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/24-7PressRelease/ - January 24, 2008 - /24-7PressRelease/ - January 24, 2008 - Outstanding executives from around the world were recognized in Beijing for exceptional leadership and innovation at the Global EXEC Women International Women of Influence Awards and Conference, sponsored by Delta Air Lines, Heidelberg, Manheim and UPS.
The first Global EXEC Women Luminary Award for outstanding international contributions by a female executive went to Lani Wong, Chair, National Association of Chinese-Americans.
Awardees and categories are: Nina Huang, Vice President, Microsoft - China and Nancy Parmer, Vice President, UPS - U.S., Large Business; Sophia Wang, Vice President, Beyondsoft - China and Virginia L. P'an, Chairman and CEO, China Pacific Partners LLC - U.S., Medium Business; Guoqin Zhang, President, Wonderful Foods Co., Ltd. - China and Jing Connie Li, Ph.D., Co-founder and CEO, TrafficCast International, Inc. - U.S., Emerging Business; and Jian Gao, Vice Director, National Development and Reform Commission, Academic. Finalists and semi-finalists were also named in each category.
Judges were Vicki Hamilton, Senior V.P., Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and Cindy Nelson, Director, The Home Depot, who chairs the company's executive women's initiative. The elite of global business attended the invitation-only conference, chaired by Sarah Bajc, Director, R&D, Microsoft - China. Joan Lyman, Lyman Management Group, delivered the keynote.
"The Global EXEC Women Awards in China was a watershed event," said Janet Ang, Vice President, Lenovo - China. "Professional and entrepreneurial women have always been vital to the development of industry and economy in China and beyond. It's time to recognize the most outstanding leaders and role models."
Global EXEC Women signature events and magazine are the brainchild of successful entrepreneur Virginia Bradley.
"Taking the International Women of Influence Awards to Beijing was another milestone for Global EXEC Women," explains Bradley. "Our goal is to build a worldwide community of top female executives, give them a gateway to their peers and recognize their outstanding accomplishments."
The International Women of Influence Awards were established by Global EXEC Women's International Council - members of Consular Corps, trade associations and international chambers who promote leadership among global businesswomen. The Awards will be presented again in Spring 2008. For details, visit www.globalexecwomen.com.
Contact: Virginia Bradley, Founder, Publisher, Global EXEC Women email@example.com +1-404-488-8400.
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