Our CEO and co-founder Lisa Calkins has been named a Gold Winner for “Mentor of the Year” in the annual Golden Bridge Awards for Women in Business and the Professions.

“I am excited and honored to be recognized along with so many other exemplary women in business,” Calkins said. “Being considered a mentor not only to my Amadeus staff, but within the greater Denver/Boulder community as well, is something I have strived for throughout my career. It is gratifying to see a growing number of strong women leaders across many, many industries.”

The Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers’ recognition program honoring Best Companies of all types and sizes from all over the world and includes categories such as: Best Products, Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, and PR and Marketing Campaigns. The Golden Bridge Business awards were created to honor and generate industry-wide recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and businesses worldwide in every area. The “Woman Mentor of the Year Award” recognizes women in business who have made a profound impact in their organization over the past year and continue to challenge the status quo.

Founded in 1994 by Calkins and CIO/Co-founder John Basso, Amadeus Consulting focuses on helping customers solve complex and challenging software problems through a blend of strategic consulting and expert software development services.

“I’m proud of Lisa for this accomplishment,” Basso said. “She exemplifies the passion, leadership and drive that is critical to helping our employees succeed – both in their business and personal lives. She also is a great teacher to so many beyond just Amadeus. She is well-deserving of this honor.”

The finalists were selected by a panel of more than 120 first-round judges. All finalists will be named Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award winners at an awards gala on Nov. 13 in New York City.

For more information about Calkins and Amadeus Consulting, please visit: (http://www.amadeusconsulting.com).