SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- H2O+ Beauty today announced that CEO Joy Chen has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for Female Executive of the Year in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Joy was recognized for her proven skill as a businesswoman, as well as her vision for leading H2O+ Beauty through a sweeping strategic shift in its business model and company culture. Under her leadership, the company transitioned away from its original manufacturing model to focus on innovation. As part of this, Joy moved company headquarters from Chicago to San Francisco, facilitated the reimagining of the entire product line, and restructured the makeup and culture of the H2O+ Beauty team. All of this took place in just one short year, a comprehensive change that typically takes companies 3-7 years to accomplish.
"My life's passion has been cultivating great businesses, and that always starts with great people. Nowhere is that more apparent than at H2O+ Beauty," said Joy Chen. "This award reflects the dedication, passion and experience of the entire team, all of whom have thrown themselves into making this new phase of H2O+ Beauty such a success."
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees 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 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.
More than 1,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among others.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards were presented to winners during a dinner attended by more than 500 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The event was broadcast on Livestream.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 professionals worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
"Each year we think the quality of achievements portrayed in Stevie-winning nominations couldn't possibly get any better, and each year the amazing women who are recognized in this program prove us wrong," said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. "We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share the stories of their achievement with the world."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
About H2O+ Beauty
H2O+ Beauty creates skincare formulas that harness the hydrating power of pure water. The company was founded in 1989 with the goal of putting beauty back in the hands of all women by creating skin care products that encourage women to define beauty on their own terms. Continuing that legacy today, H2O+ Beauty combines the simplest, yet most powerful compound on the planet with advanced skincare technology to help women feel confident in their own skin. Our collections of water-based products are formulated with advanced ingredients, enabling them to nourish, smooth, brighten, and hydrate skin. H2O+ Beauty is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.h2oplus.com/.
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 Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com.
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