Women in the Channel President Honored By American Business Awards

Women in the Channel President Nancy Ridge was presented with a Silver Stevie Award in the Executive of the Year – Non-Profit or Government Organizations category in The 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago last night. Ridge co-founded Women in the Channel (WiC), a not for profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, while holding the position Vice President at Telecom Brokers, a full-service master agency.

Nicknamed the “Stevies” for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the American Business Awards, which are open to all organizations operating in the U.S.A., were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, June 22, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 400 nominees and their guests attended. Last night’s awards were presented in two ceremonies, before and after dinner.  The after-dinner presentation were broadcast live nationwide by BizTalkRadio. The pre-dinner presentations were taped and will be broadcast by BizTalkRadio this Thursday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET.

The 2015 American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: Monday’s banquet in Chicago, and at the new products awards banquet on Friday, September 11 in San Francisco.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and Human Resources Department of the Year, among others.

“It is my hope that the Stevie Award will bring the focus and intention of our group to a broader audience,” said Ridge. “Our mission is to elevate each other as women in telecom and technology through collaboration, support, mentoring and outreach.”

More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie winners who were announced on June 22 are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.