ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nerium International™, the leader in age-defying skincare products, and its Chief Marketing Officer, Amber Olson Rourke, continue to earn accolades for business innovation, receiving awards in the following categories during the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business ceremony:
- Company of the Year - Consumer Products - More Than 10 Employees (Gold)
- Women Helping Women - Business (Gold)
- Fastest Growing Company of the Year (Silver)
- Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Services - 11 to 2,500 Employees (Bronze)
- Woman of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations (Bronze)
- Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year (Bronze)
Nerium International also received the Grand Stevie Award for submitting one of the best collections of entries in this year's competition. The Grand Stevie Award trophy, which was introduced to the competition in 2013, is only awarded to a handful of organizations in each of the Stevie Awards' five competitions.
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 2014 awards received entries from 22 nations and territories.
"At Nerium, we're passionate about creating opportunities for women in business, and couldn't be more proud of Amber for all she's accomplished on behalf of Nerium at such a young age," said Jeff Olson, CEO of Nerium International. "Amber's success in this competition not only reflects her dedication and hard work, but where Nerium is going as a company."
Nerium achieved more than $100 million in sales during its first year of business, with just one product in its portfolio. As a result of its unprecedented and continued success, Nerium has become the youngest company ever to make the Direct Selling News' Global 100 List and to receive the Bravo Growth Award from Direct Selling News. In 2014, Nerium was recognized for the second time in a row on Direct Selling News' Global Top 100 List, jumping from number 86 to number 54 on the list. Continuing its impressive path, Nerium has since added three more products to its lineup, continuing to grow more than $400 million in revenue in just three short years.
Much of the credit goes to 29-year-old CMO Amber Olson Rourke. Her innovative thinking and leadership has resulted in Nerium achieving one of the most successful skincare launches in history and has earned her recognition in several publications, including a spot on Direct Marketing News' 40 Under 40 list.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards were presented to winners last night during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The presentations were broadcast live across the U.S.A., and simulcast around the world, by Biz Talk Radio, and will be featured in a television special on Biz TV in January.
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. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 executives, worldwide, who participated in the judging process this year.
"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 Nerium International
Nerium International, LLC, headquartered in Addison, Texas, is a relationship marketing company that markets breakthrough products validated by science. Since its August 2011 launch in the U.S., Nerium has reached record-breaking sales and earned industry accolades while building millions of consumer fans along the way. Led by an award-winning executive team with more than 200 years of collective industry experience, Nerium is committed to developing and distributing skincare products that are rooted in real science, produce real results, and improve consumers' lives. For more information, please visit www.mynerium.com.
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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