Toshiba’s Teresa Sternhagen Wins Stevie Award for Woman Executive of the Year
Affirming her extraordinary leadership at Toshiba America Business Solutions and within her community, Teresa Sternhagen has won this year’s Silver Stevie® Award for Woman Executive of the Year in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 160 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries.
Leading by Example
Upon joining the company in 2008, the general manager of Toshiba’s toner products division has established a reputation for leadership by successfully deploying supply chain, inventory control and procurement tactics and strategies. Beginning July 1, 2019, Sternhagen has quarterbacked efforts ensuring premium levels of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety standards at Toshiba. This encompasses implementing local, state and national regulatory mandates including current ISO Certifications (ISO 9001:2015 Quality, 14001:2015 Environmental, 45001:2018 and 45001:2019 Health and Safety). She also serves on Toshiba’s Executive Leadership Team, which charts the company’s strategic direction.
Maggie Gallagher Miller, president of the Stevie Awards, says, “We thought the remarkable stories of achievement we saw in last year’s awards couldn’t be topped, but we were wrong. Women-owned and -run organizations have contributed significantly to the increase in innovation and entrepreneurial activity we’ve seen globally since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nominations submitted to the 18th Stevie Awards for Women in Business that attest to this are inspiring, humbling, and motivating. We celebrate Toshiba’s Teresa Sternhagen for embodying these positive characteristics to benefit both her company and community.”
Sternhagen led Toshiba’s recent sustainability project centering on a one-acre parcel at the company’s Mitchell, South Dakota facility. Toshiba employees across levels and departments took part in planting indigenous flowers and grasses spawning increasing numbers of bee and butterfly pollinators. This project further enhances biodiversity education and awareness for local students.
Sternhagen is moreover a 15-year board member of the Bon Homme School District 4-2 in Tyndall, S.D. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dakota Wesleyan University and CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management), while completing coursework for her CSCP and CLTD, Certified Supply Chain Professional and Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution, respectively.
“Teresa is the consummate leader at work and within her community, and we are thrilled for her to receive this wonderful recognition for her efforts,” says Toshiba America Business Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Larry White. “She leads our toner products division by demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, positivity and compassion to Toshiba’s employees, business partners as well as the Mitchell community.”
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com.