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2018 Stevie Award Winners

The following nominations were selected as Finalists by the average scores of more than 200 professionals worldwide on five specialized juries. Their scores will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements of the Finalists. The results will be announced at the 15th annual awards dinner on Friday, November 16th in New York City.

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Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Products -10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Proforma Inspired Promotions, Kelowna, BC, Canada: Kristy Carruthers Grows her Business for her Growing Children
Publicity Genie, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Annette Densham - Empowering Women in Small Business to Harness the Power of PR
SEEN Connects, London, United Kingdom: Sedge Beswick, Managing Director
SHIFT HR Compliance Training, LLC, Chatham, NJ USA: Katherin Nukk-Freeman, Esq. Co-Founder & President
Unique Wedding Cars, Lurnea, NSW, Australia: Only Female General Manager in the Southern Hemisphere

Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Products -11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc., Newport Beach, CA USA: Lauren Ellermeyer, Co-Founder/Co-President
Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc., Newport Beach, CA USA: Leslie Licano, Co-Founder/Co-President
Garden Light LED, Tampa, FL USA: Michelle Mueller, Co-Founder
GingerMay, London, United Kingdom: Victoria Usher, Founder and CEO
HUYA Bioscience International, San Diego, CA, USA & Shanghai, China: Dr. Mireille Gillings, Founder, CEO & Executive Chair
Interior Marketing Group, New York, NY USA: Cheryl Eisen, President and Founder
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA: Successful Growth: Jeunesse® COO Wendy Lewis Can Calculate It, Literally
Squelch, Redwood City, CA USA: Giorgina Gottlieb , Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing
Zingbox, Inc. Mountain View, CA USA: Dr. May Wang, CTO and Co-Founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Services -10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Acacia Law, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: The Legal Lioness, Cathryn Warburton, Founder & Partner
Bon Choix Couture, Glendale, CA USA: Tagui Veronica Manoyan, CEO and Design/Creative Director
Cyber Human Capital, McLean, VA USA: Renee Brown Small, CEO
Eventerprise AG, Dubendorf, Switzerland: Birgit Thümecke, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer
Jane Anderson, Brisbane QLD, Australia: Jane Anderson, Founder
LEP Digital, Gosford, NSW, Australia: Laura Prael, Founder & Director
Mekky Media Relations Inc., Chicago, IL USA: Michelle Mekky, President and Founder
Paradigm Marketing and Design, Pine Brook, NJ USA: Rachel Durkan, Founder and President
Real Property Tax Advisors, Atlanta, GA USA: Anne Sheehan, CEO
SimplyBe. Agency, Chicago, IL USA: Jessica Zweig, CEO and Founder
Thought Bubble, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Nyree McKenzie - founder and CEO of Thought Bubble and global tech startup Bidhive
TriageLogic Group and Continuwell, Jacksonville, FL USA: Charu Raheja, PhD, CEO
Winger Marketing, Chicago, IL USA: Karolyn Raphael , Owner and President

Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Services -11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
AB Tasty, New York, NY USA: Alix de Sagazan, CEO
AGW Group, Brooklyn, NY USA: Katie Witkin, COO and Co-Founder
The Ambit Group, Vienna, VA USA: Kim Hayes, CEO
Avant Healthcare Professionals, Seminole, FL USA: Shari Dingle Costantini, Founder and CEO
Carolin Soldo Coaching & Events, LLC, Hamburg, NY USA: Carolin Soldo, Owner, Speaker & Coach
Creative Anvil, St. Louis, MO USA: Jenny Bristow, CEO
DarcMatter, New York, NY USA: Natasha Bansgopaul, COO and Co-Founder
The Educe Group, Bethesda, MD USA: Nyla Reed, Founding Partner
The Female Social Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Fi Bendall, Founder
Honeybook, San Francisco, CA USA: Naama Alon, Co-Founder and Chief of Creative & Vision
Industrial Security Integrators, LLC, Herndon, VA USA: Jeanne A. Travis, President
Matrix New World Engineering, Florham Park, NJ USA: Jayne Warne, President
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Englewood, CO USA: Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, President and CEO
Modo Modo Agency, Atlanta, GA USA: Moira Vetter, Founder & CEO
Murray Resources, Houston, TX, USA: Marsha Murray, President
New Frontier Data, Washington, DC USA: Giadha Aguirre de Carcer, CEO and founder
Simpson Healthcare Executives, LLC, Old Lyme, CT USA: Kelly Simpson-Angelini, CEO+CSO
Tennessee Associated Electric, Knoxville, TN USA: Jennifer Baxter, President

Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Consumer Products -10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Choice Delights Inc., Hsinchu, Taiwan: Mandy Huang, Chairman
Gendel Girls, Chester Springs, PA USA: Kathy Gendel, Founder and CEO
GloveStix LLC, Ashburn, VA USA: Krista Woods, Owner and Inventor
LoveBug Probiotics, New York, NY USA: Ashley Harris, CEO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Consumer Products -11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Dana's Bakery, New York, NY USA: Dana Pollack, CEO & Founder
Elliptic Labs, San Francisco, CA USA: Laila Danielsen, CEO
LadyBoss, Albuquerque, NM USA: Kaelin Tuell Poulin, Founder & The LadyBoss
The Mane Choice, Huntsville, AL USA: Courtney Adeleye, CEO and Founder
Maximum Games, Walnut Creek, CA USA: Christina Seelye, CEO
NomNomNow, Oakland, CA USA: Alex Jarrell, Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer

Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Consumer Services -10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Ampla Education, Hong Kong: Julianna Yau, Founder & Director
Editor World LLC, Newport, VA USA: Patti Fisher, President
Instructional Design and Educational Consulting LLC, Valdosta, GA USA: Ines Ruiz, CEO and Founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Consumer Services -11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Allergy Asthma & Immunology Relief, PA (AAIR), Charlotte, NC USA: Maeve O’Connor, MD, Founder
BiggerPockets, Denver, CO USA: Hilary Catton, Director of Customer Experience and Support
The Malvern School, Glen Mills, PA USA: Kristen Waterfield, President and Co-Founder
Metawave Corp., Carlsbac, CA USA: Maha Achour, CEO
UpWell Health, Salt Lake City, UT USA: Alison Wistner, CEO

Female Solo Entrepreneur of the Year
FINALISTS:
Caring Safely, Cochrane, AB, Canada: Charlene Richard, Founder
Choice Delights Inc., Hsinchu, Taiwan: Mandy Huang, Chairman
Deb Smith - Smartline Personal Mortgages, Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Deb Smith, Personal Mortgage Adviser
Publicity Genie, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Annette Densham - Solo PR Professional
QT Consulting, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Mell Balment, Relationship Architect, Consultant & Public Speaker
Rise and Fly LLC, Arlington, TX USA: Hope LeNoir, Owner & Career Coach
Strategati LLC, San Diego, CA USA: Dr. Corinne Jenni , President/CEO
The Veneka Group, San Francisco, CA USA: Shivika Sinha, Founder & CEO

Female Innovator of the Year - Government or Non-Profit -10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
The Alpha Enterprise, Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines: Michelle Bauyon, President
Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA), Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Ky Wilson, Australasian Marketing & Membership Manager
Health4TheWorld, Palo Alto, CA USA: Bhavya Rehani, President & CEO
The Inclusive Foundation, Sydney, Australia: Elizabeth Shoesmith, CEO
Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers, Kenmore East, Queensland, Australia: Tracy Leske, Founder
Pipeline Entrepreneurs, Kansas City, KS USA: Joni Cobb, Founding President & CEO
Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility, Washington, DC USA: Donna Vincent Roa, Chief of Party
Tavuun Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan: Miss Syeda Amna Nasir Jamal , ChairPerson

Female Innovator of the Year - Government or Non-Profit -11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Bob Woodruff Foundation, New York, NY USA: Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director
Braven, Chicago, IL USA: Aimée Eubanks Davis, Founder & CEO
ISPOR, Lawrenceville, NJ USA: Nancy S. Berg, CEO & Executive Director
New Orleans Business Alliance, New Orleans, LA USA: Alejandra Guzman, Vice President of Performance Management & Strategy
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada: Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO
The Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom: Angela Hughes, Chief Executive
West London Alliance, London, United Kingdom: Laura Harris, Head of New Ways of Working

Female Innovator of the Year - Government or Non-Profit -More Than 2,500 Employees
FINALIST:
Dignity Health, San Francisco, CA USA: Deanna Wise, EVP & CIO

Female Executive of the Year - Business Products -10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
A23 Advisors, Park City, UT USA: Serenity Thompson, Managing Director and Principal of the Marketing Practice
DHL Express, Dammam, Saudi Arabia: Reem Al Daghfaq, E-Commerce Product Manager
Sports 1 Marketing, Irvine, CA USA: Colleen Maloy, Director of HR, S1M Corporation

Female Executive of the Year - Business Products -11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
AdvancedMD, South Jordan, UT USA: Amanda Hansen, VP of Strategy and Business Development
AgileCraft, Georgetown, TX USA: Stephanie Bailey: Strength, Determination, and Compassion in Executive Leadership
Helpshift, San Francisco, CA USA: Linda Crawford, CEO
iCIMS, Inc., Holmdel, NJ USA: Susan Vitale, CMO
Intellis, New York, NY USA: Carmen Macias, Director of Project Management
JetPay, Carrollton, TX USA: Diane (Vogt) Faro, CEO
Model N, San Mateo, CA USA: Rukmini Reddy, Vice President of Engineering
Mood Media, Austin, TX USA: Jaime Bettencourt, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Account Management
Rundeck, Redwood City, CA USA: Stephanie Fohn, president & CEO
ShieldX, San Jose, CA USA: Veteran Security Builder, Lovely Kaur
Skillsoft, Nashua, NH USA: Tara O'Sullivan, CMO
Spireon, Inc., Irvine, CA USA: Carla Fitzgerald, Chief Marketing Officer
TetraVX, Chicago, IL USA: Kara Longo Korte, Product Management Leader
Toast, Boston, MA USA: Kelly Sennatt Esten, Senior Director of Product and Partner Marketing
WorkForce Software, Livonia, MI USA: Denise Broady: Leading Transformation & Re-defining the Ordinary
WorkWave, Holmdel, NJ USA: Marne Martin, CEO of WorkWave and President of IFS’s Service Management Business Unit
YouEarnedIt, Austin, TX USA: Autumn Manning , Co-Founder and CEO
Zingbox, Inc. Mountain View, CA USA: Dr. May Wang, CTO and co-founder

Female Executive of the Year - Business Products -More Than 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Cisco, San Jose, CAUSA: Aruna Ravichandran, VP Marketing / CMO for Business Collaboration Solutions.
First Advantage, Atlanta, GA USA: Katharine Mobley, Vice President, Marketing
JDA Software, Scottsdale, AZ USA: Paula Natoli, Group Vice President, Product Management, Supply Chain Planning
JDA Software, Scottsdale, AZ USA: Sharon Mills, Chief Customer Officer
NCR Corporation, Atlanta, GA USA: Marija Zivanovic-Smith, Enterprise Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs
Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: Nidhi Raina, Global Head of Personal Excellence Academy

Female Executive of the Year - Business Services -10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Chenega Analytic Business Solutions, Lorton, VA USA: Sonia Mundra, President
Gabriela Rodil & Co., Oakbrook Terrace, IL USA: Gabriela Rodil, CEO
Kaizen Technology Partners LLC, San Francisco, CA, USA: Dao Jensen, Founder & CEO
Mission Partners, Bethesda, MD USA: Carrie Fox, CEO
NRD Capital, Atlanta, GA USA: Susan Beth, COO
RewardJet, Brooklyn, NY USA: Sara Wolkwitz, VP of Partnerships
Silverline Communications, Tyson's Corner, VA USA: Laura Taylor, Founder and President
Third Team Media, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines: Fleire Castro , Owner and The Digital Maestra
Thought Bubble, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Kathryn Garth, General Manager

Female Executive of the Year - Business Services -11 to 2,500 Employees - Accounting, Banking & Financial Services
FINALISTS:
Apple Growth Partners, Akron, OH USA: Erin McCafferty, Director of Operations
Alternatif Bank, Istanbul, Turkey: Esra Beyzadeoglu, Executive VP of Information Technologies & Digital Banking
Bank Leumi, New York, NY USA: Debra Bar, Head of Marketing, Bank Leumi USA
Coast Professional, Inc., West Monroe, LA USA: Michele Malczewski, CHRO
DarcMatter, New York, NY USA: Natasha Bansgopaul, COO and Co-Founder
Ziegler; Chicago, IL USA: Angelique A. David, Executive Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Female Executive of the Year - Business Services -11 to 2,500 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
FINALISTS:
Hawke Media, Los Angeles, CA USA: Kate Aurell, VP of Operations
Hawke Media, Los Angeles, CA USA: Melissa Portillo, Director of Creative Development
IgnitionOne, New York, NY USA: Kelly DeRosa, Director, Retail Strategy
TBWA, Istanbul, Turkey: Burcu Özdemir Kayimtu, Managing Director
Walton Isaacson, Los Angeles, CA USA: Fernanda Burgel , Associate Creative Director

Female Executive of the Year - Business Services -11 to 2,500 Employees - Business Services & Diversified Services
FINALISTS:
engage2learn, Portland, TX USA: Shannon Buerk, Founder & CEO
Faulkner Design Group, Dallas, TX USA: Adrienne Akin Faulkner, CEO + Chief Creative Officer
Industrial Security Integrators, LLC, Herndon, VA USA: Jeanne A. Travis, President
MDSL, Phoenix, AZ USA: Tamara Saunders, CFO
O.C. Tanner, Salt Lake City, UT USA: Beatryx Washington, VP of General Counsel
Simpson Healthcare Executives, LLC, Old Lyme, CT USA: Erin Conlan, Managing Director

Female Executive of the Year - Business Services -11 to 2,500 Employees- Computer Software
FINALISTS:
Extreme Reach, Inc., Needham, MA USA: Jennifer Wambold, HR Exec, Delivers True Service to Extreme Reach Team Members Globally
Five9, San Ramon, CA USA: Niki Hall, VP Marketing
Improving, Minneapolis, MN USA: Barb Gurstelle, President, Improving - Twin Cities
Madwire®, Fort Collins, CO USA: Rachel LaFollette, Chief Customer Officer
Rimini Street, Inc., Las Vegas, NV USA: Nancy Lyskawa Delivers Outstanding Service to Rimini Street Clients
VirtualHealth, Niceville, FL USA: Sheela Ramamurthy, Chief Client Officer

Female Executive of the Year - Business Services -11 to 2,500 Employees - Transportation
FINALISTS:
American Global Logistics, Atlanta, GA USA: Tania Garcia, Chief Marketing Officer
DHL Express, Nairobi, Kenya: Berthe Dodo Bounguendza, acting Commercial Manager, DHL Express Gabon.
DHL Express, Nairobi, Kenya: Edna Kerubo, Country Commercial Manager, DHL Express Kenya
DHL Express, Nairobi, Kenya: Ibtisaam Khodabaccus, Sales and Marketing Manager, DHL Express Mauritius
DHL Express, Nairobi, Kenya: Saba Kahsay, Country Commercial Manager, DHL Express Ethiopia.

Female Executive of the Year - Business Services -11 to 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
Adaro Energy, Jakarta, Indonesia: Okty Damayanti, Head of CSR Division and Director of Adaro Foundation
Cogeco Peer 1, Canada and Asia Pacific: Jaime Leverton, VP and GM, Canada & APAC
FULL Creative, Portland, OR USA: AnswerConnect: Natalie Fung, CEO
Opus Energy, Oxford, United Kingdom: Nikki Flanders, COO
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Englewood, CO USA: Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, President and CEO
Sensibill, Toronto, ON, Canada: Izabella Gabowicz, COO
Vested, New York, NY USA: Binna Kim, Co-founder and president

Female Executive of the Year - Business Services -More Than 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Accenture, Chicago, IL USA: Kathleen O'Reilly, Senior Managing Director - US Northeast Region
AT&T, Dallas, TX USA: Anne Chow, President, National Business, AT&T Business
Bank of America, Charlotte, NC USA: Sheri B. Bronstein, Global Human Resources Executive
Ceridian, Toronto, ON, Canada: Kristina Cleary, Chief Marketing Officer
EY, New York, NY USA: Sharda Cherwoo - Leader of EY’s Intelligent Automation/Robotic Process Automation (RPA) program
First Tennessee Bank/ First Horizon Corp, Memphis, TN USA: Lynne Walker, EVP, Director of Affinity Strategy
IBM, Armonk, NY, USA: Joanne Wright, Vice President, Enterprise Operations & Services
IBM Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand: Patama Chantaruck, VP for Indochina Expansion and Managing Director
Keysight, Santa Rosa, CA USA: Marie Hattar, CMO
Ritchie Bros., Burnaby, BC, Canada: Anna Sgro, Senior Vice President
Stericycle Environmental Solutions, Lake Forest, IL USA: Maricha Ellis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Operations
Tangoe, Inc., Parsippany, NJ USA: Sidra Berman, CMO
Wolters Kluwer, Riverwoods, IL USA: Stacey Caywood, CEO, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Xandr, New York City, NY USA: Lori Fink, Chief Legal Officer 

Female Executive of the Year - Consumer Products -10 or Less Employees
FINALIST:
Nonda, Mountain View, CA USA: Christina Lockwood, Director of Communications and US Marketing

Female Executive of the Year - Consumer Products -11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Evolab / CBx Sciences, Denver, CO USA: Nicole Smith, CEO, CBx Sciences
Exelixis, Alameda, CA USA: Susan Hubbard, Executive VP of Public Affairs
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA: Jeunesse® COO Wendy Lewis Can Calculate It, Literally
Pixi, Los Angeles, CA USA: Petra Strand, Founder
Rastaclat, Lakewood, CA USA: Eileen Szymanski Chen, Partner/President
REBBL, Emeryville, CA USA: Sheryl O'Loughlin, CEO
Swanson Health, Fargo, ND USA: Katie Doyle, CEO

Female Executive of the Year- Consumer Products -More Than 2,500 Employees
FINALIST:
The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH USA: Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh, Group President, Global Family Care

Female Executive of the Year - Consumer Services -11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
GroundLink, New York, NY USA: Liz Carisone, CEO
Ooredoo Myanmar, Yagon, Myanmar: Htar Thant Zin, Chief Officer of Sales and Distribution
San Diego County Credit Union, San Diego, CA USA: Teresa Halleck Campbell, President and CEO
Vydia, Holmdel, NJ USA: Jenna Gaudio, VP of Product Management
Zum, Redwood City, CA USA: RituNarayan, Founder & CEO

Female Executive of the Year - Consumer Services -More Than 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
BrightSpring Health Services, Louisville, KY USA: Debra Giordano, VP Service Delivery, ResCare Workforce Services
First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, TN USA: Lynne Walker, EVP, Director of Affinity Strategy - First Tennessee Bank/First Horizon Corp.
Fogo de Chão, Plano, TXUSA: Selma Oliveira, Chief People and Culture Officer
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC), Princeton, NJ USA: Debbie Daniel, Vice President, Corporate Projects

Female Executive of the Year - Government or Non-Profit -10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
2020 Mom, Los Angeles, CA USA: Joy Burkhard, Executive Director
ALERT, Chennai and Tamil Nadu, India: Mahalakshmi, Executive for Social Initiatives
The Alpha Enterprise, Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines: Michelle Bauyon, President
Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA), Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Ky Wilson, Australasian Marketing & Membership Manager
Foundation Wellbeing Trust, Brentford, United Kingdom: Ariane Eva Morin, Charity Founder
Humanity For The World, La Trinité, Martinique: Dr.h.c Audrey Pomier Flobinus, Chairwoman & Founder
International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA), Colorado Springs, CO USA: Carmen Rustenbeck, Executive Director & Founder
National Association of Women Business Owners, Washington, DC USA: Jen Earle, CEO
Parker Sanpei, San Luis Obispo, CA USA: Linda Sanpei, President , and Executive Director of the Paso Robles CAB Collective
Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility, Washington, DC USA: Donna Vincent Roa, Chief of Party
Tavuun Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan: Miss Syeda Amna Nasir Jamal, ChairPerson
The Financial Literacy Youth Initiative, Cranston, RI USA: Marcy Reyes, Founder

Female Executive of the Year - Government or Non-Profit -11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Anoka County Library, Blaine, MN USA: Karly J. Hall, Community Engagement Manager,
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), Singapore: Naina Subberwal Batra, Chairwoman and CEO
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay Boston, MA USA: Wendy Foster, President & CEO
Bob Woodruff Foundation, New York, NY USA: Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director
The Cura Foundation, New York, NY USA: Dr. Robin Smith, Founder and President
ISPOR, Lawrenceville, NJ USA: Nancy S. Berg, CEO & Executive Director
The Markle Foundation, New York, NY USA: Zoë Baird, CEO and President
New Orleans Business Alliance, New Orleans, LA USA: Alejandra Guzman, Vice President of Performance Management & Strategy
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada: Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO
Saawariya & Co., Chartered Accountants (SCCA), Delhi, India: C.A. Pooja Bansal, Managing Partner
T.D. Jakes Ministries, Dallas, TX USA: Jordan A. Hora, Director of Communications
The Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom: Angela Hughes, Chief Executive

Female Executive of the Year - Government or Non-Profit -More Than 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Dignity Health, San Francisco, CA, USA: Deanna Wise, EVP & CIO
Serpro, Brasilia, Brazil: Maria da Glória Guimarães dos Santos, President-Director
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines: Wilma T. Eisma, Chairman & Administrator

Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand
FINALISTS:
Angela Henderson Consulting, Brisbane, Australia: Angela Henderson - Small Business Consultant
Biggin & Scott Knox, Melbourne, ViC, Australia: Danelle Hunter, Managing Director
Capital Media, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Antoinette Ludowyk : Co-Founder and Executive Director
Choice Delights Inc., Hsinchu, Taiwan: Mandy Huang, Chairman
DG Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Dominique Grubisa, CEO and founder
EASTGOLD CO., LTD., New Taipei City, Taiwan: Tsay, Charng-Chi, Founder
The Female Social Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Fi Bendall, founder
Meli Studio, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Julie Ockerby, CEO
Newday Media JSC, Hanoi, Vietnam: Hai Yen Le, General Director

Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand
FINALISTS:
Snelleman Tom, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Jodie Marshall , Partner
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated , Tampa, FL USA: Cherry Wong, Vice President, District Operations
Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: Nidhi Raina, Global Head of Personal Excellence Academy

Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada
FINALISTS:
The Ace Class, Calgary, AB, Canada: Mandy Balak, Founder and CEO
Caring Safely, Cochrane, AB, Canada: Charlene Richard, Founder
The Concierge Club, Toronto, ON, Canada: Monica Gomez, Founder and President
DentalX, North York, ON, Canada: Anaida Deti, CEO
The Roundtable, Toronto ON, Canada: Glain Roberts-McCabe, Founder & President

Female Executive of the Year in Canada
FINALISTS:
Income Access (a Paysafe Company), Montreal, QC, Canada: Tara Wilson, General Manager of Paysafe Group's Income Access
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada: Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO
WeUsThem Inc., Halifax, NS, Canada: Faten Alshazly, CCO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa
FINALIST:
CasaAPP, Barcelona, Spain: Esther Rovira, CEO

Female Executive of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa
FINALISTS:
Concentrix (formerly Convergys), Cheshire, United Kingdom: Paula Kennedy Garcia, Vice President
DHL Express South Africa, Isando, Johannesburg, South Africa: Bronwyn Herrmannsen, Head of Customer Services
Opus Energy, Oxford, United Kingdom: Nikki Flanders, COO
TBWA, Istanbul, Turkey: Burcu Özdemir Kayimtu, Managing Director

Female Entrepreneur or Executive of the Year in Mexico, Central & South America
FINALISTS:
Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Miami, FL USA: Claudia Gioia, CEO and President, Hill+ Knowlton Strategies Latin America & Caribbean
REA Consult, Cologne, Germany: Rachel Engler Andalaft , Founder

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
FINALISTS:
Century 21 Real Estate, Madison, NJ USA: Cara Whitley, Global Chief Marketing Officer
The Female Social Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Fi Bendall, Founder
FYI Brand Group, Los Angeles, CA USA: Tammy Brook, CEO and Founder
GingerMay, London, United Kingdom: Victoria Usher, Founder and CEO
TBWA, Istanbul, Turkey: Burcu Özdemir Kayimtu, Managing Director
Visto, New York, NY USA: Kerry Bianchi: Tranforming a Company to Bring Transparency to Programmatic Advertising
Walton Isaacson, Los Angeles, CA USA: Shauna Williams Is Breaking Down Barriers And Seeing Success
YouAppi, San Francisco, CA USA: Jennifer Shambroom, CMO

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Business Services
FINALISTS:
Garden Light LED, Tampa, FL USA: Michelle Mueller, Co-Founder
Industrial Security Integrators, LLC, Herndon, VA USA: Jeanne A. Travis, President
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Englewood, CO USA: Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, President and CEO
Rise and Fly LLC, Arlington, TX USA: Hope LeNoir, Owner & Career Coach
Simpson Healthcare Executives, LLC, Old Lyme, CT USA: Kelly Simpson-Angelini, CEO & CSO

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit
FINALISTS:
Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA), Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Ky Wilson, Australasian Marketing & Membership Manager
Bob Woodruff Foundation, New York, NY USA: Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director
Health4TheWorld, Palo Alto, CA USA: Bhavya Rehani, President & CEO
New Orleans Business Alliance, New Orleans, LA USA: Alejandra Guzman, Vice President of Performance Management & Strategy
Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers, Kenmore East, Queensland, Australia: Tracy Leske, Founder
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada: Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO
Tavuun Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan: Miss Syeda Amna Nasir Jamal, ChairPerson
The Samaritan Women, Baltimore, MD USA: Jeanne L. Allert, Founder and Executive Director
The Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom: Angela Hughes, Chief Executive

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Technology
FINALISTS:
9th Gear Technologies, Palo Alto, CA USA: Maryanne Morrow, CEO & Founder
Amobee, Redwood City, CA USA: Kim Perell, CEO
IGEL, San Francisco, CA USA: Taking an Innovative Approach to Operational Strategies
Progress, Waltham, MA USA: Jen Looper, Senior Developer Advocate
Reltio, Redwood Shores, CA USA: Anastasia Zamyshlyaeva, Reltio Co-Founder & Chief Architect
Rocket Software, Waltham, MA USA: Jennifer Nelson, Director of Software Engineering
SAP, Newtown Square, PA USA: Sharon Ruddock, Global VP and Chief Learning Officer for Sales
ShieldX, San Jose, CA USA: Marcela Denniston, Vice President of Field Engineering
Stocksy United, Victoria BC, Canada: Brianna Wettlaufer, CEO and Co-founder
The White Company, West Palm Beach, FL USA: Elizabeth White, Founder & CEO
Zingbox, Inc. Mountain View, CA USA: Dr. May Wang, CTO and co-founder

Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year
FINALISTS:
Advancing Women in Product, San Francisco, CA USA: Nancy Wang: Silicon Valley Founder, CEO, Inventor, Educator, and Philanthropist
Ampla Education, Hong Kong: Julianna Yau, Founder & Director
Creative Nature, Surrey, United Kingdom: Julianne Ponan, Founder & CEO
FG Holding Group, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam: Le Nguyen Van Anh, Chairwoman & CEO
Hawthorne, Los Angeles, CA USA: Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO
Modern Ally, LLC Middletown, OH USA: Courtney Moore, CEO
NomNomNow, Oakland, CA USA: Alex Jarrell, Co-Founder and CXO
Tell Someone Who Cares, Lennox Head, NSW, Australia: Holley Sommerville-Knott, Founder

Maverick of the Year
FINALISTS:
Acacia Law, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: The Legal Lioness, Cathryn Warburton, Founder & Partner
Aflac, Columbus, GA USA: Darcy Brito, Business PR Manager
Activating Artemis, Melbourne, Australia: Anita Bentata, Founder, Speaker, Author and Psychotherapist
Bon Choix Couture, Glendale, CA USA: Tagui Veronica Manoyan, CEO and Design/Creative Director
Capital Media, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Antoinette Ludowyk : Co-Founder and Executive Director
Ceridian, Toronto, ON, Canada: Kristina Cleary, Chief Marketing Officer
Cisco, San Jose, CA USA: Devin Hood, Director, Cisco Digital Marketing
Entercom, New York, NY USA: Ruth Gaviria, Chief Marketing Officer
Faulkner Design Group, Dallas, TX USA: Michelle Duncum, COO
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Marianne Brown, Chief Operating Officer Global Financial Solutions
Focus Era CO., LTD., Shenzhen, China: Tsay, Charng-Ch, Founder
InfoMart, Marietta, GA Tammy Cohen, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer
Lithium Technologies, LLC, Austin, TX USA: Heather Strout, Sr. Director, Customer Operations
Maximum Games, Walnut Creek, CA USA: Christina Seelye, Founder and CEO
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Englewood, CO USA: Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, President and CEO
Mortgage Bankers Association, Washington, DC USA: Marcia M. Davies, Chief Operating Officer and Founder of mPower
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada: Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO
PublicSchoolWORKS, Cincinnati, OH USA: Carrie Mockler, Vice President, Client Services
Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: Nidhi Raina, Global Head of Personal Excellence Academy

Lifetime Achievement - Business
FINALISTS:
Bon Choix Couture, Glendale, CA USA: Tagui Veronica Manoyan, CEO and Design/Creative Director
D3 NYC, New York, NY USA: Jennifer Deare, Founder & CEO
Gannett / USA TODAY NETWORK, Woodland Hills, CA USA: Sharon Rowlands, President of USA TODAY NETWORK Marketing Solutions
Global Upside, San Jose, CA USA: Gita Bhargava, Co-Founder and COO
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL Wendy Lewis, COO, a Lifetime of Success Through Empowerment and Giving Back
MWWPR, New York, NY USA: Carreen Winters, Chairman of Reputation and Chief Strategy Officer
Salesforce, San Francisco, CA USA: Suzanne DiBianca, Chief Philanthropy Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations
Simpson Healthcare Executives, LLC, Old Lyme, CT USA: Kelly Simpson-Angelini, CEO & CSO
Susan Davis International, Washington, DC USA: Susan A. Davis, Chairman

Lifetime Achievement - Government or Non-Profit
FINALISTS:
Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, State of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT USA: Kristen Cox, Executive Director
The Markle Foundation, New York, NY USA: Zoë Baird's 20 Years Leading The Markle Foundation: Creating Common Ground for the Common Good
Pipeline Entrepreneurs, Kansas City, KS USA: Joni Cobb, Founding President & CEO
USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Alexandria, VA USA: Elaine Rogers, President and CEO

Mentor or Coach of the Year - Business
FINALISTS:
ActionCOACH Hanoi West, Hanoi, Vietnam: Nancy Ngo Thi Bich Quyen
Berkeley SkyDeck, Berkeley, CA USA: Caroline Winnett, Executive Director, Berkeley SkyDeck Startup Accelerator
Brighton Health Plan Solutions, New York, NY USa: Carmilla Tan, SVP of Analytics
Carolin Soldo Coaching & Events, LLC, Hamburg, NY USA: Carolin Soldo: The Fairy Godmother of Coaches
Dee Hutchinson Talent Development Ltd, Waterford, Ireland: Dee Hutchinson, Helping Entrepreneurs Build Profitable Business They are Proud of.
Focus Era CO., LTD., Shenzhen, China: Tsay, Charng-Chi, Founder
IBM Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand: Patama Chantaruck, VP for Indochina Expansion and Managing Director
Jane Anderson, Brisbane QLD, Australia: Jane Anderson, Founder
Nic + Zoe, Boston, MA USA: Dorian Lightbown, Founder, Designer, Chief Creative Officer
QT Consulting, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Mell Balment, Relationship Architect, Consultant & Public Speaker
Sputnik ATX, Austin, TX USA: Oksana Malysheva, CEO & Managing Partner

Mentor or Coach of the Year - Government or Non-Profit
FINALISTS:
ISPOR, Lawrenceville, NJ USA: Nancy S. Berg, CEO & Executive Director
Southwest Michigan First, Kalamazoo, MI USA: Sarah Mansberger, Partner

Women Helping Women - Business
FINALISTS:
Activating Artemis, Melbourne, Australia: Anita Bentata, Founder, Speaker, Author and Psychotherapist
Biggin & Scott Knox, Melbourne, ViC, Australia: Danelle Hunter, Managing Director
Brighton Health Plan Solutions, New York, NY USA: Carmilla Tan, SVP of Analytics
CLEON Legal and Mediation Services, Townsville City, QLD, Australia: Chrissy Leontios, Principal Lawyer
The Female Social Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Fi Bendall, founder
Financial Voyages LLC, Atlanta, GA USA: Pamela S. Robinson, CEO
The G8 Ladies, Brisbane, Australia: Gail Creighton-Davies, Founder
IBM Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand: Patama Chantaruck, VP for Indochina Expansion and Managing Director
Red Hat, Raleigh, NC USA: Laurie Krebs, Global VP of Tax
Rundeck, Redwood City, CA USA: Stephanie Fohn,President & CEO
Vydia, Holmdel, NJ USA: Jenna Gaudio, VP of Product Management

Women Helping Women - Government or Non-Profit
FINALIST:
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada: Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO

Employee of the Year - Business - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
FINALISTS:
EASTGOLD CO., LTD., New Taipei City, Taiwan: Yu-Ting HU, Operation and Publishing Manager
Focus Era CO., LTD., Shenzhen, China: Chang Ya-Chieh, Operation and Publishing Manager
Publicity Genie, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia : Rebecca Mcgregor, PR Manager
Rightpoint, Boston, MA USA: Jenn Dillon, Director of Operations Engineering
Sports 1 Marketing, Irvine, CA USA: Colleen Maloy, Director of Human Resources, S1M Corporation
Tresemer Group, Kirkland, WA, USA: Whitney DeBerry, a Right-Hand Catalyst for Growth

Employee of the Year - Business - Business Services & Diversified Services
FINALISTS:
The Ambit Group, Vienna, VA USA: Sarak Novak, Director of Corporate Culture and Events
Faulkner Design Group, Dallas, TX USA: Stacy Peters, Director of Design
iTalent Digital, San Jose, CA USA: Kelly Ripley Feller, Program Manager, Communications & Enablement
Kforce, Tampa, FL USA: Erin Zaller, Senior Director of Delivery
Phaidon International, New York, NY USA: Lucy Parker, Director, Temporary Workforce Solutions and Sales
The Roundtable, Toronto ON, Canada: Shelby Gobbo, Senior Manager, Programs
Transitions in Progress, LLC, Winchester, VA USA: Julie Starkey, Proposal Manager
United Franchise Group, West Palm Beach, FL USA: Mary Mills, Director of Marketing

Employee of the Year - Business - Computer Services & Software
FINALISTS:
AgileCraft, Georgetown, TX USA: Mandy Ross, Director of Product Marketing
Extreme Reach, Inc., Needham, MA USA: Sharon Pidgeon, Product Director
Vydia, Holmdel, NJ USA: Brittany Jacobs, Product Developer
WalkMe, New York, NY USA: Tiffany Bergstrom, Enterprise Account Executive

Employee of the Year - Business - Telecommunications
FINALISTS:
Access One Inc., Chicago, IL USA: Lori VanDyke: Quick Change Artist
Orange, Amman, Jordan: Hiba Shabrouq, Product Marketing Expert
SPLICE Software, Calgary, AB, Canada: Jenna Ha, Director of Operations

Employee of the Year - Business - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
ACV Auctions, Buffalo, NY USA: Sheila Hartwell, Director of Training Development
Discovery, Inc., Silver Spring, MD USA: Michelle Zajac, Communications Specialist
Kindersley Hospitality Endeavors, Kindersley, SK, Canada: Courtney Lindsay, General Manager
PrimeRevenue, Atlanta, GA USA: Dana Tashiro, Marketing Coordinator
RAM Mounts (National Products Inc.) Seattle, WA USA: Jessica Nawar, Product Development Manager
Thomson Reuters, New York, NY USA: Anne-Lise Dorry, Senior Director of Corporate Finance Products

Woman of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
FINALISTS:
A23 Advisors, Park City, UT USA: Serenity Thompson, Managing Director
Brookline Public Relations, Calgary, AB, Canada: Shauna MacDonald, Principal & Founder
Brooklyn Outdoor, Detroit, MI USA: Candice Simons, President + CEO
DDB Chicago, Chicago,IL USA: Diane Jackson, Chief Production Officer
DHL Express East, Central and Southern Africa, George, South Africa: Lilian Kanyi Mwangi , Marketing and Communications Manager
The Female Social Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Fi Bendall, Founder
GingerMay, London, United Kingdom: Victoria Usher, Founder and CEO
Hawthorne, Los Angeles, CA USA: Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO
REP Interactive, Culver City, CA USA: Judy Gatena, CEO
Susan Davis International, Washington, DC USA: Susan Davis, Chairman
TBWA, Istanbul, Turkey: Burcu Özdemir Kayimtu, Managing Director

Woman of the Year - Business Services
FINALISTS:
CLEON Legal and Mediation Services, Townsville City, QLD, Australia: Chrissy Leontios, Principal Lawyer
DHL Express Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico: Nidia Torres, Key Account Desk Team Leader
DHL Express, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Futoun Koudsi, Call Center Manager
Empowered Women, Melbourne, Australia: Christine Stow, Director
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Lynn Roche, Executive Vice President IFS Banking
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Englewood, CO USA: Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, President and CEO
Strategati LLC, San Diego, CA USA: Dr. Corinne Jenni , President & CEO

Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit
FINALISTS:
2020 Mom, Los Angeles, CA USA: Joy Burkhard, Founder and Executive Director
Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA), Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Ky Wilson, Australasian Marketing & Membership Manager
Bob Woodruff Foundation, New York, NY USA: Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director
Brilliant Detroit, Detroit, MI USA: Cindy Eggleton, CEO and Co-Founder
The Cura Foundation, New York, NY USA: Dr. Robin Smith, Founder and President
Dignity Health, San Francisco, CA USA: Deanna Wise, EVP & CIO
Gracie's Gowns, Inc. Ruther Glen, VA USA: Jessica White, Founder & CEO
Health4TheWorld, Palo Alto, CA USA: Bhavya Rehani, President & CEO
The Markle Foundation, New York, NY USA: Zoë Baird, CEO and President
New Orleans Business Alliance, New Orleans, LA USA: Alejandra Guzman, Vice President of Performance Management & Strategy
Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers, Kenmore East, Queensland, Australia: Tracy Leske, Founder
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada: Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO
Purpose DRVN, Woodbury, MN USA: Alicia Kali, Founder
Regional Alliance for Fostering Youth (RAFY) , Male, Maldives: Dr. Aishath Rafiyya, Founding President
Tatarstan Investment Development Agency, Kazan, Russia: Taliya Minullina, Agency Head
Tavuun Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan: Miss Syeda Amna Nasir Jamal, ChairPerson
The Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom: Angela Hughes, Chief Executive

Woman of the Year - Industry
FINALISTS:
Acacia Law, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: The Legal Lioness, Cathryn Warburton, Founder & Partner
Aflac, Columbus, GA USA: Darcy Brito, Business PR Manager
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA: Jeunesse® COO Wendy Lewis Can Calculate It, Literally
The Mane Choice, Huntsville, AL USA: Courtney Adeleye, CEO and Founder
UnitedHealthcare, Minnetonka, MN USA: Kirsten Gorsuch, Chief Communications Officer


Woman of the Year - Technology
FINALISTS:
Belatrix Software, Redwood City, CA USA: Silvana Gaia, Senior Technical Director
Chargebacks911, Clearwater, FL USA: Monica Eaton-Cardone, Owner, Co-Founder and COO
HealthEquity, Draper, UT USA: Ashley Dreier, Outstanding CIO & CTO
Intellis, New York, NY USA: Carmen Macias, Director of Project Management
Matrix New World Engineering, Florham Park, NJ USA: Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Vice President/National Director of Remediation
Ooredoo Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait: Shaima Othman Al-Najdi, Acting CTO
QAD, Santa Barbara, CA USA: Terry Onica, Director of Automotive
Red Hat, Raleigh, NC USA: Terri Hall, VP Global Strategic Alliances
Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: Nidhi Raina, Global Head of Personal Excellence Academy
Zingbox, Inc. Mountain View, CA USA: Dr. May Wang, CTO and co-founder

Company/Organization (Women-Owned or -Led) Awards Categories

Company of the Year - Business Products - 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
EASTGOLD CO., LTD., New Taipei City, Taiwan

Company of the Year - Business Products - More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
Phone2Action, Arlington, VA USA
YouEarnedIt, Austin, TX USA
Zingbox, Inc. Mountain View, CA USA

Company of the Year - Business Services - 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Advocacy & Communication Solutions (ACS), LLC, Cleveland, OH USA
Bon Choix Couture, Glendale, CA USA
Parker Sanpei, San Luis Obispo, CA USA
Six Things, Cambridge, MA USA
Thought Bubble, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Company of the Year - Business Services - More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
DarcMatter, New York, NY USA
The Female Social Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Greenworks Lending, Darien, CT USA
New Frontier Data, Washington, DC USA
NEXT Trucking, Lynwood, CA USA
PotomacWave, Alexandria, VA USA
PT MNC Sekuritas, Jakarta, Indonesia
Simpson Healthcare Executives, LLC, Old Lyme, CT USA
T and T Consulting Services, Inc., Falls Church, VA USA
VSA, Inc., Haddonfield, NJ USA

Company of the Year - Consumer Products - 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Gendel Girls, Chester Springs, PA USA
LoveBug Probiotics, New York, NY USA
LWi Custom Cabinets, Lockhart, TX USA
Tempaper, Brick, NJ USA

Company of the Year - Consumer Products - More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA
The Mane Choice, Huntsville, AL USA

Company of the Year - Consumer Services - 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Editor World LLC, Newport, VA USA
The GREEN Program, Philadelphia, PA USA
Instructional Design and Educational Consulting LLC, Valdosta, GA USA
Revamp Interior Design, New York, NY USA

Organization of the Year - Government or Non-Profit- 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
All Wheels Up Inc, Frisco, TX USA
The Art of Medicine Foundation, Orlando, FL USA
FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab, Berlin, Germany
Health4TheWorld, Palo Alto, CA USA
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Washington, DC US
Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers, Kenmore East, Queensland, Australia
Pipeline Entrepreneurs, Kansas City, KS USA
Tavuun Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan

Organization of the Year - Government or Non-Profit- More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
Bob Woodruff Foundation, New York, NY USA
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
The Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom

Startup of the Year - Business Products Industries
FINALISTS:
Rundeck, Redwood City, CA USA
Tavuun Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan: SAN Enterprises

Startup of the Year - Business Services Industries
FINALISTS:
Bidhive, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Dee Hutchinson Talent Development Ltd, Waterford, Ireland
Digitile, Phoenix, AZ USA
Females in Food, Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Female Social Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia
KATT Communications, Devens, MA USA
KiCK Global, Barcelona, Spain
PentaQuest, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Start Your Food Business, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Stay In The Game, Los Angeles, CA USA
Sveti Williams - The Sleepologist, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Tezgahçilar, Istanbul, Turkey

Startup of the Year - Consumer Products Industries
FINALISTS:
CLEON Legal and Mediation Services, Townsville City, QLD, Australia
Imalac, Miami, FL USA
JUCA Cotz, Kew East, VIC, Australia
RIVAL 5 Game LLC, New Providence, PA USA
Tell Someone Who Cares, Lennox Head, NSW, Australia
ThermoBrush, Cowell, SA, Australia

Startup of the Year - Consumer Services Industries
FINALISTS:
The Ace Class, Calgary, AB, Canada
CLEON Legal and Mediation Services, Townsville City, QLD, Australia
CasaAPP, Barcelona, Spain
Farming The Future, Tallahassee, FL USA
Gracyfy.com , Newtown, PA USA: Gracyfy's Fashion Concierge
Pocket Learning Spanish, Valdosta, GA USA

Most Innovative Company of the Year - 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Aspire, Phoenix, AZ USA
Cyber Human Capital, McLean, VA USA
Digitile, Phoenix, AZ USA
LBR Insight, Philadelphia, PA USA
ReviveMed, Cambridge, MA USA
TriageLogic Group and Continuwell, Jacksonville, FL USA

Most Innovative Company of the Year - More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
DCR Workforce, Boca Raton, FL USA
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC, Lisle, IL USA
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada
Zingbox, Inc. Mountain View, CA USA

Fastest Growing Company of the Year
FINALISTS:
2A Consulting, Seattle, WA USA
AGEN-C, Beverly Hills, CA USA: AGENC Experiential + Digital
Interior Marketing Group, New York, NY USA
LoveBug Probiotics, New York, NY USA
PotomacWave, Alexandria, VA USA

Community Involvement Program of the Year
FINALISTS:
Camp Broadway LLC, New York, NY USA : Camp Broadway's This Is A Great Country
Financial Voyages LLC, Atlanta, GA USA: Helping cooperatives of Senegal farmers
iTalent Digital, San Jose, CA USA: GLAM created to shatter the gender gap in tech
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA: Giving Back: The True Measure of a Corporation’s Success

Women-Run Workplace of the Year - 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Global Regulation Advisers, Corp, Pompano Beach, FL USA
Goodwin Group PR, Walpole, MA USA
Hundred Stories, New York, NY USA
LEP Digital, Gosford, NSW, Australia
Mission Partners, Bethesda, MD USA
Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers, Kenmore East, Queensland, Australia
Real Property Tax Advisors, Atlanta, GA USA
The Roundtable, Toronto ON, Canada
Savvy Marketers ™, LLC , Princeton, NJ USA
Smarty Social Media, Santa Ana, CA USA

Women-Run Workplace of the Year - More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
Brookline Public Relations, Calgary, AB, Canada
Fabric Innovations, Miami, FL USA
Interior Marketing Group, New York, NY USA
Marketing Mojo, Charlottesville, VA USA
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada
Pure Incubation, Topsfield, MA USA
Social Media Link, New York, NY USA
SpeakerBox Communications, Vienna, VA USA
Stripe Communications, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Studio 11 Design, Dallas, TX USA
T and T Consulting Services, Inc., Falls Church, VA USA
TTA (known as The Training Associates), Westborough, MA USA

New Product & Service (Developed for/by Women) Awards Categories

Best New Product or Service of the Year - Business Products
FINALISTS:
DCR Workforce, Boca Raton, FL USA: Changing the Game for Non-Employee Vendor Management Systems
InCrowd, Boston, MA USA: InCrowd Interview Stevie Award for Best New Product of the Year - Business Products
iTalent Digital, San Jose, CA USA: iAgent for Privacy Protection Saves Billions in Avoided Penalties
iTalent Digital, San Jose, CA USA: MojoJob: iTalent Digital’s Intelligent Recruiter Bot
Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: Personal Excellence Academy
Thomson Reuters, New York, NY USA: Checkpoint Catalyst: US GAAP product

Best New Product or Service of the Year - Business Services
FINALISTS:
Brilliant Earth, San Francisco, CA USA: Brilliant Earth Makes Strides Toward Establishing Next-Generation Standard for Mining and Manufacturing of Gemstones & Precious Metals
iTalent Digital, San Jose, CA USA: Proprietary data science algorithm uses AI and automation to find hidden sources of leaked revenue
Stay In The Game, Los Angeles, CA USA: Stay In The Game

Best New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Products
FINALISTS:
Gold Earth Organics Pty Ltd, Peregian Springs, QLD, Australia: No Nasties Kids and SLiCK KiDS world-first product release
Home Heart Beats, LLC, Princeton, NJ USA: Helping People Step Back into Life""
LadyBoss, Albuquerque, NM USA: LadyBoss Transformation System

Best New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Services
FINALISTS:
Amslee Institute, Sarasota, FL USA: Amslee Institute - Training Nannies and Sitters, Trusted by Families
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: FIS' Mass Enablement Implementation Service

Communications & Marketing (Developed for/by Women) Awards Categories

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Arts & Entertainment
FINALIST:
Events DC, Washington, DC USA: Events DC and the Capital Inclusion Initiative

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Communications Research
FINALIST:
Tick Tock Boom Digital Agency, Istanbul, Turkey: TEB BNP Paribas: #ElAlemNeDer (#WhatOthersWouldSay)

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Crisis Communications
FINALISTS:
Fresenius Medical Care North America, Waltham, MA USA: Fresenius Medical Care North America
Mattress Firm, Houston, TX USA: Quick Crisis Response in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Events & Observances
FINALIST:
Newday Media JSC, Hanoi, Vietnam: Newday Media JSC's event Sam Son Beach Vacation Festival" - raising awareness of a new holiday destination in Vietnam"

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Healthcare
FINALIST:
ArcPoint Strategy, Belmont, MA USA: Advocating for America's Unsung Heroes, the Family Caregiver

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Internal Communications
FINALIST:
Penti Giyim Tic. A.S., Istanbul, Turkey: My Bra Academy

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Low Budget (Under $10,000 / ?8500)
FINALIST:
Care2, Redwood City, CA USA: Time’s Up for Hollywood’s Gender Gap: A Social Movement Campaign

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Media Relations
FINALISTS:
Hired, San Francisco, CA USA: Hired’s 2018 Wage Equality Campaign
Mattress Firm, Houston, TX USA: Mattress Firm Announces First-Ever Snoozetern" to Sleep on the Job"

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Multicultural
FINALIST:
ELEInternacional, Valdosta, GA USA: ELEInternacional

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Service
FINALIST:
HK Strategies, Mexico City, Mexico: No es de Hombres (It's not for Men)

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Reputation/Brand Management
FINALIST:
Aflac, Columbus, GA USA: Aflac “Outducks” a Reputational Deficit

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Social Media Focused
FINALISTS:
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Durham, NC USA: Human Intelligence
Tick Tock Boom Digital Agency, Istanbul, Turkey: TEB BNP Paribas: #ElAlemNeDer (#WhatOthersWouldSay)

Business-to-Business Marketing Campaign of the Year
FINALIST:
My City Gives, Philadelphia, PA USA: Change Makers Dinner on Stage" Event produced for Live Nation Special Events"

Online Marketing Campaign of the Year
FINALIST:
Copart, Dallas, TX USA: Copart 2018 Rebuild Challenge

Media (Developed for/by Women) Awards Categories

Website or Blog of the Year
FINALISTS:
Plastic Surgery Hub, Byron Bay, New South Wales: Plastic Surgery Hub
Thomson Reuters, Toronto, ON, Canada: Thomson Reuters Transforming Women's Leadership in the Law
The XD Agency, Atlanta, GA USA: The XD Agency website

Event of the Year
FINALISTS:
Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: Personal Excellence Academy
The XD Agency, Atlanta, GA USA: HydraFacial World Tour

Video of the Year
FINALIST:
Pipeline Entrepreneurs, Kansa s City, KS USA: I Am Pipeline

Achievement Categories (new for 2018)

Achievement in Equal Pay
FINALISTS:
PharmaLogics Recruiting, Quincy, MA USA: PharmaLogics Believes the Path to Pay Equality will be Accelerated by Pay Transparency
Stride Consulting, New York, NY USA: Stride Consulting's Equal Pay Initiative

Achievement in Developing and Promoting Women
FINALISTS:
b-fit Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey: b-fit Sport and Life Centers for Women
Clearlink, Salt Lake City, UT USA: Gender Equity and Equality at Clearlink
Compeat, Austin, TX USA: Kristi Turner Is Changing the Bleak Stats of Inclusion and Diversity in Tech
Inspired Results, Inc..OR USA: Inspired Results: Disrupting The Status Quo
MapR Technologies, San Jose, CA USA: MapR - Diversity at Every Level of Human Engagement
Nam Huong Corp, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Asian Women Empowerment Mission
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, Tampa, FL USA: SYKES Women in Technology
UK Power Reserve, Solihull, United Kingdom” Power Up at UK Power Reserve

Achievement in Promoting Work-Life Balance
FINALISTS:
Defacto Perakende Ticaret A.S., Istanbul, Turkey: Happy Women Movement
MWWPR, New York, NY USA: Gina Cherwin, Taking the lead in reinventing MWWPR's corporate culture
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated , Tampa, FL USA: SYKES Work Life Balance
Tangible Words, Bancroft, ON, Canada: Providing Flexibility for Women Who Want a Fair Shot at the Job Market
The XD Agency, Atlanta, GA USA: The XD Agency's Promotion of Work-Life Balance

Achievement in Women-related Corporate Social Responsibility
FINALISTS:
HOPE at Home Health Care, Southfield, MI USA: Bringing HOPE Home Ooredoo Oman, Muscat, Oman: Incubators for Women
Tick Tock Boom Digital Agency, Istanbul, Turkey: TEB BNP Paribas: #ElAlemNeDer (#WhatOthersWouldSay)

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Only nominees with a special sponsor-supplied promotion code could submit nominations to these categories.

Leader in Transforming Customer Engagement
FINALISTS:
BMO Financial Group, Toronto, ON Canada: Angela Sim, Vice President and Head, DevOps and Shared Services
Montana State Fund, Helena, MT USA: Julie Jenkinson, Executive Vice President, Corporate Claims Operations
Pearson, Morrisville, NC USA: Marykay Wells, SVP, Chief Information Officer
Southern California Edison, Irwindale CA USA: Lorene Miller, Managing Director

Excellence in Transforming Business
FINALISTS:
Consumers Energy, Jackson, MI USA: Tamara J. Faber-Doty, VP IT
Covance, Inc., Princeton, NJ USA: Nicole Quash, Director, Information Technology
Deutsche Bank, New York, NY USA: Yvette Berman, Global Head of QA, Release and Environment for Market Risk and Counterparty Credit Risk
UBM Americas, Iselin, NJ USA: Joy Puzzo Mullen, SVP, Marketing & Audience Engagement

Digital Transformer of the Year
FINALISTS:
JP Morgan Chase, Wilmington, DE USA: Judy Dinn, MD and CIO for Chase Consumer Cards
Meritor Inc., Troy, MI USA: Roxanne Hayes, Senior Director It, Business Services
Otsuka, Princeton, NJ USA: Debbie Profit, VP, Otsuka Information Technology
Papa John’s International, Louisville, KY USA: Anne Fischer, VP, Digital Product Management

Leader in Operational excellence
FINALISTS:
Montana State Fund, Helena, MT USA: Sam Heigh, Vice President of Operations Support
Orora Packaging Solution, Buena Park, CA USA: Kathy Linares, CIO
Sempra Energy, San Diego, CA USA: Dawn Welch, Director – SDG&E Applications
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA USA: Jane Wong, Associate CIO

Leadership in NextGen Technology
FINALISTS:
Allscripts, Burlington, VT USA: Jill Gagne, Vice President Development - Ambulatory Product Lines
The Clorox Company, Pleasanton, CA USA: Tara Vaishnav, VP, Digital Technology Innovation & Advanced Analytics
Merck, Branchburg, NJ USA: Randie Schlamowitz, Executive Director
Olin Corporation, Clayton, MO USA: Christy Barker, VP CIO
TIAA Charlotte NC, USA: Sharmila Ramar, Director, Cloud Reliability Services

Transformational Sourcing Relations Leadership
FINALISTS:
Avasant Foundation, El Segundo, CA USA: Chitra Rajeshwari, Executive Director
ISG, Stamford, CT USA: Jennifer (Jenn) Stein, Partner
ISG, Stamford, CT USA: Lois Coatney, Partner
TIAA, Broomfield, CO USA: Sarah Timme, Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing