NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 5W Public Relations is pleased to announce that 5W Executive Vice President & General Manager, Erika Kauffman, has been named the winner of a prestigious Silver Stevie Award as Female Entrepreneur of the Year.
The Stevie Awards are the world's premier business awards. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor achievements and milestones by women executives and entrepreneurs around the world. More than 1,200 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, Mentor of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year, among others.
Serving as Executive Vice President & General Manager at 5W Public Relations, Erika Kauffman manages the agency's Health division and Beauty group while also working in tandem with 5W's President & CEO, Ronn Torossian, to develop and implement programs designed to aid the growth of 5W PR. Having joined the agency in its first year of business, Erika has been an invaluable part of the agency's growth from a start-up to one of the top 25 independently owned agencies in the country. Today, Erika develops and manages integrated PR/Marketing programs for her clients and is responsible for driving strategic results for both clients and the agency.
"Erika plays an integral part in running 5WPR. Her hard work and dedication continue to provide top-notch results to our clients and to make the agency a great place to work and grow. This award is truly well deserved and well earned," shared Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5W Public Relations.
"In the 11 years of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, we have never had as many impressive women entrepreneurs, organizations, and executives nominated as we did in 2014. Their stories of success and innovation will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. "We congratulate all of this year's Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
About 5W Public Relations:
5W Public Relations is a full-service firm known for innovative programs that engage with businesses, individuals and ideas. With over 100 driven professionals serving clients in industries spanning Beauty & Fashion, Consumer Brands, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Travel & Hospitality, Technology, Nonprofit, Corporate Communications and Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Crisis Communications and Digital Strategy, 5W provides leading businesses a resourceful, bold and results-oriented approach to communications.
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
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