Akshaya Borkar, founder of The Art and Craft Gallery has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Awards in Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Start-up of the Year categories in the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2015 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last night during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The presentations were broadcast live via Livestream.
Award Presentation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv7zJX5WZ9Y
Interview after the award ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh1yaF9IFUQ
The Art and Craft Gallery won in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Start-up of the Year category for Businesses under 1-11 employees
Akshaya and Sameer Borkar have started unconventional online gallery two years ago in Australia, which now has 100 artists from 10 different countries.
Akshaya thinks being a creative business owner one needs to wear many thinking hats in a day and the constant technology learning curve can steal the creative inspiration. Therefore, they need services which can build their brand online without stealing their creative time from them. This gave rise to the Done-It-For-You Digital Marketing and PR services, which saves up to 90% of Screen Time
Akshaya said, “ Winning this award means a lot to us, as it will propel us towards achieving the vision of ‘Abolishing Struggling Artist’ concept. We hope this will bring more opportunities for our creative community.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
“We are again humbled by the accomplishments of so many high-achieving women in this program,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. Their work is an inspiration to girls and women around the world who dream of starting and growing a business, managing a leading company, or improving their community. We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.