Winners

2021 Women World Awards

14th Annual 2021 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

14th Annual 2021 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards winners

Grand Winners (alphabetically)

Amyris
Bug Bite Thing
Coalfire
F. Hoffmann-La Roche
IBM
Jeunesse Global
NewAge, Inc.
P. F. Chang’s
Top Score Writing
Univision Communications Inc.

2021 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards winners

Female Achievers | Advocate of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) | Irving, TX USA | Youngest-ever MADD President Moves Legislation Forward to End Drunk Driving | Alex Otte |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Univision Communications Inc. | Miami, FL USA | Led largest and most successful CSR campaign in company’s history | Claudia Prado |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
IBM | Singapore | Promoted and advocated for automation delivering over 250,000 hours savings | Kanagavalli Parthasarathy |

Female Achievers | Business Role Model of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
ASCIRA Global | Dubai, UAE | Created a talkshow featuring women from different fields | Belynda Lee |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Snaplogic | San Mateo, CA USA | Multi-faceted engineering Vice President specializing in scaling startups to unicorns over and over again | Anjana Kashyap |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
F. Hoffmann-La Roche | Basel | Top-Down, Bottom-Up, Side-to-Side Movement on Safeguarding Values in the Workplace | Jessica Bensch |
P. F. Chang’s | Scottsdale, AZ USA | P.F. Chang’s has seen +$220 million in off-premises growth | Tana Davila |

Female Achievers | Champion of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Rising Above Challenges to Succeed in 2020 and Beyond | Wendy Lewis |

Female Achievers | Transformation Leader Of The Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Panzura | San Jose, CA USA | Turned flagging company into market leader boldly breaking through barriers | Jill Stelfox |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Aptum Technologies | Toronto, Canada | Susan navigates Aptum through a business transformation/rebrand and the pandemic. | Susan Bowen |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
IBM | Singapore | Delivered 816,000 hours of productivity and 22% year-to-year operational efficiency | Susan Atmaja |

Female Solo Entrepreneur of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Top Score Writing | Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA | Teacher to Mult-Million Dollar Nationwide Business | Lisa Collum |

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | USA
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Mighty Capital | San Francisco, CA USA | Paving the way for the Age of Product | SC Moatti |

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
NGNG Enterprises | Firestone, CO USA | 171% Increase In Clients Served From 2020 To 2021 | Amber Vilhauer |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Svitla Systems | Corte Madera, CA USA | Despite 2020 challenges, Nataliya Anon maintained company’s annual 35% growth. | Nataliya Anon |

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Bug Bite Thing | Port St. Lucie, FL USA | Amazon’s #1 seller for insect bite relief with 36,000 reviews | Kelley Higney |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Rising Above Challenges to Succeed in 2020 and Beyond | Wendy Lewis |

Female Executive of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
NewAge, Inc. | Denver, CO USA | Led Marketing Convergence for Five Companies in Record Time | Karima McDaniel |

Female Executive of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 2,500 and more Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
P. F. Chang’s | Scottsdale, AZ USA | P.F. Chang’s has seen +$220 million in off-premises growth | Tana Davila |

Female Executive of the Year | Business Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Socrates.ai | Woodside, CA USA | Creating a solution to change how employees and employers interact. | Melissa Swisher |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
PlanSource | Orlando, FL USA | Nancy is a visionary leader with an exceptional track record. | Nancy Sansom |

Female Executive of the Year | Business Services | 2,500 and more Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Synechron | New York, NY USA | Synechron Global Head of Operations Develops Global DEI Program | May Yang |

Female Executive of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNERS
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Rising Above Challenges to Succeed in 2020 and Beyond | Wendy Lewis |
Amyris | Emeryville, CA USA | Making clean ingredient personal care available to all American families. | Daya V. Fields |

Female Executive of the Year | Europe
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Dexatel OU | Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia | Company revenue growth estimated at €11m at end of 2020. | Lilia Yeghiazaryan |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Ensana s.r.o. | Prague, Czech Republic | Stands behind the most successful medical spa brand Ensana | Petra Lelovska |

Female Executive of the Year | USA
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Keysight Technologies | Santa Rosa, CA USA | Established a world-class marketing engine contributing to 10% revenue growth. | Marie Hattar |

Female Professional of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Earnin | Palo Alto, CA USA | 84% of Earnin Users Say App Lowered Pandemic Stress Levels | Brittanie Williams |

Female Professional of the Year | Asia-Pacific
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
IBM | Singapore | Drove double-digit productivity and cycle time improvements | Diana Lim |

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Accounting and Finance
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Merchants Fleet | Hooksett, NH USA | Driving Financial Growth In An Uncertain Economy | Kristin Parshay |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
NLB Services | Alpharetta, GA USA | Business resiliency, growth for NLB Services amid and beyond pandemic | Jagriti Kumar |

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Corporate Communications
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Huge | Brooklyn, NY USA | Founding member of Times Up Advertising | Christie Giera Allport |

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Human Resources
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Everise | Austin, TX USA | Hiring and providing career development opportunities to underserved communities. | Sheena Ponnappan |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
NewAge, Inc. | Denver, CO USA | In five short months, Carin created a unified employee experience. | Carin Reinhardt |

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Manufacturing, Production, and Operations
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
IBM | Seoul, South Korea | Delivered Operational Excellence Across Brands & Functions | Bo Mi Kim |

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Marketing
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
P. F. Chang’s | Scottsdale, AZ USA | P.F. Chang’s has seen +$220 million in off-premises growth | Tana Davila |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Amyris | Emeryville, CA USA | Making clean ingredient personal care available to all American families. | Daya V. Fields |

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Influencer
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
F. Hoffmann-La Roche | Basel, Switzerland | Top-Down, Bottom-Up, Side-to-Side Movement on Safeguarding Values in the Workplace | Jessica Bensch |

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Leader
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
SUSE | Nürnberg, Germany | Led largest software IPO in Europe to date | Melissa Di Donato |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Univision Communications Inc. | Miami, FL USA | Led largest and most successful CSR campaign in company’s history | Claudia Prado |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Led team through trying times to reach new heights | Karen Laughton |
IBM | Atlanta, GA USA | Centralized Enterprise Operations delivering significant productivity and cycle time improvements | Kitty Chaney Reed |

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Maverick
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Helped found our LGBTQIA+ ERG, bringing inclusivity to Coalfire | Gabby DeMercurio |

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Mentor
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Cybersixgill | Tel Aviv, Israel | Promoting diversity & gender equality in the homogenous cybersecurity industry | Meira Primes |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Track record of successful coaching, mentorship, and leadership | Erika McDuffie |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
NewAge, Inc. | Denver, CO USA | From big-name companies to representatives to employees, Deanna mentors all. | Deanna Latson |

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Result-Oriented
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
SPAR Group Inc. | Auburn Hills, MI USA | Kori has helped increase international revenue by 57 percent. | Kori Belzer |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Keysight Technologies | Santa Rosa, CA USA | Established a world-class marketing engine contributing to 10% revenue growth. | Marie Hattar |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
Amyris | Emeryville, CA USA | Making clean ingredient personal care available to all American families. | Daya V. Fields |

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Rising Star
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Univision Communications Inc. | Miami, FL USA | Led largest and most successful CSR campaign in company’s history | Claudia Prado |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Advanced from intern to team leader – with impactful results! | Carla Sotomayor |

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Visionary
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Transformed back office operations; empowered Coalfire to support future growth | Amanda Rohrs |

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
TPAY MOBILE | Dubai, UAE | Founding TPAY MOBILE to increase financial inclusion across META | Sahar Salama |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Creative Business, Inc. | Brooklyn, NY USA | Empowering small businesses and entrepreneurs to unlock their full potential. | Jeanne Hardy |

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
VSC | San Francisco, CA USA | Leveraged connections during pandemic, bringing necessary PPE to Navajo Nation | Margaret (Maggie) Philbin |

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
OneTrust PreferenceChoice | Atlanta, GA USA | Stephanie Hanson led OneTrust to become the most widely used CMP. | Stephanie Hanson |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Vcinity | San Jose, CA USA | Using her industry analyst expertise to help startups grow | Noemi Greyzdorf |

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Rising Above Challenges to Succeed in 2020 and Beyond | Wendy Lewis |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Bug Bite Thing | Port St. Lucie, FL USA | Amazon’s #1 seller for insect bite relief with 36,000 reviews | Kelley Higney |

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Education and Training
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Top Score Writing | Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA | From teacher to nationwide curriculum company | Lisa Collum |

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Resolute Forest Products | Montreal, Quebec, Canada | Contributing to Resolute’s success by leading major IT projects | Lori Kilgour |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Starkey | Eden Prairie, MN USA | Advancing hearing-related education inside and outside the industry. | Dr. Sara Burdak |

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Media & Entertainment
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Univision Communications Inc. | Miami, FL USA | Led largest and most successful CSR campaign in company’s history | Claudia Prado |

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Security Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Fannie Mae | San Francisco, CA USA | Driving force in aligning software security empowering and enabling developers | Chitra Elango |

Company of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Technica Communications | Palo Alto, CA USA | Agency has 40 percent increase in client base during pandemic. |

Company of the Year | Business Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Koullias Hotels | Kos Island, Greece | Acknowledging the importance of sustainable management in the tourism industry | BASI ELENI |

Company of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Jeunesse Innovates Key Business Activities for Success in 2020 |

Company of the Year | Non-Profit or Government | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Jeunesse Kids | Lake Mary, FL USA | Donated $2.4 Million (USD) Funding 14 Projects on 6 Continents |

Most Innovative Company of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Laura U Design Collective | Houston, TX & Aspen, CO USA | One of the first all-women run firms to offer design & architecture | Laura Umansky – Gina Elkins – Melissa Grove – |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Wambi | Philadelphia, PA USA | Improved UX for an engaging cultural transformation platform. |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Jeunesse innovates key business activities for success in 2020 |

Startup of the Year | Business Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Elizion Tech | Toronto, Canada | Created a sustainable and eco-friendly antiviral and antibacterial coating. | Alia Rahman | 2020

Startup of the Year | Business Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
1903 Public Relations | Fresno, CA USA | Elevating Black and Brown Founders Who Would Otherwise Be Ignored | 2019
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Tapcheck | Tarzana, CA USA | Tapcheck Has Achieved an Average Of 30% Monthly Revenue Growth | Kayling Gaver | 2019
Fi911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Reduced financial leakages by 50% and helped eliminate financial fraud | Monica Eaton-Cardone | 2020
Gallagher Domanski Professional Law Corporation | North Hollywood, CA USA | Petitioned for green cards for 30 clients worldwide in 2021. | Jean Patricia Domanski, Esq. | 2020
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Argon Agency | Lake Worth, FL USA | Success for the family-owned businesses we service daily | Logan Rae – Cameron Hemmer – Laura Brown – Natalie Mederos | 2020
Atlas Interior Design Ltd | Lancaster, Lancashire, UK | Far exceeding projected growth within less than 12 months | Sara Dobson | 2020
Curator24 | Solana Beach, CA USA | Curator24 successfully transformed the agency experience with 100% customer satisfaction | 2018
JC Legal | Hong Kong | Growing 10+ startups with affordable legal services | Janice Chew | 2018
Let’s Talk Supply Chain | Milton, Ontario, Canada | First person to ever franchise a podcast | Sarah Barnes-Humphrey | 2016
THE GLAM PRESTIGE GROUP | Paris, France | Celebrity Business Develop | Louisa Maria BOUBAKRI | 2020

Startup of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Bug Bite Thing | Port St. Lucie, FL USA | Amazon’s #1 seller for insect bite relief with 36,000 reviews | Kelley Higney | 2018

Startup of the Year | Consumer Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Dovly | Scottsdale, AZ USA | 92% of Dovly customers improve their score in 6 months | 2018
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Rebarkable | Westminster, MD USA | Continuing To Stand By Science. | Ali Smith | 2020
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Lenseyezia Productions | New Delhi | 2 WedWar awards. | 2016
Metamorphosis Group | Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines | Helping 10,000+ talents be equipped for the Future of Work | 2019

Startup of the Year | Technology Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Eco Wave Power Gibraltar | Gibraltar | Installation of a first wave energy power station in Gibraltar | Inna Braverman | 2016
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Elizion Tech | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Created a sustainable and eco-friendly antiviral and antibacterial coating. | Alia Rahman | 2020
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Fi911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Provided a blueprint to financial institutions for stopping FinTech fraud | Monica Eaton-Cardone | 2020
Luminance | London, United Kingdom | Growing Luminance to 350 customers in 60 countries | Eleanor Weaver | 2016

Startup of the Year | Technology Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Mason | Bangalore, Karnataka, India | Built an award-winning app for D2C brands on Shopify | Ms. Kausambi Manjita | 2020
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Koolulam | Tel Aviv, Israel | Koolulam created a model for private virtual music events | Michal Shahaf, Or Taicher and Ben Yaffet – | 2017
R Reflections Ltd | Southampton, UK | Appearing on BBC News within the first month of launching | Rebecca Mabbett | 2019
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Allthenticate | Santa Barbara, CA USA | The only security product protecting both physical and digital assets | – Rita Mounir – Chad Spensky – Evan Blasband | 2019
Fi911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Reduced fraud and protected eCommerce transactions for financial institutions | Monica Eaton-Cardone | 2020
WomenTech Network | Fairfax, VA USA | United 150K women and allies from globally | Veena Ramaswamy | 2019

Startup of the Year | Others
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Shipz | Dover, DE USA | We won The Womentech start-up of the year award | Sarah Barnes | 2017
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Elizion Tech | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Created a sustainable and eco-friendly antiviral and antibacterial coating. | Alia Rahman | 2020
Shuddh Desi Radio | Nashville, TN USA | Creating a platform for everyone to showcase talents and share views | Shalini Dixit | 2018
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Metamorphosis Group | Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines | Successfully launching our enterprises’ solutions alongside our consumer services | Danica Octa | 2019
ZRA Designs | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | Finalist Young Citizen of the Year, TEDX Speaker, Leadership Award | Zoe Alexiades | 2016

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Business Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
AB InBev Efes | Moscow, Russia | B2B portal ВыBEERрай 1 | Inga Panych |

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
NewAge, Inc. | Denver, CO USA | Lucim Totale Face Serum 1 |

Achievement in Developing and Promoting Women
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
HALKBANK | Istanbul, Turkey | Halkbank Supports Producing Women of Turkey |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Resolute Forest Products | Montreal, Quebec, Canada | Board-level diversity policy requiring minimum 25% representation of each gender |

Achievement in Mentorship and Sponsorship of Women
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Juniper Networks | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Dedication to improving opportunities for women in science and technology. | Sue Graham Johnston |

Executive Hero of the Year | Effective Leadership During COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNERS
Forbes | Jersey City, NJ USA | Jessica Sibley helped Forbes have a historic year in 2020. | Jessica |
Guild Education | Denver, CO USA | Provides economic opportunity and upskilling to millions of adult learners. | Rachel Carlson |
NLB Services | Alpharetta, GA USA | Business resiliency, growth for NLB Services amid and beyond pandemic | Jagriti Kumar |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Successfully protected 1+ billion transactions from digital fraud and theft | Monica Eaton-Cardone |
SUSE | Nürnberg, Germany | First Ever Female CEO of SUSE | Melissa Di Donato |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
1903 Public Relations | Fresno, CA USA | Meeting Employee Needs Helped Keep Business Growing | Katherine Verducci |
Elizion Tech | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Created a sustainable and eco-friendly antiviral and antibacterial coating. | Alia Rahman |
Full Sail University | Winter Park, FL USA | Isis Jones Promotes Forward Motion Through Technology | Isis Jones |
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) | New York, NY USA | Turning a tactical COVID-19 response into a strategic long-term asset | Rachel Hodgdon |
QAD | Santa Barbara, CA USA | Published extensive guidance helping auto suppliers navigate COVID-caused disruption | Terry Onica |
Radeus Labs, Inc. | Poway, CA USA | Purchasing first company before the age of 30. | Juliet Correnti |
Serving Our Superheroes | Uxbridge, London, UK | 47,000 items donated to the needy in the last year | Sarah Gardner |

Individual Hero of the Year | Helping Others During COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Serving Our Superheroes | Uxbridge, London, UK | 47,000 items donated to the needy in the last year | Sarah Gardner |

Education Hero of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
International School | Belgrade, Serbia | Taking care of students’ and teachers’ wellbeing, mindfulness and achievements | Zorana Zivanovic |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Full Sail University | Winter Park, FL USA | Technology and Analysis to Provide the Best Student-Centered Educational Experience | Nell Thompson |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
Serving Our Superheroes | Uxbridge, London, UK | 47,000 items donated to the needy in the last year | Charlotte Houston – vice chair of the charity Serving Our Superheroes; Education and Well-being lead at a primary school – |

Essential Worker Hero of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Serving Our Superheroes | Uxbridge, London, UK | 47,000 items donated to the needy in the last year | Sarah Gardner |

Health Care and Medical Hero of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Serving Our Superheroes | Uxbridge, London, UK | 47,000 items donated to the needy in the last year | Sarah Gardner |

Team of the Year | During COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Mary Kay Inc. | Addison, TX USA | Shipped 650,000+ bottles of hand sanitizer to over 2,000 organizations | Hand Sanitizer Donation Team – Joshua Crockett, Corporate Services Manager, Kiley Dwinell, Corporate Communications Coordinator, Jack Larkin, Delivery; Print Production Assistant, Suzie Longley, Supply Chain Analyst III, Julia Santosuosso, Sr Corporate Communications Specialist, Jocelyn Story, Sr Corporate Communications Specialist, Barbra Thibodaux, Inventory Control Coordinator – ASRS |

Company Response of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) | New York, NY USA | Developing and deploying the WELL Health-Safety Rating in record time. |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Mary Kay Inc. | Addison, TX USA | Manufactured hand sanitizer to support first responders around the world |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Successfully protected 1+ billion digital payments for online merchants /e-stores | Monica Eaton-Cardone |
Lingotot | Consett, England | Our business was turned upside-down, yet we continued to grow. |
Serving Our Superheroes | Uxbridge, London, UK | 47,000 items donated to the needy in the last year | Sarah Gardner |

Company Rethinking of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Protected 1+ billion online transactions from FinTech fraud & cyber shoplifting | Monica Eaton-Cardone |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) | New York, NY, USA | WELL Health-Safety Rating reached 1B square feet in nine months. |

Company Innovation of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Successfully protected 1+ billion eCommerce transactions during COVID’s worst months | Monica Eaton-Cardone |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Elizion Tech | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Created a sustainable and eco-friendly antiviral and antibacterial coating. | Alia Rahman |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) | New York, NY, USA | A rapid, innovative and strategic response to COVID-19 |
Serving Our Superheroes | Uxbridge, London, UK | 47,000 items donated to the needy in the last year | Sarah Gardner |

Best Non-Profit Response | Helping Local Communities and the World During COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Koolulam | Tel Aviv, Israel | Koolulam went virtual to help connect people better during COVID-19 | Michal Shahaf, Or Taicher and Ben Yaffet – |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Serving Our Superheroes | Uxbridge, London, UK | 47,000 items donated to the needy in the last year | Sarah Gardner (chair/founder of the charity) – Charlotte Houston (vice-chair of the charity) – Stephen Gardner (secretary of the charity) – |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
The Mary Kay Foundation | Addison, TX USA | Awarded over $1.1 million in grants to domestic violence shelters |

Best Use of Social Media | COVID-19-related Information
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Serving Our Superheroes | Uxbridge, London, UK | 47,000 items donated to the needy in the last year | Sarah Gardner |

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year | COVID-19-related Information
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
1903 Public Relations | Fresno, CA USA | Leading 3 Rapidfire, Successful National Campaigns in One Month |

Best Product | To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Elizion Tech | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Created a sustainable and eco-friendly antiviral and antibacterial coating. | Alia Rahman |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Mary Kay Inc. | Addison, TX USA | Pivoted quickly to manufacture hand sanitizer for the first time |

Best Service| To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
JC Legal | Hong Kong | Consult a lawyer securely online and support charity | Janice Chew |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Protected 1+ billion online transactions during COVID’s 5-month peak | Monica Eaton-Cardone |

Best Technology| To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
PandoLogic | New York, NY USA | PandoLogic scaled quickly to deliver the essential workforce needed |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Elizion Tech | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Created a sustainable and eco-friendly antiviral and antibacterial coating | Alia |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Successfully protected 1+ billion transactions during COVID’s worst 5 months | Monica Eaton-Cardone |

2020 Women World Awards

13th Annual 2020 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

13th Annual 2020 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards winners

Grand Winners (alphabetically)

A Girl’s Frontier
Coalfire
IGEL
Jeunesse Global
Proofpoint Inc.

2020 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards winners

Female Achievers | Advocate of the Year
GOLD WINNER
A Girl’s Frontier | Marietta, GA USA | Creating a movement to help young girls become leaders. | Isha Uppalapati
SILVER WINNER
Veterans Compass to Success | Atlanta, GA USA | helping veterans | lamonica Lawrence

Female Achievers | Business Role Model of the Year
GOLD WINNER
DailyPay | New York, NY USA | Revolutionizing the on-demand pay industry with innovative marketing campaigns | Jeanniey Walden
SILVER WINNER
NRPR Group | Beverly Hills, CA USA | owner, founder and CEO of NRPR Group | Nicole Rodrigues
BRONZE WINNERS
Wells Fargo | Phoenix, AZ USA | Diversity and Inclusion leader creating a safe and respectful environment | Maryam Enders
Vested | New York, NY USA | Founding Vested | Binna Kim

Female Achievers | Champion of the Year
GOLD WINNER
EQ-i Coach | St. Louis, MO, USA | Becoming a trusted expert on emotional intelligence skills and coaching | Roberta Moore
SILVER WINNERS
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | First Woman Worldwide To Earn Software Security Framework Certification | Bhavna Sondhi
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Overseeing a decade of operational success | Wendy Lewis
BRONZE WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Established Project Management Organization to Transform Our Business. | Cassie Katt

Female Achievers | Lifetime Achievement Award
GOLD WINNER
NIFRS | Northern Ireland | Creating and sustaining a pipeline of female talent | Carmel McKinney OBE
SILVER WINNER
She heals The World | New York City, NY USA | multimillion dollar school | Dr. Safiyah Satterwhite

Female Achievers | Transformation Leader Of The Year
GOLD WINNER
IGEL | San Francisco, CA USA | Archer drives success for IGEL’s system integrators during 2020. | Jill Archer

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Technica Communications | San Francisco, CA USA | Promotes career development for thousands of women in cleantech. | Lisa Ann Pinkerton

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Business Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Webscale Networks | Santa Clara, CA USA | Achieving 100% growth YoY since the last five years. | Sonal Puri

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Business Services | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Top Score Writing Inc. | Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA | 2% of women hit a million, Lisa was able to. | Lisa Collum

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Overseeing a decade of operational success | Wendy Lewis

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
UniWill Ventures | Palo Alto, CA, USA | Female visionary millennial investor who promotes tech-for-good and inclusive economy. | Crysti Chen
SILVER WINNER
UniWill Ventures | Seattle, WA USA | the most influential and visionary female millennial impact investor | Crysti Chen

Female Executive of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Sauce Labs | San Francisco, CA USA | Gracefully leading her team through all the surprises of 2020 | Terri Avnaim

Female Executive of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 2,500 and more Employees
GOLD WINNER
Red Hat | Raleigh, NC USA | Pivoting Summit from in-person to virtual in 8 weeks | Leigh Day
SILVER WINNER
Keysight Technologies | Santa Rosa, CA USA | First-ever CMO, played an integral role in Keysight’s growth | Marie Hattar
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA, USA | Kristy Campbell’s creative leadership catapults Proofpoint above 700+ security vendors | Kristy Campbell

Female Executive of the Year | Business Services | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Manor Architects | Moneymore, County L’Derry, Northern Ireland | Muldoon’s decade-long business/personal impact best reflected in an unparalleled/record 2019. | Johann Muldoon

Female Executive of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
ECI Software Solutions | Fort Worth, TX USA | Reinvented ECI’s enterprise-wide accounting system | Sarah Hagan

Female Executive of the Year | Business Services | 2,500 and more Employees
GOLD WINNER
PeopleScout | Chicago, IL USA | Breaking down silos within the organization | Jennifer Mattocks
SILVER WINNER
Red Hat | Raleigh, NC USA | Maintained financial wellbeing while creating a collaborative, cohesive team environment. | Laurie Krebs

Female Executive of the Year | Consumer Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Heal | Los Angeles, CA USA | Creating a Service that Brings Better Care Directly to Patients | Dr. Renee Dua
SILVER WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Overseeing a decade of operational success | Wendy Lewis

Female Executive of the Year | Non-Profit or Government | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
A Girl’s Frontier | Marietta, GA USA | Creating a movement to help young girls become leaders. | Isha Uppalapati

Female Executive of the Year | Europe
GOLD WINNER
NIFRS | Northern Ireland | Creating and sustaining a pipeline of female talent | Carmel McKinney OBE

Female Executive of the Year | India
GOLD WINNER
Accenture | Gurgaon, Haryana, India | Highlighted heavy savings and shared digital marketing strategies. | Sapna Sood

Female Executive of the Year | Latin America
GOLD WINNER
BairesDev | San Francisco, CA USA | Developed a Lead Generation system that generated USD 20M . | Rocío Belfiore

Female Executive of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
Darktrace | San Francisco, CA USA | Leading global AI security company to major growth, product innovations | Nicole Eagan
SILVER WINNER
EY | New York, NY USA | Marna’s Tax practice was the growth leader at EY. | Marna Ricker

Female Innovator of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 2,500 and more Employees
GOLD WINNER
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Kristy Campbell’s creative leadership catapults Proofpoint above 700+ security vendors | Kristy Campbell

Female Professional of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 2,500 and more Employees
GOLD WINNER
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Kristy Campbell’s creative leadership catapults Proofpoint above 700+ security vendors | Kristy Campbell

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Corporate Communications
GOLD WINNER
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA, USA | Kristy Campbell’s creative leadership catapults Proofpoint above 700+ security vendors | Kristy Campbell

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Customer Support
GOLD WINNER
OpenWater | Arlington, VA USA | Policies and training procedures resulted in incredible reviews and metrics. | Laura Mercado
SILVER WINNER
Forcepoint | Austin, TX USA | Increased Customer Satisfaction to 98% By Focusing On Personal Relationships | Lisa Schreiber
BRONZE WINNER
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Lyn Campbell’s strategic leadership stops today’s toughest cybercriminals | Lynn Campbell

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Human Resources
GOLD WINNER
AnyWhere | Portland, Oregon, USA | Growing her HR team globally. | Lorissa Bowersox
SILVER WINNER
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Sharyl Givens’ strategic leadership helps Proofpoint surpass 700+ security vendors | Sharyl Givens

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Information Technology
GOLD WINNER
IGEL | San Francisco, CA USA | Divya has contributed significantly to the success of IGEL Ready. | Divya Saggar
SILVER WINNER
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Lyn Campbell’s strategic leadership stops today’s toughest cybercriminals | Lynn Campbell

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Marketing
GOLD WINNER
CommonSpirit Health | San Francisco, CA USA (Dignity Health HQ/Enterprise Population Health main office) | Building a platform that provides critical data and celebrates employees | Jessica Dixon

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Sales/Business Development
GOLD WINNER
STORE Capital | Scottsdale, AZ USA | Promotion to President along with Board Member and CEO title | Mary Fedewa
SILVER WINNER
KnowBe4 | Clearwater, FL USA | Contributing to the achievement of becoming a Unicorn private company. | Brittany Scott
BRONZE WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Transformed sales function to drive sales and customer service | Jennifer Velnoskey

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Communicator
GOLD WINNER
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Kristy Campbell’s creative leadership catapults Proofpoint above 700+ security vendors | Kristy Campbell

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Creative
GOLD WINNER
IGEL | San Francisco, CA USA | Abie’s talent for design has helped build IGEL brand recognition. | Abigail Arcilla (Abie)

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Influencer
GOLD WINNER
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT USA | Deanna educates, inspires, and empowers women across the globe. | Deanna Latson
SILVER WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Leads Diversity Council to encourage diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. | Anjna Mehta-Singh

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Maverick
GOLD WINNER
Manor Architects | Moneymore, County L’Derry, Northern Ireland | Muldoon persevered her entire life; overcame more obstacles than most. | Johann Muldoon

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Mentor
GOLD WINNER
Hitachi ABB Powergrids | Zurich | Getting more women into STEM fields | Reshma Ramachandran

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Rising Star
GOLD WINNER
Manor Architects | Moneymore, County L’Derry, Northern Ireland | Muldoon persevered her entire life; overcame more obstacles than most. | Johann Muldoon
SILVER WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Refined major service offering; improved consistency and enhanced training. | Mandy Pote

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Team Builder
GOLD WINNER
Epicor Software | Austin, TX USA | Led significant culture shift, Glassdoor organically increased 18% (2 years) | Jignasha Amin Grooms

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Kristy Campbell’s creative leadership catapults Proofpoint above 700+ security vendors | Kristy Campbell

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Consulting
GOLD WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Directed Major Accounts (Microsoft, Oracle, IBM) With Excellence | Divya Jeyachandran

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD WINNER
Mellanni Fine Linens | Pine Brook, NJ USA | At mass scale, delivering quality sleep, and all it’s benefits. | Margarita Poluyko
SILVER WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Overseeing a decade of operational success | Wendy Lewis

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Engineering and Technology
GOLD WINNER
Qnovo, Inc. | Newark, CA USA | Pioneer in commercializing intelligent battery algorithms for better battery experiences | Dania Ghantous
SILVER WINNER
EPAM Systems | Newtown, PA USA | Directing a global team promoting collaboration, education, and technology communication. | Katerina Molchanova

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Food & Beverage
GOLD WINNER
Bev | Venice, CA USA | Secured distribution with North America’s Largest Distributor: Southern Glazer’s | Alix Peabody

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
HUYA Bioscience International (HUYABIO; http://www.huyabio.com) | San Diego, CA USA | Mireille’s company has access to >20,000 drug candidates from China. | Mireille Gillings, Ph.D., Hon. DSc.
SILVER WINNER
Health Carousel | Cincinnati, OH, USA | All female led project team on certification of ethical recruitment | Katie Glaser – SVP of International Operations Amber Sprengard – VP of Government Affairs and External Relations Jordan Sager – Corporate Counsel Meghan Kane – Associate Director of Immigration and Licensing Erica Ponchot – Associate Director of International Recruitment and Programs

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
GOLD WINNER
The Ranch | Malibu, CA USA | Creating a destination for people to transform their health | Sue Glasscok
BRONZE WINNER
Fly Far Ladies | Dhaka, Bangladesh | Tried to empower ladies through travel inbound or outbound | Nusrat Jahan

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Human Resources
GOLD WINNER
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Sharyl Givens’ strategic leadership helps Proofpoint surpass 700+ security vendors | Sharyl Givens

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
BairesDev | San Francisco, CA USA | Developed a Lead Generation system that generated USD 20M . | Rocío Belfiore

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Security Software
GOLD WINNER
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Lyn Campbell’s strategic leadership stops today’s toughest cybercriminals | Lynn Campbell

Company of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Kite Hill PR | New York, NY USA | Launching Communications Week to inspire and inform the industry |

008 Company of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Mt. Tam Innovations, LLC | Herndon, VA USA | Driving Organizational Optimization and Improving Customer Experience through Automation | Jeanne Churchwell

Company of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Jeunesse achieves the 5th consecutive year of billion-dollar sales | Wendy Lewis, Cofounder and COO Randy Ray, Cofounder and CEO Scott Lewis, Chief Visionary Officer

Company of the Year | Non-Profit or Government | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Pajamas & A Purpose Inc. | Garden City | We impact lives one pajama party at a time! | CARLINE BEAUBRUN – FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  RACHEL KRAMER – DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS ALEXANDRA PHENARD – DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH RUTH ST. AUDE – DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS & EDUCATION NATASHA SUPPLICE HENRY – DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP DEEANNA PIERRE-LOUIS – DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA JOANNE OXILUS – DIRECTOR OF FINANCE REBECCA WILLIAMS – DIRECTOR AT LARGE JHAIEL BEAUBRUN – JUNIOR BOARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SILVER WINNER
Jeunesse Kids | Lake Mary, FL USA | Jeunesse Kids provides more than $2.5 million in grants |

Most Innovative Company of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
SITELAB urban studio | San Francisco, CA USA | Building an inclusive, diverse, multidisciplinary team tackling critical urban issues.

Startup of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
Grasshopper Bank | New York, NY USA | Bringing access to quality banking to innovative US-based companies. | Judith Erwin Sangeeta Kishore
SILVER WINNERS
FEYA | London, United Kingdom | Launching her dream-business while becoming a mother in 2 years | Zahra Khan
Margaux Agency | Los Angeles, CA USA | Hosted event activation at the 2020 NFL Combine in Indianapolis | Monica Garrett, Founder + CEO of Margaux Agency  Tara Miremadi, Digital Brand Manager of Margaux Agency  Rachel Nelson, Public Relations & Events Manager of Margaux Agency 
Your Marketing Authority | Pompano Beach, FL USA | Starting My Own Marketing and Copywriting Business in 2017 | Gail Blount
BRONZE WINNERS
Brand825 | Brentwood | We’ve grown revenue 2,670% since the company’s inception in 2016. | Kedran Whitten Cindy Baker
Morris Cookies (Asia) Ltd | Hong Kong | Created a solution applied Cookies making into Special Kids training | The Hub Hong Kong and Hong Chi Association 
The Creative Platter | Gurgaon, Haryana, India | India’s home-grown brand, for it’s unique design philosophy. | Amankshi Rawat
UniWill Ventures | Seattle, WA, USA | The most transformative and influential female millennial leader in VC | Crysti Chen

Startup of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD WINNER
The Creative Platter | Gurgaon, Haryana, India | India’s home-grown brand, for it’s unique design philosophy. | Amankshi Rawat
SILVER WINNER
Bev | Venice, CA USA | Bev Canned Wine Becomes First Ever TTB-approved 0g Sugar Wine |
BRONZE WINNER
Kumbaya (MyKumbaya, Inc.) | Mountain View, CA USA | Kumbaya responded to COVID-19, launching virtual services within 48 hours. | CEO and Co-founder: Chen Levanon Chief Behavioral Officer and Co-founder: Dr. Adi Zief-Balteriski

Startup of the Year | Consumer Services
GOLD WINNER
Bevy | Houston, TX USA | Supporting families while challenging the societal-normalized mindset around household responsibilities | Lynda Attaway, CEO and Founder Carissa Janeway, Co-Founder and COO
SILVER WINNER
INTERNATIONAL STAR OVERSEAS SERVICES | New Delhi, India | Growing with the Families, exponentially. | Poonam Jain
BRONZE WINNER
Kumbaya (MyKumbaya, Inc.) | Mountain View, CA USA | Kumbaya responded to COVID-19, launching virtual services within 48 hours. | CEO and Co-founder: Chen Levanon Chief Behavioral Officer and Co-founder: Dr. Adi Zief-Balteriski


We’re moms, sisters, wives, friends and professionals. We’ve realized first-hand the lack of time we have to successfully flourish in our careers, raise a family and maintain a household. There are too many competing responsibilities and not enough hours in the day. Now more than ever, time is our most valuable commodity. Bevy exists to combat the background noise of life and help you manage the stress of your home, giving you time back to spend with your loved ones and live your best life at the end of each and every day. We’re curing the chaos one household and to-do list at a time and are honored to be recognized as a gold winner in the Annual Women World Awards.

Lynda Attaway & Carissa Janeway | Founders | Bevy

Startup of the Year | Technology Products
GOLD WINNER
Nico.lab | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Saving lives by optimising acute stroke care in the Netherlands | Merel Boers
SILVER WINNERS
Luminance | London, United Kingdom | Clementine has helped lawyers from 250 firms transform their practice. | Clementine Fox
RippleNami, Inc. | Cardiff by the Sea, CA USA | RippleNami empowers “You to Know You” 1st Block in Blockchain. | Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman & CEO Amy Johnson, COO Kendra Berger, CFO Marty Smith, VP Engineering Kyalo Muambi, VP Business Development Jero Yego, Manager Sales Jewel Zolman, Manager HR
BRONZE WINNERS
Allthenticate | Santa Barbara, CA USA | Selected as a security Top Pick by TechCrunch for Disrupt | Rita Mounir
Kumbaya (MyKumbaya, Inc.) | Mountain View, CA USA | Kumbaya responded to COVID-19, launching virtual services within 48 hours. | CEO and Co-founder: Chen Levanon Chief Behavioral Officer and Co-founder: Dr. Adi Zief-Balteriski
TOOGLE TRAVEL PVT LTD | Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Malaysia | World’s Largest Travel Networking Company | MEGHA SHARMA

Startup of the Year | Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
Kumbaya (MyKumbaya, Inc.) | Mountain View, CA USA | Kumbaya responded to COVID-19, launching virtual services within 48 hours. | CEO and Co-founder: Chen Levanon Chief Behavioral Officer and Co-founder: Dr. Adi Zief-Balteriski
SILVER WINNER
Patient Chatter LLC | Chicago, IL USA | Patient Chatter got Nominated as the Best firm in Collaboration |
BRONZE WINNER
CTB – Crushing The Barriers | Johannesburg, South Africa | The Diana Award 2020 | Ms Lebohang Melissa Mothae  Mr Marvel Mthembu  Mr Tony Mthembu  Mr Victor Adankai Mr Bongani Sithole

Startup of the Year | Others
GOLD WINNER
The Vaginacologist | New Braunfels, TX USA | Reducing the Risk of Women’s Reproductive Dysfunctions Through Essential Education | Dr. Teresa Lynn Irwin
SILVER WINNER
A Girl’s Frontier | Marietta, GA USA | Creating a movement to help young girls become leaders. | Isha Uppalapati
BRONZE WINNERS
Sexy Brilliant Global Revolution | Montreal, Quebec, Canada | Author of Too Fat, Too Loud, Too Ambitius | Devina Kaur
Think Tank AlterContacts | Amsterdam, the Netherlands | Idea turned into a global social movement registered by UN | Julia Skupchenko
Sporadic Group LTD | London, United Kingdom | Opening three eateries and becoming mother twice in two years | Zahra Khan

Achievement of the Year | Community Engagement
GOLD WINNER
Health Carousel | Cincinnati, OH USA | Leading Social Impact and Engagement through a Global Pandemic | HR Social Impact, Engagement and Communications Team Chief People Officer – Marijke Woodruff Senior Manager of Leadership Development – Megan Perry Senior Social Impact & Engagement Specialist – Johanna Krogh.

Achievement of the Year | Financial Communications
GOLD WINNER
Vested | New York, NY USA | Founding Vested | Ishviene Arora
SILVER WINNER
Caliber Corporate Advisers | New York, NY USA | Becoming President of Caliber | Grace Keith

Achievement of the Year | Transportation
GOLD WINNER
Loughlin Michaels Group | San Jose, CA USA | Launched company in 10 days and raised 30 million | Donna Loughlin Michaels

Achievement in Developing and Promoting Women
GOLD WINNER
Gensuite | Mason, Ohio, USA | 2020 Best Places to Work in Ohio Award | Natasha Porter, Executive Vice President & Customer Development Officer  Amanda Petzinger, Senior Director, Growth & Customer Experience  Wei Jenny Yu, Senior Leader, Business Development, Strategy & Innovation  Brittany O’Bryan, Associate Director, Corporate

Milestone of the Year | Anniversary
GOLD WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Jeunesse achieves the 5th consecutive year of billion-dollar sales | Wendy Lewis, Cofounder and COO Randy Ray, Cofounder and CEO Scott Lewis, Chief Visionary Officer

Executive Hero of the Year | Effective Leadership During COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
Wells Fargo | Phoenix, AZ USA | Diversity and Inclusion leader creating a safe and respectful environment | Maryam Enders
SILVER WINNER
Legal Edge Services | Miami, FL USA | Leadership During Crisis Through Creativity, Flexibility, Vision, and Determination | Kelly W. Ramsden
Proofpoint Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA USA | Sharyl Givens’ strategic leadership helps Proofpoint surpass 700+ security vendors | Sharyl Givens
BRONZE WINNERS
Akshar Travels Pvt Ltd | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India | Shramik seva |
INTERNATIONAL STAR ASSISTANCE PRIVATE LIMITED | New Delhi, India | Amazingly handling global requests from the Distressed | Ms. Poonam Jain

Individual Hero of the Year | Helping Others During COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
Think Tank AlterContacts | Amsterdam, the Netherlands | Helped over 8000 entrepreneurs worldwide get ideas to save business | Julia Skupchenko Massimo Mercuri
SILVER WINNER
Project SMILE | Philippines | Uplifting the lives of underprivileged and neglected Filipinos | Sabrina Melissande Tamayo

Education Hero of the Year
GOLD WINNER
AUC The American University in Cairo | Cairo, Egypt, Africa | Excellent initiatives to serve hundreds of learners during covid19 | Amira El-Dib

Essential Worker Hero of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Akshar Travels PVT LTD | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India | Akshar travels successful fight against COVID-19 sending labours at home | Riya Giri

Health Care and Medical Hero of the Year
GOLD WINNER
INTERNATIONAL STAR ASSISTANCE PRIVATE LIMITED | New Delhi, India | Handling medical Emergencies, Globally. | Ms. Poonam Jain

Government Hero of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Akshar Travels PVT LTD | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India | Capacity of small thought results into wonder. | 1)Rupal .M. Sharma 2)Riddhi .k. Chaudhary 3)Riya.I.Giri

Public Service Hero of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Akshar Travels PVT LTD | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India | Making migrant movement meaningful in the time of pandemic situation | RUPAL  RIDDHI RIYA

Team of the Year | During COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
Health Carousel | Cincinnati, OH, USA | COVID-19 Response – Better Together, even while apart. | HR Client, Communications, Compensation & Benefits, and Engagement Teams Marijke Woodruff – Chief People Officer Aubrey Sewell – Director of HR Shared Services Megan Perry – Senior Manager of Leadership Development Kayla Schneider – Manager of HR Compliance Maria Jackson – Communications Specialist Amanda Laake – Benefits Manager
SILVER WINNER
INTERNATIONAL STAR ASSISTANCE PRIVATE LIMITED | New Delhi, India | Successfully handling multiple requests from Distressed Families | Ms. Poonam J Mr. Sanjay Jain Mr. Ankur Sharma Mr. Deepak Rai
BRONZE WINNER
Akshar Travels PVT LTD | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India | Leadership secrets by Akshar Travels | Rupal M Sharma


As a Judge, it was wonderful to review and score nominations from around the world. There have been amazing, trailblazing women as contestants from various countries and top notch in their respective fields. Women who are leading entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders, company founders and owners of innovative start-ups, all of them were highly competitive in respective category domains, and the task of ranking them was equally challenging. Absolutely loved the review process for the global awards. Kudos to the winners!

Aparna Mahajan | WICCI | India

Company Response of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Golden State Foods | Irvine, CA USA | Golden State Foods’ Innovative Solutions Alleviate Food Insecurity During COVID-19 |

Company Work-From-Home Implementation of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Clinical Trial Media | Hauppauge, NY USA | Building an international COVID-19 registry for clinical trials. | All employees of Clinical Trial Media.

Best Government Response
GOLD WINNER
Akshar Travels PVT LTD | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India | Migrant movement call Centre sending labour to there home. |

Best Non-Profit Response | Helping Local Communities and the World During COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
Cause4 Ltd | London, United Kingdom | Pro-bono daily hour Power Hour support for charities in difficulty |
SILVER WINNER
Project SMILE | Philippines | Impacted 10,000+ Filipinos across the country |

Best Use of Social Media | COVID-19-related Information
GOLD WINNER
Project SMILE | Philippines | Reaching over 300,000 Filipinos via Facebook and Instagram |

Best Product | To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT USA | Puritii Detox kills 99.999% of viruses and bacteria. |

Best Service| To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
SystemDomain | Chicago, IL USA | SystemDomain Offered Pro-Bono Consulting Services, Security Assessment and Service Roadmaps |
SILVER WINNER
Akshar Travels PVT LTD | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India | Solidatry, Dignity, empathy in times of coronavirus | 1)Rupal M sharma 2)Riddhi Chaudhary 3)Riya Giri

Best Technology| To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
First Advantage | Atlanta, GA USA | Solutions promote workplace safety for on-site and work-from-home employees |
SILVER WINNER
GreatBizTools | Naples, FL USA | CEO World Award Winner |
BRONZE WINNER
Akshar Travels PVT LTD | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India | The best time use of google form |

2019 Women World Awards

12th Annual 2019 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

Female Achievers | Advocate of the Year
GOLD WINNER
The Female Social Network | Sydney Australia | Creating a fast-growth business for women, by women. | Fi Bendall, Global CEO

Female Achievers | Business Role Model of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Vested | New York, NY USA | Founding Vested | Binna Kim, President
SILVER WINNER
Agiloft | Redwood City, CA USA | 100% response rate from Professional Services team | Bridget Conrad, VP of Customer Services

Female Achievers | Champion of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Steered Jeunesse to a banner year of $1.46B in sales. | Wendy Lewis, Jeunesse Global
SILVER WINNER
The Female Social Network | Sydney, Australia | Created a fast-growth, international company in less than three years. | Fi Bendall, Global CEO
BRONZE WINNER
Business U Inc. | Los Angeles CA USA | Increased national footprint from 32 to 48 states through new-offerings | Christine Bosworth & Celina Shands Christine Bosworth & Celina Shands, Co-founders

Female Achievers | Lifetime Achievement Award
GOLD WINNER
Child Action Lanka | Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka | She has been the voice to the voiceless street people | Deborah Judith Natasha Edirisinghe, Founding Director

Female Achievers | Transformation Leader Of The Year
GOLD WINNER
The Female Social Network | Sydney, Australia | Changing the way brands connect to female consumers. | Fi Bendall, Global CEO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Harmonica | Santa Monica, CA USA | Katy helped launch the top-selling gluten-free pizza in the USA | Katy Saeger, President & CEO
SILVER WINNER
Hawthorne | Los Angeles, CA USA | Achieving 34% revenue growth YOY. | Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO
BRONZE WINNER
The Female Social Network | Sydney, Australia | Built a fast-growth international business in less than three years. | Fi Bendall, Global CEO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Business Services | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
The Leadership Agency | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Building an award winning international company: CAD, UK, FR, US | Jamie Hoobanoff, Founder & CEO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
AB Tasty | Paris, France | She lead a round of funding while 9 months pregnant | Alix de Sagazan, CEO & Co-founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Steered Jeunesse to a banner year of $1.46B in sales. | Wendy Lewis, Founder and COO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Consumer Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Brigade Bookkeeping | Miami Beach, FL USA | Brigade Bookkeeping adds strength, diversity, and vitality to the local-economy | Elizabeth Manso, President/CEO/Founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | Canada
GOLD WINNER
DentalX | North York, Ontario, Canada | She has won several local, national and international awards. | Anaida Deti, CEO
SILVER WINNER
The Leadership Agency | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Building an award winning international company: CAD, UK, FR, US | Jamie Hoobanoff, Founder & CEO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
Global Upside Corporation | San Jose, CA, USA | Glass ceiling breaker as female entrepreneur, executive, leader in finance | Gita Bhargava, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
SILVER WINNER
Vested | New York, NY USA | Founding Vested | Ishviene Arora, COO

Female Executive of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Hotwire | San Francisco, CA, USA | As a leader is dedicated to lifting those around her | Heather Kernahan, President, North America
SILVER WINNER
Amobee | San Diego, CA, United States | Erica emphasizes serving the community while developing diverse workplace culture | Erica Golden, Chief People Officer

Female Executive of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 2,500 and more Employees
GOLD WINNER
Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) | Wayne, PA, USA | Crafted brand campaign around resilience that grew engagement and leads | Kathy Schneider, Chief Marketing Officer

Female Executive of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Darktrace | San Francisco, CA USA | Has overseen Darktrace’s meteoric rise in competitive and saturated market | Nicole Eagan, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Symphony Summit | Carver, Minnesota USA | Developed a go-to-market strategy to compete in service management marketplace. | Katie Carty Tierney, Vice President, Strategic Sales
BRONZE WINNER
Circadence Corporation | Boulder, CO USA | Keenan has developed numerous partnerships with Five Eye countries | Keenan Skelly, Vice President of Global Partnerships and Security Evangelist
Talent Function Group, LLC | San Diego, CA, United States | We are growing and evolving and in our 10th year. | Elaine Orler, CEO and Founder

Female Executive of the Year | Business Services | 2,500 and more Employees
GOLD WINNER
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory | Riverwoods, IL, USA | Stacey transformed an underperforming enterprise into a global market leader. | Stacey Caywood, CEO
SILVER WINNER
PeopleScout | Chicago, IL USA | Successful acquisition of four organizations around the globe. | Taryn Owen, President

Female Executive of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Spearheaded continual innovations in award-winning products, technology and operations. | Wendy Lewis, Founder and COO

Female Executive of the Year | Non-Profit or Government | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Allen Community College Endowment Association | Iola, KS USA | Worked hard at setting the bar high and built relationships | Aimee Thompson, Executive Director of Development

Female Executive of the Year | Non-Profit or Government | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Wyss Institute at Harvard University | Boston, MA, USA | Developed novel technique to make delivery of gene therapy safer | Tina Liu, Entrepreneur-in-residence
SILVER WINNER
AARP | Washington, DC USA | Transforming and modernizing AARP’s technology-platforms to provide a better experience | Amy Doherty, SVP and CIO
BRONZE WINNER
Northern Ireland Fire And Rescue Service | Northern Ireland | Savvy and resilient/ has broken the glass ceiling/ trailblazer extraordinaire | Carmel Mckinney 0be, Non Executive Chairperson

Female Executive of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
JDA Software | Scottsdale, AZ USA | In one year, Sharon transformed JDA from revenue-focused to customer-focused | Sharon Mills, Chief Customer Officer
SILVER WINNER
Nyotron | Santa Clara, CA USA | Partnership resulted in a $10 million investment from Ingram Micro. | Sagit Manor, CEO

Female Innovator of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
ShelterZoom Corp. | New York, NY USA | Winning multiple global awards, including CODiE Best Emerging Technology 2018 | Chao Cheng-Shorland, CEO & Co-Founder


Chao Cheng-Shorland, Co-Founder & CEO | ShelterZoom | New York, NY USA

“Being named Female Innovator of the Year USA by the Women World Awards was a thrilling win. The truth of the matter is that when your job is your passion, and your passion is your job, every day is a win. The Women World Awards are especially important to me, as they celebrate women for their excellence and validate the extraordinary work that we do every day. I hope that my success as a woman is an inspiration to others and encourages them to take risks, be courageous and act fearlessly. This is why I am both proud and humbled to be named Female Innovator of the Year USA.”

Chao Cheng-Shorland, Co-Founder & CEO | ShelterZoom

Female Professional of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Amobee | San Diego, CA, United States | Kim leads Amobee’s mission to revolutionize television and digital advertising | Kim Perell, Chief Executive Officer

Female Professional of the Year | Non-Profit or Government | 2,500 and more Employees
GOLD WINNER
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority | Dubai, UAE | Works with Excellence-mentality enhanced by her innovation and future foresight-skills. | Muna Ahmed Al Zaabi, Manager Innovation

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Customer Service
GOLD WINNER
Securus Technologies | Carrollton, TX USA | Increased calls per hour by 1.6 for a $35,000 savings. | Lyisha Tatum, Customer Service Trainer

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Information Technology
GOLD WINNER
IGEL | San Francisco, CA USA | Kimberly was involved in executing the IGEL IT Baller campaign. | Kimberly Nicola, Channel Marketing Manager

Outstanding Female Professional of the Year | Manufacturing, Production, and Operations
GOLD WINNER
Securus Technologies | Carrollton, TX USA | Installed a new business revenue base of $46M, a record. | Monica Garcia, Manager Installation

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Maverick
GOLD WINNER
Stephynie Malik Enterprises | Walnut Creek, CA 94596 | Achieved profitability 2 months after launching | Stephynie Malik, Founder / CEO

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Result-Oriented
GOLD WINNER
Securus Technologies | Carrollton, TX USA | Found over $241k in savings by improving IVR efficiencies | Robin Stadt, Customer Service Manager

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Team Builder
GOLD WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Driving a culture of innovation, collaboration, inclusion, and engagement | Leslie Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Top Woman of the Year in Business & The Professions | The Visionary
GOLD WINNER
VirtualHealth | New York, NY USA | Directed the next stage of innovation at VirtualHealth | Jen Rudman, CTO

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance
GOLD WINNER
Brigade Bookkeeping | Miami Beach, FL USA | Brigade Bookkeeping adds strength, diversity, and vitality to the local-economy | Elizabeth Manso, President/CEO/Founder

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
Hawthorne | Los Angeles, CA USA | Achieving 34% revenue growth YOY. | Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Harmonica | Santa Monica, CA USA | Katy helped launch the top-selling gluten-free pizza in the USA | Katy Saeger, President & CEO

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
AB Tasty | Paris, France | She lead a round of funding while 9 months pregnant | Alix de Sagazan, CEO & Co-founder
SILVER WINNER
The Leadership Agency | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Building an award winning international company: CAD, UK, FR, US | Jamie Hoobanoff, Founder & CEO

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
GOLD WINNER
RingCentral | Belmont, CA USA | Disrupting the business communications industry with RingCentral | Kira Makagon, EVP of Innovation

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Spearheaded continual innovations in award-winning products, technology and operations. | Wendy Lewis, Founder and COO

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Education and Training
GOLD WINNER
Business U Inc. | Los Angeles CA USA | Increased national footprint from 32 to 48 states through new-offerings | Christine Bosworth, CEO/Co-founder

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
DentalX | North York, Ontario, Canada | She has won several local, national and international awards. | Anaida Deti, CEO

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
EPAM Systems, Inc. | Newtown, PA USA | Leads with proven solutions in a very fast moving competitive-industry | Elaina Shekhter, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Information Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Agiloft | Redwood City, CA USA | 100% response rate from Professional Services team | Bridget Conrad, VP of Customer Services

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Security Hardware
GOLD WINNER
Yubico | Palo Alto, CA USA | Forged a new path of passwordless logins in authentication. | Stina Ehrensvard, CEO & Founder

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Security Software
GOLD WINNER
Nyotron | Santa Clara, CA USA | Partnership resulted in a $10 million investment from Ingram Micro. | Sagit Manor, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Darktrace | San Francisco, CA USA | Has overseen Darktrace’s meteoric rise in competitive and saturated market | Nicole Eagan, CEO

Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year | Wholesale & Distribution
GOLD WINNER
Sun Coast Resources, Inc. | Houston, TX, USA | Started company from ground up in 1985 | Kathy Lehne, President & CEO

Company of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Arco + Associates | Ballwin, MO, United States | Building a successful marketing firm known for getting results. | Andrea Arco
SILVER WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of nonprofit organizations | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Company of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
The Female Social Network | Sydney, Australia | Creating a disruptive means for brands to connect to women. | Fi Bendall, Duncan Bendall, Ed Rieu, Kelly Centellas, Bruce Billson

Company of the Year | Business Products | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali chugh

Company of the Year | Business Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Spotcap | Amsterdam | First and only woman in Management role | Dewi Smeenk
SILVER WINNER
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ, USA | Causing waves with flagship product’s go-to-market | Neha Goel, SVP of Marketing & Strategy Mouhanad Abbas, SVP of VMS Solutions

Company of the Year | Business Services | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Business U Inc. | Los Angeles CA USA | Increased national footprint from 32 to 48 states through new-offerings | Christine Bosworth, Celina Shands
SILVER WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali chugh
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of nonprofit organizations | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Black Dress Circle | St. Louis, MO, United States | Erin is the Founder and CEO of Black Dress Circle. | Erin Joy
Effectus Enteprises, LLC DBA “Dr. Betty Uribe” | Long Beach, CA USA | Raised over $1MM for University scholarships, funding over 100 globally | Dr. Betty Uribe
SystenDomain, Inc | Naperville, IL, USA | SystemDomain, Inc had been recognized as the fastest growing firm. | Shubhi Garg, President & CEO, SystemDomain, Inc.

Company of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Netrocon Systems/ Netrocon Digital | Charlotte, NC, USA and Princeton,NJ, USA | Sustaining and Consistently Growing a technology company as a woman. | Shirley Vincent, President and CEO Andrew Sudhindran, Director of Business Development
SILVER WINNER
Brigade Bookkeeping | Miami Beach, FL USA | Brigade Bookkeeping adds strength, diversity, and vitality to the local-economy | Elizabeth Manso

Company of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Jeunesse Global | Lake Mary, FL USA | Celebrating Nine Years of Growth in Sales and Giving Back | Wendy Lewis, Founder and COO Randy Ray, Founder and CEO Scott Lewis, Chief Visionary Officer

Company of the Year | Non-Profit or Government | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Hiring an amazing CEO who’s helping propel us to success | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
SILVER WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of nonprofit organizations | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Company of the Year | Non-Profit or Government | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Montessori St Nicholas | London | Successfully implemented a cultural change, innovations and global reach | Leonor Stjepic, Maccs Pescatore, Penny Jones, James Hudson

Company of the Year | Africa
GOLD WINNER
RippleNami, Inc. | Cardiff, California USA and Nairobi, Kenya | Empowering small scale women farmers with technology levarging cell phones. | Jaye Connolly-LaBelle (Chairman & CEO), Amy Johnson (COO), Kendra Berger (CFO), Joyce Jerotch Yegon (East Africa Sales Manager), Clara Bova (Quality Assurance), Jewel Zolman (Human Resources)

Company of the Year | India
GOLD WINNER
Community Policing | Gauhati Assam India | Agro Nutrition Food And Beverage Testing Lab For Better Health |
SILVER WINNER
Community Policing | Gurgaon Haryana Iindia | Community Policing Has Respect For For All |

Company of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ, USA | Launching and going to market with SimplifyVMS | Neha Goel, SVP of Marketing & Strategy Mouhanad Abbas, SVP of VMS Solutions
SILVER WINNER
Class Experts Group LLC | International | 67% growth in second year while became AWS technology partner |
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of nonprofit organizations | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Hiring an amazing CEO who’s helping propel us to success | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
SystemDomain Inc, | Naperville, IL, USA | SystemDomain provides strategic analysis and deployment of Cyber Security solutions | Shubhi Garg, President & CEO, SystemDomain, Inc.

Most Innovative Company of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali chugh
SILVER WINNER
SystemDomain, Inc | Naperville, IL, USA | SystemDomain provides the state of the IT consulting services | Shubhi Garg, President and CEO, SystemDomain, Inc.
BRONZE WINNERS
A23 Advisors | San Francisco, California | 3x revenue growth YoY since founding: low overhead, happy women | Cady Wolf, Lindsey Hayford, Serenity Thompson
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of nonprofit organizations | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Hiring an amazing CEO who’s helping propel us to success | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Most Innovative Company of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ, USA | Going to market and creating waves | Neha Goel, SVP of Marketing & Strategy Mouhanad Abbas, SVP of VMS Solutions
SILVER WINNER
SecBI | Tel Aviv, Israel | A comprehensive investigation can be completed easily and economically. |

Startup of the Year | Business Products
GOLD WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of nonprofit organizations | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
SILVER WINNER
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ, USA | Launching and going to market with SimplifyVMS | Neha Goel, SVP of Marketing & Strategy Mouhanad Abbas, SVP of VMS Solutions

Startup of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
SecBI | Tel Aviv, Israel | A comprehensive investigation can be completed easily and economically. |

Startup of the Year | Information Technology Products
GOLD WINNER
BlueSmart Technology Corporation | Burlingame, CA, USA | Simplifying parenting with world’s-first smart bottle feeding system & more | Gisela Xie

Achievement of the Year | Events & Observances
GOLD WINNER
SYSPRO | Costa Mesa, CA, USA | Dawna Olsen focuses on the production of positive results |

Live Event of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Oncor | Dallas, TX USA | Largest and most interactive electric safety show in the US. | Debbie Moore, Grant Cruise, Tim Burleson, Nikki Ellis, Steve Barnes, Nathan Allen, Jeremy Hutchins, Jose Guzman and Ryan Jones

PR or Marketing Campaign of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) | Wayne, PA, USA | Brand campaign streamlined efforts, expanded sales pipeline, improved customer experience. | Kathy Schneider, Kathleen Aris, Rebecca Razon, Alison Brooker, Ashley Harwi, Karen Wentworth, Kim Skratsky, Sean Hickey, Kevin McDevitt, Samson Husbands, Carl Nixon, George Schoenstein, Bob Lindenmuth, Amol Rakshe and Shane Finnelly

Achievement in Mentorship and Sponsorship of Women
GOLD WINNER
Salix Pharmaceuticals | Bridgewater, NJ, U.S.A | Established as business priority. Educated, empowered and increased female leaders. | Mark McKenna, Josh Coyle, Nicola Kayel, Karen Paff, and members of the Women’s Leadership Network

Achievement in Respectful Culture
GOLD WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, CO USA | Coalfire’s Focus on Diversity and Inclusion: Today and Tomorrow |

Milestone of the Year | Partners and Distribution Growth
GOLD WINNER
Business U Inc. | Los Angeles CA USA | Increased national footprint from 32 to 48 states through new-offerings | Christine Bosworth, Celina Shands

2018 Women World Awards

11th Annual 2018 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

Female Individual Awards

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
Gold Winner
Brittany Stewart, Chief Operating Officer/Co-Founder | USA | BURST Oral Care (Venice, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Since launching in August 2017, BURST exceeded 20,000 subscribers, and has grown its network of hygienists and dentists who sell directly to their customers to nearly 3,000 professionals, plus an active online community of 6,000.
Silver Winner
Elaine Orler, CEO & Founder | Worldwide | @ Talent Function Group, LLC (San Diego, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Consulting) A compassionate and pointed listener as she considers all people and options in her business decisions, creating a sound loyalty base among her employee’s, colleague’s and clients.
Bronze Winners
Roselene Thomas M, Director & Founder | Europe(UK)| Thomas UK Consulting Services (Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom | 1 – 10 Employees | Information Technology Software) Rose is the Director & Founder of Thomas UK Consulting Services(Software Testing Company). An incredible,inspiring individual whose journey to becoming an Entrepreneur has been extremely eventful! Providing excellent software testing services and innovative strategies, Thomas UK Consulting Services is on route to creating a magnanimous presence in the IT world!
Tsay, Charng-Chi, Chief Executive Officer | Asia-Pacific | Eastgold Co., Ltd. (New Taipei City, Taiwan | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Charng-Chi has prompted industry relations in unlimited way and created the new industrial value through her creative and communicational ability. She not only helps reduce the cost of enterprises but helps enterprises to establish brand value.

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Nicole Sahin, Chief Executive Officer | Worldwide | @ Globalization Partners (Boston, MA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Human Resources) Year after year Nicole consistently grows the company in every sense: revenue, headcount, and presence of our services globally.
Silver Winners
Poonam Jain, Director | Asia-Pacific | @ International Star Assistance Private Limited (New Delhi, Delhi, India | 11 – 99 Employees | Diversified Services) Poonam being the strong and only woman leader in this industry segment, brings ’empathy’ to the commercial business. That is most impactful element when ISAPL deals with humans in distress of life / death.
Stephynie Malik, President & CEO | USA | MalikCo (Walnut Creek, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Consulting) In addition to the business accomplishments, Stephynie remains committed to “truly” making a difference with today’s youth via mentorship programs within school that are challenged economically and with a shortage of staff to run entrepreneur programs after school.
Susan Thomas, Chief Executive Oficer | USA | @ 10Fold (Pleasanton, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Leadership and team development
Bronze Winner
Deborah Edirisinghe, Founding Director | Asia-Pacific | @ Child Action Lanka (Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka | 11 – 99 Employees | Non-Profit or Government Organizations) Having put her own personal resources into starting Child Action Lanka in 2006 because of the heart she had for a community that had no voice.
Kym Faylor, President | USA | @ Azzur Labs (Schnecksville, PA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Pharmaceuticals) Her success in achieving a 3004.8% revenue growth
Michelle Bauyon, CEO and Owner | Philippines | @ The Alpha Enterprise (Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines | 11 – 99 Employees | Chemicals) Personally sees the development of her own brand of Chemicals for drinking water and has been successful in making the brand Omega Pure and Winchlor a household name in Philippine Water Districts.

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Jennifer Kyriakakis, Founder | USA | @ MATRIXX Software (Saratoga, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Telecommunications) Jennifer’s leadership and vision, MATRIXX Software launched the most substantial product upgrade for MATRIXX Digital Commerce Platform, with a focus on cloud-scaling.

Female Entrepreneur of the Year | 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Kim Perell, Chief Executive Officer | Worldwide | Amobee, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Kim has positioned Amobee as a strategic partner to brands with the ability to dynamically create and customize the digital advertising experiences for each consumer, on every device, based upon demographic, behavioral, weather, time and location data.
Silver Winner
Wendy Lewis, Founder and COO | Worldwide | @ Jeunesse Global (Lake Mary, FL USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Guides the company’s mission to give back through their nonprofit, Jeunesse Kids, which raised $1.58 million in 2017 to help kids in need.

Female Executive of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
Gold Winner
Daniela Ciocan, Director of Marketing | USA | @ Cosmoprof North America, North American Beauty Events (Las Vegas, NV USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Consistently innovates new events, activities, strategic partnerships, activations and collaborations to strengthen the brand.
Silver Winner
Tracey Middlemas, Senior Partner | Worldwide | @ Talent Function Group, LLC (San Diego, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Consulting) Tracey possesses the unique ability to identify and understand client issues and offer creative solutions.

Female Executive of the Year | 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Reem Rahim Hassani, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer | USA | @ Numi Organic Tea (Oakland, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Through leading in sustainable product packaging choices, conserved: 5,046 trees worth of paper, 10 garbage trucks full of solid waste, 6 swimming pools of water, 56 cars worth of GHG emissions, and 33 homes a year in net energy.
Silver Winner
Anne Bonaparte, Chief Executive Officer | USA | Appthority (San Francisco, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Others – Software & Internet) Under her leadership, Appthority has experienced a strong growth trajectory, which has been led by the financial services, professional services and manufacturing sectors. Appthority has also raised the mobile threat protection bar through partnerships and advanced technology.
Bronze Winner
Anita Pandey, Vice President of Marketing | Worldwide | @ Velostrata (San Mateo, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Cloud Computing/SaaS) Implemented a multi-touch recruitment campaign to bring new partners into Velostrata’s channel ecosystem.

Female Executive of the Year | 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Stina Ehrensvard, CEO & Founder | Worldwide | Yubico, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Security Hardware) Stina has succeeded as a female CEO in a male-dominated role and industry, but she’s done it her way – slowly and without massive funding. Her many accolades and sought after expertise prove her entrepreneurial success.
Silver Winners
Alison Holmlund, Chief Customer Officer | USA | @ Host Analytics (Redwood City, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Others – Enterprise Software (SaaS/Cloud) for Corporate Finance) Alison’s ability to execute has resulted in increased margins, additional investment from existing customers and a more predictable revenue stream.
Erika Etlen, Marketing & Communications Director | USA | @ Bloomberg Tax (Arlington, VA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Software) Her hands-on approach has helped her double the size of the company’s marketing operations, help sales achieve double-digit revenue growth and land the biggest Fortune 100 sales engagements in the company’s history.
Bronze Winners
Cynthia Emiry Roy, President & CEO | USA | @ Regional Hospice and Palliative Care (Danbury CT USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) Innovative way of facilitating hospice care
Inbal Lavi, Chief Executive Officer | Worldwide | @ Webpals Group (Tel Aviv, Israel | 100 – 499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Inbal has overseen three successful acquisitions this year leading to record profits and expansion in new territories and markets.

Female Executive of the Year | 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Tina Hodges, Chief Executive & Chief Experience Officer | USA | @ Advance Financial (Nashville, TN USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) Tina’s passion for community service and support led Advance Financial to volunteer more than 3,500 hours and contribute more than $450,000 to Tennessee communities in 2017.
Silver Winner
Katie Ford, Chief Client Officer | Worldwide | Amobee, Inc. (Chicago, IL USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Katie’s impact on the organization’s business is immeasurable; she’s led the way on new business and client development to help drive Amobee’s revenue goals.
Wendy Lewis, Founder and COO | Worldwide | @ Jeunesse Global (Lake Mary, FL USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Helped lead Jeunesse to annual sales of more than $1 billion for third straight year ($1.3 billion) and to the top tier of the direct selling industry (No. 14 on DSN Global 100).
Bronze Winner
Debbie Cates, Sr. Director Technical Support & Client Management | USA | @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Diversified Services) Built and oversaw the Securus Technical Team’s growth from serving 170 sites and 28,000 inmates to 3,450 sites and 1.2 million inmates currently.
Pimkhwan Bunjitpimol, Vice President | Local Country | @ Minburi Medical Co., Ltd. (Bangkok, Thailand | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) She led the team to provide the hospital’s community-benefit programs including health corners, one stop health check-up service and free-of-charge surgery for people-in-need in the hospital surrounding community.

Female Executive of the Year | 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Julie Tay, Senior Vice President and Managing Director | Asia Pacific | @ Align Technology (San Jose,CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) Successful launch of major healthcare-branded products in the orthodontic and dental fields.
Silver Winners
Brenda Dennis, VP, Customer & Partner Services Americas Regional Operations | USA | @ Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Hardware) Through Brenda’s comprehensive Workforce Plan, she has implemented a rigorous talent program, developing diverse talent that has had a tremendous impact on the success of Cisco and on transforming the tech industry overall.
Michelle Finneran Dennedy, VP and Chief Privacy Officer | Worldwide | Cisco – Security & Trust Organization (San Jose, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Security Software) Championed Cisco’s extensive cross-organizational efforts to sustain its top-level Optimized privacy mature status.
Bronze Winners
Kristin Patrick, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Strategy & Development | Worldwide | @ PepsiCo (Purchase, NY USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Her ideas power new marketing models that are adapted by multiple brands, noteworthy in a very large company
Marie Hattar, Chief Marketing Officer | Worldwide | @ Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Electronics) Led the recent launch of PathWave, an industry first for accelerating product development from concept through manufacturing and deployment.

Female Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Jenna Box Sarkissian, Deputy Director of Public Relations | USA | @ Sachs Media Group (Tallahassee, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Jenna has demonstrated an advanced level of expertise in conceiving effective strategies and developing and implementing the tactics to execute them successfully.
Silver Winner
Stacey Cameron, Managing Principal Consultant | USA | @ DirectDefense, Inc. (Englewood, CO USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Security Services) Her passion for leadership, commitment to the professional development of others and focus on providing high-quality client service.
Bronze Winner
Parvinder Kaur, Director | Local Country | @ Eternal Taal (Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom | 1 – 10 Employees | Others – Entertainment) Pioneer in Female Dhol Drumming UK; Inspirational Sikh Women breaking through a male dominating industry
Yulanda Hopkins, Customer Service Supervisor | USA | @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Diversified Services) She is a team player and volunteers her non-working hours to help any agent that wants to achieve more.

Female Employee of the Year
Gold Winner
Tamara Portis, Field Service Technician 2 | USA | @ Securus Technologies (Portland, OR USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Diversified Services) Supports and maintains two adult facilities and one juvenile site of approximately 180 inmate phones, 40 visitation phones and 92 video visitation terminals at primary county.

Woman of the Year | Lifetime Achievement
Gold Winner
Lisa Fitzpatrick, President | USA | @ Bloomberg Tax (Arlington, VA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) Since her appointment to VP and General Manager and then President, Bloomberg Tax, the division has realized double-digit new sales growth.
Silver Winner
Wendy Lewis, Founder and COO | Worldwide | @ Jeunesse Global (Lake Mary, FL USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Wendy’s execution of strategic growth tactics has landed Jeunesse in the top 1000 of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in America for fourth consecutive year (No. 867) and as one of only three billion-dollar companies in top 1000.

Maverick of the Year
Gold Winner
Brenda Champion, Field Services Manager | USA | @ Securus Technologies (Tampa, FL USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Diversified Services) Managed Securus’ Field Services Teams response to Hurricane Irma in Florida.
Silver Winner
Daniela Ciocan, Director of Marketing | USA | @ Cosmoprof North America, North American Beauty Events (Las Vegas, NV USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Consistently innovates new events, activities, strategic partnerships, activations and collaborations to strengthen the brand.

Women Helping Women
Gold Winner
Shauna Son, Director of Operations | Worldwide | Motive Interactive, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) During her 12 years at Motive, Shauna has exhibited a deep knowledge of the mobile marketing industry and superior leadership abilities, contributing to an increase in Motive’s revenue by 25%.

Female Innovator of the Year
Gold Winner
Sharda Cherwoo, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, and EY Americas Tax Intelligent Automation and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) Leader | USA | Ernst & Young, LLP (New York, NY USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) Was the first female Partner of Indian origin at any of the Big Eight firms in the U.S., first female Asian Partner in the firm in the U.S., first female Partner promoted in the firm’s Stamford, Connecticut, office.
Silver Winner
Jennifer Kyriakakis, Founder | USA | @ MATRIXX Software (Saratoga, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Telecommunications) Jennifer’s leadership and vision, MATRIXX Software launched the most substantial product upgrade for MATRIXX Digital Commerce Platform, with a focus on cloud-scaling.
Bronze Winners
Bobbi Leach, CEO and co-founder | USA | @ FuturePay (Salt Lake City, UT USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) Bobbi is a thought leader in the alternative payments industry. Not only does she bring change to the way we shop through leading the FuturePay team, she also creates conversation in the general industry. In sharing her expertise and asking questions, she paves the way for further innovation from female leaders.
Tsay, Charng-Chi, Chief Executive Officer | Asia-Pacific | Eastgold Co., Ltd. (New Taipei City, Taiwan | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Charng-Chi has prompted industry relations in unlimited way and created the new industrial value through her creative and communicational ability. She not only helps reduce the cost of enterprises but helps enterprises to establish brand value.

Excellence in Business Woman of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
Gold Winner
Brittany Stewart, Chief Operating Officer/Co-Founder | USA | BURST Oral Care (Venice, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Brittany has dedicated her career to helping early stage/emerging companies launch, scale, and thrive, and creating opportunities for those in the community to give back.

Excellence in Business Woman of the Year | 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Enit Nichani, Director of Marketing @ IGEL North America (San Francisco, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Software & Internet) Building Lead Generation with Unconventional Style

Excellence in Business Woman of the Year | 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Kathy Lehne, CEO and President @ Sun Coast Resources, Inc. (Houston TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Energy & Utilities) Against all Odds.

Excellence in Business Woman of the Year | 2,500 or more Employee
Gold Winners
Brenda Dennis, VP, Customer & Partner Services Americas Regional Operations @ Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Hardware) Lack of Diversity In Tech – Brenda Dennis was one of the first female leaders at Cisco 20 years ago.
Kristin Patrick, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Strategy & Development @ PepsiCo (Purchase, NY USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Building PepsiCo for the Future

Female Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Yu-Ting HU, Manager | Asia-Pacific | Eastgold Co., Ltd. (New Taipei City, Taiwan | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Team includes: Ya-Chieh Chang, Charng-Chi Tsay | By creating the brand image and popularity of the enterprise, the world can see excellent enterprises and talents, and the public can create a better environment for the future, economic development, and strong competitiveness by following the spirit of the brand and full of goals and hopes for the future and help more enterprises to show their self-value and improve the world.
Silver Winner
Nicole Sahin, Chief Executive Officer | Worldwide | @ Globalization Partners (Boston, MA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Human Resources) Team includes: Debbie Millin, Nancy Cremins | This powerful team of women is breaking down barriers for not only companies looking to expand abroad, but for women all over. They’re reshaping the mold of the typically male dominated corporate structure and inspiring those who might want to follow in their footsteps.

Female Achievement of the Year
Gold Winner
Vivian Maza, Chief People Officer | USA | @ Ultimate Software (Weston, FL USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Software) Achievement: An integral part of Ultimate’s successes by advocating access to meaningful work, fair pay, and advancement for women.

Best Overall Company of the Year
Gold Winner
Bobbi Leach, CEO and co-founder | USA | @ FuturePay (Salt Lake City, UT USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) By modernizing how shoppers access credit and embracing the omnichannel shopping experience, FuturePay is facilitating a better shopping experience for customers, curbing cart abandonment and driving sales.

Company Growth of the Year (e.g. new products, new offices, new employees, etc.)
Gold Winner
Jeunesse Global (Lake Mary, FL USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Consumer Products and Services)

Fastest Growing Company of the Year (percentage wise growth in sales)
Gold Winner
Cosmique Global Inc. (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services) Cosmique has grown into a full-fledged advisory firm, with its primary focus on business branding, Trademark Registration, Quickbooks Consulting, E-commerce support, Website & Mobile App design.

Innovative Company of the Year
Gold Winner
Cosmique Global Inc. (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services) Cosmique has grown into a full-fledged advisory firm, with its primary focus on business branding, Trademark Registration, Quickbooks Consulting, E-commerce support, Website & Mobile App design.

Startup of the Year | Formed 2014
Gold Winner
Full Sun International Co., LTD (Huwei Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan | 11 – 99 Employees | Wholesale & Distribution) formed March 2014 | Full Sun focuses on marketing green agriculture by using IT tech and have created a revolutionary business model to retail and wholesale green agriculture products successfully.
Silver Winner
Community Policing (Gurgaon, Haryana, India | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) formed April 2014 | Society needs to acknowledge Crime. We will not be able to eradicate Crime but we can minimize. Community Policing is for Healthier Society.

Startup of the Year | Formed 2015
Gold Winner
Better Air North America (Hollywood CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Others – Health Products & Services) formed May 2015 | Successfully demonstrated how its Enviro-Biotics™ system can help people in commercial buildings, residences, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, resorts, gyms and other indoor spaces.
Silver Winner
GREAT WINE, Inc. (Bellevue, WA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Food & Beverage) formed January 2015 | Is introducing tech into an industry with long-traditions, revolutionizing how the industry should understand drinkers.
Bronze Winner
CoverWallet (New York, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Insurance) formed December 2015 | CoverWallet is empowering small business owners by providing them with the tools they need to understand why insurance is important and what types of insurance they need.
SixPivot (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Services) formed June 2015 | Driving innovation across small, medium and enterprise business and governments that drives real change. Choosing to work with customers who are driving social change initiatives where we can have the most impact on bettering society.

Startup of the Year | Formed 2016
Gold Winner
BURST Oral Care (Venice, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) formed January 2016
Silver Winner
Create A Wealthy Life (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | 1 – 10 Employees| Financial Services and Banking) formed January 2016 | A wholistic view of a person – Create A Wealthy Life takes a 360 degree view of a person in terms of the biggest financial committment they will make in their life. True weatlh is more than just about making money. Create A Wealthy Life looks at the whole person and picture.

Startup of the Year | Formed 2017
Gold Winner
Opus Search (Chicago, IL USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Business Products and Services) formed October 2017 | Bootstrapped to profitability within 6 months of company inception, with over 6 figure revenues.

New Product, Service, Upgrade, and Innovation of the Year
Gold Winner
BURST Oral Care (Venice, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) for BURST Sonic Toothbrush

PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications Achievement of the Year
Gold Winner
Tangoe (Parsippany, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) for Managing Communications Through a Corporate Major Restructuring
Silver Winner
Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) for How Cisco Turned IT Professionals Into Rock Star Advocates

Champion of the Year
Gold Winner
Wendy Lewis, Founder and COO | Worldwide | @ Jeunesse Global (Lake Mary, FL USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Guides the company’s mission to give back through their nonprofit, Jeunesse Kids, which raised $1.58 million in 2017 to help kids in need.
Silver Winner
Deborah Edirisinghe, Founding Director | Asia-Pacific | @ Child Action Lanka (Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka | 11 – 99 Employees | Non-Profit or Government Organizations) Having put her own personal resources into starting Child Action Lanka in 2006 because of the heart she had for a community that had no voice.

2017 Women World Awards

10th Annual 2017 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

Female Individual Awards

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – 1 – 10 Employees
Gold Winner
Melina Hwang (Hwang Yoong Li), General Manager and Co Founder – Asia Online Publishing Group (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Media & Entertainment)
Silver Winner
Tanya Bakalov, CEO and Founder – BetterSkills (Boston, MA USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Human Resources)

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Candy Shaw, Founder & CEO – Sunlights Balayage, Inc. (Atlanta, GA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Others: Beauty Industry)
Silver Winner
Christina Khater, Founder and Managing Director – Kristie’s (Beirut, Lebanon – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Bronze Winners
Elnaz Sarraf, Co-Founder & President – iBaby Labs, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Suneera Madhani, Founder & CEO – Fattmerchant (Orlando, FL USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder and COO – Jeunesse (Lake Mary, FL USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

Female Executive of the Year – 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and Founder – Yubico (Palo Alto, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Hardware)
Silver Winner
Erin Krehbiel, ACI Specialty Benefits (San Diego, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, President/CEO – RippleNami, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Female Executive of the Year – 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Lena Requist, President – ONTRAPORT (Santa Barbara, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Silver Winner
Stephanie Wernick Barker, VP of Sales – Mondo (New York City, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Others… Technology Staffing and Recruiting)
Susana De Abrew, Vice President Sales and Marketing – Foxit Software Inc. (Dublin, Ireland – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Others… PDF Solutions)
Bronze Winner
Julie Bernard, Chief Marketing Officer – Verve (New York, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Marsha Couch, CFO – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)

Female Executive of the Year – 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Sharon Rowland, CEO – ReachLocal, Inc. (Woodland Hills, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Silver Winner
Bethany Mayer, President and CEO – Ixia (Calabasa, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Others: Industrial Technology)

Female Executive of the Year – 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Jennifer Biry, Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Technology and Operations – AT&T (Dallas, TX USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Telecommunications)
Silver Winner
Darcy Brito, Business PR Manager – Aflac (Columbus, GA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance)
Hannah Grove, CMO – State Street (Boston, MA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)
Bronze Winner
Dr. Ilham Kadri, President – Sealed Air (Diversey Care division) (Charlotte, NC USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Michelle Finneran Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President – Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Security Software) for Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain

Female Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Shani Oulton, Director of Data Services – National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) (Boca Raton, FL USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Insurance)
Silver Winners
Nadia Garcia Bornfleth, Senior Director of Learning and Development – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Shauna Son, Director of Operations – Motive Interactive, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Woman of the Year – Lifetime Achievement
Gold Winner
Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder and COO – Jeunesse (Lake Mary, FL USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

Woman of the Year – Maverick of the Year
Gold Winner
Sarah Brown, Vice President of Marketing – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)

Woman of the Year – Mentor or Coach of the Year
Gold Winner
Carolyn Hundley, Chief Culture and Development Officer – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)

Woman of the Year – Women Helping Women
Gold Winner
Dr. Ilham Kadri, President – Sealed Air (Diversey Care division) (Charlotte, NC USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Silver Winner
Candy Shaw, Founder & CEO – Sunlights Balayage, Inc. (Atlanta, GA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Others: Beauty Industry)
June Howard, Senior Vice President of Financial Services & Chief Accounting Officer – Aflac (Columbus, GA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance)
Bronze Winner
Heather Brunner, Chair and CEO – WP Engine (Austin, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Sara Hirsh Bordo, Founder & President – Women Rising (Austin, TX USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Media & Entertainment)

Female Innovator of the Year
Gold Winner
Marie Hattar, CMO – Ixia (Calabasa, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Others: Industrial Technology)
Silver Winner
Julia Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer – Aflac (Columbus, GA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance)
Bronze Winner
Cristiana Tudor, Social Media Manager of the Healthcare and Wellness Portfolio – Blueliner Marketing (Jersey City, NJ USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Tanya Bakalov, CEO and Founder – BetterSkills (Boston, MA USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Human Resources)

Excellence in Business Woman of the Year
Gold Winner
Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain – Cisco Systems, Inc. (Merrimack, NH USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Earning the trust of Cisco’s customers
Silver Winner
Brenda Ware, Founder, CEO – Your Balance Sheet LLC (Mukilteo, WA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) for Bring financial structure to not so structured businesses
Bronze Winners
Della Deerfield, VP of Finance – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) for Automating hotel invoice processing, providing a faster billing turnaround and eliminating data entry errors
Mindy Gibbins-Klein, Founder and CEO – Panoma Press (Hertfordshire, United Kingdom – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Media & Entertainment) for Publishing company sees profit after several years of loss

Female Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Shagun Malhotra, CEO & Founder – SkyStem (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) Team members include: Shagun Malhotra, Nancy Wu, Jennifer Stein, Liz Frederick, and Aine Condon

Female Department of the Year
Gold Winner
Daniella Harkins, Vice President of Marketing – Verve (New York, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Female Achievement of the Year
Gold Winner
Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Support – SkyStem (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) for Customer Support Achievement of the Year

Best Overall Company of the Year
Gold Winner
Press Kitchen (Santa Monica, CA USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Advertisement, Marketing & Public Relations)
Silver Winner
LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Insurance)

Business Expansion of the Year (e.g. new markets, new partners, new regions, etc.)
Gold Winner
iMiller Public Relations (Mamaroneck, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertisement, Marketing & Public Relations)

Company Growth of the Year (e.g. new products, new offices, new employees, etc.)
Gold Winner
Jeunesse (Lake Mary, FL USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

Startup of the Year – 2013
Gold Winner
Women Rising (Austin, TX USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Media & Entertainment) January 2013

Startup of the Year – 2014
Gold Winner
Bowlus Road Chief LLC (Oxnard, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing) April 2014
Silver Winner
Community Policing (Gurgaon, Haryana, India – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) June 2014
Bronze Winners
davies + dixon (Seattle, WA USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Advertisement, Marketing & Public Relations) December 2014
KMS Designs Inc. (Portage, MI USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) July 2014

Startup of the Year – 2015
Gold Winner
Womenincharg3 (Atlanta, GA USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Media & Entertainment) September 2015
Silver Winner
The Association for Women in Events (Alexandria, VA USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) March 2015

New Product, Service, Upgrade, and Innovation of the Year
Gold Winner
iBaby Labs, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for AirSense Smart Wi-Fi Air Quality Monitor and Ionic Purifier

PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications Achievement of the Year
Hybrid (consisting of members from both an Agency and In-House)
Gold Winner
Aflac (Columbus, GA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance) and FleishmanHillard (Atlanta, GA USA) for Successfully building corporate social responsibility (CSR) profile
Silver Winners
State Street (Boston, MA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) and Ogilvy Public Relations (Chicago, IL USA – 2,500 or more Employees) for Investing Capital to Create Change: SHE Gender Diversity ETF Campaign
Nestlé USA (Arlington, VA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Food & Beverage) and Interfuse (Ketchum) (New York, NY USA) for #Nestle150for150: Connecting to Communities Around the U.S.

Training or Educational Event
Gold Winner
SkyStem (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) for SkyStem Webinar Series

Milestone of the Year
Gold Winner
Nestlé USA (Arlington, VA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Food & Beverage) for #Nestle150for150: Connecting to Communities Around the U.S.

Champion of the Year
Gold Winner
Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder and COO – Jeunesse (Lake Mary, FL USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

2016 Women World Awards

9th Annual 2016 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

Female Individual Awards

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – 1 – 10 Employees
Gold Winner
Jennifer Brown, Founder and CEO – Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC) (New York, NY USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Consulting)
Silver Winner
Susan Tukel, President – LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Insurance)
Bronze Winner
Patricia Springsteen, Owner Managing Director – Trischel (Morayfield, Queensland, Australia – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Education)

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Gina Champion-Cain, President and CEO – American National Investments, Inc. (San Diego, CA, USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Silver Winner
Zenobia Godschalk, CEO – ZAG Communications (Atlanta, GA USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Bronze Winners
Janelle Wang, Co-Founder & CEO – ACTON (Mountain View, CA, USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Michelle Ann Wright, CEO/Founder – Cause4 (London, United Kingdom – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) Job/Work Area of Operation: Europe, Middle-East, & Africa
Neslihan Hidirligil, Founder/President – N&F Global Corp (Hauppauge, NY USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Retail)
Wendy Lewis, Co-founder and COO – Jeunesse Global (Alamonte Springs, Florida USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

Female Executive of the Year – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Bethany Mayer, CEO – Ixia (Calabasas, CA, USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)
Shelley Predmore, COO/CIO – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY, USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Silver Winner
Ashley Hoffman, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships – Brazen (Arlington, VA USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)
Danielle Lisenbey, President & CEO – Broadspire Services, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Insurance)
Bronze Winners
Joy Baer, President – STRATA (Chicago, IL USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Others -Software (Media Buying and Selling))
Kristin Carnes, Vice President of Global Channel Sales – PernixData (San Jose, CA USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)
Lisa Rhodes, Vice President of Marketing and Sales – Verne Global (Falls Church, VA, USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Others – Data Storage)
Michelle Andre, Vice President of Marketing – Virtual Incentives (Bend, Oregon, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)
Nancy Stuart, Chief Operating Officer – Concert Pharmaceuticals (Lexington, Massachusetts, USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Pharmaceuticals)

Female Executive of the Year – 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Kate J. Barton, Americas Vice Chair – Tax Services – Ernst & Young (New York, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)
Silver Winner
Natalia Shehadeh, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer – Weatherford (Houston, TX USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Others – Oilfield Services)

Female Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Shauna Son, Director of Operations – Motive Interactive, Inc. (San Diego, CA, United States – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Woman of the Year – Maverick of the Year
Gold Winner
Cindy Rudovich, Chief Sales Officer – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY, USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)

Woman of the Year – Mentor or Coach of the Year
Gold Winner
Patricia Springsteen, Public Speaking Mentor Coach – Trischel (Morayfield, Queensland, Australia – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Education)

Woman of the Year – Women Helping Women
Gold Winner
Michelle Ann Wright, CEO/Founder – Cause4 (London, United Kingdom – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) Job/Work Area of Operation: Europe, Middle-East, & Africa
Silver Winner
Wendy Lewis, Co-founder and COO – Jeunesse Global (Alamonte Springs, Florida USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

Female Innovator of the Year – 1 – 10 Employees
Gold Winner
Stephany Lapierre, Founder and CEO – tealbook (Ontario, Ontario, Canada – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)

Female Innovator of the Year – 11 – 2,499
Gold Winner
Stephynie Malik, Founder and CEO – MalikCo (Walnut Creek, CA USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Silver Winner
Neslihan Hidirligil, Founder/President – N&F Global Corp (Hauppauge, NY USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Retail)
Bronze Winner
Marie Hattar, CMO – Ixia (Calabasas, CA, USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)

Excellence in Business Woman of the Year – 1 – 10 Employees
Gold Winner
Sandra Toms, Vice President and Curator of RSA Conference – RSA Conference (Santa Clara, CA, USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Software & Internet) for RSA Conference amends exhibitor rules for more inclusive experience
Silver Winner
Shim Yen Lin, Managing Director – Sasania Sdn Bhd (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Others – Landscape & Construction) for Diversifying into construction, fruit orchard, art gallery and children playground.

Excellence in Business Woman of the Year – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Marsha Couch, Chief Financial Officer – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY, USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) for Marsha Couch’s initiatives eliminate Creative Lodging Solutions’ risk, allowing the company to continue offering unlimited hotel options to clients, and resulting in a new Priority Pay program for hotels.

Excellence in Business Woman of the Year – 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Kate Donovan, Senior Vice President and Global RPO President – ManpowerGroup Solutions (Milwaukee, WI USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Business Services) for Leading the Charge for Increased Efficiency in a Global Model

Company Growth of the Year (e.g. new products, new offices, new employees, etc.)
Gold Winner
Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate (Bend, OR USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Real Estate & Construction)
Silver Winner
Jeunesse Global (Alamonte Springs, Florida USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

Startup of the Year – 2013
Gold Winner
Always Christmas in NY, Inc (N&F Global Corp) (Hauppauge, NY USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Retail) October 2013

Startup of the Year – 2014
Gold Winner
tealbook (Ontario, Ontario, Canada – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) September 2014
Silver Winner
Dry My Gloves Inc. (Portage, MI USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing) July 2014

Startup of the Year – 2015
Gold Winner
ValidateIt (Toronto, Ontario, Canada – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Software & Internet) January 2015
Silver Winner
Flourish Nutritional Medicine (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) February 2015
Bronze Winner
Tasytt (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Human Resources) January 2015

New Product, Service, Upgrade, or Innovation of the Year
Gold Winner
Always Christmas in NY, Inc (N&F Global Corp) (Hauppauge, NY USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Retail) for Christmas Village NYC
Silver Winner
tealbook (Ontario, Ontario, Canada – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for tealbook

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Product Brand Development Campaign of the Year
Gold Winner
Dry My Gloves Inc. (Portage, MI USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing) The green energy solution to drying gloves, mittens & more – In-house only

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Webinar Campaign of the Year
Gold Winner
Robin Athlyn Thompson, VP Marketing – Business Intelligence Associates (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industrty: Business Services) for Knowledge Leadership Series – In-house only

PR Agency of the Year for Women
Gold Winner
Eastwick Communications (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) – Founded by three women with a passion for PR and for the past 25 years has built its employee based to be filled with pragmatic and curious self starters.

Milestone of the Year
Gold Winner
Jeunesse Global (Alamonte Springs, Florida USA – 11 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Jeunesse Reaches $1 Billion Annual Sales in Just Six Years

2015 Women World Awards

8th Annual 2015 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

Women in Business

Female Executive of the Year
Gold Winners
Jan Plutzer, Chief Operating Officer – Apcera (San Francisco, CA USA -11 – 99 Employees)
Joanne Moretti, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales Enablement – Jabil (St. Petersburg, FL USA – 2,500 or more Employees) – Industry: Manufacturing
Karen Tegan Padir, President, Application Development and Deployment Business Unit – Progress (Bedford, MA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees)
Susan Tukel, President – LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA – 1 – 10 Employees) – Industry: Government and Non-Profit

Excellence in Business Woman of the Year
Gold Winner
Joanne Moretti, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales Enablement – Jabil (St. Petersburg, FL USA – 2,500 or more Employees) – Industry: Manufacturing – for Blazing a Path of Innovation and Growth to Revolutionize Sales Enablement

Most Innovative Woman of the Year
Gold Winner
Helen Knaggs, Vice President of Global Research and Development (Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (Provo, UT USA – 2,500 or more Employees) – Industry: Others – Anti-aging and Personal Care Products

Founder or Entrepreneur of the Year (1 – 10 Employees)
Gold Winner
Valencia Pamphile, CEO and Founder – M.A.D. Team – Morinda, Inc. (Provo, UT USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees) – Industry: Others – Network Marketing

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations
Gold Winner
Morinda, Inc. (Wilmington, Delaware, USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees) for TruAge Rapid Fuel – Industry: Others – Network Marketing

Website of the Year
Gold Winner
Sanofi (São Paulo, SP Brazil – 2,500 or more Employees)

2014 Women World Awards

7th Annual 2014 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

Women in Business

Female Executive of the Year
Gold Winners
Ann Pickren, The Industry Savvy – Chief Operating Officer – MIR3, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Beth Baerman, The Communicator – Communications Director – Attendance on Demand (Livonia, MI USA) – Industry – Information Technology Software – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Carolyn Wente, The Leader – Fourth Generation Winegrower and CEO – Wente Vineyards (Livermore, CA USA) – Industry: Food & Beverage – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Carrie Martz, The Founder/Entrepreneur – President and CEO – Martz Parsons (Scottsdale, AZ USA) – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Heidi Hurt, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO and Founder – Paramount Technology, LLC d/b/a Acuity Cloud Solutions – Industry: Information Technology Services – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Irina Novoselsky, The Leader – Head of Business Development – Novitex Enterprise Solutions (Stamford, CT USA) – Industry: Business Products and Services – 2,500 and more Employees
JuE Wong, The Leader – Chief Executive Officer – StriVectin (New York, NY USA) – Industry: Consumer Products and Services – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Kelly Wright, The Leader – Senior Vice President – Global Sales – Tableau Software (Seattle, WA USA) – Industry: Information Technology Software – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Laura E. Olson-Reyes, The Communicator – Senior Director, Corporate Marketing & Communications – Bally Technologies, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV USA) – Industry: Manufacturing – 2,500 and more Employees
Lena Requist, The Leader – Chief Operating Officer – ONTRAPORT (Santa Barbara, CA USA) – industry: Business Products and Services – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Lisa Arsenault, The Rising Star – VP Client Services – IgnitionOne (Atlanta, GA USA) – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Lisa Rhodes, The Maverick – Vice President of Marketing and Sales – Verne Global (Falls Church, VA USA) – Industry: Information Technology – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Meggin Sawyer, The Sales Star – VP Sales ADTRAN, Service Provider Enterprise and Infrastructure Technology – ADTRAN, Inc. (Huntsville, Alabama, USA) – Industry: Telecommunications – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Michelle Rose Gilman, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Fusion Academy and Learning Center (Solana Beach, CA USA) – Industry: Education – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Paige O’Neill, The Communicator – Chief Marketing Officer – SDL (San Francisco, CA USA) – Industry: Information Technology Software – 2,500 and more Employees
Rebecca S. Williams, The Team Builder – Chief Financial Officer – BDNA (Mountain View, CA USA) – Industry: Information Technology Services – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Sandra Toms LaPedis, The Leader – Vice President, Corporate & Experiential Marketing – RSA Conference (San Francisco, CA USA) – Industry: Security Services – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Sonita Lontoh, The Globalist – Head of Global Corporate Marketing – Trilliant (San Francisco, CA USA) – Industry: Energy & Utilities – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Sujata Ramamoorthy, The Result-Oriented – Director, Global Information Security – Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA) – Industry: Information Technology Services – 2,500 and more Employees
Susan Tukel, The Leader – President – LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA) – Industry: Insurance – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Victoria Repice, The Product Portfolio Leader – Sr. Director, Product & Program Management – NQ Mobile (Dallas, TX USA) – Industry: Security Software – 11 – 2,499 Employees
Weili Dai, The Founder/Entrepreneur – President and co-Founder – Marvell Technologies, Ltd. (Santa Clara, CA USA) – Industry: Manufacturing – 2,500 and more Employees

Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Vanessa Lapins, Chief Information Officer (Information Technology) – Novitex Enterprise Solutions (Stamford, CT USA) – Industry: Business Products and Services – 2,500 and more Employees

Innovative Women

Innovative Women of the Year – Internet/Cloud Computing
Gold Winner
Cady Wolf, Senior Vice President, Global Sales – Switchfly, Inc. (San Francisco, CA USA) – Industry: Internet/Cloud Computing

Innovative Women of the Year – Information Technology Service
Gold Winner
Carol Goh, Senior Director, Application Centric Infrastructure Program – Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA) – Industry: Information Technology Services –

Innovative Women of the Year – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Elizabeth Cowart, Senior Director of Customer Success – PowerPlan Inc. (Atlanta, GA USA) – Industry: Information Technology Software – 11 – 2,499 Employees

Innovative Women of the Year – Corporate Travel
Gold Winner
Joanna Macleod, SVP Global Service Delivery – American Express Global Business Travel (London, United Kingdom) – Industry: Corporate Travel – 2,500 and more Employees

Innovative Women of the Year – Cloud Computing/SaaS
Gold Winner
Kimberly Gress, Director, Customer Support & Success – Dell – (Austin, TX USA) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS – 11 – 2,499 Employees

Women Excellence

Women Excellence Case Studies – Internet/Cloud Computing
Gold Winner
Cady Wolf, Senior Vice President, Global Sales – Switchfly, Inc. (San Francisco, CA USA) – Industry: Internet/Cloud Computing – for How One Big Idea Resulted in Double-Digit Year-Over-Year Growth

Women Excellence Case Studies – Security Services
Gold Winner
Marisa Fagan, Director of Crowd Ops – Bugcrowd (San Francisco, CA USA) – Industry: Security Services – 11 – 2,499 Employees for Nominee empowers independent security researchers to grow their skills for good

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Business Products and Services
Gold Winner
Novitex Enterprise Solutions (Stamford, CT USA) for Integrated Document Life Cycle™ – Industry: Business Products and Services – 2,500 and more Employees

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Corporate Travel
Gold Winner
American Express Global Business Travel (London, United Kingdom) for American Express Global Business Travel’s Card Swipe – Industry: Corporate Travel – 2,500 and more Employees

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Energy & Utilities
Gold Winner
Trilliant (San Francisco, CA USA) for Trilliant Smart Energy Platform – Industry: Energy & Utilities – 11 – 2,499 Employees

Best White-Paper/Report

Best White-Paper/Report of the Year
Gold Winner
JDL Technologies (Fort Lauderdale, FL USA) – for It’s the New Law in Florida. It’s Tougher Than HIPAA. And It’s Effective Now

Best Blog

Best Blog of the Year
Gold Winner
Kathy McAfee, America’s Marketing Motivator, Kmc Brand Innovation, LLC (Simsbury, CT USA) for Networking Ahead – http://networkingahead.com/networking-tips/

Online Video of the Year

Online Video
Gold Winner
EMC Corporation (Hopkinton, MA USA) – for Inspiring Change – http://bit.ly/1cyFrEq

Best Customer Satisfaction Program

Best Customer Satisfaction Program of the Year
Gold Winner
Stuart McReynold, VP & GM, Global Service Delivery, Americas – American Express Global Business Travel (New York, NY USA) for AXCESS@home – Industry: Corporate Travel – 2,500 and more Employees

2013 Women World Awards

6th Annual 2013 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

Women in Business

Best Entrepreneur or Founder (Woman)
Gold Winner
Elizabeth Zaborowska, Founder and CEO at Bhava Communications
Silver Winner
Daphne Kwon, Co-founder at EXPO Communications
Bronze Winner
Dallas Travers, CEO/Founder at Sage Creative, Inc.
Jo Webber, Dr., CEO and Founder of Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Tonia Irion, President and Co-Founder at e-Cycle LLC

Best Product or Program Director
Gold Winner
Jo Webber, Dr., CEO and Founder of Virtual Piggy, Inc.

Best Women Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Lesley Kirchman, Sr. Director of Corporate Marketing at Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Silver Winner
Amy Rubin, VP of Marketing and PR, Arcsoft, Inc.
Bronze Winner
Jo Webber, Dr., CEO and Founder of Virtual Piggy, Inc.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Gold Winner
Jo Webber, Dr., CEO and Founder of Virtual Piggy, Inc.

Women Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Susan Thomas, CEO at Trainer Communications, Inc.
Silver Winner
Francesca Schuler, Chief Marketing Officer at BevMo!
Bronze Winner
Anya Verkhovskaya, Partner and Chief Operating Officer at A.B. Data, Ltd.
Jayshree Ullal at Arista Networks, Inc.
Jo Webber, Dr., CEO and Founder of Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Karen Cariss, CEO at PageUp People
Kathy Perone, COO at Hibernia Networks
Kristina Kennedy, Vice President of Marketing at Abine
Linda Taddonio, Co-founder and Chief eCommerce Strategy Officer at Insite Software
Rebecca Weigman, CEO at TM Advertising
Sadhna Agrawal, President & CEO at Astor & Sanders Corporation
Sandra C. Finn, President at Cross Country Home Services
Stephanie Streeter, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Libbey Inc.
Weili Dai, Co-founder and President at Marvell

2012 Women World Awards

5th Annual 2012 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

Women in Business and the Professions Awards

Women Executive of the Year
Cindy Jaudon, CEO and President of IFS North America
Margie Evashenk, Chief Development Executive of Emulex
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo
Payal Kindiger, EVP of gen-E
Sarah Hofstetter, President of 360i
Weili Dai, Co-founder of Marvell Technology Group

Best Entrepreneur or Founder (Woman)
Elizabeth Zaborowska, Founder and CEO of Bhava Communications
Hilary DeCesare, CEO & Co-Founder of Everloop
Laura Borgstede, CEO of Calysto Communications

Women Helping Women Award
Dallas Jessup, Founder of Just Yell Fire
Georgette Pascale, CEO of Pascale Communications

2011 Women World Awards

4th Annual 2011 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

Women in Business and the Professions Awards

Best Women Professional of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Joanna B. Cumberland, CEO of JB Cumberland PR
Sarah Hofstetter, SVP, Brand Strategy & Emerging Media, 360i

Best Women Professional of the Year – Finance, Banking and Accounting
Maryann Von Seggern, Senior Director, Pre-Owned Equipment at Cisco Systems Capital( Cisco Systems, Inc.)

Best Women Professional of the Year – Services
Maria Bradley, leader – administration and technology services of Benefit Express Services, LLC

Best Women Professional of the Year – Technology (All)
Traci Yarbrough, Director of Product Marketing – Data Center Solutions at Emerson Network Power

Lifetime Achievement Award
Marian Salzman, CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR

Mentor of the Year
Ana Cano, EVP, Global Brand Director of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR

Women Helping Women Award
Lori Fraijo Raygoza, CEO of ChicaLogic

Best Entrepreneur/Founder/Partner – USA
Therese Tucker, CEO and Founder of BlackLine Systems

Best Women Professional of the Year – SaaS or Cloud Computing
Therese Tucker, CEO and Founder of BlackLine Systems

2010 Women World Awards

3rd Annual 2010 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards

Best Women Executives and Professionals
Anne Altman, General Manager, IBM | Armonk, NY – USA
Anyck Marie-Claire Turgeon, Chief Executive Officer, M-CAT Enterprises | Austin, TX – USA

Best PR Agency of the Year
Loughlin/Michaels Group in the Boutique Category
MWW Group in the Midsize Category
Ogilvy Public Relations in the Large Category