Women|Future Conference Pitch Competition Finalists and Pre-Conference Sessions Announced

Posted by Nina Moore on Tue, Oct 27, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

There are less than three weeks left until the 2020 Women|Future Conference, happening virtually November 12-13. Below are a few recent announcements and updates to the agenda, which now consists of 108 speakers and 35 sessions!

1. Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition Finalists Announced

New for 2020, the Women|Future Conference launched a 'Shark Tank'-style Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition for organizations run by women and founded in November 2017 or later. 70+ incredible businesses applied, and 10 finalists were selected to compete for a chance to win funding for their business. A mix of industries make up the list of finalists including food and wellness products, e-learning, computer software solutions, online media, and clothing with a cause. The finalists and their websites can be viewed here.

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2. Three Days of Pre-Conference Sessions Added to the Agenda

Our conference is packed with content, inspiration, motivation and global networking. Three additional days of pre-conference sessions were recently added to the agenda, each of which is focused on a theme corresponding to that day of the week; Motivational Monday, GratitTuesday, and Women-Owned Business Wednesday! The schedule is in Eastern Standard Time.

November 9, Motivational Monday

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Overcoming Personal Adversity

November 10, GratiTuesday

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Disrupt the Imposter Syndrome; Let the Real You Shine Through!

  • 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm Competent but Not Confident: Scientifically Why So Many Women Limit Their Own Potential - and Everyone Else’s

November 11, Women-Owned Business Wednesday

    • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Your Next Act: The Move From Corporate to Entrepreneurship
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        • 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Challenging Stigmas and Changing Lives: Everything You Need To Know About CBD
      4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Successful & Sustainable: Triple Bottom Line Businesses

    3. Our Keynote speaker is Anne Chow, CEO of AT&T Business

    Anne Chow, Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business, is the keynote speaker for the 2020 Women|Future Conference. She and her organization of over 30,000 employees are responsible for serving nearly 3 million business customers in upwards of 200 countries and territories around the world. Anne will kick off the conference on Thursday, November 12 at 8:00 am, EST. Her session is titled “Today’s Leadership, Tomorrow’s Future.” She will discuss how Covid-19 is changing life as we know it - how we work, how we live, and how we communicate, as well as leadership lessons from 2020 and her view of leading into the future.

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    4. Our Featured Speaker is Judith Batty, Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA

    August 17, 2020, Judith Batty made history by becoming the first black CEO in the organization's more than 100-year legacy!  Her conference session, "Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders Who Make a Positive Impact in the World," will be about building a socially responsible business. It takes place on day 2 of the conference, November 13,  from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST. 
    Judith is a former Girl Scout and served on the National Board since 2014. She also served as the Girl Scout's International Commissioner, and was a member of the first class of Girl Delegates to the National Convention in 1976. Judith is currently co-chair of the governance committee on the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. She was a pacesetter and role model during her 28 years as an executive and senior attorney at Exxon Mobil Corporation.
    Judith will be speaking with Ana De Almeida Amaral, recipient of the highest Girl Scout honor for advocating against institutional racism in education through the creation of an Ethnic Studies Program and professional development seminars for educators throughout the country. Ana serves as a national media representative for Girl Scouts USA and the Gold Award.
     
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    Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Save 10% when you register three or more people together. Students can attend the Women|Future Conference at half-price ($49 compared to the general admission ticket price of $99).

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    We are proud to partner with the following publications and organizations that give a voice to women entrepreneurs and leaders. If you know an organization that aligns with the Women|Future Conference mission of supporting women, let them know about our event! To request info on sponsoring, fill out this form.

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    Pitch your Women-Owned Business! Announcing The Women|Future Conference Pitch Competition

    Posted by Nina Moore on Thu, Sep 10, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

    Do you or someone you know own a women-run business founded in November 2017 or later? Enter the 2020 Women|Future Conference Business Pitch Competition for a chance to win funding! 💸 The Women|Future Conference has added this competition as a new feature to the two-day virtual event happening November 12-13, 2020. It is an opportunity for women-owned businesses and female entrepreneurs who are navigating the startup phase of their business endeavors to receive funding -- think of it as a 'Shark Tank' for female business owners. 

    If selected, finalists will be asked to record a three-minute pitch about their product/service, business model, and target market. Submissions will be reviewed by the Women|Future Conference team and final pitches will be judged by a panel of female venture capitalists and conference attendees during our virtual event on November 13, 2020. There will be three winners, each of which will receive a monetary prize.

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    There are still sponsorship opportunities available which go toward funding the pitch competition. If your organization is interested in sponsoring, email Ruslana@stevieawards.com or visit our sponsorship and advertising page to request information.

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    The Women|Future Conference agenda features virtual sessions, panels, and workshops that address today’s trending topics and current issues in areas such as technology, sustainability, career and financial planning, diversity in the workplace, leadership, crisis management, and more. The conference is made up of 100 transformative women speakers from around the world including notable CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, and executives from AT&T Business, Amazon, Girl Scouts of the USA, Deloitte, HCL, Cisco, Microsoft, Roku, PayPal and more. View the speaker lineup.

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    In the spirit of back to school season, we recently announced that students can attend the Women|Future Conference at half-price (that's just $49 compared to the regular ticket price of $99!) Many Women|Future Conference speakers will discuss topics relevant to young women who have just entered the workforce, or are thinking about their future careers.

    If you know a student who is an aspiring business owner, or would love to hear from female entrepreneurs, founders, and executives in diverse industries, let her know about this incredible opportunity! Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Save 10% when you register three or more people together.

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    Announcing 2020 Women|Future Conference Keynote Speaker & Top Sessions

    Posted by Nina Moore on Thu, Aug 27, 2020 @ 12:11 PM

    We are excited to announce the 2020 Women|Future Conference opening Keynote Speaker - Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business, Anne Chow!

    Anne will kick off our conference on Thursday, November 12 at 8:00 am, EST. Her session is titled “Today’s Leadership, Tomorrow’s Future.” She will discuss how COVID-19 is changing life as we know it - how we work, how we live, and how we communicate. As leaders we must be mindful of our current environment, which is now marked by a global pandemic, economic recession, and social injustices, but we must also simultaneously drive forward and build a better tomorrow. Anne will be discussing leadership lessons from 2020 and her view of leading into the future.

    With decades in the industry, Anne has led many global organizations through major transformations, developing and executing innovative growth strategies while building role model relationships. She's passionate about education, diversity and inclusion, advancing women in technology and cultivating next generation leaders.

    Anne was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business in September 2019. She and her organization of over 30,000 employees are responsible for serving nearly 3 million business customers in upwards of 200 countries and territories around the world. She is the first woman to hold this position and first woman of color CEO in AT&T’s history!

    WFC_Social_TW FB AnneAnne is speaking among 100 talented, transformative women leaders from around the world. The Women|Future Conference agenda features virtual sessions, panels, and workshops that address today’s trending topics and current issues in areas such as technology, sustainability, career and financial planning, diversity in the workplace, leadership, crisis management, and much more. Our speakers are a diverse mix of female CEOs, Founders, Entrepreneurs, and Senior Management and Directors from Amazon, Cisco, Deloitte, Microsoft, Girl Scouts of the USA, HCL, Roku, PayPal and more. View the full speaker lineup.

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    Women|Future Conference Sessions Include:

    • Business Chemistry! Using Science to Improve the Art of Relationships Workshop by Deloitte
    • Overcoming Personal Adversity
    • Conquer Crisis. Train Like a Triathlete. Body + Mind + Business
    • Balancing Motherhood + Business: for "Mompreneurs" and Working Moms
    • Financial Wellness: Your Relationship with Money
    • Diversity & Inclusion: The Importance in Your Workplace
    • Building Your Dream Network for Introverts
    • Competent but Not Confident: Scientifically Why So Many Women Limit Their Own Potential - and Everyone Else’s
    • Redefining Success in the New Normal: Knowing What You Want, Why You Deserve it, and How to Get it
    • Disrupt the Imposter Syndrome; Let the Real You Shine Through!
    • Women Driving the Future of Tech: How AI, VR, and Robotics Will Be the Norm
    • Create Joy in Your Career on Your Own Terms
        ...and many more

    Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Take advantage of the $49 student special, $99 general registration, and save 10% when you register three or more people together.

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    Close the Wage Gap; Change the World

    Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, May 19, 2020 @ 09:19 PM

    When discussing gender equality, the wage gap between men and women nearly always becomes a part of the conversation. While most people know this gap exists, not as many realize the far-reaching and detrimental impacts of that inequality.

    Why Does This Gap Exist?

    Before diving into the consequences of wage inequality, it’s important to look at some of the reasons the gap exists. It’s a complicated issue involving many interconnected factors, but some of the most prominent reasons include:

    • Occupational segregation, wherein more men work in higher-paid industries
    • Vertical segregation, with more men in senior (and, therefore, higher-paid) positions
    • Nonexistent, poorly enforced, or ineffective legislation related to equal pay
    • Barriers to entering the labor market, including outright discrimination, access to education, and work-hindering issues related to child-rearing

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    Real-World Consequences of the Gender Wage Gap

    Closing the wage gap would, of course, be positive because it would be a step toward overall gender equality. However, there would be myriad other positive effects that should motivate people and businesses to make this issue a priority.

    For example, gender wage inequality reduces overall economic output. While it’s certainly not the case for every woman, the wage disparity does make it more likely for females to be dependent on welfare or other social aid programs—a problem that becomes even more pronounced in old age. With less savings and fewer pensions, women are generally at a disadvantage in regard to retirement and more likely to face poverty after the age of 65. One study by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs in Australia found that eliminating the 17 percent wage gap there would translate to approximately $93 billion in increased gross domestic product (GDP), or 8.5 percent of overall GDP.

    Aptitude Research Partners also found that organizations that specifically prioritize gender equity perform better. They are 54 percent more likely to exceed industry average turnover numbers and 46 percent more likely to have higher year-over-year ratings on Glassdoor. With better retention rates and more engaged and motivated employees, companies are more likely to attract top talent, which then generally leads to improved customer satisfaction and higher-than-average financial returns.

    In short, closing the wage gap would improve individual employee satisfaction and quality of life, improve a company’s bottom line, and positively impact an entire nation’s GDP and economic standing.

    The March Toward Equality

    According to the World Economic Forum, if progress continues at its current pace, it will take 108 years to close the global pay gap in the 106 countries covered in that report. This pace is a result of the slowness of global action on the topic and the sheer vastness of the gap itself.

    While these numbers can seem disheartening, many individuals and companies are using them as motivation. Lauren Hasson founded DevelopHer, which is based in Dallas, Texas, United States. DevelopHer is an award-winning platform that bridges the gender wage gap, inspires, and empowers women to advocate for themselves to break glass ceilings.

    The scalability and affordability offered through DevelopHer programs has allowed and empowered thousands of women to earn 26%, 43%, and 67% salary increases in just a single negotiation. Through DevelopHer, Lauren has created real change at a grassroots level. Women have also gained the confidence to secure better positions and move beyond glass ceilings, bridging the challenging opportunity gap.

    Hasson just won the Gold Stevie Award for Entrepreneur of the Year - Consumer Services in The 2020 American Business Awards® as well as a Silver Stevie® Award in the category of Female Solo Entrepreneur of the Year, and Startup of the Year - Consumer Services Industries in the 2019 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.

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    Hasson acknowledges not only the complexity of this global issue but the need to focus on local solutions.

    “Pay disparity is an intractable issue that will not be solved overnight,” says Hasson, “but the DevelopHer mission is to foster engagement by businesses and individuals at a grassroots level to affect true change.”

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    Who's Coming to the Stevie Awards for Women in Business This Friday?

    Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 @ 02:09 PM

    38463795476_ff5f4f4cf1_zThe 2018 (15th annual) Stevie® Awards for Women in Business - the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run - will be presented this Friday, November 16 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City.  More than 540 nominees and their guests from more than 20 nations will attend for the announcement of the Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

    Download the official program book of the awards presentations.

    The presentations will be broadcast live, beginning at 7:30 pm ET.

    Here are the organizations that as of this writing will be represented at the event on Friday.

    2020 Mom
    9th Gear Technologies
    ACV Auctions
    AdvancedMD
    Allscripts
    American Global Logistics
    Ampla Education
    Apple Growth Partners
    ArcPoint Strategy
    Aspire
    AT&T
    Avasant Foundation
    Award Winning Accelerator
    Belatrix Software
    BiggerPockets
    Braven
    Brighton Health Plan Solutions
    BrightSpring Health Services
    Camp Broadway LLC
    Care2
    Caring Safely
    Carolin Soldo Coaching & Events, LLC
    Century 21 Real Estate
    Chargebacks911
    Choice Delights Inc.
    Cisco
    Coast Professional, Inc.
    Compeat
    Convergys
    Copart
    Covance
    Creative Nature
    D3 NYC
    Dana's Bakery
    DarcMatter
    DDB Worldwide
    DeFacto
    DentalX
    Deutsche Bank
    DHL Express Mexico
    Dignity Health
    Editor World LLC
    ELE Internacional
    engage2learn
    Eventerprise AG
    Events DC
    Extreme Reach, Inc.
    FG Holding Group
    Financial Voyages LLC
    First Advantage
    First Tennessee Bank
    FIS
    Fogo de Chão
    FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab
    FULL Creative
    Garden Light LED
    Gendel Girls
    Global Upside
    GloveStix LLC
    Goodwin Group PR
    Gracyfy.com
    Greenworks Lending
    GroundLink
    Hawke Media
    HCL Technologies
    Health4theworld
    Hill + Knowlton Strategies
    Home Heart Beats, LLC
    Humanity For The World
    Hundred Stories
    IBM
    IGEL
    Improving
    Income Access (a Paysafe Company)
    InfoMart
    Instructional Design and Educational Consulting LLC
    Intellis
    Interior Marketing Group
    ISG
    iTalent Digital
    JP Morgan Chase
    KATT Communications
    LBR Insight
    LoveBug Probiotics
    Matrix New World Engineering
    Mattress Firm
    Maximum Games
    Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
    Mekky Media Relations Inc.
    Meli Studio
    Merck
    Meritor Inc.
    Montana State Fund
    Mortgage Bankers Association
    My City Gives
    National Association of Women Business Owners
    NCR Corporation
    New Orleans Business Alliance
    Newday Media JSC
    Nic + Zoe
    Nonda
    Olin Corporation
    Orange
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
    Papa John’s International
    Pearson
    Phaidon International
    PharmaLogics Recruiting
    Pipeline Entrepreneurs
    Plan International Canada
    Pocket Learning Spanish
    PotomacWave
    Procter & Gamble
    Proforma Inspired Promotions
    Purpose DRVN
    Rachel Engler Andalaft
    Red Hat
    Revamp Interior Design
    ReviveMed
    RewardJet
    Rimini Street, Inc.
    Ritchie Bros.
    Rocket Software
    Savvy Marketers, LLC
    Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility
    SEEN Connects
    Sempra energy
    ShieldX
    SHIFT HR Compliance Training, LLC
    Smarty Social Media
    Snelleman Tom
    Social Media Link
    Southern California Edison
    Southwest Michigan First
    SPLICE Software
    Squelch
    Stay In The Game
    Stericycle Environmental Solutions
    Strategati LLC
    Stripe Communications
    Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
    Susan Davis International
    Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated
    T and T Consulting Services, Inc.
    Tata Consultancy Services
    T.D. Jakes Ministries
    Tangible Words
    Tata Consultancy Services
    TBWA Istanbul
    Tempaper
    TetraVX
    Tezgahçilar
    The Ace Class
    The Alpha Enterprise
    The Ambit Group
    The Female Social Network
    The Financial Literacy Youth Initiative
    The GREEN Program
    The Inclusive Foundation
    The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
    The Malvern School
    The Mane Choice
    The Roundtable
    The Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust
    The White Company
    ThermoBrush
    Third Team Media
    Thomson Reuters
    Thought Bubble
    TIAA
    UBM Americas
    UCSF
    UK Power Reserve
    Unique Wedding Cars
    United Franchise Group
    UnitedHealthcare
    UpWell Health
    USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
    Vested
    WalkMe
    WeUsThem Inc.
    WorkForce Software
    WorkWave
    Xandr
    YouEarnedIt
    Ziegler
    Zingbox, Inc.

    The 2019 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business will open for entries in May.  Join the mailing list and the 2019 entry kit will be emailed to you as soon as it is available.

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    Female-Powered Technology Optimizing the Construction Industry

    Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 @ 11:43 AM

    The male dominated construction sector isn’t usually known as a place where women enjoy a level playing field with their peers—but when it comes to shaping the industry’s future, females are taking on a key role.

    One of these leaders is Jessica Pollack, a head consultant and trainer with the U.S. technology firm PlanGrid. Her mission: getting everyone on the jobsite, from laborers to project managers, to build more efficiently and cost-effectively.

    The San Francisco-area-based company she works for has become a force in the industry in recent years, offering a mobile app that’s been used on more than 500,000 projects around the world.

    Plangrid1.jpgThe construction productivity software allows employees to manage blueprints, specs, photos, RFIs and field reports right from their phone or tablet, enabling increased collaboration on the jobsite. To date, it’s been used in more than 70 countries by prominent corporations like DPR, Granite, NVIDIA, Target Corporation and Tutor Perini.

    Pollack’s job is to help users discover a new way of managing projects—one that saves valuable time and effort on the ground. Through webinars and on-site learning sessions, she helps make sure her predominantly male audience gets the most of the software.

    “I love my job,” Pollack writes on the company’s blog. “I get to meet other construction professionals around the world and introduce them to the magic of PlanGrid.”

    PlanGrid is part of an all-too-rare breed in Silicon Valley: a tech company where women are empowered to take on leading roles. The outreach is led by CEO Tracy Young, a female entrepreneur who co-founded the organization in 2011.

    Throughout its short history, PlanGrid has put women in a number of key roles, priding itself on a varied workforce in an industry not especially known for its diversity.

    Pollack, who’s been part of the team since 2015, has made the most of her opportunities. In recognition of her important teaching role in the construction industry, she recently won the Gold Stevie Award in the 2017Stevie Awards for Women in Business for “Female Employee of the Year” in the Computer Software category.

    “It will definitely show women that they can succeed in construction and technology,” Pollack said at the event, held November 17, 2017, in New York City.

    Finding her passion

    Plangrid 2.jpgPollack didn’t see herself landing in either of these industries when she enrolled in Smith College, an all-female liberal arts school in Massachusetts. At the time, she wanted to become an event planner, a career that she thought would make good use of her interpersonal and organizational skills.

    That all changed after she took her first architecture course and switched her major to architecture then took an internship with Turner Construction after her junior year. She was offered the chance to work on the new Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport. “It was then that I realized I wanted to work in construction,” she says.

    At Turner, she was fortunate enough to find a number of female role models, including some in key management spots.

    “It has been truly empowering to work as a woman in the construction industry,” she says. “Going from an all-women’s college to a male-dominated construction industry allowed me to become the independent, vocal and determined woman I am today.”

    Pollack would later take a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to help build a premier hotel and casino in Macau, China. She insisted, though, that the company use PlanGrid, a software solution she first used at Turner.

    “When my time in China ended, I wanted to stop by the PlanGrid office to thank all the wonderful people who helped me succeed,” she recalls. “By the time I visited, I was already interviewing with construction companies around the Bay Area, and PlanGrid asked me if I would be interested in working on their team instead.”

    “At first, I was hesitant to switch careers and leave the general contracting world, but it was clear that PlanGrid was a supportive company. It felt like the whole team was family.”

    In her role with PlanGrid, Pollack is teaching a new crop of project engineers and tradespeople how to achieve the same efficiencies she realized as a user of the app.

    “My knowledge and expertise saves people (and projects) time, money and paper,” she says. “It’s a good feeling.”

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    Marlene Fox-McIntyre to Chair Women in Business New Products and Service Jury

    Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Sep 04, 2017 @ 03:16 PM
    Marlene Fox-McIntyre, Principal of Athene Solutions LLC in Coral Springs, Florida, USA, has been named the chair of the jury for the New Product and Service categories of the 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.

    The final entry deadline for the awards is September 20.  Complete details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

    Marlene Fox-McIntyre has over 30 years of engineering and management experience in the government, private industry, and non-profit sectors, and she proudly served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve.  Marlene recently started her own high-tech business, Athene Solutions LLC. The company specializes in the development of unique technologies to make aviation safer, and to deliver quality-of-life technologies for the home. According to Marlene: “We are currently developing several 'secret sauce’ technologies that will be announced as soon as patent applications have been filed. Stay tuned!”

    In 2016, Marlene won the Stevie Award for Woman of the Year – Technology for her leadership role at Hilton Software LLC as Program Executive and head of business operations, responsible for the success of all Hilton Software programs, and ensuring client and end-user satisfaction across all company products. According to Dr. Hilton Goldstein, CEO and Chief Architect of Hilton Software, “Marlene provided stability to our company. She has proven to be invaluable in the management of our government and commercial software programs. Not only did she bring her expertise in technology into the firm, but many years of experience in the public sector. I am very proud of her achievements and privileged to have her run our incredible line of products.”

    Marlene earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Texas, a Graduate Certificate in Engineering from the Army Materiel Command, and a Master’s Degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, where she also lectured for several years. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and earned her Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) in 2006.

    Marlene is honored to have been selected to Chair the 2017 New Product/Service Awards Judging Committee.  “Our committee is looking forward to the exciting challenge of choosing the best new products and services from an incredibly talented pool of nominees,” said Marlene. “Good luck and best wishes to all the outstanding nominees!”

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