Lisa Calkins, President and CEO of Amadeus Consulting, a custom software development company, was named a finalist in the category Best Executive-Service Business-up to 100 Employees-All Other Industries in the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
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.
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 13. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the USA and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the USA by the Business TalkRadio Network.
More than 1,100 entries were submitted this year for consideration in 54 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program.
“It’s a wonderful feeling to be honored as a finalist for the prestigious Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Being a female CEO in the male-dominated custom software programming industry, I believe it is important to reach out to other women to share the knowledge I’ve gained through the years as a business leader, as well as offer my support,” Ms. Calkins said of being a finalist.
In addition to her business efforts, Calkins is honored for her dedication as a leader and respected mentor to many colleagues and associates. She is a past president of the Colorado Federation of Business and Professional Women, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve economic self-sufficiency by advancing careers, building businesses and advocating workplace equity. Lisa Calkins also served two terms as president of the Boulder BPW, one of largest local business organizations in the country.
Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among the finalists during final judging.
“Being named a finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition. We congratulate all of the finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.”
About Amadeus Consulting
Amadeus Consulting (amadeusconsulting.com) is a custom software development company dedicated to creating intelligent technology solutions with successful business results. Amadeus Consulting is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, winner of the Microsoft Office XP Challenge, and has Microsoft Partner Competencies in Custom Development, Mobility and Data Management Solutions. The company is an expert in custom software applications such as content management systems, e-commerce, surveys, social networking sites, data collection and management, browser plug-ins, and mobile application development including iPhone and Windows Mobile. Amadeus Consulting ranked in the top 25 on the prestigious Mercury 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in Boulder and Broomfield counties for three consecutive years, and has placed on the Inc. 5000 list for four consecutive years.
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.
Sponsors of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 9) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Covario, Inc., and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.