Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Event on 21 October in Barcelona, Spain

Courtenay, BC – 16 August, 2017 – Lourdes Gant of Manatee Holdings Ltd. was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Woman of the Year category in the 14th Annual International Business Awards today. 

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small are eligible to submit nominations. The 2017 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain on October 21.   

A record total of more than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  Lourdes Gant won in the Woman of the Year International Business Awards category. 

PROFIT and Chatelaine magazines have also recognized Lourdes Gant as one of Canada’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in 2012 (#84) and 2014 (#5).  Here are some of the judges’ comments about her entry: “So good to see a holistic approach;” “Well done with the focus on and achieving excellence in both profit and sustainability”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries. 

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 60 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months, through the Stevie Awards blog and social media channels, with the hope to inspire others to high achievement.” 

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA 


Manatee Holdings Ltd. mandate is to create the most environmentally beneficial food production operation on land or sea anywhere in the worldIt is presently seeking out Investor Directors who want to focus on developing and connecting business and sustainability across the board. 

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 Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations 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 www.StevieAwards.com. 

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