Otara among finalists for US Stevie Award for Women in Business

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Sri Lanka’s iconic lifestyle store Odel founded by Otara Gunewardene is among short listed nominees for the world famous Stevie Awards for Women in Business of US.

The seventh in the series, the Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the international competition recognising the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the organisations they run.

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.

Apart from Odel, among the leading contenders with multiple finalists are BGT Partners, Miami, FL; The Buildmore Group Pty Ltd, Caloundra, QLD Australia; Elite Editing, New York, NY; Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, New York, NY; JCPR, Parsippany, NJ; Kryon Systems, Tel Aviv, Israel; MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ; Reserveage Organics, Gainesville, FL; and VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA.

The final results of the seventh annual competition will be announced at an awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, 12 November.

More than 1,200 nominations were submitted this year, a record total for the competition, for consideration in 54 categories by organisations in Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are governed by a board of distinguished judges and 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.

The Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in four programmes: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

Honouring organisations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognise outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Sponsors of the 2010 Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of 12 October 2010) include the Business TalkRadio Network, which will broadcast the 12 November awards presentations live across the U.S.A., and KeyBank. Localisation partner of the 2010 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

For a complete list of Finalists by category, visit www.stevieawards.com/women. Tickets for the event are now on sale and can be purchased at www.stevieawards.com/women.