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2006 Call for Entries

CONTACT: Michael Gallagher,








October 29 Entry Deadline; Open to

All Women Entrepreneurs and Executives Worldwide


FAIRFAX, VA, September 7, 2006 –The Stevie Awards for Women in Business today launched the Call for Entries for its third annual competition.  Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at


The entry deadline is October 29.  Late entries will be accepted through November 30 with a late fee.


The awards feature more than 40 categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Mentor of the Year, Fastest Growing Company of the Year, and Best New Product of the Year.  All women entrepreneurs, executives, and the companies they run – worldwide – are eligible to be nominated.


Formerly know as the Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs, the awards are overseen by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors comprised of leading entrepreneurs, business journalists, and association executives.


The big winners in the 2005 competition were iRobot Corp. of Burlington, MA and BDS Marketing of Irvine, CA.  iRobot won Stevies in three categories, for Best Overall Company, Most Innovative Company, and Best Entrepreneur (Helen Greiner, co-founder).  BDS’s two Stevies were won for its work for PUMA, in the Best Marketing Campaign category, and for chairman emeritus Beverly Ham, in the Women Helping Women category.


Other companies featured in the 2005 winners’ circle included APCO Worldwide, LinkShare Corporation, Marriott International, NCR Corporation, Oskar Mobil a.s. (Prague, Czech Republic), and Scholastic Corporation, among others.  While there were a number of “name” companies among the winners and Finalists, most honorees were from small and medium-size businesses.  A complete list of 2005 Stevie winners and Finalists is available at


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 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards.  Honoring companies 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