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Kelli Thompson Wins Bronze Stevie Award For Women In Business


Women Around the World to Be Recognized During Virtual Event

[Omaha, NE] – September 23, 2021 – Kelli Thompson has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Coach Of The Year - Business category in the 18th 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.

Winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Registration for the ceremony is now on sale.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 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. Kelli won in the Mentor or Coach of the Year category for Women In Business.

Kelli is a leadership coach, speaker and writer who specializes in helping women advance professionally and lead with confidence. According to the judges, Kelli earned her Stevie Award for crafting a coaching program that addresses the particular challenges women typically experience and solutions to overcome them - along with evidence of client satisfaction. In addition to her inspiring mission and unique approach to leadership development, her leadership coaching skills have produced hundreds of leaders and self-confident women. She delivered an impressive business reinvention due to the impact of Covid.

Kelli reflected on her award, “I am delighted to win a Stevie Award because I love what I do and love my clients. I take pride in researching and listening to the needs of women leaders in business today and creating unique programs that address the challenges faced by women at work that often go unaddressed by traditional leadership programs. Women learn to own their unique strengths, trust themselves and lead with more clarity and confidence. They create careers they love. When women make an impact, everybody wins.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in all categories are available at

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 160 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries.

Maggie Gallagher Miller, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “We thought the remarkable stories of achievement we saw in last year’s awards couldn’t be topped, but we were wrong. Women-owned and -run organizations have contributed significantly to the increase in innovation and entrepreneurial activity we’ve seen globally since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nominations submitted to the 18th Stevie Awards for Women in Business that attest to this are inspiring, humbling, and motivating. We congratulate all of our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners. We look forward to celebrating them during our January 13 virtual ceremony, and to hearing from some of them during our Women|Future Conference.”

The Stevie Awards will stage its fourth annual Women|Future Conference virtually on November 1-5. Registration is just $115, or $49 for current students with an active student ID. Details and registration are available at Kelli is a featured speaker for this conference with a panel of fellow women’s leadership experts who will address the topics of overcoming doubt and imposter syndrome in the workplace.

About Kelli Thompson

Kelli is a women’s leadership coach, speaker and writer who helps women leaders advance with clarity and confidence so they can make impact in the rooms where decisions are made. She’s coached and trained hundreds of women to trust themselves, lead with more confidence and create a career they love. She is the founder of the Clarity & Confidence Women’s Leadership Program, a nationwide, online leadership development program for women leaders. Participants in her 1-1 and group programs consistently give rave reviews of the wisdom Kelli provides that changed the way they lead and approached their personal and work life.

Kelli spent over 15 years in Corporate America before taking the leap into entrepreneurship to start her own leadership coaching practice.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa 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 the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 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

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