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Two Malvern School® Leaders Honored Among Women Worldwide at 16th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

President and Co-Founder Kristen M. Waterfield recognized with Silver Stevie® for ‘Woman of the Year’ and Director of Operations Debbie Martin recognized with Gold Stevie® for ‘Female Executive of the Year’

Kristen M. Waterfield, President & Co-Founder of The Malvern School, and Debbie Martin, Director of Operations, recipients of The Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Glen Mills, PA – November 18, 2019 – Leaders in the field of early childhood education, Malvern School President and Co-Founder Kristen M. Waterfield and Director of Operations Debbie Martin brought home top honors at the 16th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Waterfield was recognized with a Silver Stevie® in the ‘Woman of the Year – Industry’ category and Martin was named a Gold Stevie® winner in the ‘Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Services’ category at an awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 15.

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.

“Kristen and Debbie are exceptional leaders in business, education and the community – and they are both extremely deserving to be recognized on a global stage as such,” says Christle Seal, Director of Educational Programming at The Malvern School. “Their strategic leadership of The Malvern School and our team has driven our ability to continually raise the bar and collectively remain focused on providing the highest quality early childhood education programs. They are each fantastic and inspiring examples for aspiring leaders – regardless of gender.”

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 150 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries.


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.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of winners in all categories are available at

About The Malvern School
The Malvern School, founded in 1998, is a year-round private preschool for ages six weeks to eight years. The Malvern School believes in developing the whole child in a nurturing, yet engaging environment and offers an innovative curriculum that has raised the bar in early childhood education. Today, The Malvern School has 27 locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Central and Southern New Jersey and is dedicated to providing curriculum that is designed to meet or exceed the highest standards established by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s largest early childhood accrediting organization.

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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