Leader of Local Boston Non-Profit
Recognized in Two Categories

Horizons for Homeless Children President & CEO Kate Barrand Named Finalist
in 14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

PRESS RELEASE
ROXBURY, MA (October 6, 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 was named a Finalist in the 14th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Kate will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in both the Female Executive of the Year (Government or Non-Profit) and Woman of the Year (Government or Non-Profit) categories.

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.

Kate Barrand joined as CEO of Horizons in March 2016, but began working with the organization long before she took the helm. Kate was introduced to Horizons as a young parent while working in the private sector, and served 14 years on the board before pursuing a full-time position. Under Kate’s leadership, the organization has recruited top talent to its Executive Team and improved internal processes to address significant financial challenges faced by the organization. During Kate’s tenure the organization has increased its revenue by more than one million dollars and is forecasted to continue this momentum.

“I am humbled and honored to be among the other finalists for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Barrand. “At Horizons for Homeless Children, we are proud to be the only organization in the state of Massachusetts that takes care of the children living in homeless shelters by operating early education centers, offering family support systems and creating a safe place for children to play and learn in the shelter. I am fortunate to lead an incredible team that will continue to improve the lives of those in need in our own backyards.”

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, all of which 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.

“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.”

More than 1,500 entrieswere 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.  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.

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