Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Unveil Winners of 9th Annual Competition

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

New York, NY – November 12, 2012 – Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business announced the results of its 2012 competition on Friday, November 9.Stevie Awards for Women in Business

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 considered to be the world’s premier business award.

With more than 340 businesswomen and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  Nations represented at the event include Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A.  The presentations were broadcast live across the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 1,200 nominations from organizations and individuals in 17 nations were submitted to the awards this year for consideration in categories including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, and Best New Company of the Year, among others.  More than 250 professionals around the world participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and then the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements.

Notable Gold Stevie Award winners from this year’s competition include:

- Kanchan Naikawadi, Director of Indus Health Plus Pvt. Ltd., Maharashtra, India - Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Services – Up to 2,500 Employees

- Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba, Founder and CEO of Friends of the Global Fund Africa, Lagos, Nigeria - Female Innovator of the Year – Government or Non-Profit – 10 or Less Employees

- Brooke Denihan Barrett, co-CEO of Denihan Hospitality Group, New York, NY - Female Executive of the Year – Business Products – 11 to 2,500 Employees

- Bethany Mayer, Senior VP and General Manager of HP Networking, HP, Palo Alto, CA - Female Executive of the Year – Business Products – More Than 2,500 Employees

- Emer Timmons, President of BT Global Services UK, BT, London, United Kingdom - Female Executive of the Year – Business Services – More Than 2,500 Employees

- Linda Clement-Holmes, Senior Vice President of The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH - Female Executive of the Year– Consumer Products – More Than 2,500 Employees

- Christiane Schulz, Member of the German Executive Board, Global Partner, MD of Ketchum Pleon, Berlin, Germany - Maverick of the Year - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations

- Mitchell Baker, Chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation, Mozilla, Mountain View, CA - Lifetime Achievement

- Weili Dai, Co-Founder, Vice President and General Manager of Communications and Consumer Business of Marvell Technology Group Ltd, San Francisco, CA - Technology Innovator of the Year

-, Atlanta, GA - Website of the Year

- Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc., El Segundo, CA - Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Social Media Focused

- Vodafone Istanbul, Turkey - Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing – Consumer Services

The 2012 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners reflect a diverse group of large and small organizations from around the globe. Organizations that won more than one Gold Stevie Award include Accenture, Creative Catapult, LLC, eCycle LLC, Friends of the Global Fund Africa, Oncology Rehab Partners, Sentis Pty Ltd, Susan Davis International, and Vaco Los Angeles.

For a complete list of Stevie Award winners and more information, visit

Entries for the 2013 edition of the awards will open next May.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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Download the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business Awards Dinner Program

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 @ 02:26 PM

The Stevie® Awards have just published the full PDF of the 2012 (9th annual) Stevie Awards for Women in Business awards dinner program online, at Awards for Women in Business Program

Recognized as the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business will be celebrated on November 9 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. (Click here to order tickets.)

The program will be distributed to all attendees of the November 9 awards dinner, and to an additional 10,000+ executives over the coming year as a download from the awards' web site. 

Can't make the awards dinner? Download the full program here and listen live to the 9th annual awards presentations on November 9th from 7:30PM EST on Business Talk Radio Network.

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5 Best Speeches at 2010 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 @ 02:28 PM

Video clips of this year's Stevie Awards for Women in Business presentations are now up on the Stevie's YouTube channel.  The presentations took place on November 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.  Women at this event always give the best acceptance speeches, but I think these were the best five this year:

Amanda Welliver1. Amanda Welliver of Paradigm Esteem, winner of the Stevie for Best Canadian Entrepreneur, brings the crowd to its feet - a rare occurrence - with the story of her obstacles overcome

2. Ruth Elliott of R&J Elliott Incorporated, winner of a Best Entrepreneur Stevie,  tells in all of about 30 seconds of going from poverty to riches in just a few years

3. Ann Kaplan of Toronto's Medicard Finance, a Finalist in several categories including Best Entrepreneur, offers a, her mother-in-law

4. Rebecca Fishman Lipsey of Teach for America, a Best Executive Stevie winner, offers the evening's most thoughtful speech

5. Anne Walker of International Dance Supplies in the UK, winner of this year's Stevie for Best Entrepreneur in EMEA, gave a lovely tribute to the power of ambition

Which are your favorite speeches?  View them all on YouTube.

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More Than 300 to Attend Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 04:49 PM

We're expecting more than 300 women entrepreneurs and executives, and their guests, to attend tomorrow night's Stevie Awards for Women in Business in New York.  They're coming from all of the U.S.A. plus Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Israel Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

A PDF of the awards dinner program is now available on the awards web site.  Look for photos to be available starting Saturday, and video clips of the presentations sometime next week.

Here's the list of organizations that will be represented, as of this past Monday:

Accenture   Chicago IL

Accessibility Partners  Silver Spring, MD               

Advocacy & Consulting for Education  Wayne  PA     

Alacare Home Health & Hospice  Birmingham AL

Anisa International, Inc.  Atlanta GA    

Apps of All Nations LLC  Lynchburg VA       

Artitudes Design Inc.  Issaquah  WA       

Assurant Employee Benefits, Kansas City, MO      

Axis Teknologies  Marietta GA

Backup My Info  New York, NY          

Bhava Communications   Berkeley CA

Big Fish Nation   Solana Beach CA

Bistra Ilkova  Sofia  Bulgaria           

Bloomberg TV  New York NY             

Bowling Green State University   Bowling Green OH

Brickfish  San Diego  CA        

Campus Apartments   Philadelphia PA

Cbeyond  Atlanta  GA           

CFO Publishing  New York NY

CIGNA  Hartford  CT           

Citrix Online San Barbara CA               

Competence Call Center  Vienna, Austria            

Cvent  McLean, VA            

Decipher  Inc. Fresno  CA             

Designs by Lolita  Providence  RI              

Elite Editing  New York, NY                 

EmpowHER/HW  LLC Scottsale AZ         

emTRAiN  Sacramento, CA         

Everything Everywhere  London United Kingdom  

EXIT Realty Corp. International Mississauga ON Canada

EyeMail Inc.   Marietta GA

Farbman Group  Southfield  MI        

Felice Keller Productions  Los Angeles  CA       

GradeGuru by McGraw-Hill Education  New York NY           

GroundFloor Media  Denver CO       

Health Revenue Assurance Associates  Inc.(HRAA) Plantation  FL                               

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA   Dusseldorf Germany   


Holland America Line  Seattle  WA           

IntelePeer  San Mateo  CA

InterContinental Hotels Group Atlanta GA       

International Dance Supplies Ltd  Newton Abbot  Devon  England                              

International Financial Data Services Canada  Toronto  ON  Canada                                 

ITM Group  Inc. Ft. Lauderdale FL           

Kahosha, Inc.  Tokyo Japan

KeyBank Cleveland OH            

Kryon Systems  Tel Aviv  Israel            

Leading Women  Charlestown  RI        

Love to Swim and Tumble School San Antonio TX     

Loyalty Factor, LLC  Portsmouth NH

Luminex Corporation  Riverside, CA        

Marketing 24/7  Inc.  Trussville  AL    

Martopia  Saint Charles IL

Medicard Finance Inc.   Toronto Canada

Melilea International Group of Companies  Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia                           

Mom Central Consulting  Newton  MA         

MorrisAnderson  Chicago  IL      

MotherNet KK  Osaka Japan          

MWW Group  East Rutherford  NJ           

Northbound LLC  Sunnyvale  CA          

Nu Skin Enterprises  Provo, UT         

ODEL Limited  Rajagiriya  Sri Lanka           

Parties That Cook  San Francisco CA

Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Inc.   Conshohocken PA

Penmac Staffing Services  Inc.  Springfield  MO       

PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants  The Woodlands  TX                                  

PK Walsh  Needham MA

Plus Relocation Services  Minneapolis MN

Purry Communications Group Los Angeles CA   

R&J Elliott Incorporated  Normal  IL        

Renu Mobile  Boston  MA           

RockYou  Redwood City CA

Sanofi-Aventis  Istanbul  Turkey       

Savoir Media Co.  Belmont MA

SelectMinds New York NY       Kitchener  ON  Canada    

Smart Reader Worldwide Sdn Bhd   Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia                               

Softtek  Monterrey Mexico

South Miami Center for Women & Infants  Miami  FL   

SPARK Publications Mathews NC   

SpellSpace, Inc.  Lake Arrowhead CA

Spoilt Rotten Hair & Beauty Studio  Smeaton Grange Australia                           

Staff Management  Chicago  IL              

Teach For America  Miami FL

TechnoDyne LLC  Wayne NJ

Tenrehte Technologies, Inc.  Rochester NY The Ad Club  Boston MA

The Henker Group   Easton MD

TIBCO Software Inc.  Palo Alto  CA            

Trevena  Inc.  King of Prussia  PA       

Vantage Communications  San Francisco  CA       

VerticalResponse  San Francisco, CA         

What's On? Event Planning  Harrington Park Australia Mooloolaba QLD Australia         

Womenetics  LLC  Atlanta  GA        

Women's Intercultural Exchange  Charlotte NC   

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