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5WPR Executive Dara Busch Named Finalist in 16th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

by | Oct 7, 2019

5W Public Relations, one of the 15 largest independently-owned PR firms in the U.S., announced that Executive Vice President, Dara A. Busch, was named a finalist in the Maverick of the Year category in the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. Dara oversees 5W’s Consumer Practice, which includes Travel & Entertainment, Apparel & Accessories, Non-Profits, Home & Housewares, Health & Wellness, Mom & Baby, Beauty & Grooming, and Consumer Packaged Goods.

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.

“Being named a finalist for Maverick of the Year is an enormous honor,” said Dara A. Busch. “As PR continues to evolve and change it is more important than ever that we up the ante to provide a level of service and creativity based on data and research. We need to challenge ourselves by leading the charge and not just adapting our programming to emerging industries and technologies. The only way to do this it to empower our teams to learn more, experience more and deliver more.”

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 15.  Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend.

“In the past year Dara has gone above and beyond to not only affect positive change within 5W, but in the PR industry as a whole,” said 5W PR Founder and CEO, Ronn Torossian. “She has pioneered 5W’s CBD division resulting in 42% growth year-over-year, helped create our London Exchange Program to facilitate employee growth and global consciousness, and made significant efforts to improve industry reporting with the creation of our Measurement and Analytics Task Force. Her leadership capabilities and drive to succeed make her an excellent recipient for this award.”

Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 150 business professionals around the world, working on seven juries. Their scores will also determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements that will be revealed at the 16th annual awards dinner and presentations in New York.

“In its sixteenth year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations. With the second annual Women|Future Conference preceding the announcement of winners on November 15, it will be a day to celebrate the achievements of working women around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and Executive Chairman of the Stevie Awards.  “We’re looking forward to recognizing the Stevie Award winners next month.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

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