2020 Stevie Award Winners Announced- Melissa Chang Receives Bronze for Women in Business

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Danvers, Massachusetts – October 6th, 2020 – Pure Incubation Founder and Chair of the Board, Melissa Chang is the recipient of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Women-Run Workplace of the Year (More Than 10 Employees) category in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honors top women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run worldwide. The Stevie Awards are hailed as the world’s premier business awards. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in over 90 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. 

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 150 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries. 

Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said,

“In its 17th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received an outstanding body of nominations from women in organizations of all types, in 25 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.”

Under Chang’s leadership, Pure Incubation made the 2020 Boston Business Journal Fast 50 for the fifth consecutive year, the 2020 Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, and the Inc. 5000 List for the sixth year in a row. U.S. subsidiary PureB2B has also grown rapidly under Chang’s management, expanding legacy teams and creating new departments to better serve a growing roster of top-tier clients. Pure Incubation and DemandScience Group have recently made strong steps in growth to establish themselves as a major players in the marketing and technology space. Recently acquiring business intelligence software, Cobena, has made for a robust display of services that DemandScience can offer. Melissa Chang was instrumental in all of these moves and now oversees strategic development as the head of the board.

Barry Harrigan, chairman of Pure Incubation, shared in Chang’s success and leadership:

“Melissa is a trailblazer and an inspiring leader. Her focus on people first has endeared her to our staff and clients. She has always been a winner and has shown so many others what is possible to achieve with a focus and a determination to be the best.”

Pure Incubation creates, nurtures and launches marketing technology companies that drive sales growth for businesses across a variety of industries. Leveraging decades of experience in B2B demand generation and content marketing, Pure Incubation builds profitable companies by combining established and emerging technologies to create innovative services that deliver business value. 

Founded in 2007 by industry and entrepreneurial veterans Melissa Chang and Barry Harrigan, Pure Incubation has since launched four self-sustaining subsidiary companies – PureB2B, ProspectOne, Cobena and DemandScience. Based in Danvers, MA, Pure Incubation is continually developing new strategies and technologies to amplify the marketing capabilities of the world’s leading businesses. 

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the new Middle East Stevie Awards. 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 https://www.StevieAwards.com.