INKAS® Wins Gold in Stevie Awards for Women in Business

November 16, 2019 – Margarita Simkin, Co-Founder and Chairwoman of INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, is honored to be recognized during the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Ms. Simkin received the Gold Stevie® award for “Female Executive of the Year in Canada”, as well as the Gold Stevie® award for “Most Innovative Woman of the Year in Manufacturing”.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 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.

Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In its 16th 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.”

Margarita Simkin is honored to be amongst the strong women who are forging their own paths in their industries. “It is an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious award and to be nominated alongside so many inspirational women.” said Margarita Simkin, “Having worked for decades in a male-dominated industry, I am proof that women can make a big impact in business.”

For over 20 years, Ms. Simkin has been building successful businesses and brands from scratch and bringing strategic direction to all of the divisions within the INKAS® Group of Companies. Ms. Simkin believes that diversity is a key driving factor in the company, and she has been instrumental in building INKAS® into a reputable brand known for constant innovation and growth.

Not only has she exceeded expectations and succeeded professionally in her career in a predominantly male industry, but she also continues to be a role model to many young women entrepreneurs in order to encourage them to challenge themselves beyond their perceived limits.

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

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