Seventh Annual American Business Awards(SM)

The Stevie Awards has named nine executives who will chair specialized final-judging committees for its Seventh Annual American Business Awards. I am proud to say that I have been selected as the chairwoman for the Management category. The American Business Awards (www.stevieawards.com/aba) are open to all organizations operating within the U.S.A. – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Entries will be accepted through April 30 in dozens of categories from Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, and Best New Product or Service to Best Web Site and Best Annual Report. The nine committees are based on the categories that will be judged. The appointments are as follows: Company Categories: Ted C. Mesa, founder, president and CEO, Pointandship Software, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA Corporate Communications & Public Relations – Richard Ramlall, Senior VP for Strategic External Affairs, Programming, and International Marketing, RCN Corporation, Herndon, VA Customer Service – Troy Carrothers, Senior VP-Credit, Kohl’s Department Stores, Menomonee Falls, WI Human Resources – Rosemary Haefner, VP-Human Resources, CareerBuilder.com, Chicago, IL Information Technology – Anyck Turgeon, Chief of Market Strategy and Security, Crossroads Systems, Austin, TX Management – Nina Simosko, Senior VP of the Global Ecosystem & Partner Group, SAP Americas, Palo Alto, CA Marketing – Mimi San Pedro, VP-Global Marketing, Acxiom Corporation, Little Rock, AR Product Development – Glen Tindal, Chief Technology Officer, Intelliden, Colorado Springs, CO Sales – Sanford Brown, Chief Sales Officer, Heartland Payment Systems, Princeton, NJ Finalists in The 2009 American Business Awards will be determined in preliminary judging to be conducted in April and May by volunteer professionals nationwide. Final judging, led by...

A Brief Discussion with Michael Gallagher, President – The Stevie Awards®

In November 2008, I was humbled by being named the winner of the 5th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the “Best Executive – Service Businesses – More than 2,500 Employees”.  This was truly an honor and I can only again point to and congratulate the fabulous pool of competitors within this category, not to mention all of the other categories that were awarded.  To stay involved beyond receiving the award, recently I spoke with the founder and President of The Stevie Awards, Michael Gallagher.  I welcome you all to listen in to this podcast by clicking here where we discuss how I got started in business, my career and success at SAP and why I created my blog here at NinaSimosko.com. Nina Nets It Out: As a recipient of The Stevie Award, I wholeheartedly encourage other women to participate in this organization and to do all that they can to help other women in business, and men too, to achieve all that they...

5th Annual Stevie® Awards For Women In Business Winners Announced

The 2008 Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business AwardsSM. Stevie Awards were handed out in categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Lifetime Achievement, and Women Helping Women at the gala event at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel on November 14. More than 1,200 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration. I am very proud to say that in the category in which I was a finalist, shown below, I was announced as the winner. As I stated several weeks back when announced as a finalist, it is humbling to be included in a list of women leaders of the stature of my fellow nominees. Now I can truly say that it is an honor to have been selected the winner from amongst such a distinguished and accomplished group of executives. My heartfelt congratulations go out to each of these finalists as well as to the winners and finalists in all categories honored last evening. Best Executive – Service Businesses – More Than 2,500 Employees Stevie Award Winner: Nina Simosko, Global Chief Operating Officer, SAP Education, SAP America, Palo Alto, CA Finalists: Maria Pardee, President of Global Integration, BT Design, BT, El Segundo, CA Gail Donovan, Executive VP & COO, Continuum Health Partners, New York, NY Deborah Bothun, U.S. Advisory Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Entertainment, Media and Communications Practice and Global Convergence Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Los Angeles, CA Susan St. Ledger, Senior Vice President of...

Stevie Awards Finalists Announced

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. More than 1,200 entries were submitted for consideration in 50 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program. I’m pleased to say that I have been listed as a Finalist in the Best Executive – Service Businesses – More Than 2,500 Employees category. It is humbling to be included in a list of women leaders of this stature! The other finalists are: Maria Pardee, President of Global Integration, BT Design Gail Donovan, Executive VP & COO, Continuum Health Partners Deborah Bothun, U.S. Advisory Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Entertainment, Media and Communications Practice and Global Convergence Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Susan St. Ledger, Senior Vice President of the High Tech and Manufacturing Vertical, Salesforce.com Lizabeth H. Zlatkus, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Kathy Pankanin, Area Vice President, VWR International Jessie Paul, Chief Marketing Officer, Wipro Technologies Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York on Friday, November...