OWC President, Jen Soule, Named Finalist In 14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women In Business
Stevie Award Winners to Be Announced in New York on November 17
WOODSTOCK, IL – October 6, 2017 – Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that company President Jen Soule was named a Finalist in the Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Products category in the 14th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 17. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the USA and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream.
Jen Soulé broke ground as the first person to hold the title of President of OWC, and in the past year took on a much larger role in the daily running of the $87 million company, freeing up Founder/ CEO Larry O’Connor to expand on strategizing the future direction of the organization. Soulé played a key role creating channel marketing collaboration, developing new international partners, and communicating new corporate strategy and goals. Soulé started as an OWC Sales Rep in 1997, moving on to manage the sales team before leading product development, and eventually becoming the company’s first President in 2014. Being an integral part of OWC’s growth for 20 of the company’s 29 years gave Soulé a unique perspective on the value of each department and person at OWC.
“I was thrilled to learn that I was named as a Finalist in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” Jen Soulé said. “I am very proud of the team we have at OWC and the work we do, and it is an honor to be in the company of such amazing women leaders. I look forward to the awards ceremony in November.”
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year,
Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year.
Finalists were chosen by more than 170 professionals worldwide serving on five specialized judging committees. Jurors’ average scores will also determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists, which will be revealed at the November 17 event in New York.
“Every year we say that the current crop of Stevies for Women nominations couldn’t be better, and the next year we’re proven wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The judges’ scores and comments bear witness to the fact that this year we will honor a truly remarkable class of women and women-led organizations in New York on November 17.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
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.
Having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988, OWC has become the reliable manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts with its extensive catalog of accessories, storage, and memory upgrades for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for award-winning customer service, OWC provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world and comprehensive step-by-step installation and support videos.