Paula Phelan of NPI PR Named as Finalist in 3RD Annual Stevie Awards For Women in Business

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Women in Technology Communications Campaign raises awareness of IT career opportunities for women across the country.

Paula Phelan, CEO of Nadel Phelan, Inc. (NPI PR) and specialist in media communications for technology firms, was named a Finalist in the Communications Campaign category of the 3rd Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. This nomination resulted from ongoing efforts to raise awareness among women and minorities about career opportunities in networking and IT through the Women in Technology Communications Campaign.

Honoring women entrepreneurs, executives and their companies worldwide, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business recognize excellence in 44 categories such as best entrepreneur, best product introduced by a woman and best communications campaign. Winners will be announced March 2 at a prestigious New York gala event.

The Women in Technology Campaign addresses the threat of a massive workforce deficit for IT professionals, expected to climax in 2012. According to industry analysts, there is also an alarming gap between the percentages of men versus women in the IT profession. Although women make up half of the country's population, they compromise only 20 percent of the IT workforce in the United States. The campaign's goal is to increase female participation in computer science as well as other related IT degree programs and careers.

"Many people today still genderize certain professions and computer science is, unfortunately, one of them," said Paula Phelan, CEO of NPI PR. "Many women don't realize that a career in technology will open doors to their professional field of choice. Every industry uses technology on a day-to-day basis, and the opportunities are truly endless."

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post (April 27, 2005), Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com.

About Nadel Phelan

Founded in 1993, Nadel Phelan, Inc. (NPI PR) provides strategic communications for leading technology companies. Specializing in comprehensive public relations, NPI PR services include market research and case studies for a roster of clients ranging from venerable industry giants to venture-funded startups. By combining high-level industry knowledge with in-depth technology experience, NPI PR provides its clients with the strategic and tactical services necessary to establish and maintain global marketplace leadership. NPI PR is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with offices in New York. For more information please visit http://www.npipr.com or call 831-439-5570.

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