Stevie Award Winners to Be Announced in New York on November 18
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – WeGoLook’s CEO and Co-Founder Robin Smith was named a Finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Services - 11 to 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries 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.
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. WeGoLook is a Finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Services - 11 to 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries category.
2015 was a banner year for WeGoLook. After securing $2.75 million of external capital as part of its October 2014 Series A raise, WeGoLook used those funds in 2015 for technology improvements, including development of a mobile app. In March 2016, WeGoLook inked a deal to provide eBay Motors’ vehicle shoppers with on-site inspections for any vehicle, motorcycle, RV, powersport or boat in the U.S. This deal was the biggest and most important in the company’s history – something Robin had been working towards since founding the company. “It’s an incredible honor to be named as a finalist among so many successful women,” said Smith. “When the idea for WeGoLook surfaced, my confidence for the venture was grounded in my past experiences.”
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.
“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.”
Robin’s experience with e-commerce and enterprise solutions, combined with her early entry into the on-demand economy, make her a unique voice in tech, crowdsourcing, and the gig economy. Smith says, “I truly believe you don’t have to be an industry expert to be an industry leader; I hope to continue inspiring the next generation and beyond in being great leaders.”
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 WeGoLook, LLC:
Founded in 2009, Oklahoma City-based WeGoLook is pioneering on-demand field inspection and verification services. With its web and mobile platform, the company empowers a mobile workforce, known as Lookers, to collect and verify information and fulfill custom tasks for businesses and consumers alike.
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 http://www.StevieAwards.com.