Julie Inman, President of SupportAbility,
was named as a Finalist in the 2006 Annual
Awards, AKA the "Stevie Awards". Winners will
on June 12, in New York City
(O.C. Register, May 16, 2006).
Julie Inman, of SupportAbility, was named a Finalist
today in the "Best Corporate
Communicator" category in the 2006 American
Hailed as “the business world’s
own Oscars” by the New York Tribune (April 27,
2005), the American Business Awards are the only
national, all-encompassing business awards program
honoring great performances in the workplace.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word
“crowned”, winners will be announced during the
annual gala on Monday, June 12 at the Marriott
Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 800
executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to
The ceremonies will be videocast on the
Internet and broadcast on radio. More than 1,500
entries from companies of all sizes and virtually every
industry were submitted for consideration in more
than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company,
Best Executive, Best New Product or Service,
Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program, and
Best Corporate Communicator.
SupportAbility will be competing in the last
above-mentioned category, for a non-profit corporation.
Inman is the director and president of SupportAbility,
a group that "Rewards Courage" to high school seniors,
who graduate despite tremendous obstacles in their lives.
Inman Courage Award", was founded by her parents in 1984,
when she graduated high school after having a brain
hemorrhage as a high school sophomore. After her
graduation from college she formed SupportAbility.
This year over 40 deserving students
will receive her Award at 18 Orange & Los Angeles
county high schools. With the Awards given in 2006, over
$100,000 will have been distributed to deserving
students to date.
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished
Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie
Award winners this week from among the Finalists.
Finalists were chosen by business professionals
nationwide during preliminary judging in March
through early May. The elegant Stevie trophy
was designed by R. S. Owens, the same company
that makes the Oscar and the Emmy.
a Finalist in The American Business Awards is an
important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher,
founder and president of The Stevie Awards.
"It means that independent business executives
have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national
recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on
achievement and wish them well in the competition."
Details about The American Business Awards and the
list of Finalists in all categories are available at:
Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the
New York Post (April 27, 2005), Stevie Awards are
conferred in three programs:
companies of all types and sizes and the people behind
them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances
in the workplace worldwide.
The American Business Awards
The International Business Awards
The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs
Learn more about The
Stevie Awards at
sponsors of The 4th annual American Business Awards
include the City of Toronto, Pitney Bowes, RealLife HR,
and The Professional Society for Sales & Marketing
Media sponsors include CIO Decisions Magazine,
CRM Advocate, Human Resource Executive Magazine,
ProductionHub.com, and Selling Power Magazine.
HB Group will videocast the awards ceremonies live on
the Internet. The Business TalkRadio Network will
broadcast the ceremonies live on radio nationwide.
Additional ABA/Stevie Citations: