The Future is Fair!
Bronze for FPI at the 2018 Stevie Awards for Women in Business
Do you know, what Estee Lauder Inc., SAP, Microsoft and FPI have in common? They are all Stevie Awards winners! Only one year after its foundation, the Fair Pay Innovation Lab has been nominated ‘Organization of the Year – Government or Non-Profit – 10 or Less Employees’ in the 15th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. And we won Bronze!
While New York was covered in snow for the first time this season, the FPI won its first Bronze medal ever: CEO and founder Henrike von Platen was one of over 550 guests attending the dinner last Friday night at the Sheraton Hotel.
It was the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, which have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards, honoring women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the organizations they run for their outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. The competition receives about 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations.
‘Organization of the Year – Government or Non-Profit'
This year, the number of entries were submitted for consideration exceeded 1,500 in more than 90 categories, including the ‘Organization of the Year – Government or Non-Profit – 10 or Less Employees’ category. Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on five juries. And only one year after the foundation the work of the FPI has been chosen as finalist: collecting corporate best practice experiences, executing the Fair Pay Management Circles in companies, providing German universities with Fair Pay Workshops and Seminars and organizing the international Equal Pay Global Forum at the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in cooperation with the ILO, UN Women and OECD – all this accomplisments led to the Bronze Stevie Award.
“I am very proud of this award – and I will take it as an opportunity to do even more to promote wage justice. It is a clear sign of how important fair pay is for companies around the world”, Henrike von Platen stated after receiving the award, “The future is fair!”
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