entry deadline, with reduced entry fees, is October 13, 2021. The final entry deadline is November 10, but late entries will be accepted through January 12, 2022 with payment of a late fee. Finalists will be announced January 20, and the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be revealed during a virtual awards ceremony in early April.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service feature more than 150 sales awards, customer service awards, business development awards, new product awards, and solution provider awards categories. Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include:

  •         Sales Individual categories such as Senior Sales Executive of the Year and Sales Representative of the Year
  •         Sales Team categories like Global Sales Team of the Year and Online Sales Team of the Year
  •         Sales Achievement categories such as Sales Turnaround of the Year and Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year
  •         Sales Distinction categories in 14 industry groupings
  •         Customer Service and Contact Center Individual categories such as Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year and Customer Service Leader of the Year
  •         Customer Service and Contact Center Team categories like Contact Center of the Year and Back Office Customer Service Team of the Year
  •         Customer Service and Contact Center Achievement categories such as e-Commerce Customer Service Award and Award for Innovation in Customer Service
  •         Customer Service Department categories in 12 industry groupings
  •        Customer Service Success categories in five industry groupings
  •         New Product and Service categories like Best New Business Intelligence Solution and Best New Marketing Solution
  •         Solution Provider categories such as Sales Consulting Practice of the Year and Incentive, Rewards, or Recognition Provider of the Year
  •        Business Development categories such as Business Development Professional of the Year and Business Development Achievement of the Year - Hospitality & Leisure

There are many new categories for 2022 including Sales Engineer of the Year, Sales Support Professional of the Year, Virtual and Pre-Sales Professional of the Year, Remote Sales Innovation of the Year, Sales Employer of the Year, and an entirely new section of categories to recognize Thought Leadership achievements in business development, customer service, and sales.  Explore all of the categories here.

2022 will see the return of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service, a popular feature of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in which the public may vote for their favorite providers of customer service, from among all finalist nominations in the Customer Service Department of the Year categories.

Winners of the 2021 edition of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service included American Red Cross, Blackbaud, Inc., Carbonite, Cisco Systems Inc., ClassicCars.com, DHL Express, ElectronicArts, GoDaddy, IBM, John Hancock Financial Solutions, Land O’Lakes, Mailchimp, Modern Campus, Nasdaq Governance Solutions, Nutrisystem, Paylocity, SoftPro, Travelzoo, ValueSelling Associates, VIZIO, Inc., Vodafone Turkey, and more.

The 2022 competition will be judged by more than 150 professionals around the world. Those interested in participating on one of the juries may apply at https://sales.stevieawards.com/sa-judge/register.

Request Your 2022 Entry Kit

Topics: Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Grand Stevie Award Winners Announced in 2021 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Sep 07, 2021 @ 11:55 AM

Bank of America, headquartered in Charlotte, NC USA, has won the Grand Stevie® Award for Organization of the Year in the 2021 (sixth annual) Stevie Awards for Great Employers, an international competition that recognizes the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.    

“It’s a privilege to receive the Grand Stevie Award for Most Honored Organization of the Year. This further demonstrates Bank of America’s commitment to being a great place to work and investing in the success of our teammates,” said Sheri Bronstein Chief Human Resources Officer at Bank of America.

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Today’s announcement was made by the Stevie Awards, organizers of this and seven other national and international business awards programs, including The American Business Awards® and The International Business Awards®.

A second Grand Stevie Award, for the Highest-Rated Nomination of the Year, goes to Sweetrush Inc., of San Francisco, CA USA for their Gold Stevie Award-winning nomination for Leadership or Skills Development Solution Provider of the Year.  Its average score of 9.17/10 from the jury was the highest received by nominations reviewed by the judges this year.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in the Stevie Awards for Great Employers were announced on August 30. More than 950 nominations from organizations in 29 nations were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 90 professionals worldwide, acting as judges.

All winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on November 17.

The Grand Stevie Award for Organization of the Year is determined by a points system in which each Gold Stevie win earns three points, each Silver Stevie win two points, and each Bronze Stevie win one-and-a-half points. Bank of America’s 66.5 points is tops among all participants in this year’s competition.

Bank of America also won a Grand Stevie in last year’s awards, for Highest-rated Nomination of the Year.

Arturo Schwartzberg, Co-founder and Chairman of Sweetrush Inc., remarked, "More than ever, leadership and skills development are the path to a brighter future. We are truly honored and thankful for this award, and to be recognized for the work we are doing in collaboration with our clients who care deeply about the success of their people. We also congratulate our fellow Grand Stevie Award winner, Bank of America, our long-time client-partner!"

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

  •    Employer of the Year
  •    HR Achievements
  •    HR Individual Awards
  •    HR Team Categories
  •    Solution Provider Awards
  •    COVID-19 Response
  •    More than 50 New Product & Service Categories

Entries for the 2022 edition of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers will open in March.

Topics: Stevie Awards for Great Employers

Winners Announced in the Sixth Annual Stevie® Awards for Great Employers

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Aug 30, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

Winners in the 2021 (sixth annual) Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, an international competition, were announced today. The awards recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.    

Among the organizations with the most Stevie-winning nominations are Bank of America (28), IBM Corporation (21), ENERJİSA (17), Tata Consultancy Services (15), AKÇANSA (7), Sabancı Holding A.Ş. (7), İGA (İstanbul Grand Airport) (6), and MGM China (6).

For a full list of winners by category, visit www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

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Next week two Grand (“best of show”) Stevie Award winners will be announced. One will go to the organization that submitted the highest-rated nomination to the competition. The other, for Organization of the Year, will go to the entrant with the most award points earned in the competition.

The Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on November 17. Registration for the event is now open.

More than 950 nominations from organizations in 29 nations were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 70 professionals worldwide, acting as judges. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

  •   Employer of the Year
  •    HR Achievements
  •    HR Individual Awards
  •    HR Team Categories
  •    Solution Provider Awards
  •    COVID-19 Response
  •    More than 50 New Product & Service Categories

Stevie Award placements in the 31 Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings of professionals and the votes of the general public. More than 81,000 were cast by members of the public for their favorite employers this year.

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards programs including the prestigious International Business Awards® and American Business Awards®.

Topics: Stevie Awards for Great Employers

Grand Stevie® Award Winners Announced in The 18th International Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

The Stevie® Awards, organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs, have announced the winners of six Grand (“best in show”) Stevie Award trophies in The 2021 (18th Annual) International Business Awards®, the world’s leading omnibus business awards competition.

Nominees in the 2021 IBAs were not able to apply for Grand Stevie Awards directly. Winners were determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the IBAs with a Gold Stevie win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie win for two points, and a Bronze Stevie win for 1.5 points, as well as having the highest average score in selected categories.

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This year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners in The International Business Awards were announced on 16 August. They and the winners of the Grand Stevies announced today will be recognized during a virtual awards ceremony on 8 December.

Winners of the 2021 Grand Stevie Awards are:

Highest-rated COVID-19 Response Nomination: Telkom Indonesia, a state-owned information and communications technology enterprise and telecommunications network in Jakarta, won the Grand Stevie for their nomination "NVDS to Ensure Vaccine Authenticity Traceability, Quality and Accountability,” winner of the Gold Stevie for Most Valuable New Service During COVID-19. The nomination, which received an average score from the judges of 9.11 out of a possible 10, outlines the organization’s efforts to create a national vaccine distribution program for Indonesia, and the results of those efforts. Telkom Indonesia is no stranger to the “best of” circle at Stevie Awards programs: this is the 11th Grand Stevie Award won by the organization in one or more Stevie Awards programs since 2015.

Highest-rated New Product or Service: Google, the multinational technology company headquartered in Mountain View, California USA, has won its first-ever Grand Stevie Award, for Google Maps Live View. The Gold Stevie-winning nomination for Best Emerging Technology received an average score of 9.44 out of 10 from the judges.

Highest-rated Nomination of the Year: LLYC, the global communications and public affairs consulting firm headquartered in Madrid, Spain, won the Grand Stevie for the highest-rated nomination in the entire 2021 IBA competition (9.67 / 10), for “The Last Straw” – winner of the Gold Stevie Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year – Restaurants, for McDonald’s.

Most Honored Marketing Agency: Business Awards Consulting of Istanbul, Turkey, which specializes in researching and writing awards-competition nominations for its clients, earns the Grand Stevie Award for Most Honored Marketing Agency with 120.5 points, earned for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins on behalf of clients including BURSALI, HALKBANK, Mayen, OPET, Sabanci Holding, TISK, and Zer Central Services and Trade A.S.

Most Honored Public Relations Agency: LLYC is the first company to ever win two Grand Stevie Awards in the same program in the same year. In addition to their win for Highest-rated Nomination of the Year, the agency accumulated 77 award points for their Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards on behalf of themselves and clients including Deoleo, EY, Multópticas, and TOUS, among others. The agency has won eight Grand Stevies in Stevie Award competitions since 2013.

Organization of the Year: Ayala Land Inc. of Makati City is the Philippines’ leading developer of sustainable estates, offering a diverse mix of properties such as residential, retail, office, hotels, and leisure developments. They earned 69 points for their Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards for nominations submitted in their own name, and thus will receive the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Organization of the Year.

“These six best-of-show Grand Stevie winners are emblematic of the breadth and quality of nominations we welcomed to the IBAs in 2021,” said Maggie Gallagher Miller, president of the Stevie Awards. “COVID-19 continues to test economic conditions in many parts of the world, but those challenges have been met and overcome in myriad ways by our 2021 Stevie Award winners. We look forward to honoring and celebrating them during our virtual awards ceremony on 8 December.”

The International Business Awards feature a wide variety of categories to recognize achievement in every facet of work-life, including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, PR awards, customer service awards, website awards, and more.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements in the 2021 IBAs were determined by the average scores of more than 260 professionals worldwide in the three-month judging process. Winners were selected from more than 3,700 nominations submitted by organizations in 65 nations.

The nomination process for the 2022 IBAs will open in February. For more information about The International Business Awards, including a complete list of all Stevie Award winners in the 2021 competition, visit www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

Topics: International business awards

airSlate Helps Millions of Users Work More Efficiently

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Aug 24, 2021 @ 08:49 PM
  • airSlate is a global technology company that provides no-code business process automation and document management solutions
  • The company’s goal of solving a simple problem evolved into expanded solutions and processes that now serve millions of users around the world 

About airSlate

airSlate is a global SaaS technology company serving tens of millions of users worldwide with its no-code business process automation and document management solutions. airSlate's PDF editing, e-signature workflow, and business process automation solutions empower users to digitally transform their businesses to run faster and more efficiently. 

airSlate was founded in 2008 with the goal of solving a simple problem that originally had nothing to do with workflows: how to create fillable and editable forms and documents from PDF files. Today, the product that came from the original effort, pdfFiller, is used by millions of people around the globe. Since then, airSlate has expanded its solutions and no-code workflow automation to empower non-technical users to digitally transform their front and back-office business processes, such as employee and customer onboarding, sales, and ordering workflows, contracts, and payments. 

Nearly 700k customers and more than 87 million users have achieved significant improvements in the delivery and effectiveness of their departments through airSlate’s fully digital, remote-work-first environment. Individuals and teams can collaborate at any time, from any device, on any cloud, supported by industry-leading security and compliance standards to keep all important data safe and secure. 

With exponential growth to its user base, fresh financing, new product launches and integrations, and a rapidly expanding global team, airSlate has seen significant momentum in the business process automation, e-signature, and document management markets since 2019. In 2020, buoyed by the pandemic and an increasingly global, remote work environment, airSlate’s user base skyrocketed. 

The company launched its newest product to expand its portfolio, offering an end-to-end workflow ecosystem for customers. airSlate’s solution gives teams the power to build and automate any part of their workflows using a single, no-code, easy-to-configure solution. In addition, airSlate announced several major integrations, including with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft. 

The company’s launch of its airSlate product in 2020 was a significant differentiator for the business and what was currently available in the market. airSlate’s closest competitors only offer point-based solutions, meaning customers have to bring together multiple disparate systems to meet their workflow goals. The launch of airSlate eliminated that need, offering up the first of its kind, end-to-end workflow automation solution for teams. 

airSlate won the Gold Stevie Award for Company / Organization Categories - Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year - Up to 2,500 Employees and a Bronze Stevie Award for Company / Organization Categories - Computer Software - Large in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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