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PAST SVUS AWARDS® WINNERS INCLUDE
2017 Winners
Female Individual Awards
 
Female Entrepreneur of the Year - 1 - 10 Employees
Gold Winner
Melina Hwang (Hwang Yoong Li), General Manager and Co Founder - Asia Online Publishing Group (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Media & Entertainment)
Silver Winner
Tanya Bakalov, CEO and Founder - BetterSkills (Boston, MA USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Human Resources)
 
Female Entrepreneur of the Year - 11 - 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Candy Shaw, Founder & CEO - Sunlights Balayage, Inc. (Atlanta, GA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Others: Beauty Industry)
Silver Winner
Christina Khater, Founder and Managing Director - Kristie's (Beirut, Lebanon - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services)
Bronze Winners
Elnaz Sarraf, Co-Founder & President - iBaby Labs, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Suneera Madhani, Founder & CEO - Fattmerchant (Orlando, FL USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services)
 
Female Entrepreneur of the Year - 500 - 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder and COO - Jeunesse (Lake Mary, FL USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
 
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Female Executive of the Year - 11 - 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and Founder - Yubico (Palo Alto, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Hardware)
Silver Winner
Erin Krehbiel, ACI Specialty Benefits (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services)
Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, President/CEO - RippleNami, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
 
Female Executive of the Year - 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Lena Requist, President - ONTRAPORT (Santa Barbara, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Silver Winner
Stephanie Wernick Barker, VP of Sales - Mondo (New York City, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Others… Technology Staffing and Recruiting)
Susana De Abrew, Vice President Sales and Marketing - Foxit Software Inc. (Dublin, Ireland - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Others… PDF Solutions)
Bronze Winner
Julie Bernard, Chief Marketing Officer - Verve (New York, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Marsha Couch, CFO - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
 
Female Executive of the Year - 500 - 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Sharon Rowland, CEO - ReachLocal, Inc. (Woodland Hills, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Silver Winner
Bethany Mayer, President and CEO - Ixia (Calabasa, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Others: Industrial Technology)
 
Female Executive of the Year - 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Jennifer Biry, Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Technology and Operations - AT&T (Dallas, TX USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Telecommunications)
Silver Winner
Darcy Brito, Business PR Manager - Aflac (Columbus, GA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Insurance)
Hannah Grove, CMO - State Street (Boston, MA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking)
Bronze Winner
Dr. Ilham Kadri, President - Sealed Air (Diversey Care division) (Charlotte, NC USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services)
Michelle Finneran Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President - Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Security Software) for Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain
 
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Female Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Shani Oulton, Director of Data Services - National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) (Boca Raton, FL USA  - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Insurance)
Silver Winners
Nadia Garcia Bornfleth, Senior Director of Learning and Development - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Shauna Son, Director of Operations - Motive Interactive, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
 
Woman of the Year - Lifetime Achievement
Gold Winner
Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder and COO - Jeunesse (Lake Mary, FL USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
 
Woman of the Year - Maverick of the Year
Gold Winner
Sarah Brown, Vice President of Marketing - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
 
Woman of the Year - Mentor or Coach of the Year
Gold Winner
Carolyn Hundley, Chief Culture and Development Officer - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
 
Woman of the Year - Women Helping Women
Gold Winner
Dr. Ilham Kadri, President - Sealed Air (Diversey Care division) (Charlotte, NC USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services)
Silver Winner
Candy Shaw, Founder & CEO - Sunlights Balayage, Inc. (Atlanta, GA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Others: Beauty Industry)
June Howard, Senior Vice President of Financial Services & Chief Accounting Officer - Aflac (Columbus, GA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Insurance)
Bronze Winner
Heather Brunner, Chair and CEO - WP Engine (Austin, TX USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Sara Hirsh Bordo, Founder & President - Women Rising (Austin, TX USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Media & Entertainment)
 
Female Innovator of the Year
Gold Winner
Marie Hattar, CMO - Ixia (Calabasa, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Others: Industrial Technology)
Silver Winner
Julia Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer - Aflac (Columbus, GA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Insurance)
Bronze Winner
Cristiana Tudor, Social Media Manager of the Healthcare and Wellness Portfolio - Blueliner Marketing (Jersey City, NJ USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Tanya Bakalov, CEO and Founder - BetterSkills (Boston, MA USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Human Resources)
 
Excellence in Business Woman of the Year
Gold Winner
Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain - Cisco Systems, Inc. (Merrimack, NH USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Earning the trust of Cisco’s customers
Silver Winner
Brenda Ware, Founder, CEO - Your Balance Sheet LLC (Mukilteo, WA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) for Bring financial structure to not so structured businesses
Bronze Winners
Della Deerfield, VP of Finance - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) for Automating hotel invoice processing, providing a faster billing turnaround and eliminating data entry errors
Mindy Gibbins-Klein, Founder and CEO - Panoma Press (Hertfordshire, United Kingdom - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Media & Entertainment) for Publishing company sees profit after several years of loss
 
Female Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Shagun Malhotra, CEO & Founder - SkyStem (New York, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) Team members include: Shagun Malhotra, Nancy Wu, Jennifer Stein, Liz Frederick, and Aine Condon
 
Female Department of the Year
Gold Winner
Daniella Harkins, Vice President of Marketing - Verve (New York, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
 
Female Achievement of the Year
Gold Winner
Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Support - SkyStem (New York, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) for Customer Support Achievement of the Year
 
Best Overall Company of the Year
Gold Winner
Press Kitchen (Santa Monica, CA USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Advertisement, Marketing & Public Relations)
Silver Winner
LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Insurance)
 
Business Expansion of the Year (e.g. new markets, new partners, new regions, etc.)
Gold Winner
iMiller Public Relations (Mamaroneck, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertisement, Marketing & Public Relations)
 
Company Growth of the Year (e.g. new products, new offices, new employees, etc.)
Gold Winner
Jeunesse (Lake Mary, FL USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
 
Startup of the Year - 2013
Gold Winner
Women Rising (Austin, TX USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Media & Entertainment) January 2013
 
Startup of the Year - 2014
Gold Winner
Bowlus Road Chief LLC (Oxnard, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Manufacturing) April 2014
Silver Winner
Community Policing (Gurgaon, Haryana, India - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) June 2014
Bronze Winners
davies + dixon (Seattle, WA USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Advertisement, Marketing & Public Relations) December 2014
KMS Designs Inc. (Portage, MI USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services) July 2014
 
Startup of the Year - 2015
Gold Winner
Womenincharg3 (Atlanta, GA USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Media & Entertainment) September 2015
Silver Winner
The Association for Women in Events (Alexandria, VA USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) March 2015
 
New Product, Service, Upgrade, and Innovation of the Year
Gold Winner
iBaby Labs, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for AirSense Smart Wi-Fi Air Quality Monitor and Ionic Purifier
 
PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications Achievement of the Year
Hybrid (consisting of members from both an Agency and In-House)
Gold Winner
Aflac (Columbus, GA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Insurance) and FleishmanHillard (Atlanta, GA USA) for Successfully building corporate social responsibility (CSR) profile
Silver Winners
State Street (Boston, MA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) and Ogilvy Public Relations (Chicago, IL USA - 2,500 or more Employees) for Investing Capital to Create Change: SHE Gender Diversity ETF Campaign
Nestlé USA (Arlington, VA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Food & Beverage) and Interfuse (Ketchum) (New York, NY USA) for #Nestle150for150: Connecting to Communities Around the U.S.
 
Training or Educational Event
Gold Winner
SkyStem (New York, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) for SkyStem Webinar Series
 
Milestone of the Year
Gold Winner
Nestlé USA (Arlington, VA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Food & Beverage) for #Nestle150for150: Connecting to Communities Around the U.S.
 
Champion of the Year
Gold Winner
Wendy Lewis, Co-Founder and COO - Jeunesse (Lake Mary, FL USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

“Congratulations to the 2017 winners”