Sun & StarCompliance

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Jan 12, 2021 @ 04:45 PM
  • StarCompliance is a global provider of financial compliance software
  • CEO Jennifer Sun’s experience in the industry has propelled StarCompliance to the forefront of the industry
  • Jennifer’s dedication to the company and its employees puts people first

About StarCompliance

StarCompliance is a leading provider of compliance software to the global financial industry. Their scalable, easy-to-use solutions provide a 360-degree view of employee and business activity to help firms monitor and reduce risk, meet regulatory obligations, gain efficiencies, and drive employee adoption.

Star has over 20 years of experience supporting a global client base in more than 83 countries and across a range of financial service disciplines—including asset managers, broker-dealers, private equity firms, insurance providers, investment banks, and diversified financial institutions.

A well-timed agile transformation at the beginning of 2020 allowed Star to pivot quickly to the new remote-work environment of COVID-19. Their software has helped compliance teams stay globally connected. While the pandemic has forced many companies to take a wait-and-see approach, Star’s leadership team and CEO Jennifer Sun have continued to drive the business forward by rolling out even more new products, creating successful virtual events, and publishing the only survey to date that has specifically delivered insights around financial compliance and the challenges of COVID-19. 

About Jennifer Sun

CEO of StarCompliance, Jennifer Sun has more than 20 years of experience in traditional finance and fintech and a passion for helping companies reach their ultimate potential. She began her career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. After a few years, Jennifer left Goldman to help launch Epoch Partners: a technology-enabled investment bank. After just 18 months, Epoch was acquired by Goldman Sachs. For the next 17 years, Jennifer dedicated her knowledge of the industry and fast-growth tactics to Ipreo: a global provider of software solutions, data, and analytics to investment banks, PE firms, and venture capital firms. In search of a new opportunity where she could again make a significant impact, Jennifer joined Star in September 2018, excited by the growth opportunities and potential she saw in Star and its employees. 

By putting employees first, Jennifer Sun helps guarantee Star's continued success. Every Star employee knows how the company is performing financially and knows why decisions are made. Jennifer’s frequent Town Halls and firm-wide communications ensure that important information is passed along to everyone. Her continued focus on streamlining internal operations is making Star a well-oiled machine that transcends geography and time zones.

StarCompliance won a Gold Stevie for Company of the Year - Business Products and a Bronze Stevie for Female Executive of the Year - Business Services - 11 to 2,500 Employees in the 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business®.

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Hiring & Inspiring Diversity

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, Jan 06, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
  • DATA Inc. provides staffing solutions to multiple industries around the world
  • Jennifer D’Silva has been with the DATA Inc. for decades and has led the company to international success
  • She is focused on hiring a diverse workforce and promoting a work environment where people across all genders and ethnicities are supported to reach their true potential

About DATA Inc. 

DATA Inc. is a full service staffing solutions provider serving numerous industries across the globe. They provide technical, professional, marketing and clinical services as well as statement of work and payrolling services.

Jennifer D’Silva

To the DATA Inc. family, Jennifer D’Silva is the epitome of resilience and commitment. Born in Kuwait, she escaped to India as a teenager from possible Iraqi detention during the first Gulf War. DATA Inc. hired Jennifer from India as a Junior Account Executive in 1999. As a young woman in her early 20s, she migrated to the United States alone, and through her hard work and dedication, she blazed a path of success with the company by becoming the top producer, working with existing clients, and winning new business throughout her tenure.

Jennifer’s phenomenal track record including her gravitas, executive presence, emotional intelligence, and self-confidence culminated in her taking over as Head of Sales in 2016. During her tenure in leading the sales organization, DATA Inc. has registered double-digit revenue and EBITDA growth year after year and increased its footprint from being a local New Jersey staffing provider to an international provider of staffing, state of work (SOW), and payrolling services. 

Jennifer has built a team of tenured sales account managers across all of the company’s 14 locations around the world, serving as a true mentor and standing by individual teammates when they have gone through a rough patch and helping them in areas of improvement to achieve their true potential. Jen is a huge diversity and inclusion and women power proponent. She has succeeded in cultivating a gender neutral culture at DATA Inc. where men and women have equal access to getting assignments that help them grow and develop. 

Across the staffing industry, less than 5% of companies are run by women leaders. Jennifer’s outstanding drive has brought DATA Inc. to the front of the staffing solution industry. During COVID-19, Jen’s calm and confident leadership has ensured that not only did the company have no layoffs, but it grew geographically and in headcount revenue. She has shown resilience and continued to keep the company morale high with continued engagement, employee appreciation, and motivation. This is a huge contrast to the industry which has seen negative growth and numerous layoffs across the board. 

Most importantly, DATA Inc. is a certified diverse supplier, and diversity and inclusion is incredibly important to the company. Jennifer has worked hard to ensure that not only the organization is diverse, but that they showcase diversity in their services and in community philanthropy. 

DATA Inc. won a Silver Stevie for Female Executive of the Year - Business Services - 11 to 2,500 Employees in The 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business®. 

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Changing International Leadership Strategies

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Jan 05, 2021 @ 12:27 PM
  • Belton Executive Coaching & Consulting helps leaders across the globe improve personally and professionally
  • Sue Belton has decades of leadership experience that she uses to help others through her books and coaching

About Belton Executive Coaching & Consulting

Belton Executive Coaching & Consulting LTD. is one of the UK’s leading boutique coaching consultancies. Founded by bestselling author Sue Belton in 2008, Belton Executive Coaching & Consulting has helped international business leaders, executives, and even celebrities to change their personal and professional outcomes.

About Sue Belton

Sue Belton is a high impact life and leadership coach. Raised in the army, and with over 12 years experience working for the BBC as a journalist, Sue knows the pain that many leaders suffer as they try to develop visionary leadership skills while managing important business decisions, moving away from operational delivery, and focusing on wider business direction. Sue has used her skills and knowledge of corporate culture and the mentally crippling challenges it can bring its leaders to develop a boutique coaching consultancy that is quite literally changing business leaders' lives across Europe.

As a result, Sue quadrupled business turnover, became a best-selling author, and is the first choice for corporate leadership coaching in many sectors including financial, construction, and utilities. In 2019, with her service recommended widely, Sue was approached by the leading European insurance provider Generali to support newly promoted executives to grow into their roles as leaders. Over the following year, Sue worked with a range of executives and leaders who have since made exceptional transformations across their own roles and lives, creating an outstanding impact on the businesses they work for, and in turn driving further business growth.

Belton Executive Coaching & Consulting won a Gold Stevie for Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Services - 10 or Less Employees in The 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business®. 

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Helping Young Girls Succeed in STEM

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Dec 29, 2020 @ 11:29 AM
  • STEMi Makers Africa is a NGO that helps provide young women with technology skills and experience
  • Founder Amanda Obedike was part of the Barack Obama Young African Leadership Initiative and continues to work with underrepresented communities to boost their potential in STEM

STEMi Makers Africa

STEMi Makers Africa is a Non-Governmental Organization that addresses the leaky unemployment pipeline and under-representation of women and girls in STEM by equipping them with STEM emerging tools, real-world problem skills that they need to use to excel in STEM lucrative fields and become more experienced for Africa's workforce. The future growth and development of Africa depends on an aligned system that enables young Africans to be technology problem-solvers and self-reliant innovators.

STEMi Makers Africa has built a diverse community and impacted nearly 10,000 people across 17 sub-saharan countries in Africa. They are building a STEM Ecosystem (called Africa By Us, For Us) of a diverse talent pool of young people in African countries to provide a sustainable boost to economic growth and prepare them for the jobs of the future. 

This led STEMi Makers Africa into an ongoing partnership with IBM, Red Hat, and the U.S. Department of State to cultivate a STEM Workforce by training educators across underrepresented communities with project-based learning tools and provide key resources to teachers to help them understand STEM pathways and modern classroom courses.  

About Amanda Obidike

Amanda Obidike is a Certified Professional in STEM by the Open University in the United Kingdom. As the founder of STEMi Makers Africa, Amanda provides leadership and strategic management and oversees the design and implementation of sustainable projects. 

Forbes Science named Amanda as the Nigerian changing the culture fabric for young girls to embrace STEM. She serves as a Mentor in the Cherie Blair Foundation, the 1 Million Women in Tech, the Global Thinkers for Women, and the New York Academy of Sciences where she lends her voice and knowledge and serves as a role model to girls in Africa. In 2018, Amanda served as a regional lead at the Barack Obama Young African Leadership Initiative, and in 2019, Amanda was an awardee of the Public Affairs Section of the USA Consulate General for her work in marginalized communities. 

Amanda Obidike of STEMi Makers Africa won the Gold Stevie for Female Innovator of the Year, the Silver Stevie for Female Executive of the Year, and the Silver Stevie for Organization of the Year, all for Government or Non-Profit in the 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business®. 

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Gold Stevie Winner Supports Family Caregivers During COVID

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Dec 15, 2020 @ 05:34 PM

In March 2018, Beth Suereth, Founder and CEO of Caregiving Pathways and a veteran of health care marketing, left a corporate job to launch the only company in the United States devoted to helping family caregivers understand how to manage a family member’s hospital stay and the final stages of life.

Those who know Suereth know her to be kind; her voice is so soothing you’ll want to stay on the phone with her as long as possible. As she cared for her father for five years, Suereth discovered a huge need: “My dad had one hospital stay after another after another. I searched for information about managing the hospital experience, but there was nothing out there. It was all trial and error.” 

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Suereth’s first step was to provide the resources sorely needed by family caregivers to give them the information they need all in one place. “If you don’t know the ins and outs of the hospital environment and culture,” explains Suereth, “you can’t know the right questions to ask, and you can end up being overtreated or undertreated. The number of hospital errors resulting in death is staggering.”

The resources at Caregiving Pathways — available to all free of charge on the company website — are groundbreaking. They focus on everything from handling the hospital stay to end-of-life planning, financial considerations around caregiving, and the many questions family caregivers need to ask, “up front.”

This revolutionary business reached profitability in 2018, and Suereth was on her way to becoming a “superstar” on the growing family caregiving speaking circuit.

Caregiving Pathways has never been as important as it has during COVID-19, with hundreds of thousands of people dying in the United States, many of them older adults with family caregivers who are more stressed than ever. As Suereth states, “People in hospitals and nursing homes have so little communication with their loved ones that they are often declining physically and mentally from loneliness.”

An educated family caregiver can mean significantly improved health outcomes.

Beth Suereth headshotUntil Suereth, those 53 million U.S. family caregivers (the number according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP) faced so much with so little in hand. Most are women. “And women shoulder a much greater degree of day-to-day hands-on care. As a result, they often leave the workforce with reduced lifetime earnings and retirement savings — which can affect families for generations.”

The comprehensive guides Suereth created for Caregiving Pathways include How to Help Your Loved One in the Hospital (track what happens and ask questions until everything makes sense); End-of-Life Planning Guide (ask how someone wants to spend the time that remains); an End-of-Life Plan (create and share one before you need it); and Complement Your Client’s Financial Plan with a Personal End-of-Life Plan (for financial planners; align financial resources with final wishes).

Suereth provides consulting services for hospitals, financial services companies, and a business that offers trainings for family caregivers and certifications for those who support them. For employers, the company offers strategies that support family caregivers and help businesses manage absenteeism, presenteeism, and retention.

Pharmacists are yet another Suereth focus. As she explains, family caregivers represent two customers in one because they purchase medications for themselves and the person they’re caring for. For family caregivers, a good relationship with a pharmacist can be crucial in helping someone afford medications, keep to a schedule and, notably, look out for duplications — the same medication prescribed by two different physicians.

Caregiving pathways 2Suereth also supports and coaches individual caregivers, all overwhelmed as COVID-19 spreads. She provides emotional support and helps them gain insights and perspective, often when they are affected by “visitor” restrictions in the hospital or are excluded from accompanying a family member to a doctor appointment. “During COVID, the key is to understand how communication in these settings took place pre-COVID, how it’s different now, and how to navigate all of that. It can be done.” 

It’s no surprise, then, that Suereth has become in two-plus short years a “name” on the speaking/panel circuit, from the National Caregiving Conference on “When the Care Plan Becomes an End-of-Life Plan” to an invitation to speak to family caregivers in the Virgin Islands and a “Beginning Again Virtual Retreat” for caregivers adjusting to life after a family member’s death during COVID-19. Suereth’s primary talk is titled “How to Help Your Loved One in the Hospital,” an expanded version of her easy-to-read guidebook of the same name.

And AARP, the 38 million-member nonprofit organization, sought out Suereth to join the AARP Public Policy Institute team writing its first-ever series of publications for health care leaders: Supporting Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care. The series includes eight research papers published in 2020, with more to come, and a 2020 webinar series. The publications are available at

The institute also asked Suereth to join the team writing a 2019 research report titled Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care.

It’s rare indeed that an organization of AARP’s size and power reaches out to such a small company — and a start-up to boot — to tap what is clearly vast knowledge.

Then again, Beth Suereth is a unique combination of entrepreneur, expert marketer, and compassionate family caregiver.

Her time has come, and with the COVID pandemic, thank goodness that time is now.

To learn more about Caregiving Pathways, please visit

Caregiving Pathways won Gold for Most Innovative Company of the Year and the Bronze Stevie for Most Innovative Woman of the Year in the 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. 

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Itching for Bug Bite Relief

Posted by Hailey Roos on Mon, Dec 07, 2020 @ 10:22 PM
  • Bug Bite Thing is a safe, chemical-free, reusable product that provides relief for bug bites and bee stings
  • The product received offers from all Sharks on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank
  • Bug Bite Thing improves quality of life of millions of people worldwide 

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About Bug Bite Thing

Bug Bite Thing is a 'Shark Tank' product and Amazon’s #1 selling product for insect bite relief. In October 2019, Bug Bite Thing's founder and CEO Kelley Higney and President Ellen McAlister appeared on ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank.' After receiving offers from all of the Sharks, they accepted an offer from Lori Greiner. 

When Kelley moved to South Florida in 2017, both she and her daughter were constantly suffering from mosquito bites. After trying every remedy on the market to alleviate her daughter’s discomfort, Kelley began researching how other countries combat insect bites. As a mother, Kelley was baffled to see how many of the available insect bite relief products contained harsh chemicals and how many unregulated products were being used on children in the United States. Kelley became passionate about finding a solution.

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Kelley discovered a little-known tool that uses suction to eliminate the irritant that was also chemical-free, reusable, and safe to use on children and adults. 

Knowing it was a life-saving product, Kelley created the Bug Bite Thing and in October 2019, Kelley and Ellen appeared on ABC’s hit show ‘Shark Tank.’ After receiving offers from all of the Sharks, they accepted an offer from Lori Greiner. 

Bug Bite Thing is completely chemical-free, reusable, and suitable for use by all ages. It has also been recommended by doctors for their cancer patients as it is non-toxic. Unlike other products, which only work on insect bites, the product also works on bee stings.

Bug Bite Thing won the Silver Stevie for Fastest Growing Company of the Year, a Bronze Stevie for Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Consumer Products, and a Bronze Stevie for Company of the Year - Consumer Products in the 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business®.

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Heather ann Havenwood's Insights with Influencers

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, Dec 02, 2020 @ 03:58 PM
  • Heather Havenwood helps people break the mold of traditional media by capitalizing on the impact of social media and driving in income
  • Her innovative work helps influencers make the market work for them, rather than having to fit into outdated standards 

About Heather Ann Havenwood

Heather Ann Havenwood started Haven Media, which is an education, media, and agency company dedicated to mentoring, guiding and assisting Influencers, Leaders, and Content Creators to dynamically monetize and promote their products and services through social media and online advertising.

In her dynamic rise to the top, Heather has been interviewed on over 450 podcasts, sharing new ways for entrepreneurs to move the market to meet their demands. She grew her own podcast - Like a Boss: Insights with Influencers - into national syndication within the first twelve months of launch. With daring know-how, Heather has launched over a dozen other dynamic, income-flow podcasts for her clients. 

With her pioneering work in the field of social media, Heather has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, coaches, and creators achieve authority and influence in the marketplace. She has a Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing and has built and sold two online companies - increasing sales over 1050% in under a year - through her cutting-edge influencer growth methodology. 

Traditional media is old, tired, decaying, and on its way out. Social media is the new, ever-changing frontier. Heather’s marketing strategies are breaking the mold of traditional media by monetizing influencers, educators, and creators’ knowledge through omnipresent social media syndication in order to attain reach and to increase one’s value in the marketplace. Heather continues to fire on all cylinders as she trailblazes exciting new social media avenues into pathways toward influence, impact, and income. 

Heather Ann Havenwood won a Bronze Stevie for Individual Awards Categories - Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Social Media in the 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business®.

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Die Stevie® Awards for Women in Business 2020 präsentieren die stolzen Gewinnerinnen

Posted by Jule Kern on Tue, Nov 24, 2020 @ 11:43 AM

Drei Unternehmen aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum wurden für ihre Förderung von Frauen und die Leistungen ihrer Mitarbeiterinnen ausgezeichnet

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Frauen im Rampenlicht: am 2. Oktober 2020 wurden die Preisträgerinnen der Stevie Awards for Women in Business bekannt gegeben. Der weltweit wichtigste Wirtschaftspreis für Unternehmerinnen, weibliche Führungskräfte und Angestellte sowie die von ihnen geführten Organisationen ehrt bereits zum 17. Mal die herausragenden Leistungen von Frauen in der Wirtschaft. Mehr als 1.500 Nominierungen von Organisationen und Einzelpersonen aus der ganzen Welt wurden in diesem Jahr in Kategorien wie COVID-19 Response, Unternehmerin des Jahres, Weibliche Führungskraft des Jahres, Innovativstes Unternehmen des Jahres und Startup des Jahres eingereicht. Die stolzen Gewinnerinnen werden am 9. Dezember im Rahmen einer virtuellen Preisverleihung geehrt.

Diese Unternehmen aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum wurden bei den Stevie Awards for Women in Business für ihre herausragenden Leistungen geehrt

Gleich vier goldene Stevie Awards gewann DHL Global Forwarding aus Bonn. Für die Inititative „Women at DHL Forwarding“ in den Media Awards Categories wurde das Unternehmen für die vorbildliche Förderung von Vielfalt am Arbeitsplatz ausgezeichnet.

"Die Entwicklung von talentierten Mitarbeiterinnen bei DHL Global Forwarding ist für uns alle von zentraler Bedeutung. Unser Ziel ist es, noch mehr Frauen in Führungspositionen zu bringen, und unsere Initiative 'Women at SAWIB Responsive (11)DHL Global Forwarding' dient dabei als wichtiger Treiber", so Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. "Vielfalt, Inklusion und Zugehörigkeit sind Grundwerte unserer Organisation. Wir wollen weiterhin großartige Arbeitsplätze schaffen, wo jeder willkommen ist."

Eva Mattheeussen, Leiterin der Personalabteilung bei DHL Global Forwarding, Mittlerer Osten und Afrika und globale Projektleiterin von 'Women at DHL Global Forwarding', erhielt den Gold Stevie Award in der Kategorie 'weibliche Führungskraft des Jahres - Business Services - mehr als 2.500 Mitarbeiter'. "Ich bin sehr stolz auf das, was wir mit diesem Projekt bisher erreicht haben. Dies geht weit über den Aufbau einer starken Gemeinschaft von Frauen hinaus. Das Projekt konzentriert sich auch darauf, Unterstützer und Förderer zu aktivieren, die es braucht, um gemeinsam aktiv am Aufbau eines gleichberechtigten Arbeitsumfeldes zu arbeiten.", so Eva Mattheeussen

In den Achievement Categories wurde die Initiative zusätzlich in den Kategorien 'Verdienste um die Förderung und Entwicklung von Frauen' und 'Verdienste im Personalwesen' ausgezeichnet. DHL Global Forwardings Initiative zielt darauf ab, eine Kultur der Chancengleichheit zu fördern, in dem flexible Arbeitsmodelle, Transparenz und Karriereförderung gelebt werden. Zu diesem Zweck wurden eigens ein neues Talentmanagementprogramm sowie Mentoring- und Netzwerkinitiativen eingeführt. Die "Women at DGF Virtual Learning Series", die während des gesamten Jahres 2020 einmal pro Monat stattfand, wurde als "Event des Jahres" geehrt. Die Veranstaltungsreihe richtete sich bewusst an alle Mitarbeiter und behandelte Themen wie etwa die persönliche und berufliche Entwicklung bei DHL Global Forwarding.

Mit einem silbernen Stevie Award in den COVID-19 Response Categories wurde Marina Reinders aus dem Unternehmen ZIB – Zurück in den Beruf als Deutschlands hervorragendste Zweigstellenleiterin einer Bildungseinrichtung ausgezeichnet.

Maria Reinders hatte die Folgen der Pandemie früh eingeschätzt: die Gefahr, die für Langzeitarbeitslose und gerade Entlassene entstünde, wenn Bildungseinrichtungen schließen und sie ihre Ansprechpartner und Bezugspersonen verlieren würden. Selbstlos entschied sich Frau Reinders, auch ohne Bezahlung zu helfen. Rechtzeitig konnte sie alles Wichtige koordinieren, noch bevor die Arbeitsämter für die Öffentlichkeit geschlossen wurden. Sie fand eine Lösung, Arbeitssuchende weiter zu coachen, sie zu ermutigen und durch die Krise zu begleiten.

Gerald Hüsch, Geschäftsführer von ZIB hatte die Nominierung als Überraschung eingereicht, um die Leistungen von Frau Reinders zu honorieren. "Es gehören viele Disziplinen dazu Außergewöhnliches zu leisten. Frau Reinders überragt jede Einzelne davon. Sie ist schnell, überlegt, umsetzungsstark, gewinnt die Menschen, schätzt und hebt ihre Mitarbeiter und Mitarbeiterinnen empor. Ist unermüdlich, voller Leidenschaft und Hilfsbereitschaft. Klar und stark sagt sie: „Kriegen wir hin.“ - ihr gelebtes Credo.  Sie geht voran und ist sich für nichts zu schade. Findet immer die Stelle, andere zu überraschen und Lösungen zu präsentieren. Ihre Erfolge sind die positiven Nebeneffekte ihrer Art zu sein und andere zu führen. Sie verdient diese Auszeichung vollumfänglich.  Sie würde jedoch sagen: „Ich verdiene diese Auszeichnung nicht - wir verdienen sie. Wir als Team!“, so Herr Hüsch.

Die Industrie und Handelskammer Berlin wurde für ihre crossmediale COVID-19-Kampagne in den Kategorien zur Reaktion auf COVID-19 für die PR-Kampagne des Jahres mit einem bronzenen Stevie Award ausgezeichnet.

Innerhalb von 48 Stunden nach Ausrufung der COVID-19-Pandemie in Deutschland hatte Claudia Engfeld, Pressesprecherin der IHK Berlin, einen täglichen Krisen-Newsletter gestartet, um die 320.000 Mitgliedsfirmen der Kammer über alle Aspekte der Pandemie zu informieren. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem FM-Radiosender JazzRadio Berlin erreichte er innerhalb weniger Tage fast eine Million Menschen in der deutschen Hauptstadt. Ein Schlüssel zu der einzigartigen crossmedialen Kampagne war Claudia Engfelds Hintergrund als leitende Journalistin bei den nationalen Fernsehsendern, Sat 1 und dem ZDF. Als sie JazzRadio Berlin darum bat, ihren täglichen Newsletter als Quellenmaterial zu verwenden, bot der Sender an, diesen zu versenden. Die Programmdirektorin von JazzRadio, Dr. Lyria Messahel, erklärte: "Der Newsletter der Kammer war maßgebend und sehr gut beurteilt. Er gab den Leuten genau die wichtigen Informationen, die sie brauchten, wenn sie sie brauchten. Es war wirklich hochkarätiger Journalismus. Claudia Engfeld hat kein großes Team, auf das sie zurückgreifen kann. Es besteht aus ihr und einer Assistentin. Sie hat bemerkenswerte Arbeit geleistet und dies von Mitte März bis Ende Mai fortgesetzt. Sie hat meiner Meinung nach sicherlich zu Deutschlands beeindruckender COVID-19-Statistik beigetragen.

Eine vollständige Liste aller Preisträgerinnen finden Sie hier.

Women|Future Conference – die Macherinnen von Morgen

Im Vorfeld der Preisverleihung fand am 12. und 13. November eine zweitägige Konferenz für berufstätige Frauen, die Women|Future Conference statt. Die virtuelle Konferenz für Frauen förderte durch motivierende Keynotes, Bildungssitzungen und Networking engagierte Beziehungen, berufliche und WomenFutureConference_Logo_2020FullColorpersönliche Entwicklung sowie Gesundheit und finanzielles Wohlbefinden. Von aufstrebenden Geschäftsfrauen über inspirierende Unternehmerinnen bis hin zu Führungskräften - auf dieser Veranstaltung waren die Macherinnen von morgen vertreten! Weibliche CEOs, Gründerinnen, Kleinunternehmerinnen, Unternehmerinnen und Führungskräfte, darunter Senior Management und Direktoren von AT&T Business, Girl Scouts of the USA, Amazon, Deloitte, Microsoft, Roku, PayPal, Cisco, HCL und viele mehr standen auf der Agenda der Women|Future Conference. Mit Podiumsdiskussionen, zahlreichen Networking-Möglichkeiten, Fallstudien von Stevie®-Preisträgerinnen und einem Pitch-Wettbewerb für junge, von Frauen geführte Unternehmen befasste sich die Women|Future Conference mit den drängendsten Geschäftsfragen von morgen. 

Die Bewerbungsphase der 18.Stevie Awards for Women in Business beginnt im Mai 2021. Auf der Awards-Webseite können Sie sich bereits jetzt auf die Mailingliste der Teilnahmeunterlagen setzen lassen. 

Und bis dahin haben Sie die Möglichkeit an weiteren spannenden Stevie Award Programmen, wie etwa den German Stevie Awards 2021 teilzunehmen. 

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Grand Stevie Award Winners Announced in 2020 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Oct 15, 2020 @ 10:14 AM

Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in the 2020 (17th annual) Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, an international competition, were announced on October 2, 2020. 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 entries 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 2020 are:

  1. The Audacious Agency, Gold Coast, Australia, with 69.5 award points. The agency also was among the Grand Stevie winners in 2019
  2. DP DHL, worldwide (27 points), is among the Grand Stevie elite for the third year in a row
  3. IGNITE Worldwide, Brier, WA USA (22.5 points)
  4. Melissa Sones Consulting, New York, NY USA (20.5 points) was also among the Grand Stevie honorees in 2019
  5. Tavuun Welfare Association, Lahore, Pakistan (15.5 points)

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 180 business professionals working in seven specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

Visit for a complete list of Stevie winners by category. Winners will be celebrated during a virtual ceremony on December 9.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business event will be complemented by the third annual Women|Future Conference, a two-day networking and learning event for female founders, business owners, entrepreneurs and industry leaders, to be held virtually on November 12-13. Registration is just $99, or $49 for current students with an active student ID. Details and registration are available at

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Winners in 17th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Fri, Oct 02, 2020 @ 09:24 AM


The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, which shine a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, have announced the 2020 winners today.

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.

This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be honored at a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 9. More than 400 women and their guests from around the world are expected to attend the presentations.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business event will be complemented by the third annual Women|Future Conference, a two-day networking and learning event for female founders, business owners, entrepreneurs and industry leaders, that also will be staged virtually, this year on November 12-13. Registration is just $99, or $49 for current students with an active student ID.

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More than 1,500 nominations from organizations and individuals around the world were submitted 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 180 business professionals working in seven 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 four or more winning nominations: 8x8 to Educate (Currumbin, QLD Australia), AlterContacts (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Dee is for Digital (Marbella, Spain), DevelopHer (Dallas, TX USA), DHL Express (worldwide), Families Without Borders (Moraga, CA USA), Helen Zahos, Humanitarian Nurse (Australia), IGNITE Worldwide (Brier, WA USA), Jeunesse Global (Lake Mary, FL USA), John Hancock (Boston, MA USA), Mentor (New York, NY USA), New American Funding (Tustin, CA USA), Purpose DRV’N (Woodbury, MN USA), REMAP Network (Toronto, ON Canada), Saski Collection (Gold Coast, QLD Australia), Spectrum Support Ltd (Southport, Queensland Australia), Tavuun Welfare Association (Lahore, Pakistan), The Financial Literacy Youth Initiative (Cranston, RI USA), Toft Group (San Francisco, CA USA), Wolters Kluwer (multiple cities), and Xandr (Boston, MA USA).

The 2020 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:

  • Julianna Yau, Founder, Ampala Education, Hong Kong - Woman of the Year - Business Services

  • Jacqueline Guichelaar, Senior Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer, Cisco, San Jose, CA USA - Woman of the Year – Technology

  • Katherine Relle, Private Equity Portfolio Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, NY USA - Female Employee of the Year – Business

  • Michelle Arscott, Founder and Mentor, The International Life Coach, Nairobi, Kenya – Mentor or Coach of the Year – Health/Wellness

  • Project SMILE, NCR, Philippines – Most Valuable Non-Profit COVID-19 Response

  • EggLife Foods, Chicago, IL USA – Best New Product of the Year – Consumer Products

  • LinkedIn Corp, Sunnyvale, CA USA – Most Valuable COVID-19 Corporate Response

  • Burger King, Miami, FL USA – Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Food and Beverage

Stevie Award-winning nominations were submitted by organizations in Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.

Visit for a complete list of Stevie winners by category.

Winners of five Grand (best of show) Stevie Award trophies, and in three HCL Technologies-sponsored categories for women in technology, will be announced the week of October 12.

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