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Lucy Parker Named Finalist in Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Date: 18 October 2018

Lucy Parker, Director of Temporary Workforce Solutions and Sales at global recruitment firm Phaidon International, was named a finalist in the “Employee of the Year – Business” category in the 15th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. This category recognizes the achievements of non-executive female employees and those who have potential for the future. 

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.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York on Friday, November 16.  Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories. Parker is a finalist in the “Employee of the Year – Business” category, recognized for her exceptional work building out and managing teams during her time at Phaidon International.

Parker runs the Contracts Recruitment division, where she specializes in the placement of temporary, consulting and project-based workers across the US in markets including life sciences, corporate leadership, financial services and connective technology.

“Lucy Parker is an exceptional leader with a clear passion for recruitment. She has evolved from a trainee at our financial flagship brand, Selby Jennings, and rose all the way to Director,” said Harry Youtan, CEO of Phaidon International. “We are grateful for her drive and direction at the company, as she is instrumental to our continued success.”

Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on five juries.  Their scores will also determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements that will be revealed at the 15th annual awards dinner and presentations in New York.

This year’s Stevie Awards for Women in Business event will be complemented by a new one-day educational and networking event called the Women|Future Conference, also at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel on November 16.

“In its 15th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations. With the new Women|Future Conference preceding the announcement of winners on November 16, it will be a day to celebrate the achievements of working women around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “We’re looking forward to recognizing the Stevie Award winners next month.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of finalists in all categories are available at

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 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

About Phaidon International

Phaidon International is a specialist, multiple-brand global recruitment group. From local hubs in Europe, North America, and Asia; the group delivers permanent, contract and project-based recruitment services. 

Since Phaidon International was established in 2004, the group has enjoyed a compound annual growth rate in excess of 30% year-on-year, achieving over a decade of profitable growth. Since inception, the business rationale has been to anticipate and then serve industry sectors which depend on and value rare talent.

Today Phaidon International delivers excellence to clients in over 60 countries through 5 niche brands who have won 60 independent awards, including the Forbes Best Executive Recruitment Firms 2018.