WhiteHat Security's Stephanie Fohn Wins Bronze Stevie(R) Award in 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business
SANTA CLARA, CA, Dec 18, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
WhiteHat Security, the Web security company, today announced that
Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Fohn has been named the winner of a
Bronze Stevie(R) Award in the Female Executive of the Year --
Business Products with 11 to 2,500 Employees -- category in the 9th
annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors
for female entrepreneurs, executives, 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 2012 awards received entries from 17 nations and
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards
were presented to winners during a dinner at the Marriott Marquis
Hotel in New York City.
More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in
virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration
in a wide range of categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year,
Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Women
Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year, among others.
WhiteHat Security's Stephanie Fohn won in the Female Executive of the
Year category for Business Products with 11-2,500 employees.
Fohn joined WhiteHat Security in 2004 and immediately began to
showcase her excellent leadership skills. She has led the company to
a strong position in the Web security industry. In 2012 alone,
WhiteHat security has seen monumental growth. The company had a
record first half of the year, with 125% growth in new bookings and a
subscription renewal rate of over 100 percent. Additionally, the
company doubled its headcount over the past year, tripled the size of
its corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, and expanded its
Engineering and Threat Research Center satellite office in Houston.
"Stephanie is an outstanding leader and has brought amazing success
to WhiteHat since she joined the company 8 years ago. She is not only
a smart executive, but a strong role model who is passionate about
building a successful company that is dedicated to each and every
team member," said Brian Mulvey, vice president, Investor Growth
Capital, a WhiteHat Security investor. "I'd like to congratulate
Stephanie on this well-deserved award and I look forward to seeing
her continued positive influence on WhiteHat and Silicon Valley."
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 200 executives
worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
"I'm very pleased that we were able to conclude our tenth year of
organizing Stevie Awards programs with a very successful Women in
Business event," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the
Stevie Awards. "This year's Stevie Award-winning women are the most
accomplished, impressive group we've ever had. Their stories of
success will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of
starting and growing a business and making a difference in the
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of
Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
About WhiteHat Security
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Santa
Clara, California, WhiteHat Security provides end-to-end solutions
for Web security. The company's cloud technology platform and leading
security engineers turn verified security intelligence into
actionable insights for customers. Through a combination of core
products and strategic partnerships, WhiteHat Security provides
complete Web security at a scale unmatched in the industry. WhiteHat
Sentinel, the company's flagship product line, currently manages
thousands of websites -- including sites in the most regulated
industries such as e-commerce, financial services and healthcare.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four
programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business
Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie
Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 www.StevieAwards.com.
SOURCE: WhiteHat Security
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