J. Melissa Cooper Named Finalist in 11th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

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J. Melissa Cooper was selected as a finalist in several categories in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, which honors women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run worldwide. For more information, please contact Hope Timmermann at hope(at)influenceandco(dot)com.

J. Melissa Cooper was selected as a finalist in the Young Female Entrepreneur, Female Executive of the Year, and Female Entrepreneur categories in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. She will ultimately be a gold, silver, or bronze Stevie Award winner.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been deemed the world’s premier business awards.

Gold, silver, and bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel on Friday, November 14. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast live on U.S. radio (and simulcast worldwide) by BizTalkRadio and recorded for a later TV broadcast.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.

Cooper is executive vice president of Talent Inc. and the founder of HirePerfect. A triple-certified résumé writer and dual-certified HR professional holding both the SPHR and PHR designations, Cooper has nine years of executive recruiting experience and over six years of professional résumé-writing experience. She holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Brandeis University.

Cooper has dedicated her career to all facets of the job market and organizational effectiveness. She’s a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization, a recipient of the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, and was short-listed for the 7th Annual 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in 2014.

More than 100 business professionals worldwide chose finalists during preliminary judging. Members of five final judging committees will determine the gold, silver, and bronze Stevie Award placements from 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.”

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

About Talent Inc.:

Talent Inc. is redefining how job seekers brand themselves to employers. As the largest résumé-writing service in the country, Talent Inc. reaches more than 5 million job seekers through a network of 10 career-focused websites. The company was founded to provide job seekers with the tools needed to maximize career opportunities by distinguishing themselves from the crowd during the job search. Learn more at TalentInc.com.

About the Stevie Awards:

The 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 and Customer Service. Honoring organizations 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 StevieAwards.com.

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