Stevie Award Winners to Be Announced in New York on November 11

PHOENIX – October 18, 2011 – Aspire was named a Finalist in the Most Innovative Company of the Year – Up to 100 Employees category in the 8th 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 11.  Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend.   The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 1,300 entries – a record for the competition – were submitted this year for consideration in 75 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.  Aspire is a Finalist in the Most Innovative Company of the Year – Up to 100 Employees category.

“Nothing happens without action!” says Renie Cavallari, CEO and Chief Inspiration Officer of Aspire, offering congratulations to her team.  “This nomination represents all of our hard work and efforts and we are honored to be in the company of so many great leaders.”   Aspire has focused their energies to strengthen leaders and organizations through hands-on learning programs, customized to meet their clients’ unique needs during this tough economic era.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.

Members of the six final judging committees will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.

“Women entrepreneurs and executives continue to innovate, excel, and impress,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards.  “Regardless of general economic conditions, the achievements of women-owned and –run organizations around the world remain high, and are reflected in this year’s impressive body of Finalists.”

“Today, more than ever before, it is leadership that is core to revenue generation strategies,” says Cavallari.  Combining research with her own experience, she defines new requirements for effective leadership capable of increasing revenues and retention during any economy.  Aspire’s 21st Century Leadership Revolution is a combination of systems, strategies and tools global leaders are using to transform their organizations.

At leaders can receive complimentary support. They can take the 21st Century Leadership Quiz to see if they are “able to identify the competencies needed to effectively lead in today’s business environment.” They are also able to receive a free weekly dose of Cavallari’s Leadership Tips.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About Renie Cavallari and Aspire

Aspire is an award-winning international consulting company that has trained some of the world’s top corporate leaders. Renie Cavallari is a much sought after keynote leadership speaker and is held in such high esteem that she has retained over 90% of her business clients during her 20-years-plus career.

More information about her new book, CD, keynote speaking and leadership training is available at:

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.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Sponsors and supporters of the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 12) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Coloredge, Infogroup, KeyBank | Key4Women, Melilea International Group of Companies, SDL, and Smart Reader Worldwide,