Dubai - 28 January 2022: Ms. Malou Caluza, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of e-commerce based direct selling organization QNET, has been named the winner of Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year category of the 18th annual edition of Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
QNET won the award in the Female Executive of the Year category for Consumer Products for companies with 11–2,500 employees with a Bronze Stevie Award in recognition of Ms. Caluza leadership especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commenting on this achievement, Ms. Malou Caluza said, 'We are thrilled and proud to be recognized by the 2021 Stevie® Award. It is truly an honor for me to win a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year category. This distinguished accomplishment was only possible through the strategic vision, collaborative leadership style, dedication, and passion of the whole team to build innovative solutions.”
“We believe this new recognition from Stevie® Awards further validates our commitment to empowering more and more entrepreneurs and relentless drive to stay customer focused, and I am proud to lead an organisation that is dedicated to delivering world-class products, resources, and service to our employees, distributors, and customers around the globe,” she added.
A Direct Selling industry veteran and a strong business development professional, Malou Caluza has been with QNET for the past 20 years, as its first Customer Service Officer and then moving up the ranks to become the company's first female CEO. Ms. Caluza has taken marketing and operational creativity of QNET to new levels via her innovative approach and inspiring leadership.
Maggie Gallagher Miller, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “We thought the remarkable stories of achievement we saw in the last year's awards couldn't be topped, but we were wrong. Women-owned and women-run organizations have contributed significantly to the rise of innovation and entrepreneurial activities we have seen globally since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“It is really inspiring to see the nominations submitted for the 18th cycle of Stevie Awards for Women in Business. We congratulate all our winners of Stevie awards in the Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories,” she added.
The award is conferred upon women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies with global operations. Hailed as the world's premier business recognitions, this year's Stevie Awards received more than 1,500 nominations in more than 100 categories and the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 160 business professionals around the world working on eight juries.
Entries for the 2022 Stevie Awards for Women in Business will open in May.