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.

SAFWIB08_Fin_SMore 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,
  • 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 14.