Calgary Builder Wins Three Stevie Awards for Women in Business
Calgary, Alberta – November 15, 2022
Rockwood Custom Homes and its president and founder, Allison Grafton, are celebrating their hat trick after this year’s Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Allison Grafton was awarded a Gold Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada category, Rockwood earned another Gold Stevie® Award for Achievement in Finance, as well as taking home a Silver Stevie® Award in the Women-Run Workplace of the Year category in the 19th 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. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners November 11th, 2022, during a gala event attended by nominees and their guests at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 categories. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries. This is Rockwood’s first-time entry and winning recognition in the Financial Achievement category – a huge achievement in the Canadian construction industry, where few builders operate with such stringent financial oversight. It was Allison Grafton’s fifth time being recognized at the Stevie Awards in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada category, where she’s previously received Gold, Silver and Bronze recognitions. It is also Rockwood Custom Homes’ third time receiving the Women-Run Workplace of the Year award, having been recognized previously with Gold and Silver distinctions.
Said Allison of the triple recognitions for herself and Rockwood at this year’s Stevie Awards competition,
“What a year! We are grateful for all our awards and the strong capable women in our organizations that allow us to lead, strive and achieve!
This year, we are particularly proud to be recognized in the Financial Achievement category as in our industry, this is quite the accomplishment. As a builder, we take great pride that we can transparently and honestly build legacy homes for our clients on budget, and on time. Thank you to the organizers and sponsors of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business for these three notable awards.”
Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In its 19th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received an outstanding body of nominations from women in organizations of all types, in 27 nations. We are gratified by how meaningful it is to women to win a Stevie Award, and how impactful it can be on the futures of their careers and their organizations. We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.” Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/women.
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 http://www.stevieawards.com.