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14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business- Dr. Tae Yun Kim, Chairman & CEO, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, Wins Gold & Silver Awards

FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dr. Tae Yun Kim, CEO, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, has received a coveted Gold Stevie® Award for Women in Business for the “Best New Product of the Year—Business Products” category, for the development of the company’s “Active Count 100H Microbiological Sampler.”

Dr. Tae Yun Kim also received a Silver “Lifetime Achievement” Stevie Award.

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 2017 awards received entries from 25 nations and territories.

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 90 categories.

Nicknamed the “Stevies” for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners Friday night during a dinner event attended by 500+ people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Born a curse in her village because she was a girl, today, Dr. Tae Yun Kim is called the “Hope of Korea.”

Surviving the Korean War in 1950, she eventually became one of the highest ranked martial artists in the world and coached the first U.S. women’s Taekwondo team at the 1978 Pre-World Games in Seoul, Korea.

Though from birth, facing prejudice as a woman, she went on to be named “Woman of the Year” in California. She also won the Susan B. Anthony Award and has now won Gold and Silver Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

She moved from not speaking English upon arriving in America, to becoming an international motivational speaker and author.

She rose from cleaning hotel rooms and pumping gas to becoming the Chairman and CEO of a highly successful global technology company in Silicon Valley.

“It is an honor to receive the Gold and Silver Stevie Awards,” said Dr. Tae Yun Kim. “I’m humbled and excited – truly if I can achieve my goals in this lifetime, others can do the same – never give up!”

Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions

The Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Winners were selected by more than 170 executives worldwide in the judging process.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions is a global leader in the contamination control monitoring industry. It develops systems that monitor the ultra-clean environments needed to manufacture semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and other extremely sensitive products for industries worldwide. Today, Lighthouse conducts business in more than 70 countries. Its Chairman and CEO, Dr. Tae Yun Kim, founded the company in 1982.

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