Courtenay, BC – 14 August, 2018 – Lourdes Gant of Manatee Holdings Ltd. was named the winner of a silver Stevie® Award in the Woman of the Year category in the 15th Annual International Business Awards® yesterday.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2018 IBAs received entries from 74 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel in London, England on 20 October.
More than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Lourdes Gant of Manatee Holdings Ltd. won in the Woman of the Year category for the aquaculture and fishing industries.
Lourdes Gant was also the recipient of the Silver Stevie in 2017 for the same category. Here are some of the judges’ comments about her entry: “more multi-cultural, more environmental and more humanistic accomplishments to make the world a better place;” “She has done an unbelievable job by taking care of the environment while doing business.” “With the difficult environment that we are all experiencing comes a challenge that require special people with a vision on how to adapt to changes that is outside our control. That vision requires a person with strong belief that they can make a change. It’s evident with Lourdes that she has what it takes to lead and innovate that can only happen from a person with leadership and management qualities.”
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.
“This year’s Stevie Award winners in the IBAs are the most distinguished group of winners we’ve had yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We raised the minimum average score from the judges required to qualify as a Stevie winner, so 2018 winners should be especially proud of their achievements. We look forward to presenting their Stevies to them in London on October 20, and to telling “their stories over the coming year through Stevie Awards media.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
About Manatee Holdings Ltd.
Manatee Holdings Ltd. mandate is to create the most environmentally beneficial food production operation on land or sea anywhere in the world. It is presently seeking out Investor Directors who want to focus on developing and connecting business with sustainability.
Check out: www.sustainableaquculture.ca for more information.
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 Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations 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 www.StevieAwards.com.