Sara Wheelwright the Trusted founder was nominated, applied and was announced as an Award winner for the The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business - The world's premier awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. The Stevie® Awards are the world's premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted prizes.
Sara received a message from the Stevie Awards to tell her the great news "This is a significant achievement for which you are to be applauded. This means that independent judges agreed that these entries are worthy of international recognition, and will ultimately be named Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winners. Stevie Award placements will be determined in the final judging that will take place later this month."
Sara is an award winner in 2 award categories:
International Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Marketing, advertising, public relations, business services –10 or fewer Employees
Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada
She will find out wether she is a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award winner in each category in New York on Nov 14th at the glamorous Stevie Awards Ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel which will be broadcast on USA National Radio and televised.
Betty Ann Heggie was the first Saskatchewan Woman to win a Stevie Award in 2009 in the Women Helping Women category.
Sara turned 40 this year and says " It has been the most amazing year !!I could never have imagined all the success Trusted has enjoyed, I am so excited to attend the Stevie Awards in New York, and to be the recipient of any award is staggering. However, the success of my company doesn't just rely on me, but also on my hard working, dedicated team and the amazing businesses we partner with.. I am exited to bring two Stevie Awards back to Saskatchewan, regardless of the metal!!"
The Trusted team has had an amazing year in 2014, winning the SABEX Marketing Award, Finalist for the 3rd year in a row for the ABEX Marketing Awards , in addition, Sara was a finalist for The BPW Saskatoon Young Athena Award and she won the Saskatoon YWCA Women of Distinction Entrepreneur Award.