The 2010 finalists for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business were announced this afternoon. The awards are a spin-off of the broader Stevie Awards, which were created in 2002 to “honor and generate public recognition of the efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of companies and business people worldwide.” The female-specific ceremony came into being in 2004.
Winners of the 7th annual awards ceremony will be announced and celebrated in a Gala Awards Ceremony held in New York City on November 12th. They will take home a 24-karat gold statuette holding aloft a crystal pyramid meant to represent the hierarchy of human needs (a system developed in the 1960s by psychologist Abraham Maslow who observed that after their basic needs are met, human beings seek the esteem of their peers.)
Notable categories include:
Best New Company of the Year (Business Services; All other Industries)
Best New Product of the Year
Best Turnaround of the Year
Best Young Entrepreneur
Blog of the Year (separate categories for AD marketing PR; Services, All other industries)
Community Involvement Program of the Year
Environmental Stewardship Program of the Year
Women Helping Women Award (Business Services, Media; All Other Industries)
For more information visit www.stevieawards.com/women/
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