SAN DIEGO, Calif. … December 5, 2016 … RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, announced today that it has been named a gold Stevie® Award winner in two categories and and a silver winner in another in the 2016 Stevie ®Awards for Women in Business competition. The Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer Jaye Connolly-LaBelle was also named a winner in the 2016 Women Who Mean Business Awards, sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal.

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 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories. More than 1,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration across 90+ categories in this year’s program.

RippleNami earned gold in both the Startup of the Year – Business Products Industries and Female Executive of the Year – Business Products –10 or Less Employees while the silver was bestowed upon the Company for Startup of the Year – Business Services Industries.

With more than 500 businesswomen and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday evening, November 18, 2016. Nations represented at the event included Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, South Africa, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the U.S.A.

Concurrently, Connolly-LaBelle, who is well known in the San Diego business community, was selected for the Women Who Mean Business Awards. Now in its 23rd year, the San Diego Business Journal offers this awards program to recognize local-area businesswomen through this prestigious opportunity. Winners were chosen from women throughout San Diego across myriad industries and professions, including those who have reached career milestones that are making a difference in their communities and setting examples for others.

“These are both exciting opportunities for our fast-growing global startup. Through our mapping technology and solutions, RippleNami is quickly affecting change in developing countries by connecting the unconnected with our innovative mapping solution. We are honored to be recognized by two prestigious awards programs for the work we are doing to impact change worldwide, We thank the judges in both programs who selected RippleNami and acknowledged our fast track for fostering change,” explained Jaye Connolly-Labelle, president and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

“Furthermore, I greatly appreciate the Women Who Mean Business program naming me amongst this year’s winners. For more than 26 years, I have worked in the San Diego area for companies of varying size. I am proud to be in the company of women who have worked hard to build solid reputations and successful track records here. It is a wonderful experience to be part of this vibrant business landscape,” she said.

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, and 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 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards
San Diego Business Journal’s 23rd Annual Women Who Mean Business Awards selected 28 winners from a record number of qualified finalists honored for their exceptional achievements in leadership. San Diego’s women are commanding leadership positions in industries that have been male bastions for generations – aeronautical and mechanical engineers, surgeons, shipyard and construction managers, tech innovators, choreographers and news anchors. In addition, these women are creating and evolving successful strategies for corporate growth and expansion in fields from wealth management and accounting to law and banking. Details about the San Diego Business Journal for Women Who Mean Business and the list of Women Who Mean Business are available at:

About RippleNami
An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations. The Company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit

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