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Minerva Director Lorraine Ashover strikes gold at The Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Apr 02, 2013

Lorraine Ashover, Director of Minerva Procurement Consultancy Services Limited, has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services – Less than 10 employees category in the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run.  All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 awards received entries from 17 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevie’s for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  Here is Lorraine accepting the award from Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.

More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year, among others.  Lorraine won in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category for Business Services – less than 10 employees.

“To have even been selected as a finalist in these prestigious awards is a huge honour for me.  Having attended the awards ceremony and being able to talk to so many high calibre entrepreneurial and inspirational women I am delighted to have won a Gold award.  Minerva is a growing, thriving small business with big plans and I hope this is one of many awards we receive”.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“I’m very pleased that we were able to conclude our tenth year of organizing Stevie Awards programs with a very successful Women in Business event,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “This year’s Stevie Award-winning women are the most accomplished, impressive group we’ve ever had.  Their stories of success will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference in the world.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

Category: Awards

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