Gale Ward of ecoEnvelopes wins 2012 Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run. Stevie, taken from the name Stephen, is derived from the Greek for "crowned." Dubbed the “Oscars” for business by Paul Tharp of the New York Post, the Stevie is widely considered to be the world’s premier business award. The 2012 awards received entries from 17 nations and territories and more than 1,200 nominations.
Ward was recognized for her leadership efforts and commitment to delivering value for ecoEnvelopes customers and the marketplace. She has demonstrated how a successful for-profit business can also be an instrument for positive social and environmental change. Ward is president and general manager of ecoEnvelopes, LLC, a company that designs reusable 2-Way envelopes, packages and postal solutions. She is responsible for the overall strategic vision, direction and management of ecoEnvelopes. “While I am honored to be recognized as a Stevie Award winner, any l success I have achieved is a reflection of the people and partners we are fortunate to be associated with,” Ward said. “ecoEnvelopes’ solutions demonstrate how even the simplest invention can be reimagined for a better world. We are excited about our future and look forward to working collaboratively to support others as they ‘green’ their operations.”
“I’m very pleased that we were able to conclude our tenth year of organizing Stevie Awards programs with a very successful Women in Business event,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “This year’s Stevie Award-winning women are the most accomplished, impressive group we’ve ever had. Their stories of success will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference in the world.”