Stevie Awards for Women in Business Announce Winners in 14th Annual Competition

World’s Top Honors for Women Entrepreneurs, Executives, Employees and the Organizations They Run Were Presented in New York Before More than 500 Accomplished Women From Around the World

Indian Businesswomen Among This Years Winners

Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs and organizations run by women, winners in the 2017 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business were announced on Friday, November 17.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators of the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards. The Stevie is widely considered to be the world’s premier business award.

With more than 500 businesswomen and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Nations represented at the event include Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Germany, Iceland, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, U.S.A., and the United Kingdom.

The presentations were broadcast live worldwide.

Among the winners of this year’s Stevie Awards for Women in Business are 6 individuals and organizations from Singapore that have prevailed over the global competition.

Sarah Lance, Founder of Sari Bari Private Limited based in Kolkata wins three Gold Stevie Award Trophies in the three categories including “Women Helping Women – Government or Non-Profit”. Space Kidz India in Chennai wins a Gold Stevie Award in the category “Most Innovative Company of the Year – 10 or Less Employees”.

Swati Bondia, Director of CLAP Bangalore in Karnataka wins a Silver Stevie Award in the category “Woman of the Year – Government or Non-Profit”. Anjlee Prakash, Founding Member and Chairperson of Learning Links Foundation in New Delhi wins a Silver Stevie Award in the category “Woman of the Year – Government or Non-Profit”.

Poonam Jain, Manager of International Star Assistance Private Limited in Delhi wins a Bronze Stevie Award in the category “Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand – All Other Industries”. And Trisheetaa Tej, Founder & Director of Pencil9 in Hyderabad, Telangana wins a Bronze Stevie in the category “Women Helping Women – Business – Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Business Services & Media”.

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations and individuals in 25 nations were submitted to the awards this year for consideration in categories including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, and Startup of the Year, among others. More than 170 professionals around the world participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and then the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements.

The 2017 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners reflect a diverse group of large and small organizations from around the globe. Organizations that won more than one Gold Stevie Award include Accenture, BioSafe Technologies, Inc., Clariti Group, Envolve, Inc., FIS, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, GingerMay PR, Jeunesse Global, Pink Elephant, Sari Bari Private Limited, Science Exchange, and The Author Incubator.

For a complete list of Stevie Award winners and more information, visit

Entries for the 2018 edition of the awards will open in May.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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