WeSpire Wins Bronze Stevie® Award at 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Women Around the World Recognized at Event in New York City

BOSTON – December 6, 2016 – Susan Hunt Stevens, CEO and founder of WeSpire has been named the winner of a bronze Stevie® Award in the category for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Business Products (11 to 2,500 employees) at the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

sawib16_bronze_vStevens founded WeSpire in 2009 to help global companies engage their employees in positive business programs that drive business value and social impact. Using her expertise in social and game mechanics, Stevens based the development and design of the WeSpire platform in behavior change theory. In 2015 WeSpire was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award in the Startup of the Year: Business Services Industries category.

“I’m so grateful to have been honored by the Stevie Awards for the second time. While this award may just have my name on it, WeSpire’s success must be attributed to the many intelligent and passionate people with whom I’ve shared this adventure,” said Stevens.

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 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last night during a dinner event attended by more than 500 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  The event was broadcast on Livestream.

More than 1,400 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.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 professionals worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“Each year we think the quality of achievements portrayed in Stevie-winning nominations couldn’t possibly get any better, and each year the amazing women who are recognized in this program prove us wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president.  “We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share the stories of their achievement with the world.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About WeSpire

WeSpire provides corporations with a technology platform to design, run and measure the impact of their employee engagement initiatives. On WeSpire employees from around the world participate in sustainability, volunteering, health and wellness, corporate culture, diversity inclusion, recognition and other custom programs. These programs encourage employees to take actions that are good for them, good for the company and good for the world we live in. For more information, visit www.wespire.com, contact us at info@wespire.com, or follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

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 Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com.