NTNU Alumna Received the Stevie Awards for Women as Business
The alumna from the Master Program of the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, CEO of Good Food Enterprise Co Viola Cheng, just received the Stevie Awards for Women as Business in Startup of the Year- Gold Stevie Winner and Young Female Entrepreneur- Silver Stevie Winner. Her company is known for solving social problems. Cheng went on stage with the flag of the Republic of China and impressed the business world with her company.
The Stevie® Awards are the world's premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted prizes. There are seven Stevie Awards programs, each with its own focus, list of categories, and schedule. They are: the American Business Awards, the International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, Alan Mulally, former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company all received the award before. Asus, Cathay Life Insurance and Taiwan External Trade Development Council were the only companies in Taiwan that have been awarded. In 2017, 3900 business competed for 60 awards.
On November 17th, The Stevie for Women in Business was held at the Marriot Hotel in New York. Viola Cheng received Startup of the Year in gold and Young Female Entrepreneur in silver. On stage, she thanked teachers in NTNU, the Ministry of Economics, and National Association for Small and Medium Enterprises for the continuous support.
She and her husband were invited to 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit as the first Taiwanese representative by the United States Department of State. The summit was held by President Obama.