Posted on November 19, 2019 by Categories: Awards Tags: , , , , , ,

Women Around the World Recognised at Event in New York City

Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organisations run by women, winners in the 2019 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business were announced on Friday, November 15 in New York, USA.
Denise O’Leary of Purpol Marketing has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –10 or Less Employees category and a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Woman of the Year – Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations category in the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honour women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, 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 for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last night during a dinner event attended by more than 550 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The event was broadcast via Livestream.
With more than 500 businesswomen and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis. The presentations were broadcast live worldwide.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year. Purpol Marketing founder Denise O’Leary won in the Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –10 or Less Employees category and the Most Innovative Woman of the Year – Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations categories.
Denise commented: “To be recognised as a winner by the most prestigious awards for women in business in the world is both amazing and humbling. Being a home based business amongst the largest global corporations, with attendees from all corners of the earth, all cheering each other’s achievements was incredible. I was invited to the stage to say how much the awards meant to me, and the whole experience was very emotional.
These hugely valued accolades acknowledge the effort and dedication it takes to be a female entrepreneur, and to be in such esteemed company of the best in the world makes me feel incredibly proud.”
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 150 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries.
Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In its 16th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received an outstanding body of nominations from women in organizations of all types, in 25 nations. We are gratified by how meaningful it is to women to win a Stevie Award, and how impactful it can be on the futures of their careers and their organizations. We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

Entries for the 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business will open in May. The 2020 awards dinner will be staged on Friday, November 13 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The 2020 Women|Future Conference will also be staged at Caesars Palace on November 12-13.

About Purpol Marketing
Purpol Marketing provides marketing director level expertise on a ‘pay as you go’ basis making professional advice tailored and affordable. They are experts in all areas of marketing and specialists in PQQ and Bid management on public procurement tenders, especially in the construction and manufacturing sectors and for SME’S. They measure success on how much their clients win.
Denise O’Leary is the founder of Purpol Marketing and has 25+ years of experience within the Construction and manufacturing sectors. Purpol Marketing are bid writing and marketing strategy experts holding an impressive 95% win rate with £3.5bn opportunity secured to date. Denise engages with the UK government at No10, the Cabinet Office and the House of Lords to share knowledge on how SME businesses can win critical bids as well as marketing their brands to win business. She helps businesses define critical elements in their bidding approach. Denise speaks internationally to showcase how effective marketing principles are key to construction companies in order to deliver values led messaging to the benefit of all clients and measurers her success by how much her clients win.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight 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, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the new Middle East Stevie Awards. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 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
HCL Technologies sponsored the Red Ladder Women in Technology Awards in the 2019 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.