Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stevie Awards for Women in Business Unveil Winners of Sixth Annual Competition

Shining a spotlight on more than 60 outstanding women executives, business owners and organizations, the winners of the 2009 Stevie Awards for Women in Business were unveiled on Friday, Nov. 13 in categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Most Innovative Company and Best Overall Company.

With over 300 businesswomen in attendance, the winners of the 6th annual awards competition were announced at an awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 1,100 nominations were submitted for consideration in 54 categories.

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

-Best Executive: Anna Chagnon, President and CEO of Bitstream Inc.

-Best Latin American Executive: Griselda Hernandez, General Manager of UPS Mexico

-Best Asian Executive: Shunee Yee, President and CEO of CSOFT International Ltd., China

-Best Entrepreneur: Lindsay Phillips, Founder of SwitchFlops by Lindsay Phillips

-Best Young Entrepreneur: Melissa Fields Tugwell, Founder of PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants

-Best Canadian Entrepreneur: Shabnam Rezaei, Managing Partner, Big Bad Boo Studios

-Best Overall Company of the Year: Camp Bow Wow

-Lifetime Achievement Award: Jennifer Openshaw, Founder & President, WeSeed & Women's Financial Network

-Mentor of the Year: Nancy Long, Chief HR Officer and Senior VP-Human Resources of Hitachi Data Systems

-Fastest Growing Company of the Year: The Bioengineering Group, Inc.

The 2009 honorees reflect a diverse group of large and small organizations from around the world. Additional Stevie Award winners include: Reading Room (London), iRobot Corporation, Canada Post and more. Eulogy! Public Relations (London) was the only organization to win two Stevie Awards this year, for Best Overall Company of the Year (Services Businesses--up to 100 Employees) and Best Executive in EMEA (President Lara Levanthal). For a complete list of honorees and more information, visit: www.stevieawards.com/women.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and luminaries in business.

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