Impact PR & Communications, Ltd., an award-winning Hudson Valley public relations firm and certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), has been named a finalist in the “Women-Run Workplace of the Year” category in the 14th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 17. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the USA and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream.
The team at Impact PR & Communications -- left to right: Sandy Shen Rice, Cheryl Sloofman, Michelle Obligado, Filomena Fanelli, Nikki D’Aleo and Karen Maserjian Shan -- is being recognized as a “Women-Run Workplace of the Year” by the Stevie® Awards.
“We are looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the deserving women and women-owned businesses being recognized this year and humbled to be in their company,” said Filomena Fanelli, CEO and founder, Impact PR & Communications.
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.
Finalists were chosen by more than 170 professionals worldwide serving on five specialized judging committees. Jurors’ average scores will also determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists, which will be revealed at the November 17event in New York.
“Every year we say that the current crop of Stevies for Women nominations couldn’t be better, and the next year we’re proven wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The judges’ scores and comments bear witness to the fact that this year we will honor a truly remarkable class of women and women-led organizations in New York on November 17.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of finalists in all categories are available at
About Impact PR & Communications, Ltd.
Impact PR & Communications, Ltd. is an award-winning, strategic public relations firm and certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) based in Poughkeepsie, New York. Founded in 2014, the company offers media relations, copy writing, cause-related marketing and speaker's bureau services to a variety of clients in the Hudson Valley and throughout the New York metropolitan area. For more information on Impact, visit www.prwithimpact.com, call 845.462.4979 or follow the firm on LinkedIn, Twitter or 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