Debra Gould, The Staging Diva, was recently named as a Finalist in four categories for the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.
Debra Gould Named as Finalist in Stevie® Awards for Women in Business
(UNITED STATES) October 19, 2011 – Debra Gould, founder of Staging Diva®, was named a Finalist in the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Gould is chosen as a Finalist in four categories, including Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses with Up to 100 Employees, Best Canadian Entrepreneur, Blog of the Year for the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Report, and Mentor or Coach of the Year.
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.
“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.”
More than 1,300 entries—a record for the competition—were submitted this year for consideration in 75 categories. 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.
Finalist Debra Gould, president of Six Elements Inc., is recognized internationally as one of the top five experts in the home staging industry. As creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program, Gould has been teaching students how to earn a living decorating houses to sell since January 2005. While Staging Diva is based in Canada, Gould has leveraged the power of the Internet to teach over 4,000 students in 21 countries. Her company is the only non-US company in the list of Finalists for Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses with Up to 100 Employees.
“My mission is to inspire others and give them the knowledge and training they need to be able to use their natural talents to earn a living,” says Gould. “I followed my dreams and want to teach others to do the same.”
Additional information about Debra Gould and the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program are available at StagingDiva.com.
About Debra Gould
Internationally recognized home staging expert Debra Gould is President of Six Elements Inc. and creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program. A published author and an entrepreneur for 22 years, Debra has staged millions of dollars of real estate and trained over 4,000 students worldwide.
Believing life is the adventure you make it, Debra is a master at personal transformation. Although a single mother, she walked away from a successful career to follow her dreams. Debra’s mission is to empower women to pursue their own passion and turn it into a profitable and fulfilling career.
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 www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors and supporters of the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 12) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Coloredge, KeyBank | Key4Women, Melilea International Group of Companies, SDL, and Smart Reader Worldwide.