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The Stevie Awards, Nominate Now!

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business have launched the Call for Entries for its eighth annual competition, urging Australian women to pit themselves against other global business women.  Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business feature over 50 categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Young Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Mentor or Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Employee of the Year, Best Overall Company of the Year, and Most Innovative Company of the Year, among others.  The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious International Business Awards and the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.

All female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible to be nominated.

The discounted early-bird entry deadline is July 27 and the final deadline is August 31, 2011.  Entrants save 25% by entering early. Winners of the eighth annual competition will be announced at a gala awards dinner in New York in November.

New categories in 2011 include Non-Profit or Government Organization of the YearSmartphone or Tablet App of the YearVideo of the Year, and multiple new Marketing Campaign, Communications/PR Campaign, and New Product or Service of the year categories.

Winners of the 2010 Stevie Awards for Women in Business included, among others: Teach for America’s Rebecca Fishman Lipsey (Best Executive), Nu Skin Enterprises’ Melissa Tantoco-Quijano (Best Asian Executive), International Financial Data Services’ Debralee L. Goldberg (Best Canadian Executive), Métier, Ltd.’s Sandra Richardson (Mentor of the Year), and Australia’s (Best Overall Company of the Year). A complete list of 2010 honorees is available at

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are judged by many leading women entrepreneurs, executives and luminaries in business. Queensland based business woman Yvette Adams is the Regional Coordinator for the awards in Australia and New Zealand to support any women wishing to enter.

A portion of each ticket sold for the November 11 awards dinner will be contributed to Camfed (, which fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change.

Sponsors of the 2011 Stevie Awards for Women in Business include Infogroup and KeyBank’s Key4Women program.  Localization partner of the 2011 Stevie Awards is SDL.  The November 11 awards presentations will be broadcast by the Business TalkRadio Network.


About Yvette Adams [pictured]

Yvette Adams is a multi-award winning business woman based on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. Born and bred in New Zealand, she has over 15 years’ global experience in the media/marketing/internet and PR fields.

An international freelance writer of many years and an author she has launched numerous websites and consulted numerous businesses in New Zealand, the UK and Australia on their offline and online strategies.

Yvette won the QLD Telstra Business Women of the Year Award in 2010, Queensland Small Business Champions Specialised Small Business Award in 2008, the Queensland Small Business Champions Young Entrepreneur Award in September 2007 and has been a finalist in numerous other local, regional and national business awards.

In 2008 Yvette travelled to New York as a finalist in the Asian Entrepreneur category of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business ( She now promotes this awards program in Australia and New Zealand.

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