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NIC+ZOE Founder Recognized at 15th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Women's Fashion Brand Founder Dorian Lightbown Wins Bronze Stevie Award® For Mentor or Coach of the Year

/EIN News/ -- Boston, Nov. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NIC+ZOE, an American fashion brand rooted in Boston, today announced its Founder, Designer, and Chief Creative Officer Dorian Lightbown has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Mentor or Coach of the Year – Business category in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Dorian was recognized amongst women around the world at the 2018 awards dinner in New York City on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Dorian Lightbown founded NIC+ZOE in 2005 to provide innovative knitwear and apparel for multifaceted women and has since built a successful and predominantly female organization that is proudly led by a talented group of senior female executives. A matriarch, mentor, and inspiration to the female talent she develops, and to the women for whom she designs, Dorian embodies a philosophy of mentorship and supporting others.

This award showcases how Dorian built her company on the foundation of mentoring and helping support other women. Dorian is dedicated to her team and her craft and throughout her career she has successfully recognized and developed top talent, created a family-like culture and caring work environment at NIC+ZOE, and has revolutionized the way busy, multifaceted women dress and navigate their everyday lives.

“I’ve always been inspired by the power of women coming together – some think of it as a network but I like to think of it as a knitwork, each stitch builds on the next resulting in a strong durable fabric – together there’s no limit to what we might achieve,” said Dorian Lightbown, founder, designer, and chief creative officer at NIC+ZOE. “It is an honor and truly humbling to be recognized alongside such successful and inspiring business women from around the world and I am excited to continue to encourage mentorship at NIC+ZOE and beyond.”

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. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on six juries.

“In its 15th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations. With the new Women|Future Conference preceding the announcement of winners on November 16, it was a day to celebrate the achievements of working women around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

For more information about NIC+ZOE, visit and for details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories, visit  

About NIC+ZOEFounded in 2006, NIC+ZOE is an American fashion brand rooted in Boston, known for its expertise in innovative knitwear and making apparel that moves with women throughout their inspired and fulfilling lives. The close-knit company reflects the spirit and wanderlust of its founder and designer, Dorian Lightbown, who has given the brand a name for itself through its commitment to craftsmanship and quality featuring designs tailored to dynamic and layered women, making it easy for them to dress for all of life's moments both big and small. NIC+ZOE has approximately 800 points of sale throughout the U.S. and Canada in major department stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay and Neiman Marcus Direct as well as 600+ specialty stores. The full collection is also available online at

About the Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in seven 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 and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 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


Kristin Foley
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