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Barbara Rubel Receives Influential Businesswoman Award

Influential Businesswoman awards

For the 8th year Acquisition International (AI) has hosted the Influential Businesswomen awards to celebrate all the winners and their accomplishments. Every year Acquisition International showcases the most exceptional and inspirational female business leaders from around the world by honoring and highlighting their achievements.

Acquisition International is proud to announce that Barbara Rubel has been awarded:

Most Influential First Responder Keynote Speaker 2023 (USA): Barbara Rubel

…in the Influential Businesswoman Awards!

AI Awards 2023Who is eligible for an award?

There is an online nomination form where candidates are nominated from magazine subscribers, website visitors, social media users, and their large circulation. Those proposing nominees are free to suggest both outside companies as well as their own company, or coworkers within their company. The publishing company AI Global Media, of which Acquisition International is a member, also submits candidates for consideration.

Eligibility requirements

Those chosen for awards must show their dedication to quality and excellence, along with expertise and proficiency in their chosen sector, and commitment to client and customer service and satisfaction.

AI has experienced success and accolades due to their approach of recognizing talent because of merit, which supports their position that winners are chosen not by their popularity or the number of votes, but rather by what they have accomplished.

How the nominees are judged

When it comes to selecting winners, the research team evaluates all of the information provided by the nominees and by individuals who originally nominated them. They also independently obtain information from a variety of sources that are available publicly.

The team then comes to a decision based on a number of factors including loyalty and dedication to customers creativity and inventiveness, growth of their business, longevity, feedback from their clients and customers, their reputation on the internet, and business performance.

About the awards for influential businesswoman

Acquisition International
Acquisition International works to identify and honor the world’s most extraordinary businesswomen who are having a positive influence on their fields and communities. These women are leaders in their fields, trailblazers, inventors, and role models who encourage others to follow in their footsteps. Acquisition International thinks it is critical to acknowledge and celebrate the fact that women are continuing to flourish in the business sector and are becoming a more vital component of the global economy.

Businesses that are owned or led by women are increasingly contributing to the social, economic, and environmental prosperity of their industries globally as each year goes by. For instance, in the US in 2021, 49% of new enterprises were founded by women!

AI’s awards program honors women from different backgrounds and career trajectories, including entrepreneurs, CEOs, educators, and nonprofit leaders. We are honored to recognize the contributions of women who are dismantling stereotypes and paving the path for future generations because we think that diversity and inclusivity are essential to advancing society.

All female leaders in business are eligible to apply for the Influential Businesswomen Awards, regardless of how long they have held their current position or the age or how large their company is. Instead of considering the total number of votes each candidate earned, we only give awards based on merit.



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Barbara is a leading authority and best-selling author on managing burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. As a nationally recognized keynote speaker, she motivates audiences to build their resilience and create work-life balance. Her programs help leaders and teams manage workplace chronic stressors and get over burnout at work.

Barbara's newest book, "But I Didn't Say Goodbye: Helping Families After a Suicide", is available now on Amazon -

• Three weeks prior to giving birth to triplets, her father died by suicide. Her story was featured in the Emmy award winning documentary, Fatal Mistakes, Families Shattered by Suicide narrated by Mariette Hartley. Many employees are grieving personal loss. She offers programs for leaders on lost productivity and performance while managing grief at work.

• As a sought-after keynote speaker who has presented to over 500 groups since 1991, including corporations, state and national associations and non-profit organizations, Barbara offers work-life balance strategies for leaders to implement right away. With clarity and humor, her speaking engagements are designed to give audiences powerful and practical strategies of work-life balance, wellbeing, and self-care that can be implemented immediately.

• Barbara is a Board-Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and Diplomate with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She received a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master of Arts degree in community health, with a concentration in thanatology, both from Brooklyn College.


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