Proforma’s Kristy Carruthers Wins Bronze at The Stevie® Awards For Women In Business

Cleveland, OH (November 20, 2018) ‒ Kristy Carruthers, Owner of Proforma Inspired Promotions in Kelowna, British Columbia, was presented with a Bronze award at the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business in the category of Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Products – 10 or Less Employees.

“It’s an honor to take home a Bronze award and be recognized by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Carruthers. “This award represents my family, friends and colleagues who have dedicated their time and hard work to help me build Proforma Inspired Promotions to what it is today.”

The Stevie® Award is a premier business award that honors and generates public recognition of the achievements of women executives, entrepreneurs and the organizations they operate.

Nominations for the awards were judged by five juries made up of more than 200 senior-level executives and other successful businesswomen from around the world. The judges named Carruthers a Bronze winner for her commitment to her business and family.

Starting Proforma Inspired Promotions in 2016, Carruthers built her business from the ground up and has since increased her total sales by 450 percent and is on track this year to break $1 million in sales. Carruthers has earned two Proforma Centurion Awards that are given to Owners who grow their sales from year to year by $100,000 or more, and in July 2017, she was featured as a keynote speaker at Proforma’s annual Convention where she shared her inspirational story with fellow Owners.

The 2018 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business was presented on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Sheraton New York Times Square hotel in New York City. Carruthers and her daughter joined more than 600 women and their guests at the ceremony to accept the award.

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With over 40 years of experience, Proforma is the $500 Million Technology & Business Success Leader in the Promotional Products and Print Industry. Proforma’s recent investment of over $15 million in Technology maximizes Affiliate success. Sales increased over 22% and Gross Profits grew over 18% for Affiliates on the system for over one year. Proforma’s record breaking success includes having 18 of its Affiliates named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies and 193 Affiliates achieving its Million/Multi-Million Dollar Club with sales from $1 million to $38 million.