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Julia Homer, executive vice president & chief content officer of CFO Publishing, won a Stevie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business ceremony last Friday night.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards.
In winning the Stevie, Homer beat out other finalists including Margaret Norton, General Manager, Enterprise, IntelePeer; Ann Kaplan, CEO of Medicard Finance Inc. of Canada; Georgia Jones, President, NewVoices Inc.; Samantha Sheppard, Founder and Director of The Buildmore Group Pty Ltd. of Australia; and Ouidad, Founder/Owner of Ouidad in New York. In accepting the Stevie, Homer said, “It is truly an honor to receive this award in the presence of so many remarkable women. My thanks go out to the entire CFO team, without whom CFOýs success would not have been possible.”
Stevie Awards were handed out in categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Lifetime Achievement, and Women Helping Women at the gala event at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel on November 12. More than 1,200 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.
Homer is the founding editor of CFO magazine. Twenty-five years ago, she created the editorial and design concepts for the premier issue of CFO, and she also played a crucial role in expanding the CFO brand into conference and research divisions, as well as print editions for Europe, Asia, and China. She oversaw the launch of Treasury & Risk Management magazine and, in 1999, the content development and editorial strategy for CFO.com. Under her leadership, CFO has won numerous awards for editorial and design, and has become the recognized leader in corporate finance publishing. Today CFO magazine reaches more than 400,000 financial executives. CFO.com has a monthly unique audience of 380,000 users and delivers more than three-quarters of a million page views monthly. CFO Conferences has been ranked among the Top 10 Most-Valued Podiums for C-Suite Executives in a Burson-Marsteller survey. The Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey, a quarterly business confidence survey developed by Ms. Homer in partnership with Duke University, is used by the Federal Reserve to gauge economic sentiment.
Finalists in the competition were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging in September and October. Final judging was conducted by members of the awardsý Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors in late October to select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists.
“I am delighted that Julia won the Lifetime Achievement award,” stated Frank Quiqley, president and CEO of CFO Publishing. “She is the founding editor of CFO magazine and a driving force behind the success of our business.”
About CFO Publishing:
CFO Publishing is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of C-level and senior financial executives. The business consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Research Services, and CFO Conferences. CFO’s award-winning editorial content and loyal, influential audience make it a valued resource for its readers as well as an effective marketing partner for a wide range of blue-chip companies. CFO has long-standing relationships with more than a half million financial executives. For more information, please visit www.cfo.com.