SALEM, MASS. — Bioengineering Group, a woman-owned science and engineering firm headquartered in Salem, Mass., was honored by The Stevie Awards for Women in Business as a finalist in four categories and a winner in two categories:
- Winner: Women Helping Women Award
- Winner: Website of the Year
- Finalist: Environmental Stewardship Program of the Year
- Finalist: Best Entrepreneur — Service Business up to 100 Employees
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards.
More than 1,200 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in 54 categories. The 2010 honorees reflect a diverse group of large and small organizations from around the world. Only seven organizations won more than one Stevie Award, which included Bioengineering Group. Nations represented in the winners’ circle include Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
“We are delighted and honored to be recognized once again by The Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Wendi Goldsmith, CEO of Bioengineering Group. “We are especially proud to be recognized for our efforts to encourage and support women to pursue careers in science, engineering, technology, and entrepreneurship. I am glad that our website has also gained notice for its down-to-earth presentation of technologically complex subjects and especially its main theme — embracing sustainability to achieve savings while delivering social and environmental benefits.”
Bioengineering Group, a proponent of early adoption of sustainable technologies and well-known leader in ecologically sensitive development and public infrastructure work, applies a tailored interdisciplinary approach to solving engineering problems. Current projects include the provision of engineering, program management, and construction management services, through a joint venture with ARCADIS, for the largest design-build civil works project in U.S. history — the $1.3 billion Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier that will provide hurricane and flood risk reduction for the city of New Orleans and enhancement of surrounding wetlands. The firm is also leading a significant program to accelerate adoption of renewable energy generation and ultra-low energy-consuming facilities within the Department of Defense. Believing that every project offers the next opportunity to transact sustainability, Bioengineering Group provides design, environmental consulting, and sustainable site planning for private corporations, institutions, and local governments on small- to large-scale projects.
This award builds on other recent awards the firm has won, including the Environmental Business Journal’s highest level 2009 Business Achievement Award; Boston Business Journal’s Pacesetters Award which recognizes the region’s fastest-growing private companies; the ZweigWhite 2010 Hot Firms Award; Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500/5000 Award recognizing the nation’s fastest-growing private companies; Top Ten Innovative Woman Entrepreneur by Fortune magazine for 2010; and 2010 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal and The Commonwealth Institute.