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AWARDS 2016 FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS WHICH MAKES HER THE FIRST IN THE MIDDLE EAST
New York City, NY – November 19, 2016 – Christina-Maria Khater has been named the
winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa Women
Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in
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 2016 awards received entries from 31
nations and territories.
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 500 people at the
Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The event was broadcast on Livestream.
More than 1,400 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,
Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among
It’s the first time in history that a Lebanese woman has been nominated for a Stevie
Award. We think that Christina-Maria Khater’s remarkable career will be most
inspiring for every Lebanese woman willing to take the challenge and build a
successful business toward a most sought for international recognition and success.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 professionals worldwide who
participated in the judging process this year.
“Each year we think the quality of achievements portrayed in Stevie-winning
nominations couldn’t possibly get any better, and each year the amazing women who
are recognized in this program prove us wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie
Awards founder and president. “We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize
so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share
the stories of their achievement with the world.”