Ekaterina Petrova, director of GenerationS corporate accelerator wins Stevie Award for Women in Business 2020
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5 October 2020

Ekaterina Petrova, director of GenerationS corporate accelerator wins Stevie Award for Women in Business 2020

Ekaterina received a bronze in “Most Innovative Woman of the Year nomination”, category “Business Services” becoming the only winner from Russia in this nomination.

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.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 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.

The jury for the Stevie Awards includes business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and top business experts. Every year more than 1000 professionals from all over the world participate in the process of evaluating and selecting winners.

The jury evaluated the achievements made in the period of July 2019 till June 2020. The jury especially highlighted the success and new projects launched by GenerationS under the leadership of Ekaterina, the year-to-year growth in revenue, showing of the positive dynamics of business, contribution to the development of innovations, as well as women's entrepreneurship.

This is the first international award for Ekaterina. Earlier this year she was also included in the list of semi-finalists in the “Business Women” competition from EY.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women

Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In a year like no other in our lifetimes, we’ve produced a cohort of amazing, Stevie-winning women, organizations, and achievements like no other.  At all times our winners show themselves to be fearless and indomitable, but their leadership and example are especially valued this year.  We congratulate all of our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners.  We look forward to celebrating them during our December 9 virtual ceremony, and to hearing from some of them during our Women|Future Conference on November 12-13.”

Ekaterina Petrova, director of GenerationS corporate accelerator: “Today we talk about women communities especially often, due to the fact that we have witnessed how our world is shifting changing the woman’s role in it. Such awards are designed to inspire women worldwide to achieve new goals and conquer new heights, giving them the incentive and support to create and discover their own abilities and strengths”.

About the GenerationS

GenerationS represents a platform for corporate innovations development; it is the largest corporate accelerator across Russia and CIS. Established by RVC in 2013. GenerationS implements comprehensive corporation development programs including in-house programs for intrapreneurship development, acceleration programs for scouting and external project acceleration, and international programs for staff training in innovations development and management methods based on international leading corporations.

The accelerator infrastructure today includes about 16 thousand startups from more than 30 countries and about 400 corporate and ecosystem partners. In 2017 GenerationS was acknowledged as one of the largest Russian accelerator according to the RVC magazine. In 2018 it also became the best corporate accelerator in Europe according to the Corporate Startup Summit. GenerationS is also in the top- 5 best state-owned accelerators in the world according to the UBI Global. In 2020 GenerationS became a member of the INSME Association, the international network for small and medium-sized businesses under the auspices of the OECD.


About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa 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 the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 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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