Rockwood and Allison Grafton take home two Stevie awards for Women in Business

International Recognition for Local Builder
Calgary, Alberta – October 2, 2020 – Two wins for Rockwood and its powerhouse female leadership! Rockwood Custom Homes has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Women-Run Workplace of the Year category; and Allison Grafton, president and founder of Rockwood, takes home a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada category in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

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 and are a prestigious international distinction.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, and Women Run Workplace of the Year. This is Allison Grafton’s third time being recognized at the Stevie Awards, in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada category, where she’s previously received both Gold and Silver recognitions.

Said Allison of the double recognitions for herself and Rockwood at this year’s Stevie Awards competition, “It is a distinct honour to be awarded these two Stevie Awards. As a female leader, it’s particularly encouraging for me to receive these wins amidst what I know are some terrific international achievements and competitors. Women are the heart and soul of their organizations and I’m so proud of the team, the culture and the overall superior operation we’ve managed to cultivate at Rockwood that have allowed us to both succeed, and to be recognized in this fashion.”

Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In a year like no other in our lifetimes, we’ve produced a cohort of amazing, Stevie-winning women, organizations, and achievements like no other. At all times our winners show themselves to be fearless and indomitable, but their leadership and example are especially valued this year. We congratulate all of our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners.

Winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 9. Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in all categories are available at

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa 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 the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 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