Hollister, Inc. has been honored with a 2008 Stevie Award
for Women in Business. The Boston recruiting
firm was recognized for the "Community Involvement Program of the Year" for its support of Everybody Wins! Metro Boston, a literacy and mentoring nonprofit organization that increases children's opportunities for success in school and in life through one-to-one reading experiences with caring adults. Hollister, Inc. hosts the organization's Boston headquarters at their downtown Boston offices.
"It is an honored to be recognized by the Stevie Awards for our partnership with Everybody Wins! Metro Boston," said Hollister, Inc. Founder & CEO Kip Hollister. "Everybody Wins! Metro Boston is such a strong organization. Their literacy programs have a truly profound impact the future of the Greater Boston community."
The 2008 Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards.
In winning the Stevie, Hollister was chosen from a group of finalists including Dogtopia, Pioneer Services, Rochester Arts & Sciences Academy, Royal Neighbors of America, SAP Canada Inc., Tierney Communications, and Vertical Response in the Community Involvement Program of the Year category.
Stevie Awards were handed out in categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Lifetime Achievement, and Women Helping Women at the gala event at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel on November 14. More than 1,200 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.
"We have found that the leadership and community initiatives at Hollister make our employees feel like they have a true role in creating long-term results," said Hollister.
"As we step back, we are able to identify the true culture of our people and of our brand."
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and luminaries in business. Members of the Awards' Board selected Stevie winners from among the finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professional worldwide during the preliminary judging period.