Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in Emerging Technology category
Boston, June 5, 2015 – EY today announced that CEO & Founder, Susan Hunt Stevens, of WeSpire, the leading employee engagement platform company, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015 Award in the Emerging Technology category in New England. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Susan Hunt Stevens was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on June 4, 2015.
“I am so thrilled and honored to be awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award and represent the inspiring and hard work being done in emerging technologies. I am proud to share this award with my dedicated team, supportive family, and all who have believed in WeSpire along the way,” said Stevens. “Being recognized by EY and earning this award is a big deal. We are here because we believe business can change the world for the better and I am grateful to be part of it.”
Now in its 29th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2014 winner Dr. David Hung, President and CEO and Chairman of Medivation.
As a New England award winner, Stevens is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In New England, sponsors also include Red Thread, Goodwin Procter LLP, Nixon Peabody LLP, fama PR, RR Donnelley, True Capital, Scherzer International, The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Accounting Management Solutions, Inc., T3 Advisors and Murray Devine & Company.
Headquartered in Boston, Mass., WeSpire is the employee engagement platform company that empowers forward-thinking global organizations to reach their greatest potential. With the only configurable library consisting of hundreds of action-based programs backed by applied behavioral science, WeSpire enables individuals and entire organizations to drive measurable, positive impact. The company works with some of the most notable brands in the world including Unilever, MGM Resorts International and Sony to encourage engagement across corporate sustainability, social responsibility and well-being programs. For more information, visit www.wespire.com, contact us at email@example.com, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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