Nicole Sahin Named as Finalist for Female Executive of the Year

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BOSTON — OCTOBER 5, 2017 Globalization Partners, a Global Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and employer of record firm that helps companies expand into 170 countries without setting up foreign branch offices, today announces that its founder and CEO Nicole Sahin is a finalist for a “Stevie” award in the “Executive of the Year” category in the 14th 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.

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.

“It’s an honor to be nominated for such a prestigious award in this particular category,” Sahin says. “Globalization Partners doesn’t only strive to eliminate barriers to doing business around the world. We are also an organization which strives to eliminate barriers between people of all colors, races and genders by facilitating a more global workplace. This award underscores that work, which is something I am extremely proud of.”

Globalization Partners has earned accolades for its efforts in advocating for women in business. The company was named the No. 1 women-led business buy Ivy Exec in 2017. In addition, Globalization Partners ranked in the top 100 women-led business by The Boston Globe Magazine in 2016.

The Stevie nomination comes on the heels of an incredibly successful year for Sahin and Globalization Partners. In addition to the company’s remarkable growth rate—it doubled its revenue from 2015 to 2016, is on track to more than double its revenue again, and has a month-to-month revenue growth rate of 150 percent in the first two quarters of 2017—Sahin has led her company to gain local and international recognition, including being named

  • Global PEO of the Year in the 2017 Global Payroll Awards
  • Best Places to Work 2017 by Inc.
  • One of the fastest-growing private companies in 2016 and 2017 by Inc.
  • The fastest-growing private company in Boston by Boston Business Journal’s 2017 Fast 50 List
  • Sahin won a Gold Stevie award in the category of Woman of the Year and was also named Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year for the New England Region.

Founded with the goal of making it easy to hire employees in other countries while minimizing the legal, HR and tax red tape that companies typically encounter, Globalization Partners empowers companies to hire the most talented people in more than 170 countries without first incorporating in each country. Using tailored International PEO Services and our Global Employer of Record Platform, we minimize the risk of global expansion and enable fast entry into new markets. Less risk. More reward. Streamlined Global Employment.

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


Andrea Dumont
VP Marketing