SOURCE: The Stevie Awards

October 15, 2008 11:00 ET

Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Announce Finalists in 5th Annual Competition

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - Finalists in the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the companies they run, were announced today.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards. The Stevies are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards.

The results of the 5th annual competition will be announced at an awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 14. Tickets for the event are now on sale.

More than 1,200 nominations were submitted this year for consideration in 50 categories by organizations in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Africa, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the U.S.A., and Venezuela.

Among the leading contenders with multiple Finalists are Credit Solutions, Dallas, TX; MUG Solutions, Coquitlam, BC Canada; Plantwise South Africa, Krugersdorp, Gauteng; Royal Neighbors of America, Rock Island, IL; SMART Technologies, Calgary, AB Canada; VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA; and Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, India.

For a complete list of Finalists by category, visit: www.stevieawards.com/women.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and luminaries in business. They and their staffs will perform the final judging to determine the Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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