Ariix’ Deanna Latson Named Stevie Awards Finalist For Women In Business
Premier global health and wellness company ARIIX announced Chief Product Officer Deanna Latson as a Finalist in two categories in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.
The Stevie Awards are hailed as the world’s premier business awards, and this category honors women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the worldwide companies they represent.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 14. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the US and several other countries are expected to attend the gala event, which will be broadcast on live radio in the US and simulcast worldwide by Biz Talk Radio, as well as taped for a later television broadcast.
The award considers leadership in several categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. Latson was selected from more than 1,200 entries submitted for consideration, and is a finalist in two categories: Female Executive of the Year and Consumer Products—Innovator of the Year.
Drawing upon extensive education and life experience, Latson is a passionate advocate for the development of toxin-free, high-quality products and the ways in which they contribute to a superior quality of life. She collaborates with world-renowned experts in the health, wellness and fitness industries, gathering health-boosting ingredients from around the world, and ensures that ARIIX products set new standards of quality in the industry.
This year, Latson has been integral in developing, launching and promoting a host of products, programs and opportunities that have more than doubled last year’s numbers, guiding ARIIX to an expected $80 million in sales by the end of 2014. Although still in the early years of growth, ARIIX has already reached more than 75,000 families in 15 countries and maintains one of the highest trends for sales and growth in the industry, donating over $668,000 to international charities along the way.
“To be named a finalist in the Stevie Awards is a tremendous honor,” Latson says, “and I am so grateful for this recognition. I know I couldn’t do any of this without the amazing people I work with every day at ARIIX and throughout our communities world-wide. It’s impossible to do great things without surrounding yourself with great people.”
Finalists were chosen by more than 100 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging October 20–29.
“Every year we receive the most amazing and inspiring stories of achievement from women-owned and –run organizations around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The first-round judges have told us how delighted they are with this year’s field of Finalists. We’re looking forward to recognizing them in New York on November 14.”
“This recognition by the Stevie Awards mirrors the immense respect we have for Latson’s passion, commitment and accomplishments in improving health and wellness on a global scale,” said Mark Wilson, President of ARIIX. “We look forward to celebrating her accomplishments at the awards ceremony in November.”
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six 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, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevie’s recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
ARIIX is a global opportunity company using the latest research to create leading-edge health and wellness products. The company was born from the shared vision of business leaders in the health industry who wanted to create a unique company based on the Golden Rule of helping others to unleash their potential for good. ARIIX stands out with a combination of worldwide vision, outstanding industry experience and leadership, products of unrivaled quality, and the philosophy that when one person thrives, the whole community benefits.
ARIIX currently operates in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Portugal, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Mexico.