Ky Wilson General Manager of Membership & Marketing at APPA, the largest and most influential promotional products association in Australasia, has been named the winner of a Silver Female Executive Stevie® Award, a Bronze Female Innovator, and Bronze Woman of the Year at the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honour women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.
Jonathan Terry, APPA Life Member and Director of Nottage International, a valued supplier and sponsor member said “A big congratulations to Ky on winning three Women in Business Awards in the 2019 Stevie Awards. What a wonderful achievement for a truly professional and passionate woman. Ky has made a significant impact on the Australasian Promotional Product Association during her tenure and helped APPA grow and become a professional and recognised industry association within the promotional product world. Ky’s energy and strong commercial sense has greatly assisted APPA in forging stronger long-term relationships with stakeholders who fund the Association through sponsorship, trade shows and membership. These relationships have put our Association in a strong financial and commercial position. Ky has help guide our Association through challenging times and these awards acknowledge her hard work and dedication.”
More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in categories including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, and Women Run Workplace of the Year. Ky Wilson won three awards in the Not for Profit/Government category.
“It’s not surprising she’s winning awards at this rate,” stated Mike Lyne, Marketing Manager at valued APPA supplier and sponsor member Entity Brands, “Ky epitomizes the person you want on your team. Her customer relationship management is outstanding, and these awards cement the fact that her dedication to what she does is next level.”
‘Brilliant to hear she has won big at the Women in Business Awards again this year, and great that we have her on hand at APPA, having her there makes working with APPA value enough in itself. Well done Ky, you make it look easy!”
Ky’s success in the past 12 months has included six Asia Pacific Business Awards for APPA; receiving a gold, bronze and two silver awards for the industry journal the Promotional Products Marketing Magazine in the Innovation in Publications category and a silver and a bronze award for the APPA Leadership Conference and CONVEX events in the Innovation in Events category.
Jane Hamilton, Managing Director of Honeycomb Marketing Agency, a multi award winning APPA distributor member remarked “I would like to congratulate Ky on being announced as a three time winner in the Government or Not-for-Profit category in the Female Executive of the Year, Female Innovator of the Year and Woman of the Year of the highly prestigious and internationally recognised Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Ky’s commitment, direction and her outgoing personality has allowed the membership base to grow consecutively over the past three years, and as a long-term member I can attest that APPA members are more engaged now than ever. These awards are a deserved recognition of her work ethic, determination and passion to drive the highest standards at APPA. Well done Ky.”
Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In its 16th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received an outstanding body of nominations from women in organizations of all types, in 25 nations. We are gratified by how meaningful it is to women to win a Stevie Award, and how impactful it can be on the futures of their careers and their organizations. We congratulate all of this year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”
APPA is the largest and most influential promotional products association in Australasia. New members are welcomed into a vibrant community of like-minded business professionals and the exchange of ideas. APPA promotes professionalism, integrity and creativity in the world-wide, multi-billion promotional industry. Working in close partnership with our members, APPA has been able to help companies navigate the complex and changing business landscape. Members are a vital part of any industry organisation, and APPA values the professionalism our members aspire to. APPA members represent 76% of the promotional products industry, equating to a massive $2 billion in annual turnover. This ‘buying power’ enables APPA to continue to negotiate and provide excellent services for its members, as well as providing APPA with significant lobbying strength on behalf of the entire promotional products industry. If you would like to know more about APPA and what membership can do to strengthen your business, please visit www.appa.com.au
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