Thalia Droussioti, a longstanding resident of Dulwich who is also the founder and CEO of international media company Global Listings, is named the winner of the hotly contested Stevie® Award in the CEO category for Women in Business for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa.
Following thousands of submissions from more than 60 countries, the Stevie Award winners were unveiled in a glittering ceremony in Manhattan on Friday night and the event was also broadcast via Livestream.
Thalia Droussioti said: “I am genuinely delighted and truly honoured to be a recipient of the world’s premier business award! It has been a hugely exciting journey to reach this moment – and for my achievements as both a female CEO and entrepreneur to be recognised by such a distinguished panel of international experts is incredibly flattering. I’ve also loved meeting the other nominated top female executives from around the world, each of whom has their own success story to tell.”
Michael Gallagher, President of the Stevie Awards, said: “The judges were so impressed with the accomplishments of all of the Stevie Award-winning women and organizations. The 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations and had a record number of ceremony attendees. We congratulate all of this year’s Award winners for their achievements.”
The Stevie Award recognises and celebrates the achievements of female executives, entrepreneurs and the organisations they run – worldwide – and is one of the world’s most coveted business prizes. Now celebrating their 14th year, the Stevie Awards have firmly established themselves as the world’s premier business awards for Women in Business.
This year’s winners of the Stevies were determined by an independent panel of 170 judges, serving on five specialised committees. The judges included many of the world’s most respected executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders. There are seven Stevie Awards programs, each with its own focus, list of categories and schedule.