(PRWEB) October 1, 2004
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 2, 2004 Â Samanta Joseph, CEO of Samantashoes.com, was named as a finalist in the Best Young Entrepreneur category in The 2004 Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs.
The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneur is a new national awards competition recognizing the accomplishments of women small business owners in the United States. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards, hailed as Âthe business worldÂs own OscarsÂ by the New York Post (September 22, 2002).
Winners will be announced on Friday, October 22 at the Marriott Marquis in New York CityÂs Times Square. The master of ceremonies will be Bill Rancic, spokesperson for Advanta, which is sponsoring the awards and winner of the hit television show ÂThe Apprentice.Â
More than 600 nominations from small companies in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in 18 categories, including Best Entrepreneur, Best Young Entrepreneur, Best New Product and Mentor of the Year. Samanta Joseph was named as a finalist in the category for Best Young Entrepreneur.
Samanta Joseph is passionate about shoes. In May of 2002, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, rejected many lucrative corporate opportunities in New York City, and decided to pursue her passion. She created Samantashoes.com, an international retail and apparel company specializing in shoes that provide women a balance between quality, comfort, and style. She was recently awarded the 2004 National Association of Black Accountants (New York)- Entrepreneur of The Year Award, and 2004 Emmis Communications (98.7 Kiss FM)- Phenomenal Women Award. In addition, she recently appeared on the cover of Regine Magazine, and the New York Resident Magazine. ÂIt is an honor to be recognized for living your dream. I thank God for blessing me with this opportunity,Â said Samanta Joseph, CEO of Samantashoes.com.
The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs are governed by a board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and figures in American business, including Carrie Fitzmaurice, publisher for Entrepreneur Media Inc.; Dr. Lisa Krinsky, chairman & president for SFBC International; and Dr. Betty Spence, president of The National Association for Female Executives.
The elegant Stevie trophy was designed by R. S. Owens, the same company that makes the Oscar and the Emmy.
Details about The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs and the full list of Finalists are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/women/.
Samantashoes.com specializes in shoes that provide women a balance between quality, comfort, and style. They bring personality to shoes. Be prepared to be swept off your feet by their personal touch and sensible shoes that "multi-task" and make sense. All products are manufactured in Brazil. Samantashoes.com captures the elegance of traditional South American and Caribbean culture combined with the trendy and modern styles of New York City. Learn more at http://www.samantashoes.com.
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