129 Heroes of the 2012 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

The following professionals participated in the preliminary judging of the 2012 (9th annual) Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. Their average scores determined the 2012 Finalists, which were announced on October 11. We thank them for their time, insights, and support. (For a complete list of Finalists by category, visit www.StevieAwards.com/Women. 2012 winners will be announced at an awards dinner on November 9 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Click here to order tickets.)

Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessHusam Mahmoud Abdallah, Sr. Specialist Strategy & Business Excellence, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates             
Laurie Albo, Asset Manager, H & R Retail, Inc., a ChainLinks Company, Baltimore, MD, United States               
Ahmed Alhai, BRM Specialist, ADCO, Dubai, United Arab Emirates           
Kerry Allen, Principal, Santa Barbara Studio, Santa Barbara, CA, United States     
Amal Al-Najjar, Human Resources Manager, Fluor Corporation - Kuwait, Ahmadi, Kuwait               
Kausar Asif, Sr. Manager Marketing Services, Cupola Pakistan Limited, Karachi, Pakistan               
Ani Atanasova, CEO, Pixelhunters, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Maria Bailey, CEO, Blue Suit Mom Media, Pompano Beach, FL, United States               
Charlotte Ball, Program Director, The PUSH Academy, Norwich, United Kingdom               
Mona Baset, Senior VP - Digital Sales & Marketing, Bank of America, Charlotte, NC, United States               
Nevena Batselova, Marketing and strategic planning manager, BNP Paribas, Sofia, Bulgaria               
Heather Bayfield, President, Life Management Advisors, Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States               
Janet Beale, Manager, Platform Investment Implementation, MLC Limited, East Lindfield, NSW, Australia               
Denise Bentele, President & CEO, Common Ground Public Relations, Chesterfield, MO, United States               
Tya Bolton, CEO, Exceptional Business Solutions, LLC, Waldorf, MD, United States               
Erin Bolton, VP Strategic Services, Pivot Communications, Salt Lake City, UT, United States               
Vanessa Borg, Director, Consultancy & Training Acumen Centre Ltd., Gudja, Malta          
Fran Bosecker, Account Director, Vantage Communications, Thiells, NY, United States   
Margo Boster, CEO, ImpaQ Solutions, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ, United States               
Marcia  Brand, President, Creative Marketing Concepts, Inc., Alexandria, VA, United States               
Tina Brooks, VP Marketing, Brooks Pepperfire Foods, Rigaud, Canada    
Crystal Brown-Tatum, CEO/President, Crystal Clear Communications, Shreveport, LA, United States               
Jane Bryant, Director, Spire Communications, Potomac Falls, VA, United States               
Julie Calzone, CEO, Calzone & Associates, Lafayette, LA, United States  
Diana Carrico, Director, Liderplas, Sobreda, Portugal, Portugal    
Denise Clancey, President, Teledirect Partners, Boston, MA, United States               
Pamela  Clark, Founder/Director, New Heights Educational Group, Inc, Defiance, OH, United States               
David Clarke, Managing Partner, BGT Partners, Miami, FL, United States               
Marla Coffin, President & CEO, MARDA Management Inc., Windsor, Canada      
Etta Cohen, Founder, Forward Ladies, Leeds, United Kingdom  
Kimberly Cooley, Communications Director, Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough, Chattanooga, TN, United States               
Irene Corpuz, Senior Analyst, Change Masters International, Abu Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirates               
Kate Darcy Hohenthal, Founder, The Birthday Club, Manchester, CT, United States         
Susan Davis, President, Susan Davis International, Washington, DC, United States           
Robyn Davis, Owner, When I Need Help, Columbus, OH, United States  
Danielle Di-Masi, Business Etiquette Expert, Click! Training & Consulting, Sydney, Australia               
Rochelle Ekanayake, Managing Director, MrPierce Studios International Asia (pvt) LTD, Colombo, Sri Lanka               
Lori Ericson, Product Planning and Development, Epicor Software, Denver, CO, United States    
Jennifer Finke, CEO, Red Jeweled Media, Denver, CO, United States      
Silke Fleischer, CEO, ATIV Software, San Francisco, CA, United States     
Julia Forsyth, Senior Global Marketing Manager, GSMA, Atlanta, GA, United States        
Lisa Frank, Product Manager, NFPA, Quincy, MA, United States
Lorretta Gasper, Owner/Principal, Wind Rose Communications, Atlanta, GA, United States               
Barb Girson, President, My Sales Tactics, New Albany, OH, United States             
Marina Go, Publisher, Private Media, Alexandria, NSW, Australia             
Karen Greco, Director, Business Optimization, Unified, Sewell, NJ, United States               
Sheila Green, Founder and CEO, Green Productivity Solutions, Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States       
Linda Groarke, Digital Project Manager, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY, United States               
Marcia Hall, President & CEO, Marcia Hall & Associates, LLC, Severna Park, MD, United States               
Renda Hawwa, Corporate Communications, IntelligentMDx, Boston, MA, United States               
Qetesha Haynes, Marketing Professional, HQCI, Chicago, IL, United States          
Charity Herb, Online Content Administrator, American Greetings, Cleveland, OH, United States               
Ronford Howell, CEO, Bottle Service, New York, NY, United States          
Idelle Howitt, Managing Director, Howitt & Associates, New York, NY, United States               
Sumaiya Hussain, Asst. Manager, Compensation & Benefits, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   
Clara HY Wang, Founder & President, KAI Communication (China) Co., Ltd., Beijing, China               
Anne Jefferies, GVM Scorecard and Business Reporting, AT&T Global Vendor Management, Biggar, United Kingdom               
Keum Jin Woo, Professor, Department Chair, Division of Design, Kosin University, Busan 606-701, South Korea               
Jane Johnson, Director Content Development, Pivot Communications, Salt Lake City, UT, United States               
Rebecca Jones, Owner, bScene Marketing Solutions, Miami, FL, United States  
Rose Jurczewski, Owner, Funxion Fuzion, Roselle, IL, United States        
Barbara Kasoff, COO, Women Impacting Public Policy, Washington, DC, United States    
Craig Kavicky, Director, Business Development-North America n, FITCH, Inc., Columbus, OH, United States               
Patricia Marie Kelly, Owner, Marie Kelly Unlimited, Algonquin, IL, United States
Shamina Krishna, Curriculum Development, Research & Advanced Training He, Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia               
Kristen Kuhns, EVP, TierSolution, Brentwood, CA, United States               
Jean Madden, Managing Director, Street Swags Ltd, Upper Brookfield, Australia               
Lynne Marcus, President, Marcus + Company, Albuquerque, NM, United States               
Kristin Marquet, President, Marquet Media, LLC, New York, NY, United States  
Linda Marshall-Smith, Founder & CEO, Soapdom, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, United States               
Carol Marx, Past President, American Agri-Women, Rickreall, OR, United States               
Maria Mattsson, Manager, Guest Services, Royal Caribbean International & Azamara Club Cruises, Miami, FL, United States               
Renie McClay, Founder, Learning consultant, Inspired Learning LLC, Wheeling, IL, United States               
Jeannine McHenry, Art Director/Principle, J. McHenry Design, Marina Del Rey, CA, United States               
Colin  McKillop, CEO, Butcher Enterprises, Windsor, ON, Canada             
Joanne Meredith, Senior Associate Director, Direct Response Marketing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States  
Jon Michail, CEO, Image Group International, South Yarra, Australia        
Varvara Milovanova, Entrepreneur, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom  
Jane Morgan, Product Line Director, APC by Schneider Electric, Galway, Ireland
Angela Morgan, Founder, Lead Star LLC, Fairfax, VA, United States         
Pat Mussieux, Founder, Wealthy Women Leaders, Ontario, Canada       
Leslie O'Connor, Owner, Search Wizards, Atlanta, GA, United States      
Gabriela Olaru, Lecturer, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey 
Erica Olsen, Co-Founder, M3 Planning, Reno, NV, United States               
Kirsten Osolind, Founding CEO, Re:invention, Chicago, IL, United States
Mark O'Toole, Senior vice president, H|B, Newton, MA, United States  
Kaan Ozokmen, Agent Manager, K-Tex Sourcing & Buying Agency, Istanbul, Turkey        
Patricia Pereira, Director of Advertising, The Chemical Company, Jamestown, RI, United States               
Shalini Perera Bandaranayake, Director, Saladura (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, Sri Lanka  
Heather Petersen, CEO, National Merchants Association, Temecula, CA, United States               
Harish Pillai, COO, Indus health plus pvt ltd, Pune, India 
Penny Pompei, National Executive Director, Women Construction Owners & Executives USA, Alexandria, VA, United States               
Fabi Preslar, President, SPARK Publications, Matthew, NC, United States             
Jesintha Rajaratnam, Managing Partner, Joje India Consultants - Finance and HR, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates               
Emma Real, Corporate Communications Specialist, AECOM, Chicago, IL, United States   
Erica Rehberg, Regional Administrator, ConAm, Federal Way, WA, United States              
Lena Requist, Chief Operating Officer, Ontraport, Santa Barbara, CA, United States        
Sandra Rinomato, Broker, Sandra Rinomato Realty, Toronto, ON, Canada             
Christina Robinson, Patient Care Representative, Group Health Coop, Seattle, WA, United States               
Liz Rowell, Managing Director, Red Ark, St Leonards, NSW, Australia       
Mary Jo Rulnick, Author, Warner Books, Pittsburgh, PA, United States 
Lesley Salinero, Principal/ ESE Director, MCSD, Marathon, FL, United States 
Parna Sarkar-Basu, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Verivo Software, Waltham, MA, United States               
Amy Scarlino, President & CEO, Catchpole Corporation, Boston, MA, United States               
Katja Schroeder, President, Expedition PR, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Aysegul Seferoglu, External Communications Director, Effect PR/ e.a. Edelman Worldwide, Istanbul, Turkey               
Bae Seog Bong, Director, KCU, Seoul, South Korea          
William Sheridan, President, Cynosure Productions, Ltd., Jupiter, FL, United States               
Gary Shumaker, Senior Consultant, Gary E. Shumaker, Inc., Fairfax, VA, United States   
Susan Smith, AVP Bus. Process Mgmt & Change Delivery, Aviva Canada, Toronto, Canada               
Darci Steranko, COO, Footsteps to Family, Las Vegas, NV, United States               
Kim Stiglitz, Director of Lifecycle Marketing, VerticalResponse Inc., San Francisco, CA, United States               
Rosemary Stockdale, Managing Director, Sterling Marketing Ltd, London, United Kingdom               
Tyrus Sturgis, Business Development & Corporate Strategist, Purry Communications Group, Los Angeles, CA, United States               
Natalija Sudina, Chief Executive, Best4Kid LTD, London, United Kingdom               
Heena Sunil Bulchandani, Specialist-Training & Development, HR training, DEWA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates               
Letty Swank, Founder, Giftwrapperz, Los Gatos, CA, United States         
Veronique Topping, Web Developer, WomanOwnedNewYork.com, Rockville Centre, NY, United States               
Theresa Ulyatt, President, Smarter Systems, Charlotte, NC, United States           
Robin Vaitonis, Senior VP, Tanis Communications, San Jose, CA, United States   
Anne Walker, Founder & CEO, International Dance Supplies Ltd, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom               
K H Wang, Group Executive Director, Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia               
Antonie Whittier, Founder, Whittier Legal Consulting, Dallas, TX, United States 
Floor Wijburg, CEO, Yes We Care, Rotterdam, Netherlands         
Leah Wilkinson, Partner, Wilkinson Shein Communications, Baltimore, MD, United States               
Melissa Wilson, Owner, Wilson Monnig Creative, St. Peters, MO, United States
Laureen Wishom, President, Masterpiece Solutions, LLC, Houston, TX, United States               
Glenn Wohl, Marketing Manager, AT&T, Bedminster, NJ, United States
Pam Young, President, Unique Innovations Inc., Lancaster, PA, United States  

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