2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business
Horizons for Homeless Children CEO recognized for dynamic non-profit leadership
Roxbury, MA (November 21, 2017)- Horizons for Homeless Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families, today announced its CEO Kate Barrand has been named the winner of two Silver Stevie® Awards in the 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Kate was recognized in the Female Executive of the Year (Government or Non-Profit) and Woman of the Year (Government or Non-Profit) categories.
Kate Barrand was recognized for her accomplishments as CEO and President of Horizons for Homeless Children, which is the only organization in the state of Massachusetts that exclusively serves homeless children and families. Kate was introduced to the organization as a young parent while working in the private sector, and served 14 years on the board before pursuing a full-time position in March 2016. Since becoming CEO, she has utilized her private sector expertise to transform many aspects of the organization, including recruiting top talent to the executive team and board and improving internal processes. During her tenure, the organization has increased its revenue by more than one million dollars and is forecasted to continue this momentum.
“As both an avid supporter of the Horizons for Homeless Children mission and the proud leader of the organization, I am incredibly honored to be recognized by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Barrand. “I share this honor with all those making a difference in the lives of homeless children: the entire Horizons for Homeless Children team, our amazing volunteers and our generous donors.”
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 2017 awards received entries from 25 nations and territories.
More than 1,500 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 others. Kate Barrand won Silver Stevie Awards in the Female Executive of the Year (Government or Non-Profit) and Woman of the Year (Government or Non-Profit) categories.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 170 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process.
“The judges were so impressed with the accomplishments of all of the Stevie Award-winning women and organizations. The 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations and had a record number of ceremony attendees,” 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 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.