SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) President Stormy Simon was announced as the winner in the category of innovation at the 2015 Women Tech Awards, held yesterday at The Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.
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The Women Tech Council (WTC), which organizes the annual event, awarded one winner for each of the following categories: Student Development, Rising Star, Customer Excellence, Technology Trailblazer, Innovator, Technology Leadership, Leadership Excellence, and Impact Award.
"To be on a list with 15 other amazing women, that alone was a win for me," said Simon. "To actually receive an award was incredible."
The initial pool of 55 nominees was whittled down to 16 finalists who participated in an afternoon of interviews with judges appointed by the WTC to determine the winners.
Founded in 2007, the WTC provides mentoring, visibility, and networking for women who currently work for technology companies, and for those who work in technology roles in other market sectors.
Simon began her career with Overstock.com in 2001 in a temporary position, and quickly became instrumental in helping to grow the e-commerce pioneer into an industry-leader in online sales. She was named president of the company in 2014 after serving in various leadership roles in nearly every facet of the organization, and also holds a seat on Overstock.com's Board of Directors.
Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, and jewelry. Worldstock.com is dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products from around the world whereas Main Street Revolution supports small businesses across the U.S. by providing them a national customer base. Overstock has additional community-focused initiatives such as a Farmers Market and pet adoptions. Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock sells internationally under the name O.co. Overstock (http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co) regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website.
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