Entries Now Open for International Women in Business Awards

Entries are now open for the 2009 International Women in Business Awards, also known as ‘The Stevies’. The awards are open to all women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run - worldwide. The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards competitions and feature four major awards programs in all – the American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, The International Business Awards (the deadline for which is June 12) and the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

For the first time ever, the awards have a dedicated regional coordinator for the Australia and New Zealand region, a previous International Women in Business Awards finalist, Yvette Adams who is based in Queensland.

Adams who runs her own creative agency says being involved with the awards as a finalist in 2008 has provided an exceptional lift to her business.

“Going to New York was a magical experience and has definitely been beneficial to my business in numerous ways. I’m now very proud to be assisting other enterprising Australians and New Zealanders go through the process I did last year,” says Adams, 32-year-old who is also a mother of two.
All organizations and individuals worldwide may participate – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. There’s an early-bird entry deadline of July 31 where entry fees are discounted. The final entry deadline is August 31. Late entries will be accepted through September 30 with payment of a $35 late fee. Entry details are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/women/.

Entries may be submitted in more than 54 categories including Best Entrepreneur, with categories recoginising entrepreneurs operating in different company sizes, best new product and best new service, as well as media and marketing categories honouring creative output such as Website of the Year, Blog of the Year, Advertising Campaign of the Year, marketing campaign of the year and more. For a full list of categories visit:  http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/women/awards/282_1448_8468.cfm.

“In challenging economic times like these, there isn’t a more cost-effective way to reward and honor your valued employees than to nominate them for a Stevie Award,” said Stevies president Michael Gallagher. “And there isn’t a more cost-effective way to build or burnish your organization’s brand than to win one.”
Further information can be seen at www.stevieawards.com or by calling Yvette Adams on 07 545 11315 or 0405 022 977.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more at www.stevieawards.com.

Why Enter?
There’s no more cost-effective way to reward and honor your valued employees or yourself than to nominate them for a Stevie® Award. And there’s no more cost-effective way to build or burnish your organization’s brand than to win one.

Who’s Eligible?
Any organization anywhere in the world may submit entries: large or small, public or private, for-profit or non-profit. The 2009 awards will honor achievements since the beginning of 2008.

How Do We Enter?
First choose your categories – in the Womens program there are 54 categories to choose from, from Executive of the Year, CSR Program of the Year, and Best New Product or Service of the Year to categories for ad campaigns, annual reports, and more than a dozen categories for web sites.
Write your entries according to the instructions in the online entry kit, then submit them through the web site at www.stevieawards.com/iba - it’s very easy to do. You can even pay your entry fees online.

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter
Results will be announced at the end of June, and this year’s honorees will be celebrated at an awards dinner in September.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities exist for The 5th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
To discuss any of the following sponsorships, contact Yvette Adams at 0405 0... or info@thecreativecollective.com.au or fill in a no obligation expression of interest form at:

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