CEO, Trena Blair Wins Gold And Silver Stevie® Awards in New York City


Women Around the World Recognised at Event in New York City

We are thrilled to announce that Trena Blair, Founder and CEO, of FD Global Connections, won Gold and Silver Stevie® Awards in the Female Business Women Categories, announced in New York City at the 20th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honour the achievements of women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business award.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners on Friday night during a gala event attended by nominees and their guests in New York City.

More than 1,600 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.

Trena won Gold for Best Female Entrepreneur (Global) for Business Services (10 or Less Employees), and Silver for Best Female Entrepreneur in Asia, Australia or New Zealand for Business Service Business Services (10 or Less Employees).

Trena said, “Winning a Gold and Silver Stevie® Awards for our small business is a profound recognition of our relentless commitment to excellence and innovation in assisting clients to scale into the USA market. This prestigious accolade not only celebrates our dedication to providing exceptional services but also validates the impact we have made in facilitating the growth and success of our clients. These Awards serves as a testament to the hard work, expertise, and passion of our team, showcasing our ability to navigate the complexities of the business landscape and deliver outstanding results. This achievement inspires us to continue pushing boundaries, creating new services, and reaffirms our position as a leader in empowering businesses to thrive in the dynamic and competitive environment of the USA.”

Trena continued, “I also want to congratulate all finalists and winners; to receive a nomination by the prestigious Stevie® Awards organisation is recognition of the hard work and focus required to lead a business.”

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award® winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries.

Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In its 20th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received an outstanding body of nominations from women in organizations of all types, in 26 nations. We are gratified by how meaningful it is to women to win a Stevie Award, and how impactful it can be on the futures of their careers and their organizations.  We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

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

About FD Global Connections

FD Global Connections is a Sydney-based boutique consultancy that prepares and launches Australian companies into the United States. Since 2014, FD Global Connections has been entrusted by early-stage global scaleups to ASX-listed companies expanding into the United States. We work with companies to prepare them for international expansion, design custom market entry strategies and follow through with connecting them to our deep, trusted U.S. network. We don’t think small. Our clients want to play big, and we deliver. Learn more about the work we do at  and contact us at

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 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honouring 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