Winners | Women in Business

Annual 2017 Women in Business and the Professions 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)

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