2017 Stevie Award Winners

The following nominations were selected as Finalists by the average scores of more than 170 professionals worldwide on five specialized juries. Their scores will also determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award placements of the Finalists. The results will be announced at the 14th annual awards dinner on Friday, November 17th in New York City. Tickets are now on sale.

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INDIVIDUAL AWARDS CATEGORIES

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Products –10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
The Alpha Enterprise, Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines: Michelle Visco Bauyon, Manager
Bendalls Group, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Fi Bendall, Chief Executive
Completely Yours Events, Alexandria, VA USA: Jon'll Boyd, CEO
Indigo Interactive, Schaumburg, IL USA: Helen Levinson, CEO and Founder
Kaizen Technology Partners, San Francisco, CA USA: Dao Jensen, CEO
Talent Function, San Diego, CA USA: Elaine Orler, Founder & CEO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Products –11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
DCR Workforce, Boca Raton, FL USA: Ammu Warrier, President
Gurucul, El Segundo, CA USA: Saryu Nayyar, CEO
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ USA: Marcia Rowley, Co-Founder & COO
MOVE Guides, San Francisco, CA USA: Brynne Kennedy, Founder and CEO
Sun Coast Resources, INC. , Houston, TX USA: Kathy Lehne, Founder and CEO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –10 or Less Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
FINALISTS:
Durée & Company, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL USA: Durée Ross, President
Invisible North, New York, NY USA: Amber Ward, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Mirus Promotions, Inc., San Diego, CA USA: Julie C. Seal-Gaustad, CEO
Ultimate Business Propellor, Gold Coast, QLD Australia: Lauren Clemett, Owner & Director

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –10 or Less Employees - Business Services
FINALISTS:
ActionCOACH Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey: Aysegül Aksak, Master Licensee Partner & Business Coach 
Clariti Group, Brisbane, QLD Australia: Belinda Dolan, CEO
Cyber Human Capital, McLean, VA USA: Renee Brown Small, CEO
Outward Media Inc., Los Angeles, CA USA: Paula Chiocchi, CEO & Founder
Proforma 4D Marketing, Elgin, IL USA: Kathy Labbe, Owner
RV Rental Connection, Inc. Chico, CA USA: Bonnie Worthington, Founder, President and CEO
Selling Energy, Burlingame, CA USA: Rachel Christenson, CEO
The Tambellini Group, LLC, Irvington, VA USA: Vicki Tambellini, President and CEO
Total Customized Revenue Management, LLC, Phoenix, AZ USA: Lily Mockerman, President and CEO
Transitions in Progress, LLC, Winchester, VA USA: Carla Villarreal, Founder, President and CEO
Verity Consulting Pty Ltd, Singapore: Dr. Sandy Chong, Founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –10 or Less Employees - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
Acacia Law, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Cathryn Warburton, Founding Partner
Jones Publishing (Citywealth), London, United Kingdom:Karen Jones, Founder & CEO
Triple A Financial Services Pty Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia: Liz Trotter, Managing Partner

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
FINALISTS:
REP Interactive, Los Angeles, CA USA: Judy Gatena, CEO
Chacka Marketing, Tampa, FL USA: Janel Laravie, Founder & CEO
Inspired Results, Portland, OR USA: Amy Tiller, Co-Founder and President of Growth
LeaseLabs, San Diego, CA USA: Dana Zeff, Founder and CEO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees - Business Services
FINALISTS:
Andela, New York, NY USA: Christina Sass, Co-Founder and COO
Full Sun International Co., LTD., Yunlin County, Taiwan: Chang Hsin Wu, CEO
Global Upside Inc., San Jose, CA USA: Gita Bhargava, Co-Founder & COO
Hawk Incentives, Lewisville, TX USA: Sheree Thornsberry, General Manager
Live Marketing, Evanston, IL USA: Anne Trompeter, Principal and Executive Creative Strategist
Managing Matters Inc., Toronto, ON Canada: Jenny Faucher, President & CEO
Murray Resources, Houston, TX USA: Marsha Murray, President
Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON, Canada: Fatima Cabral, CEO & Co-founder
Science Exchange, Palo Alto, CA USA: Elizabeth Iorns, CEO, Co-founder and Ph.D.
Simpson Healthcare Executives, LLC, Old Lyme, CT USA: Kelly Simpson-Angelini, Founder and CEO+CSO
Vaco Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA: Frances Moreno, Partner and Co-founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
BlackLine, Woodland Hills, CA USA: Therese Tucker, Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO
Built.io, San Francisco, CA USA: Neha Sampat, CEO
JND Legal Administration, Seattle, WA USA: Jennifer Keough, CEO and Co-founder
Leading Retirement Solutions, Seattle, WA USA: Kirsten Curry, President and Founder
Picore International Security, Calabasas, CA USA: Dr. Dana Picore, President & CEO
RSM Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Laurel Grey, Cloud Technology Specialist
Sapoznik Insurance, North Miami Beach, FL, USA: Rachel A. Sapoznik, Founder, CEO & President
She Takes on the World Inc., Kitchener, ON, Canada: Natalie MacNeil, CEO, The Conquer Club
Sia & Moore Architecture Interior Design, Istanbul, Turkey: Banu Altay, Architect, Co-Founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Products –10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
BabyComfy and Eclipse Glove, Longmont, CO USA: Elise Champe, Owner
BioSafe Technologies, Inc., Denison, TX USA: Lynn James-Meyer, CEO
DT Callis Seafood, LLC, Lancaster, VA USA: Deborah Haydon, Owner/Member
Kit Out Your Crib, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: Dani O'Reilly, Founder
Live Infinitely, Orlando, FL USA: Alicia Reynoso, Founder
Maria Shireen, San Diego, CA USA: Shireen Thor, CEO and Co-Founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Products –11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Dinner A'Fare, Suwanee, GA USA: Stephanie Wright, Co-Founder
Elliptic Labs, Oslo, Norway: Laila Danielsen, CEO
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA: Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder  & COO 
LoveBug Probiotics, New York, NY USA: Ashley Harris, Founder and CEO
The Mane Choice, Huntsville, AL USA: Courtney Adeleye, Founder & CEO
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., Provo, UT USA: Melisa T Quijano, President Asia Pacific
Pure Growth Organic, New York, NY USA: Sabrina Peterson, Co-Founder & CEO
Simple Mills, Chicago, IL USA: Katlin Smith, CEO
Tropic Skincare, London, United Kingdom: Susan Ma, Founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Services –10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Anchor Water Damage & Restoration, South Jordan, UT USA: Kris Rudarmel, President/Founder
Femme Fatale Media Group, Toronto ON Canada & New York, NY USA: Emily Lyons, Founder & CEO
Flourish Nutritional Medicine, Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Kathy Ashton, Founder
The Giggling Pig, Shelton, CT USA: Hannah Perry, Founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Services –11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Heal, Los Angeles, CA USA: Dr. Renee Dua, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder
The Juniper Center, Park Ridge, IL USA: Dr. Margo Jacquot, Founder
Williams Law Group, LLC, Short Hills, NJ USA: Allison C. Williams, Esq., Founder and Owner

Female Solo Entrepreneur of the Year
FINALISTS:
10 Thousand Pencils, LLC, Birmingham, AL USA: Brittany Wagner, Founder
Fighting Golf, Ashburn, VA USA:Tiffany Faucette, Owner
Kelso Consulting Australia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Maree Moreland, Ownerr
Puja Madan, Orlando, FL USA: Puja Madan, Leadership Coach, Author and Speaker
Strategati LLC, San Diego, CA USA: Dr. Corinne Jenni, President

Female Innovator of the Year – Government or Non-Profit –10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
#CookForSyria; London, United Kingdom: Serena Guen, Co-Founder
JBJ Soul Kitchen, Red Bank, NJ USA: Dorothea Bongiovi, Founder
Julie Cortés. Overland Park, KS USA: Julie Cortés: "Freelance Rockstar" Leader, Organizer and Innovator for the Freelance Community
Oceans 2 Earth Foundation, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Tracy Leske , Co-Founder
Tavuu Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan: Miss Syeda Amna Nasir Jamal (ChairPerson)
TenderLove Community Center (TLCC), Albuquerque, NM USA: Debbie Johnson, Founder & CEO

Female Innovator of the Year – Government or Non-Profit –11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Silver Spring, MD USA: Melissa Howerton, Senior Vice President of Member Services
Center for Work Education and Employment, Denver, CO USA: Laurie Harvey, President & CEO
Code.org, Seattle, WA USA: Kiki Prottsman, Curriculum Development Manager
District of Columbia, Washington, DC USA: Archana Vemulapalli, Chief Technology Officer
The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Lawrenceville, NJ USA: Nancy S. Berg, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Promote Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland: Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, Director of Visit Iceland and Creative industries
Royal Family, Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa: Priscar OZana M, Brand Ambassador for Miss TWY Original
Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea: Choon-hee Park, Head of Songpa-gu

Female Innovator of the Year – Government or Non-Profit –More Than 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
City of Memphis, Memphis, TN USA: Alexandria Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer
Dignity Health, San Francisco, CA USA: Deanna Wise, EVP & CIO
Schlumberger, Houston, TX USA: Iris Salinas, Global e-Commerce Leader, ConnectWomen Global Leader
TIAA, New York, NY USA: Jenn Tsahalis, Managing Director, Head of Planning, Execution & Strategy, TIAA Digital

Female Executive of the Year – Business Products –10 or Less Employees
FINALIST:
The Colony Project, Toronto, ON, Canada: Amanda Shuchat, Managing Director

Female Executive of the Year – Business Products –11 to 2,500 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations & Business Services
FINALISTS:
Madwire®, Fort Collins, CO USA: Rachel LaFollette, Chief Customer Officer
Monetate, New York, NY USA: Lucinda Duncalfe, CEO
SponsoredLinX, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Amber Porter, Chief Operations Officer
Stewart, A Xerox Company, Mount Laurel, NJ USA: Kathy DiMaggio, Vice President of Sales

Female Executive of the Year – Business Products –11 to 2,500 Employees - Computer Software
FINALISTS:
APTTUS, San Mateo, CA USA: Sydney Carey, Chief Financial Officer
Averon, San Francisco, CA USA: Lea Tarnowski, President and Co-Founder
Diligent, New York, NY USA: Amanda Carty, CMO
Extreme Reach, Neeedham, MA USA: Melinda McLaughlin, CMO
iBASEt, Foothill Ranch, CA USA: Ladeira Poonian, CEO
InAuth, Boston, MA USA: Lisa Stanton, CEO
Jetlore, San Mateo, CA USA: Montse Medina, COO
Kenandy, Redwood City, CA USA: Marie Jackson, Chief Marketing Officer
Leanplum, San Francisco, CA USA: Joyce Solano, VP of Corporate Marketing
MapR Technologies, San Jose, CA USA: Crystal Valentine, Vice President of Technology Strategy
PagerDuty, San Francisco, CA USA: Jennifer Tejada, CEO
Qualys, Inc., Redwood City, CA USA: Syamla Bandla, Vice President, Cloud Operations and DevOps, Qualys
WCN, New York, NY USA: Jeanette Maister, Managing Director, Americas
YouEarnedIt, Austin, TX USA: Autumn Manning, Co-founder and CEO

Female Executive of the Year – Business Products –11 to 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., Provo, UT USA: Melisa T Quijano, President Asia Pacific
Rize Inc., Woburn, MA USA: Julie Reece, Vice President of Marketing and Channel Relations
vArmour, Mountain View, CA USA: Eva Tsai, CMO
WebPT, Phoenix, AZ USA: Nancy Ham, CEO

Female Executive of the Year – Business Products –More Than 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
CEMEX, Mexico City, Mexico: Martha Herrera, Corporate Director of Social Responsibility
Diversey, Charlotte, NC USA: Dr. Ilham Kadri, President & CEO
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Dawn Murray, COO - Retail Services & VP & GM - Merchant Services, FISTM Payments
Northrop Grumman, Falls Church, VA USA: Kymberlee Dwinell, Director for Diversity and Inclusion
SAP, Newtown Square, PA USA: Diane Fanelli, SVP and General Manager, Global Channels and Platform GTM
SAP, Palo Alto, CA USA: Jenny Dearborn, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer
UnitedHealthcare, Minnetonka, MN USA: Heather Kane, CEO of Dental

Female Executive of the Year – Business Services –10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
DHL Express, Dammam, Saudi Arabia: Reema Al Sadlan, CS Training and Development Manager
Global Regulation Advisers, Corp, Pompano Beach, FL USA: Karrie C. Prehm, President & CEO
REACH, LLC, Nashville, TN USA: Lindsay Bertelli, President/Owner

Female Executive of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
FINALISTS:
LeaseLabs, San Diego, CA USA: Dana Zeff, Founder & CEO
Luckie & Company, Birmingham, AL USA: Melissa Wheeler, SVP Human Resources
Pop2Life New York, NY USA: Michele Wiltshire, Managing Director
Sharon Merrill Associates, Boston, MA USA: Maureen Wolff, CEO

Female Executive of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees - Banking and Financial Services
FINALISTS:
Bank Leumi USA, New York, NY USA: Natalie Myshkina, First Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy
Chargebacks911, Clearwater, FL USA: Monica Eaton-Cardone, Owner, Cofounder and COO
Coast Professional, Inc., West Monroe, LA USA: Annmarie Buchanan, Acting Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Director of Legal / Regulatory
HealthEquity, Draper, UT USA: Ashley Dreier, CIO/CTO
RatePAY, Berlin, Germany: Miriam Wohlfarth, Founder and Managing Director
Ziegler, Chicago, IL USA: Christine McCarty, CMO

Female Executive of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees - Business Services
FINALISTS:
ALOM, Fremont, CA, USA USA: Hannah Kain, President and CEO
AssetMark, Concord, CA USA: Natalie Wolfsen, Chief Commercialization Officer
BBC Systems Inc. dba JVZoo, Oviedo, FL USA: Laura Casselman, CEO
Cake & Arrow, New York, NY USA: Christina Goldschmidt, VP of Customer Experience & Design
Emprint, Baton Rouge, LA USA: Rebecca Vance, COO
Global Upside Inc., San Jose, CA USA: Gita Bhargava, COO & Co-Founder
Globalization Partners, Cambridge, MA USA: Nicole Sahin, Founder & CEO
KSJ & Associates, Falls Church, VA USA: Mariatheresa “Jaja” Martinez, BSN, RN, President and Program Manager
Mondo, New York, NY USA: Gianna Scorsone, Senior VP of Sales Operations & Marketing
O.C. Tanner, Salt Lake City, UT USA: Beth Thornton, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development
O.C. Tanner, Salt Lake City, UT USA: Amy Knapp, Vice President of Information Security and Service Delivery
PeopleScout, Chicago, IL USA: Taryn Owen, President
Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON Canada: Fatima Cabral, CEO & Co-founder
Purchasing Power, LLC, Atlanta, GA USA: Elizabeth Halkos, COO
ReachLocal, Woodland Hills, CA USA: Sharon Rowland, CEO
Swiss Post Solutions, New York, NY USA: Cordelia Alfred, Vice President, Human Resources
TeamPeople, Falls Church, VA USA: Genia Spencer, President

Female Executive of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees - Computer Services and Computer Software
FINALISTS:
APTTUS, San Mateo, CA USA: Maria Pergolino, SVP Global Marketing & Sales Developmentt
Collective, New York, NY USA: Kerry Bianchi, CEO
etouches, Norwalk, CT USA: Kathleen Roberge, Chief Revenue Officer
Geotab, Oakville, ON Canada: Stephanie Voelker, Vice President, Enterprise Sales Solutions
iCIMS Matawan, NJ USA: Susan Vitale, Chief Marketing Officer
MarkLogic, San Francisco, CA USA: Julie Furt, SVP, Global Consulting Services & Training
Skimlinks, London, Uniited Kingdom: Alicia Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder
Vertafore, Denver, CO USA: Elizabeth Knuppel, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Team member

Female Executive of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries             
FINALISTS:
Bloomberg BNA, Arlington, VA USA: Lisa Fitzpatrick, VP and General Manager of Tax & Accounting
Creative Lodging Solutions, Lexington, KY USA: Marsha Couch, CFO
DHL Express Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: Vee Rwodzi, Customer Service Manager
DHL Express Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya: Consolata Nzomo, Gateway Manager
GCG, Lake Success, NY USA: Christi Cannon, Senior Vice President & Chief Client Officer
Glotel, Chicago, IL, USA: Michele Casey, CEO
STORE Capital, Scottsdale, AZ USA: Mary Fedewa, Chief Operating Officer

Female Executive of the Year – Business Services –More Than 2,500 Employees - Computer Services, Computer Software and Telecommunications
FINALISTS:
AT&T, Dallas, TX USA: Anne Chow, President, AT&T National Business
AT&T, Dallas, TX USA: Stacy Schwartz, Vice President, Public Safety and FirstNet Sales, AT&T Business Solutions
Ixia, Calabasas, CA USA: Marie Hattar, Chief Marketing Office, Keysight Technologies
JDA Software, Scottsdale, AZ USA: Nancie Torrence, Group Vice President and President of JDA Women’s Interest Network
TIBCO Software, Palo Alto, CA USA: Michele Haddad, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources
Vodafone PLC Group Enterprise, Newbury, United Kingdom: Kerry Small, Head of Customer Service Operations, Group Enterprise

Female Executive of the Year – Business Services –More Than 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
Citizens Financial Group, Providence, RI USA: Susan LaMonica, Chief Human Resource Officer
DHL Express South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa: Venessa Dewing, Head of Multinational Customers & CSI Sub - Saharan Africa
DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, Cape Town, South Africa: Megan Roper, Head of Marketing
Effex Management Solutions, Kingwood, TX USA: Tara Jones, VP of Operations 
FedEx Corporation, Memphis, TN USA: Gloria R. Boyland, Corporate Vice President, Operations & Service Support
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Maria Schuld, Group Executive, Financial Services
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, New York, NY USA: Karen Abramson, CEO

Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Products –11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
ARIIX, Bountiful, UT USA: Deanna Latson, Chief Product Officer and Founder
The Daily Beast, New York, NY USA: Heather Dietrick, President and Publisher
H2O+ Beauty, San Francisco, CA USA: Joy Chen, CEO
IdentityForce, Inc., Framingham, MA USA: Judy Leary, President and Co-Founder
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA: Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder & COO 
Kindred Biosciences, San Diego, CA USA: Denise Bevers, Founder & COO
Other World Computing, Woodstock, IL USA: Jen Soulé, President

Female Executive of the Year– Consumer Products –More Than 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Church’s Chicken, Atlanta, GA USA: Jennifer Chasteen, Director of New Product Development
ReSound, Bloomington, MN USA: Tina Papke , ReSound VP of Key Accounts
T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA USA: Janice Kapner, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications

Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Services –11 to 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Care.com HomePay, Austin, TX USA: Kerri Swope, Vice President
Forward, New York, NY USA: Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher & CEO
Margaritaville Holdings, Orlando, FL USA: Tamara Baldanza-Dekker, CMO
Metro Health Care, Southfield, MI USA: Christine Bartel, CEO

Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Services –More Than 2,500 Employees
FINALISTS:
Shire, Plc, Lexington, MA: Delyn Long, US Head of GI Marketing
UnitedHealthcare, Minnetonka, MN USA: Rebecca Madsen, Chief Consumer Officer
Western Union, Englewood, CO USA: Libby Chambers, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Product Officer

Female Executive of the Year – Government or Non-Profit –10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Beverly's Birthdays, Huntingdon, PA USA: Megs Yunn, Founder and Co-Director
FightTheStroke.Org, Milan, Italy: Francesca Fedeli, Founder and President
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, Newtown, CT USA:Scarlett Lewis, Founder
One Purse One Planet, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Kelly Kingston, Founder and Co-Director
Rahab's Daughters, Barrington Hills, IL USA: Sharmila Wijeyakumar, COO
Recipe4Change P/L, Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Christine Smith, Founder & CEO
The Southern California Hospice Foundation, Costa Mesa, CA USA: Michelle Wulfestieg, Executive Director
Tavuu Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan: Miss Syeda Amna Nasir Jamal, Chair Person

Female Executive of the Year – Government or Non-Profit –11 to 2,500 Employees       
FINALISTS:
Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Silver Spring, MD USA: Jill Nicoll, Executive Vice President
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire, Santa Ana, CA USA: Melissa Beck, CEO
The Central Exchange, Kansas City, MO USA: Courtney Thomas, President and CEO
Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, VA USA: Keely H. Wilson, Chief, Program Support Branch, Solution Delivery Division
District of Columbia / Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Washington, DC USA: Archana Vemulapalli, Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Washington, D.C.
Forward, New York, NY USA: Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher & CEO
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD USA: Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., President and Executive Director
Horizons for Homeless Children, Roxbury, MA USA: Kate Barrand, President & CEO
HR Authority, Ministry of Interior, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: Fatima Shabib, Head of Promotion and Allowances
The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Lawrenceville, NJ USA: Nancy S. Berg, CEO and Executive Director
Laura's House, Ladera Ranch, CA USA: Margaret Bayston, CEO & Executive Director 
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL USA: Marilynn Gardner, President & CEO
Promote Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland: Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, Director of Visit Iceland and Creative industries
Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, Danbury, CT USA: Cynthia Emiry Roy, President and CEO
RSVP, King of Prussia, PA USA: Michele Moll, Executive Director
Susan G. Komen Orange County, Irvine, CA USA: Lisa Wolter, Executive Director
Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Ottawa, ON Canada: Leah Lawrence, President and CEO

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

Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand - Business Services
FINALISTS:
Clariti Group, Brisbane, QLD Australia: Belinda Dolan, CEO
Event Head, Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Jade McKenzie, Founder
Executive Virtual Associate, Junortoun, VIC, Australia: Sam Spence, Founder
Full Sun International Co., LTD., Yunlin County, Taiwan: Chang Hsin Wu, CEO
Verity Consulting Pty Ltd, Singapore: Dr Sandy Chong, Founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
Institute of Women International, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia: Marilyn Schirmer, Founding Director & Head Trainer
International Star Assistance Private Limited, Delhi, India: Poonam Jain, Manager
KFJ Group PTY LTD, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Julie Johnson, Founder and Director
Kit Out Your Crib, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: Dani O'Reilly, Founder
Oceans 2 Earth Foundation, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Tracy Leske , Co-Founder
Sari Bari Private Limited, Kolkata, India: Sarah Lance, Founder

Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada
FINALISTS:
Amanda Hamilton Interior Design, Calgary, AB, Canada: Amanda Hamilton, Creative Director and Founder
Business Tech Ninjas, Toronto, ON Canada: Melodie Moore, Founder
ChickAdvisor Inc., Toronto, ON Canada: Ali de Bold, President & Co-Founder
Managing Matters Inc., Toronto, ON Canada: Jenny Faucher, President & CEO
Marketing CoPilot, Toronto, ON Canada: Marie Wiese, President and Founder
Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON Canada: Fatima Cabral, CEO & Co-founder
Rockwood Custom Homes, Calgary, AB Canada: Allison Grafton, President and Partner
Tigris Events Inc., (The Accidental Entrepreneur), Pickering, ON Canada: Serena Holmes, CEO

Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa
FINALISTS:
Andela, New York, NY USA: Christina Sass, Co-Founder and COO
Global Listings Limited, London, United Kingdom: Thalia Droussioti, CEO
WERKIN, London, United Kingdom: Hayley Sudbury, Founder and CEO

Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand
FINALISTS:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Anita LeMaire, Managing Director of Banking and Payments, FIS Australasia
Sageco, a RiseSmart company, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Alison Monroe, National Director (Australia & NZ)

Female Executive of the Year in Canada
FINALIST:
Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON Canada: Fatima Cabral, CEO & Co-founder

Female Executive of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa
FINALISTS:
ARIIX, Bountiful, UT USA: Anna Matuszkiewicz, European Sales and Marketing Director
DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, Cape Town, South Africa: Megan Roper, Head of Marketing
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Marie Costers, International Line of Business Executive for Open Test Solutions
New JazzRadio GmbH, Berlin, Germany: Lyria Messahel, Program Director
REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionais, SGPS, Lisbon, Portugal: Elsa Carvalho, Director of Human Resources

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
FINALISTS:
Bendalls Group, Sydney, NSW Australia: Fi Bendall, Chief Executive
The Colony Project, Toronto, ON, Canada: Amanda Shuchat, Managing Director
Elias World Media, New York, NY USA: Monica Elias, Founder
Hawk Incentives, Lewisville, TX USA: Theresa McEndree, Vice President of Marketing
Lisa Kelley, Seoul, South Korea: Lisa Kelley, Professional MC
Publicity Genie, Brisbane, QLD Australia: Annette Densham, Founder
The Interactions Lab Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW Austraia: Danielle Di-Masi , Founder
T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA USA: Janice Kapner, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Treebird Branding, Atlanta, GA USA: Jaci Lund, Founder & Creative Director
Ultimate Business Propellor, Gold Coast, QLD Australia: Lauren Clemett, Owner & Director
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S., Riverwoods, IL USA: Reisha Goldman, Director, Direct and Digital Marketing

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Business Services
FINALISTS:
AT&T, Dallas, TX USA: Sue Galvanek, VP, AT&T Partner Exchange
EY, New York, NY USA: EY's Sharda Cherwoo, Partner, Americas Tax 
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Esther Pigg, Strategic Planning Director
Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON, Canada: Fatima Cabral, CEO & Co-founder
Rita Trehan LLC, Washington DC USA: Rita Trehan, Chief Capacity Officer
She Prosperity, Auckland, New Zealand:Kimberly Sumner, Founder
Vodafone PLC Group Enterprise, United Kingdom: Kerry Small, Head of Customer Service Operations, Group Enterprise
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, New York, NY USA: Karen Abramson, CEO

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Franchising
FINALIST:
Church’s Chicken, Atlanta, GA USA: Laura Reese, Sr. Director of Media, Digital & Public Relations

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit
FINALISTS:
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, London, United Kingdom: Megan Lucero, Director of the Bureau Local
City of Memphis, Memphis, TN USA: Alexandria Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer
District of Columbia / Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Washington, DC USA: Archana Vemulapalli, Chief Technology Officer
IEEE, Piscataway, NJ USA: Nita Patel, Founder & Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC)
The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Lawrenceville, NJ USA: Nancy S. Berg, CEO and Executive Director
The MATCH International Women's Fund, Ottawa, ON, Canada: Jess Tomlin, President and CEO
RSVP, King of Prussia, PA USA: Michele Moll, Executive Director
Tavuu Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan: Miss Syeda Amna Nasir Jamal, ChairPerson

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Industry
FINALISTS:
CEMEX, Mexico City, Mexico: Martha Herrera, Corporate Director of Social Responsibility
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., Princeton, NJ USA: Mary Michael, VP, Congress Stakeholder Management & Patient Advocacy

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Manufacturing
FINALISTS:
ARIIX, Bountiful, UT USA: Deanna Latson, Chief Product Officer and Founder
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, McKinney, TX USA: Barbara Borgonovi, Vice President of Integrated Communication Systems (ICS)

Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Technology
FINALISTS:
ADTRAN, Huntsville, AL USA: Meggin Sawyer, Vice President of Business Solutions and Cloud Services
Apica Systems, New York, NY USA: Carmen Carey, CEO
Blackhawk Network, Pleasanton, CA USA: Teri Llach, Chief Marketing Officer
CableLabs, Louisville, CO USA: Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Senior Technology Leader
Chargebacks911, Clearwater, FL USA: Monica Eaton-Cardone, Owner, Cofounder and COO
DCR Workforce, Boca Raton, FL USA: Ammu Warrier, President
engage2learn, Portland, TX USA: Shannon Buerk, Founder & CEO
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Barbara Morgan, SVP of Development
Forcepoint, Austin, TX USA: Meerah Rajavel, Chief Information Officer
ZingBox, Mountain View, CA USA: Dr. May Wang, CTO and Co-Founder

Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year
FINALISTS:
Good Food Enterprise Co., Ltd, Taipei, Taiwan: Viola Cheng, CEO
Kit Out Your Crib, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: Dani O'Reilly, Founder
Live Infinitely, Orlando, FL USA: Alicia Reynoso, Founder
SUITCASE Group, London, United Kingdom: Serena Guen, Founder
Tropic Skincare, London, United Kingdom: Susan Ma, Founder

Maverick of the Year - Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Services
FINALISTS:
Albert, New York, NY USA: Amy Inlow, CMO
The Author Incubator, McLean, VA USA: Dr. Angela Lauria, Founder & CEO
Bendalls Group, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Fi Bendall, Chief Executive
Bishops Services Inc., New York, NY USA: Melissa Kelley-Hilton, Executive Vice President
Dr. Susan Harrison, Overland Park, KS USA: Dr. Susan Harrison, Author and Speaker
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Serena Smith, Head of International Payments and CAO
New Frontier Data, Washington, DC USA: Giadha Aguirre de Carcer, CEO and Founder
RV Rental Connection, Inc., Chico, CA USA: Bonnie Worthington, Founder, President and CEO

Maverick of the Year - Computer Software
FINALISTS:
Forcepoint, Austin, TX USA: Kristin Machacek Leary, Chief Human Resources Officer
Improving, Dallas, TX USA: Susan Fojtasek, Vice President of Consulting
ZingBox, Mountain View, CA USA: Dr. May Wang, CTO and Co-Founder

Maverick of the Year -All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., San Diego, CA USA: Susan Salka, CEO, President, Director
ARIIX, Bountiful, UT USA: Vivian Chung, Vice President of Marketing
AT&T, Dallas, TX USA: Jennifer Biry, Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Technology and Operations
BioSafe Technologies, Inc., Denison, TX USA: Lynn James-Meyer, CEO
CEMEX, Mexico City, Mexico: Martha Herrera, Corporate Director of Social Responsibility
Diversey, Charlotte, NC USA: Dr. Ilham Kadri, President and CEO
Emotional Mastery For Women, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Liana Allison, Founder
Forward, New York, NY USA: Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher & CEO
Gemini Industries Inc., Burlington, MA USA: Victoria Bondoc. CEO and Founder
LexisNexis, Sydney, NSW Australia: Veronica Rios, Executive Manager of Content & Rule of Law

Lifetime Achievement – Business
FINALISTS:
BioSafe Technologies, Inc., Denison, TX USA: Lynn James-Meyer, CEO
CD2 Learning, Overland Park, KS USA: Dena Bartlett, Co-Founder
corecubed, Asheville, NC USA: Merrily Orsini, President & CEO
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Gail Angel, Corporate & Digital Solution Division Executive
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA: Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder and COO
Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, Fremont, CA USA: Dr. Tae Yun Kim, Founder and CEO
Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON, Canada: Fatima Cabral, CEO & Co-founder
Red Hat, Raleigh, NC USA: Stormy Peters, Senior Manager, Community Leads

Mentor or Coach of the Year – Business - Business Services
FINALISTS:
The Author Incubator, McLean, VA USA: Angela Lauria, Founder & CEO
Dynamic Dialog, Inc., La Jolla, CA USA: Marty Stanley, President
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Jennifer Gardner, Senior Vice President of Product Process and Deployment
Think180degrees, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: Kerry Dutton, Founder, The Money Mindshift Mentor

Mentor or Coach of the Year – Business - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
Aflac, Columbus, GA USA: June Howard, SVP Financial Services and Chief Accounting Officer
Ashley Coaching and Consulting, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Stacey Ashley, Founder
AT&T, Dallas, TX USA: Brooks McCorcle, President, AT&T Partner Solutions
Creative Lodging Solutions, Lexington, KY USA: Carolyn Hundley, Chief Culture and Development Officer
H2O+ Beauty, San Francisco, CA USA: Joy Chen, CEO & Mentor

Mentor or Coach of the Year – Government or Non-Profit
FINALIST:
The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Lawrenceville, NJ USA: Nancy S. Berg, CEO and Executive Director

Women Helping Women – Business - Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Business Services & Media
FINALISTS:
Bendalls Group, Sydney. NSW Australia:Fi Bendall, Chief Executive
Cake & Arrow, New York, NY USA: Christina Goldschmidt,VP of Customer Experience & Design
Impact Consulting Enterprises, East Orange, NJ USA: Cheryl McCants, President and CEO
Marketing Mojo, Charlottesville, VA USA: Janet Driscoll Miller, Founder
Pencil9, Hyderabad, Telangana, India: Dr. Trisheetaa Tej - Founder & Director 
She Takes on the World Inc., Kitchener, ON Canada: Natalie MacNeil, Founder, The Conquer Club

Women Helping Women – Business - Computer Services and Computer Software
FINALISTS:
HCL America, Sunnyvale, CA USA: HCL's Red Ladder Initiative - Shimona Chadha, Senior Director & HCL’s Red Ladder team
SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany: Anka Wittenberg, SVP & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany: Sinead Kaiya, COO Products & Innovation
SAP, Newtown Square, PA USA: Alicia Tillman, CMO

Women Helping Women – Business - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
Ashley Coaching and Consulting, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Stacey Ashley, Founder
Contempo Property Holdings Inc., Cebu City, Philippines: Beverly Morales Dayanan, CEO & President
Diversey, Charlotte, NC USA: Dr. Ilham Kadri, President & CEO
Institute of Women International, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia: Marilyn Schirmer, Founding Director & Head Trainer
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ USA: Women on their Way (WOW) Program
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA: Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder & COO
Northrop Grumman, Falls Church, VA USA: Kymberlee Dwinnell, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Randa Habelrih, Sydney, NSW Australia: Randa Habelrih, Austism Author and Speaker
Triple A Financial Services Pty Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia: Liz Trotter, Managing Partner

Women Helping Women – Government or Non-Profit
FINALISTS:
H&M Foundation & CARE, Stockholm, Sweden: H&M Foundation 500
HR Authority, Ministry of Interior, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: Noora Zaman, Head, Administrative Section, Personnel Affairs Directorate
Sari Bari Private Limited, Kolkata, India: Sarah Lance, Founder
Triple A Financial Services Pty Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia: Liz Trotter, Managing Partner

Employee of the Year - Business - Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations & Business Services
FINALISTS:
Clariti Group, Brisbane, QLD Australia: Anahita Tonkin, Business Development Director
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Kim Bynan, Banking and Payments IFS Exec Admin
ProHill Services LLC, Virginia Beach, VA USA: Alison Campbell, Project Management and Control Specialist
Publicity Genie, Brisbane QLD Australia: Rebecca McGregor, PR Partner.
SPLICE Software, Calgary, AB, Canada: Karolina Congdon, Channel Partner Coordinator
Swiss Post Solutions, New York, NY USA: Nicole Mangarella, Solutions Analyst
The Colony Project, Toronto, ON, Canada: Jessica Greasley, Account Director
The Mosaic Group, West Palm Beach, FL USA: Emily Cajas, Marketing Associate
Transitions in Progress, LLC, Winchester, VA USA: Karen Haddon, Chief Operating Officer

Employee of the Year - Business - Computer Software
FINALISTS:
Lucid Software Inc, South Jordan, UT USA: Sable Petersen, Director of Marketing
PlanGrid, San Francisco, CA USA: Jessica Pollack, Lead Field Trainer 
Red Hat, Raleigh, NC USA: Catherine Robson, Manager of User Experience and Design

Employee of the Year - Business - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
The Ambit Group, Vienna, VA USA: Lindsey Averill, Managing Director
ARIIX, Bountiful, UT USA: Maki Lerwill, Market Operations Manager for Japan and South Korea
Creative Lodging Solutions, Lexington, KY USA: Sarah Spurlock, Executive Administrative Assistant and Facility Manager
PrimeRevenue, Atlanta, GA USA: Jennifer Couch, Senior Global Program Manager
Schlumberger, Houston, TX USA: Iris Salinas, Global e-Commerce Leader, ConnectWomen Global Leader

Employee of the Year - Government or Non-Profit
FINALISTS:
HR Authority, Ministry of Interior, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: Samira Sultan, System Analyst
The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Lawrenceville, NJ USA: Sue Capon Senior Director, Operations
Jordan Engineers Association, Amman, Jordan: Huda Ali Al-Husaini, Head of Training and Studies
Truth Initiative, Washington, DC USA: Mary Dominguez, Marketing Director

Woman of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
FINALISTS:
Amobee, San Diego, CA USA: Katie Ford, Chief Client Officer
Approach Marketing, Worthington, OH USA: Megan Shroy, Founder and President
ARIIX, Bountiful, UT USA: Vivian Chung, Vice President of Marketing
BrightLine, New York, NY USA: Jacqueline Corbelli, CEO, Founder & Chairman
Burson-Marsteller, New York, NY USA: Thekla Eftychiadou, Senior Director
Diligent, New York, NY USA: Amanda Carty, CMO
Gina Din Group, Nairobi, Kenya: Gina Din-Kariuki, Founder and Executive Chair
Hanaroadcom, Seoul, South Korea: Jung Hieh Shon, CEO
Hotwire, San Francisco, CA USA: Heather Kernahan, President
ICON plc, Yardley, PA USA: Jodie McVan, Senior Vice President of Creative Services
Impact Consulting Enterprises, East Orange, NJ USA: Cheryl McCants, President and CEO
LeaseLabs, San Diego, CA USA: Dana Zeff, Founder and CEO
Mission Pharmacal Company, San Antonio, TX USA: Natalie Sirjuesingh, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing
NRPR Group, Beverly Hills, CA USA: Nicole Rodrigues, Founder and CEO
PlanGrid, Inc, San Francisco, CA USA: Kristina Milian, Head Of Communications
Pop2Life New York, NY USA: Michele Wiltshire, President and COO
Sharon Merrill Associates, Boston, MA USA: Maureen Wolff, CEO
Shire, Plc, Lexington, MA: Delyn Long, US Head of GI Marketing
Verity Consulting Pty Ltd, Singapore: Dr. Sandy Chong, Founder
Welltok, Denver, CO USA: Michelle Snyder, Chief Marketing Officer

Woman of the Year - Business Services
FINALISTS:
Clariti Group, Brisbane, QLD Australia: Belinda Dolan, CEO
FedEx Corporation, Memphis, TN USA: Gloria R. Boyland, Corporate Vice President of Operations and Service Support
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Gina Gitter, Payments Chief Administrative Officer
HGS, Lisle, IL USA: Wendy Shlensky, Vice President of Analyst and Adviser Relations
Paradigm Design Group, Houston, TX USA: Lisa Haude, Lead Designer and Founder
PeopleScout, Chicago, IL USA: Taryn Owen, President
Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON, Canada: Fatima Cabral, CEO & Co-founder
Romanoff Consultants, New York, NY USA: Inga Romanoff, CEO
Strategati LLC, San Diego, CA USA: Dr. Corinne Jenni, President
Vaco Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA: Frances Moreno, Partner and Co-founder
Verity Consulting Pty Ltd, Singapore: Dr. Sandy Chong, Founder

Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit
FINALISTS:
Beverly's Birthdays, Huntingdon, PA USA: Megs Yunn, Founder and Co-Director
City of Memphis, Memphis, TN USA: Alexandria Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer
CLAP Bangalore, Karnataka, India: Ms. Swati Bondia, Director
Dignity Health, San Francisco, CA USA: Deanna Wise, EVP & CIO
Forward, New York, NY USA: Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher & CEO
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD USA: Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., President and Executive Director
Horizons for Homeless Children, Roxbury, MA USA: Kate Barrand, President & CEO
I Grow Chicago, Chicago, IL USA: Robbin Carroll, Founder and President
IEEE, Piscataway, NJ USA: Nita Patel, Founder & Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC)
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, Newtown, CT USA: Scarlett Lewis, Founder
Learning Links Foundation, New Delhi, India: Dr. Anjlee Prakash, Founding Member and Chairperson
Oceans 2 Earth Foundation, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Tracy Leske , Co-Founder
One Purse One Planet, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Kelly Kingston, Founder and Co-Director
Plan International Canada, Toronto, ON Canada: Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO
Promote Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland: Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, Director of Visit Iceland and Creative industries
Tavuu Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan: Miss Syeda Amna Nasir Jama, ChairPerson
The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Lawrenceville, NJ USA: Nancy S. Berg, CEO and Executive Director
University of Wisconsin Health, Madison, WI USA: Ayesha Liaqat, Manager, Unified Communications
Widows of Opportunity, Columbia, SC USA: Kimberly Richardson, Founder

Woman of the Year - Industry
FINALISTS:
Contempo Property Holdings Inc., Cebu City, Philippines: Beverly Dayanan, CEO & President
Diversey, Charlotte, NC USA: Dr. Ilham Kadri, President & CEO
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA: Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder & COO
Panasonic Corporation of North America, Newark, NJ USA: Lauren Sallata, Chief Marketing Officer
Spartan Value Investors/Spartan Invest, Birmingham AL USA: Lindsay Davis, Chief Operating Officer
Tropic Skincare, London, United Kingdom: Susan Ma, Founder

Woman of the Year - Manufacturing
FINALISTS:
ALOM, Fremont, CA USA: Hannah Kain, President and CEO
Isbolatt Nigeria Limited, Lagos, Nigeria: Bola Olufayokemi Gbenga-Oke, Managing Director & CEO

Woman of the Year - Technology
FINALISTS:
ADTRAN, Huntsville, AL USA: Meggin Sawyer, Vice President of Business Solutions and Cloud Services
Amobee, San Diego, CA USA: Kim Perell, CEO and President
Eldorado, Phoenix, AZ USA: Sally Else, President
Five9, San Ramon, CA USA: Niki Hall, VP Corporate Marketing
IDERA, Houston, TX USA: Heidi Farris, CMO
Ixia, Calabasas, CA USA: Bethany Mayer, Senior Vice President, President, Ixia Solutions Group
Medidata Solutions, New York, NY USA: Julie Iskow, CTO 
SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany: Anka Wittenberg, SVP & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
School District of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, FL USA: Dawn Pumphrey, Director of IT Enterprise Applications
T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA USA: Janice Kapner, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Vodafone PLC Group Enterprise, Newbury, United Kingdom: Kerry Small, Head of Customer Service Operations, Group Enterprise
Yext, New York, NY USA: Wendi Sturgis, Chief Customer Officer
ZingBox, Mountain View, CA USA: Dr. May Wang, CTO and Co-Founder


COMPANY/ORGANIZATION AWARDS CATEGORIES

Company of the Year – Business Products – More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
Chargeback Gurus, McKinney, TX USA
YouEarnedIt, Austin, TX USA

Company of the Year – Business Services – 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Clariti Group, Brisbane, QLD Australia
Cyber Human Capital, McLean, VA USA
Elias World Media, New York, NY USA
Goodwin Group PR, Walpole, MA USA
The Colony Project, Toronto, ON, Canada
The Tambellini Group, LLC, Irvington, VA USA
Trendy Lime Inc., San Francisco, CA USA
Yöntem Research, Istanbul, Turkey

Company of the Year – Business Services – More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
ALOM, Fremont, CA USA
Allegis Global Solutions, Hanover, MD USA: GettingHired, Inc. - Led by Tracey Klein
Andela, New York, NY USA
Galileo Research and Strategy Consultancy, New York, NY USA
Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON, Canada
RatePAY, Berlin, Germany
REP Interactive, Los Angeles, CA USA
Simpson Healthcare Executives, LLC, Old Lyme, CT USA
Skimlinks, London, United Kingdom
Vaco Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA

Company of the Year – Consumer Products – 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Kit Out Your Crib, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Live Infinitely, Orlando, FL USA
Maria Shireen®, San Diego, CA USA

Company of the Year – Consumer Products – More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA
Simple Mills, Chicago, IL USA
Tropic Skincare, London, United Kingdom

Company of the Year – Consumer Services
FINALISTS:
Editor World LLC, Newport, VA USA
FIT CHICKS, Toronto, ON Canada
RealtyMogul, Los Angeles, CA USA

Organization of the Year – Government or Non-Profit– 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Beverly's Birthdays, Huntingdon, PA USA
FightTheStroke.Org, Milan, Italy
Freelance Exchange of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO USA
Heartfelt Tidbits, Inc., Cincinnati, OH USA
JBJ Soul Kitchen, Red Bank, NJ USA
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, Newtown, CT USA
Oceans 2 Earth Foundation, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
One Purse One Planet, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Rahab's Daughters, Barrington Hills, IL USA
Tavuu Welfare Association, Karachi, Pakistan

Organization of the Year – Government or Non-Profit– More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), Singapore
Center for Work Education and Employment, Denver, CO USA
Forward, New York, NY USA
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD USA
Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The Central Exchange, Kansas City, MO USA

Startup of the Year - Business Products Industries
FINALISTS:
RippleNami, Inc., Cardiff, CA USA

Startup of the Year - Business Services Industries - Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Services
FINALISTS:
Catalyst Media Factory, Detroit, MI USA
Kelso Consulting Australia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
RV Rental Connection, Inc. Chico, CA USA
She Prosperity, Auckland, New Zealand
STARLINKS PR and Events, Karachi, Pakistan
Think180degrees, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Startup of the Year - Business Services Industries - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
air events global, Sydney, NSW, Australia
iHealth Partners Network, New Stanton, PA USA
Loanezi Pty Ltd, Helensvale, QLD, Australia
NEXT Trucking, Lynwood, CA USA
Spotted, Inc. (formerly Spotted Media), Boston, MA USA

Startup of the Year - Consumer Products Industries
FINALISTS:
Fighting Golf, Ashburn, VA USA
Flourish Nutritional Medicine, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Maria Shireen®, San Diego, CA USA

Startup of the Year - Consumer Services Industries
FINALISTS:
10 Thousand Pencils, LLC, Birmingham, AL USA
Create A Wealthy Life, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Flourish Nutritional Medicine, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Good Food Enterprise Co., Ltd, Taipei, Taiwan
She Prosperity, Auckland, New Zealand
The Waggle Company, Charlotte, NC USA

Most Innovative Company of the Year – 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
A23 Advisors, Park City, UT USA
Aspire, Phoenix, AZ USA
Institute of Women International, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
RV Rental Connection, Inc. Chico, CA USA
Space Kidz India, Chennai, India

Most Innovative Company of the Year – More Than 10 Employees
FINALISTS:
Galileo Research and Strategy Consultancy, New York, NY USA
Gurucul, El Segundo, CA USA
Marketing Mojo, Charlottesville, VA USA
Science Exchange, Palo Alto, CA USA
Simpson Healthcare Executives, LLC, Old Lyme, CT USA
SPLICE Software, Calgary, AB, Canada
ZingBox, Mountain View, CA USA

Fastest Growing Company of the Year
FINALISTS:
The Author Incubator, McLean, VA USA
Contempo Property Holdings Inc., Cebu City, Philippines
Cosmique Global Inc, New York, NY USA
GingerMay PR, London, United Kingdom
Hemsworth Communications, Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
HoneyBook, San Francisco, CA USA
Romanoff Consultants, New York, NY USA
Tropic Skincare, London, United Kingdom

Community Involvement Program of the Year
FINALISTS:
FTI Consulting, Singapore: Ooredoo Oman Female Mussanah Incubator Program
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL USA: Jeunesse Kids - A Brighter Future for Kids Around the World
Vaco Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA: Community involvement Program of the Year - Vaco Los Angeles

Management Team of the Year
FINALIST:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: CAO Team, FIS Payments

Women-Run Workplace of the Year - 10 or Less Employees
FINALISTS:
Clariti Group, Brisbane, QLD Australia
Davis Unlimited Information Technologies, Inc. Owings Mills, MD USA
Goodwin Group PR, Walpole, MA USA
Impact Consulting Enterprises, East Orange, NJ USA
Impact PR & Communications, Ltd., Poughkeepsie, NY USA
Oceans 2 Earth Foundation, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Paradigm Design Group, Houston, TX USA

Women-Run Workplace of the Year - More Than 10 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Services
FINALISTS:
EHR Concepts, Villa Rica, GA USA
GingerMay PR, London, United Kingdom
Pink Elephant, Burlington, ON, Canada
Socialfly, New York, NY USA
SpeakerBox Communications, Vienna, VA USA
Susan Davis International, Washington, DC USA
Vaco Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA

Women-Run Workplace of the Year - More Than 10 Employees - All Other Industries
FINALISTS:
Barefoot Books, Cambridge, MA USA
Care.com HomePay, Austin, TX USA
Fabric Innovations, Miami, FL USA
InCrowd, Boston, MA USA
Sari Bari Private Limited, Kolkata, India


NEW PRODUCT & SERVICE AWARDS CATEGORIES

Best New Product or Service of the Year - Business Products
FINALISTS:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: eZBusiness, Kris Carrera
Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, Fremont, CA USA: ActiveCount100H Microbiological Sampler
RippleNami, Inc., Cardiff, CA USA: RippleNami - Connecting the Unconnected Across the World
Talbots Consortium Ltd, Birmingham, United Kingdom: The Couture Collection from Talbots
ValueSelling Associates, Rancho Santa Fe, CA USA: Executive Speak eLearning Program, Lorin Yeater
ZingBox, Mountain View, CA USA: ZingBox's IoT Guardian

Best New Product or Service of the Year - Business Services
FINALISTS:
Allegis Global Solutions, Hanover, MD USA: SIGMA MSP - Led by Jessi Guenther
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: One Time Passcode, Connie Davis
iTalent Digital, San Jose, CA USA: MyiTalent App (Digitization of the Consultant -> Client Relationship Management). First of Kind App
Publicity Genie, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Genie Lamp Three Wishes - Making PR Accessible For All Businesses
The Author Incubator, McLean, VA USA:The Author's Way
Ultimate Business Propellor, Gold Coast, QLD Australia: The Authority Rocket
ZingBox, Mountain View, CA USA: ZingBox's IoT Guardian

Best New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Services
FINALISTS:
Fighting Golf, Ashburn, VA USA: The Impact Improver
Little Medical School, St. Louis, MO USA: Little Medical School Educational Kits
Randa Habelrih, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Serving People With Autism By Educating The Community
She Prosperity, Auckland, New Zealand:She Prosperity Promo-Fit - Helping Women in Business Get The Promotion They Deserve

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING AWARDS CATEGORIES

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Community Relations
FINALISTS:
Accenture, Chicago, IL USA: Teaming to reimagine the audience experience
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Jackie Burden, FIS Site Committee in St. Petersburg, Florida
FTI Consulting, Singapore: Indosat Ooredoo Innovation Contest, Female Category
FTI Consulting, Singapore: Ooredoo Group Connected Women Program
Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea: Songpa-gu: Neighborhood Greetings

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Internal Communications
FINALISTS:
Allegis Global Solutions, Hanover, MD USA: Allegis Global Solutions, Internal Communication Strategy - Developed and Led by Amy Mallia
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Payments Post, Cynthia Knowles
Microsoft, Redmond, WA USA: Motivate – Educate – Celebrate Campaign Among Microsoft PowerBI Community Members

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Low Budget (Under $10,000 / €7000)
FINALISTS:
Envolve, Inc., House Springs, MO USA: Envolve Health Tip Animation Series

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing - Business to Business
FINALISTS:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Breakout Rewards Campaign, Cassie Boutelle

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing - Consumer Products and Consumer Services
FINALISTS:
Denton County Transportation Authority, Lewisville, TX USA: North Texas Xpress Bus Service – Successful Partnership, Regional Transportation Expansion and Increased Ridership
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Consumer Services Campaign, Alisa Barber
Nissan North America, Franklin, TN USA: Nissan North America & “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Affairs and Public Service
FINALISTS:
Blunt Strategic, Calgary, AB, Canada: SDTC Success Stories Campaign
Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea: Songpa-gu: Sympathy for the Peace with 1625 People Choir for Unification
Susan Davis International, Washington, DC USA: Unveiling Our Hidden Heroes

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Reputation/Brand Management
FINALISTS:
Ultimate Business Propellor, Gold Coast, QLD Australia: The Authority Rocket
Accenture, Chicago, IL USA: Teaming to reimagine the audience experience

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Social Media Focused
FINALIST:
Envolve, Inc., House Springs, MO USA: Envolve “Did You Know?” Clinical Health Tip Video Series

Business-to-Business Advertising Campaign of the Year
FINALIST:
Accenture, Chicago, IL USA: Teaming to reimagine the audience experience

Business-to-Business Marketing Campaign of the Year
FINALISTS:
Accenture, Chicago, IL USA: Teaming to reimagine the audience experience
IGEL, San Francisco, CA USA: Enit Nichani Takes IGEL's Tradeshow Budget and Transforms it into a Lead-Generation Machine
Panasonic Corporation of North America, Newark, NJ USA: Panasonic North America and Pappas MacDonnell, Technologies that move us

Consumer Marketing Campaign of the Year
FINALIST:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL USA: Consumer Services Campaign, Alisa Barber

Small-Budget Marketing Campaign of the Year (<$3 million / €2 million)
FINALISTS:
ChappellRoberts, Tampa, FL USA: Florida Hospital Inspired Birthday
Learning.com, Portland, OR USA: Learning.com Prepares Students for the Future with Code-a-Thon Campaign

Viral Marketing Campaign of the Year
FINALIST:
Tigris Events Inc., Pickering, ON, Canada: Canada Wake Up

MEDIA AWARDS CATEGORIES

Website or Blog of the Year
FINALISTS:
Accenture, New York, NY USA: Accenture.com
Century 21 Real Estate LLC, Madison, NJ USA: Establishing the Home as More than Just an Asset
H&M Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden: H&M Foundation 500
Mondo, New York, NY USA: www.Mondo.com Relaunch
WRD & Awards Agency, Sydney, NSW, Australia:Awards Agency & WRD: When branding, web and tone of voice work as one

Event of the Year
FINALISTS:
Award Winning Accelerator, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia:The Award Winning Lunch
Black Dress Partners, St. Louis, MO USA: Midwest Women Business Owners' Conference
Travelzoo, New York, NY and Nationwide, USA: Travelzoo Celebrates 80% Female Board With Exclusive Event & Panel Discussion Featuring Tina Brown

Video of the Year
FINALISTS:
Envolve, Inc., House Springs, MO USA: Envolve “Did You Know?” Clinical Health Tip Video Series
REP Interactive, Los Angeles, CA USA: EO Member Spotlight: Marveina Peters

HCL’s Red Ladder Women in Technology Categories sponsored byHCL America Inc.

Only nominees with a special sponsor-supplied promotion code submitted nominations to the following categories.

Digital Transformer of the Year
FINALISTS:
NBCUniversal Inc., Los Angeles, CA USA: Deborah K. Fiorella, SVP Universal Parks and Resorts
Oncor Electric Delivery, Dallas, TX USA: Malia Hodges, Director - Program Management Office
Turner, Atlanta, GA USA: Karen Painter, Head of Media Software & Services

Excellence in LS and HC Transformation (Business/Patient Centricity)  
FINALISTS:
Delta Dental, San Francisco, CA USA: Chetna Mahajan, Director D2C Application Development
HM Health Solutions,Pittsburgh, PA USA: Erica Trimble, Manager
Merck & Co. Inc., Kenilworth, NJ USA: Michele C. D’Alessandro, VP & CIO, Merck Manufacturing Division
Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc., Lexington, MA USA: Kathy Clawson, Head of IT Vendor Management Office
               
Excellence in Transforming Business     
FINALISTS:
Estee Lauder Inc., New York, NY USA: Rhonda Vetere, CTO, SVP Estee Lauder Inc.
NBCUniversal Inc., Los Angeles, CA USA: Galina Cherny, VP Filmed Entertainment Technology
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, North Wales, PA, USA: Nancy Maher, VP Research & Development IT
Verizon, Basking Ridge, NJ USA: Mrinalini (Lani) Ingram, VP Smart Communities
               
Leader in Driving Business Through Analytics    
FINALISTS:
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, TX USA: Vivian P Shade, Director IT Business Intelligence & Analytics
Staples Inc., Framingham, MA USA: Pragati Mathur, CIO, SVP, Digital Solutions,
TIAA, New York, NY USA: Pamela Click, Divisional CIO,
               
Leader in Transforming Customer Engagement
FINALISTS:
True Value Company, Chicago, IL USA: Rosalee Hermens, CIO & SVP
Turner/CNN Digital, Atlanta, GA USA: Melissa Koehler, Senior Director Technology Portfolio Management and Implementation
Verizon, Basking Ridge, NJ USA: Kimberly Fisher Warren, VP Global Product Sales Unit– Americas & EMEA
Vistra Energy, Irving, TX USA: Delana Nading, Senior Director Vendor Engagement Office