Nominated for Women in Business – Female Entrepreneur of the Year
Terra Saunders, owner of Waitressville Uniforms, was named a Finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.
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.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 14. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. (and simulcast worldwide) by Biz Talk Radio and taped for a later television broadcast.
More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.
Terra Saunders has led Waitressville in three straight years of banner growth and earning and was recently named one of Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Additionally, she was honored as a 2014 Minority Business leader. In addition to creating iconic looks for major restaurant brands, Terra spends her free time mentoring at-risk youth and college design students. Weekly, she volunteers at Lew Sterrett Justice Center where she counsels incarcerated women who are motivated to make a positive change. She is also a member of Resolana, a program that helps break the cycle of incarceration.
Finalists were chosen by more than 100 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging October 20-29.
“Every year we receive inspiring stories of achievement from women-owned and –run organizations around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The first-round judges have told us how delighted they are with this year’s field of Finalists. We’re looking forward to recognizing them in New York on November 14.”
“Terra is a leader that empowers her entire staff to stretch the limits of creativity and fearlessness. She’s given us the tools to be the best we can at work and in life,” says Marichelle Espinoza, Waitressville assistant design director. “Also, she’s smart and fun, and that’s what keeps us coming back!”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
Waitressville is a restaurant uniform design company focused on creating unique uniforms for themed restaurants. Established multi-location chain restaurants looking for an update reach out to Waitressville for a fresh new branded look. Smaller locations can achieve a custom look by purchasing unique Waitressville designs in their online store at www.Waitressville.com. Waitressville’s client list includes Twin Peaks, Hooters, Hooters China, the Tilted Kilt, Bikini’s Sports Bar and Grill, Walk-On’s, Happy’s Irish Pub, Bombshells, Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke and many more. Waitressville has a design studio and manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas.
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 www.StevieAwards.com.