SABIC’s Stories of Possible wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2015 Stevie Awards for women in Business

Women Around the World Recognized at Event in New York City

Sittard, The Netherlands - November 19, 2015 - SABIC has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year and of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Marketing Campaign of the Year, both Business-to-Business categories in the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2015 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned”, the awards were presented to winners on November 13th during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The presentations were broadcast live via Livestream.

More than 1,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, among others.

The creator of ‘Stories of Possible’, Aline Stanworth, Communications Leader Engineering Resins, Innovative Plastics in Europe and Cathleen Hess, Global Marketing Director, Healthcare at SABIC attended the ceremony. “Winning a Gold Stevie Award is a beautiful honor to the efforts of our colleagues and the trust our customers bestow upon our company”, said Stanworth.

Hess added: “I was proud of the recognition that SABIC received in such a large audience of accomplished women executives and entrepreneurs from around the world.” Along with SABIC, IBM and ECM were nominees in the category Communications or PR Campaign of the year, Business-to-Business.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year. Judges voiced comments such as: “The campaign demonstrates the value that SABIC places in entrepreneurship”, “A really good way to take a hard subject and make it relatable and show customer focus”, “Excellent; thought-provoking”, “Absolutely beautifully done”, “Outstanding in all elements”, and “An excellent example of branding in the chemicals industry and vertical markets”.

Claudia Hammerich, Director Corporate Communications Europe at SABIC enthused, “Stories of Possible reveals why our customers chose SABIC as their supplier and shows how value chain collaboration enables to materialize a better quality of life for us all. We thank the judges for recognizing the authenticity of this project.”

“We are again humbled by the accomplishments of so many high-achieving women in this program,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “Their work is an inspiration to girls and women around the world who dream of starting and growing a business, managing a leading company, or improving their community. We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

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Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) ranks as the world’s third largest diversified chemical company. The company is among the world’s market leaders in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and agri-nutrients.

SABIC recorded a net profit of SR 23.3 billion (US$ 6.2 billion) in 2014. Sales revenues for 2014 totaled SR 188.1 billion (US$ 50.2 billion). Total assets stood at SR 340 billion (US$ 90.7 billion) at the end of 2014.

SABIC’s businesses are grouped into Chemicals, Polymers, Agri-Nutrients, Metals and Innovative Plastics. It has significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and North East Asia. The company operates in more than 50 countries across the world with around 40,000 employees worldwide.

SABIC manufactures on a global scale in Saudi Arabia, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Headquartered in Riyadh, SABIC was founded in 1976 when the Saudi Arabian Government decided to use the hydrocarbon gases associated with its oil production as the principal feedstock for production of chemicals, polymers and fertilizers. The Saudi Arabian Government owns 70 percent of SABIC shares with the remaining 30 percent held by private investors in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.


Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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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