Businesses run by women vie for honors

November 9, 2010

By Laura Geggel

Issaquah businesses run by women are finalists for Stevie Awards for Women in Business, an international competition to honor women executives, business owners and the companies they run.

Issaquah-based companies Artitudes Design and Career Woman are finalists for a total of five awards.

Artitudes Design is a woman-owned graphic design firm that specializes in executive and senior leadership communications for high tech, retail and nonprofit groups through customized presentations, marketing and branding solutions.

Its employees volunteer at elementary schools in the Northshore, Sultan, Highline and Snoqualmie school districts as part of its Artitudes in Action: Art Docent Campaign.

The Stevie award judges chose Artitudes Design as a finalist for two awards: Best Overall Company of the Year — Service Business — up to 100 employees, and Community Involvement Program of the Year, for its art docent program.

The other Issaquah company, Career Woman, is a consulting company dedicated to the advancement of women in business, helping women with marketing, strategic planning and talent development.

Career Woman is a finalist in three categories: Blog of the Year — Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, for its Career Memos blog; Mentor of the Year — All Other Industries for its founder and president Lisa Quast; and the Women Helping Women Award — All Other Industries, also for Quast.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business began in 2004. Stevie is taken from the name Stephen, which is derived from the Greek word for “crowned.”

More than 1,200 nominations from 14 countries were submitted for the 2010 competition. The winners will be announced at a reception at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York City on Nov. 12.

Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

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One Response to “Businesses run by women vie for honors”

  1. Steve Marquis on October 7th, 2013 6:48 am

    When are we going to let go of sexism and racism? When? There are no glass ceilings preventing wemon or any other class of citizens from succeeding and to continue to specially honor and faun over such only denigrates them as insufficient and in need of a handicap – all of which is bunk.
    I recall a few years back an NPR show where the commenter was glibly talking up a women owned business whose claim to fame was enhanced by the “proud” fact that 100% of its employees were also female!
    Can you just imagine if a unprotected class (white male Christian) was to make such a claim what a hue and cry of foul play would rise. The labor department and of course lawsuits would hammer such a claim out of existence.

    It’s time we ended all such special classes. With more girls by far in college than guys, isn’t it time to drop such awards and replace events like “bring your daughter to work day” with “bring your child?”

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