Kim Parrish, entrepreneur and business powerhouse is named Female Executive of the Year.
Miss America's Outstanding Teen has been named an Organization of the Year in the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2015 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards were presented to winners during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
More than 1,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among others.
Miss America's Outstanding Teen was not only recognized with a Silver Stevie Award as an Organization of the Year, its President, Kim Parrish, was named a Female Executive of the Year, Female Innovator of the Year and was honored in the Women Helping Women category.
"This is an extraordinary achievement for Miss America's Outstanding Teen as we cement our reputation as one of the nation's leading achievement programs and providers of educational scholarships," said Parrish. "We are truly redefining what 'pageant' means both to participants and the rest of the world."
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
"We congratulate all of this year's Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards, and we are again humbled by the accomplishments of so many high-achieving women in this program," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. "Their work is an inspiration to girls and women around the world who dream of starting and growing a business, managing a leading company, or improving their community."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
About Miss America's Outstanding Teen
One of the nation's leading achievement programs, the Miss America's Outstanding Teen organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation's youth. MAOTeen provides educational scholarships for deserving young people and has developed mentoring programs and community-based initiatives. The Miss America's Outstanding Teen organization has a long-standing relationship with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Through this partnership, MAOTeen has raised nearly $100,000 this year to help improve the lives of children across the country. Additional information about the Miss America's Outstanding Teen organization can be found at www.maoteen.org .
About The Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in six 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, 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 atwww.StevieAwards.com .