BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2010) -  Bhava Communications, a leading-edge integrated marketing, public relations and brand identity agency based in Berkeley, California, today announced that its founder and principal, Elizabeth Zaborowska, has been named a finalist in the Best Entrepreneur category in the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs and the companies they run -- worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world's premier business awards.

Elizabeth Zaborowska founded Bhava Communications with two objectives: 1) offer clients a holistic communications approach that blends the best of digital, traditional and social media to maximize results and 2) create a collaborative, multidisciplinary working environment where inventive communications professionals can draw daily inspiration and build their careers. With over fifteen years of experience developing integrated marketing and public relations initiatives, Zaborowska, a graduate of Tufts University, previously worked on both the agency and vendor sides managing strategic marketing and communications programs for B2B and consumer technology, consumer goods and services, and nonprofit companies. Zaborowska and her team at Bhava combine domain and functional expertise with fearless creativity in their public relations, marketing and brand identity services. Top industry publications such as PRWeek and PR News (2010 Digital PR Awards and 2010 Platinum PR Awards) have recognized Bhava Communications for its work with clients.

"The Stevies play an important role in marking the achievements of women in business around the globe. I'm extremely honored to be included alongside this year's distinguished finalists and share the honor with my wonderful team, whose boldness and dedication define Bhava's success," said Elizabeth Zaborowska, founder and principal of Bhava Communications. "We've been very fortunate to work with exceptional clients who understand the value of investing in communications to meet their business objectives, which has driven the rapid expansion of our business even in a challenging economic climate."

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York on Friday, November 12. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the United States and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network.

"It was harder than ever to be recognized in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business this year," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. "Receiving a high score from the judges this year illustrates how well many women in business are doing despite the stiff challenges they face."

More than 1,200 entries -- a record for the competition -- were submitted this year for consideration in 54 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.

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

About Bhava Communications
Bhava Communications is a leading-edge integrated marketing, public relations and brand identity agency that serves information technology, clean tech, consumer web, and B2B and consumer goods and services companies at every stage -- from pre-launch startups to large public enterprises. Bhava (rhymes with "java") Communications' holistic approach leverages strong media, blogger and analyst relationships while integrating social media outlets and tools, online communities, guerrilla marketing campaigns, and in-person events to enrich brand identities and ensure its clients are part of the conversation across all relevant platforms.

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About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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

Sponsors of the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 11) include the Business TalkRadio Network and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2011 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

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Kim Vu
Bhava Communications