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BRG Communications Founder & President Named Finalist in 13th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

World’s Premier Business Awards Recognize Barwis in Female Entrepreneur of the Year Category as Her Company Celebrates 15th Anniversary

ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 20, 2016 – BRG Communications announced that its founder and president, Jane Barwis, is a finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees category in the 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

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.

“I’m honored to be a finalist in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Jane Barwis, founder and president of BRG Communications. “It is especially fulfilling to be recognized for my entrepreneurial approach to running a business that is celebrating its 15th anniversary. When I started BRG, I knew that motivating a team who really cares about the work, as well as the workplace, would take maintaining the energy and spirit of a start-up, while providing a long-term vision that can be authentically realized by each member of the team. Recognition for these efforts from the distinguished Stevie Award judges means a great deal to me. I look forward to celebrating with my team and toasting to all of my fellow finalists at the ceremony in November.”

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women and Women Run Workplace of the Year. Jane Barwis is a Finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees category.

“In the 13th year of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the judges were very impressed with the quality of each nomination that qualified as a Stevie Finalist. The competition has grown each year because there are so many high-achieving women all over the world, who serve as an inspiration to those who would like to start, grow or lead a business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We’re looking forward to recognizing these outstanding women in New York on November 18.”

Finalists were chosen by more than 110 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging October 17-26.

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 18. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream and the pre-show from the red carpet will be streamed on the Stevie Awards’ Facebook feed.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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

About BRG Communications
BRG Communications is a woman-owned, nationally recognized communications agency. Founded in 2001, the firm is built on flexibility, functionality and uncommon performance. BRG produces success for clients by forming creative strategies and solid execution plans that ignite the passion of target audiences and drive results. BRG supports corporations, nonprofit organizations and trade associations that focus on improving safety, health, wellness and overall social good. BRG helps clients deliver Communications for Better Living™. Learn more here: