EY's Kate Barton wins gold in 2015 global Stevie® Awards for Woman of the Year in Business Services

Nov 23, 2015, 14:03 ET from EY

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP announced today that Kate Barton, EY Americas Vice Chair of Tax Services, was named Woman of the Year - Business Services in the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the category for organizations with 2,500 or more employees. More than 1,300 nominations were submitted this year for consideration across all categories.

This past year, Barton was also honored at the New York City & State Reports Corporate Social Responsibility awards ceremony for Lifetime Achievement in Corporate Volunteerism, Philanthropy & Organizational Development. She was also selected as one of New York Business Journal's Women of Influence. The program honors women business leaders in the New York City area who innovate, succeed and "pay it forward" and who stand out both for their achievements in the marketplace as well as their commitment to community and mentoring.

In her Stevie acceptance speech, Barton invited other women leaders to pay it forward, demonstrating her commitment to the EY apprenticeship and sponsorship model. She believes, "Policies and infrastructure aimed at diversity and inclusion make it possible to provide an exceptional experience for our clients and our people."

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. The 2015 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six 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, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  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.

About EY
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