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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – October 2, 2020 – MENTOR New York has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Organization of the Year – Government or NonProfit– 10 or Less Employees category in the 17th 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 Wednesday, December 9. Registration for the ceremony is now on sale.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 categories. MENTOR New York won in the Organization of the Year category for Government or Non-Profit– 10 or Less Employees.

“It is an honor for MENTOR New York to win this award and be recognized for the work it’s done to serve the community,” said MENTOR New York’s CEO Brenda Jimenez. “In the past year, we have grown exponentially in the services offered to the mentoring and youth development communities in NY and, during the pandemic, have seen the critical role that mentoring and caring relationships play in the lives of young people.”

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 180 business professionals around the world, working on seven juries.

“You [MENTOR New York] are doing well managing projects for young people and providing them with high quality support,” said one Stevie Awards judge in their comments. “The organization serves more than 850 mentorship programs (serving schools, corporations, and community-based organizations) that impact over 80,000 young people. MENTOR New York also created an internal framework on how the organization can fight against systems of oppression to ensure young people are empowered to reach their full potential.”

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

Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In a year like no other in our lifetimes, we’ve produced a cohort of amazing, Stevie-winning women, organizations, and achievements like no other. At all times our winners show themselves to be fearless and indomitable, but their leadership and example are especially valued this year. We congratulate all of our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners. We look forward to celebrating them during our December 9 virtual ceremony, and to hearing from some of them during our Women|Future Conference on November 12-13.”

About MENTOR New York

For over 25 years, MENTOR New York has been the go-to resource for building sustainable and mutually-beneficial mentoring programs. MENTOR New York partners with nearly 850 mentoring programs that serve approximately 80,000 young people throughout the state. MENTOR NY is an Affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the national nonprofit unifying and elevating the mentoring movement. For more information about mentoring programs and initiatives, visit

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. 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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