2020 Pillar Awards Winners

5th Annual 2020 Pillar World Awards

Grand Winners (alphabetically)

ADP
Liveops
Makers Nutrition
Rimini Street

2020 Pillar World Awards Winners

Great Overall Workplace of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Madwire® | Fort Collins, Colorado USA | Growth |
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace for Career Growth, Development & Training
GOLD WINNER
Frank Recruitment Group | Newcastle, London | Giving employees endless opportunities for growth and career progression. |

Great Workplace for Creative People
GOLD WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace for Leadership Commitment
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Artificial Intelligence
GOLD WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Business Products
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Makers Nutrition

Great Workplace of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Consulting
GOLD WINNER
DuPont Sustainable Solutions | Le Grand Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland | Retaining and motivating employees with strong vision and consistent engagement |
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Consumer Products – Non-Durables
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano

Great Workplace of the Year | Consumer Services
GOLD WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Education and Training
GOLD WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Healthcare Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano

Great Workplace of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS
SILVER WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Great Workplace of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
Rimini Street | Las Vegas, Nevada – United States | Rimini Street making employees & clients highest priority during pandemic. |
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir
BRONZE WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Great Workplace of the Year | Information Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Madwire® | Fort Collins, Colorado USA | Growth |
SILVER WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Great Workplace of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano

Great Workplace of the Year | Security Services
SILVER WINNERS
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Asia-Pacific
GOLD WINNER
Rimini Street | Las Vegas, Nevada – United States | Rimini Street making employees & clients highest priority during pandemic. |
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Latin America
GOLD WINNER
Rimini Street | Las Vegas, Nevada – United States | Rimini Street making employees & clients highest priority during pandemic. |

Great Workplace of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano
SILVER WINNER
Madwire® | Fort Collins, Colorado USA | Growth |

Advancing Diversity Within Community
GOLD WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio, USA | Expanding educational opportunities for all | Pamela Clark, Marina Klimi, Michael Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwal, Tyler Maxey-Billings, Enjoli Baker, Erika Hanson, Sheila Wright,  Padmapriya (Priya) Kedharnath, Allene Yue,  Sampan Chaudhuri, Julia Landy, Frani Wyner, Kaitlyn Rottingen, Khrista-Cheryl Cendana, Bruno Moses Patrick,  Nimisha Basarkar, Caroline Chen, Aayush Gauba, Sarika Gauba, Nayana Mogre, Elizabeth White, Rhone-Ann Huang, Charlote Picardo, Alina Sheikh,  Hamsatu Bolori, Buffie Williams, Ming Wei Chong, Chinmay Arvind,  Ruzzel Solayao, Jane Wen, Rachel Fay,  Jacqueline (Jakki) Taylor , Kristen Congedo, Leah Sedy, 

Advancing Global Diversity
GOLD WINNER
MorrisCookies Science & Development OU | Harju maakond, Kuusalu vald, Pudisoo küla, Männimäe, 74626 Estonia | FROM AGROECOLOGY TO HUMAN BEING | Too many parties involved.
SILVER WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio, USA | Creating leadership opportunities for National and International Students | Pamela Clark, Marina Klimi, Michael Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwal, Tyler Maxey-Billings, Enjoli Baker, Erika Hanson, Sheila Wright, Padmapriya (Priya) Kedharnath, Sampan Chaudhuri, Julia Landy, Frani Wyner, Kaitlyn Rottingen, Khrista-Cheryl Cendana, Bruno Moses Patrick,  Nimisha Basarkar, Caroline Chen, Aayush Gauba, Sarika Gauba, Nayana Mogre, Elizabeth White, Hamsatu Bolori, Buffie Williams, Ming Wei Chong, Chinmay Arvind, Ruzzel Solayao, Jane Wen, Rachel Fay, Jacqueline (Jakki) Taylor , Kristen Congedo, Leah Sedy,  Allene Yue Aayush Gauba  Alina Sheikh Caroline Chen Doyoon “Dean” Kim Fatima Saad   Rhone-Ann Huang   Anagha Sridharan   Charlotte Picardo Michelle Alwin Diya Sharma Dannah Altiti Ashmeet Kaur Mariam Qudoos Israa Hammond
BRONZE WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Corporate Diversity Achievement of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Diversity Hiring Team of the Year
GOLD WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio USA | Volunteers bringing on new Volunteers | Pamela Clark, Jyoti Aggarwal, Caroline Chen, Nimisha Basarkar
SILVER WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Diversity in Technology Companies
SILVER WINNERS
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Diversity Leadership of the Year
GOLD WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio USA | Inspiring programs and amazing growth | Pamela Clark, Marina Klimi, Michael Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwal, Tyler Maxey-Billings, Enjoli Baker, Erika Hanson, Sheila Wright, Padmapriya (Priya) Kedharnath, Allene Yue, Sampan Chaudhuri, Julia Landy, Frani Wyner, Kaitlyn Rottingen, Khrista-Cheryl Cendana, Bruno Moses Patrick,  Nimisha Basarkar, Caroline Chen, Aayush Gauba, Sarika Gauba, Nayana Mogre, Elizabeth White, Rhone-Ann Huang, Charlote Picardo, Alina Sheikh, Hamsatu Bolori, Buffie Williams, Ming Wei Chong, Chinmay Arvind, Ruzzel Solayao, Jane Wen, Rachel Fay, Jacqueline (Jakki) Taylor , Kristen Congedo, Leah Sedy,  Allene Yue Aayush Gauba  Alina Sheikh  Caroline Chen Doyoon “Dean” Kim  Fatima Saad  Rhone-Ann Huang Anagha Sridharan Charlotte Picardo  Michelle Alwin  Diya Sharma Dannah Altiti  Ashmeet Kaur  Mariam Qudoos Israa Hammond
SILVER WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah
BRONZE WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Diversity of Perspectives
GOLD WINNER
INTBAU Pakistan | Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan | Changing global mindsets through introducing innovative local techniques and concepts | Yasmeen Lari Shanaz Ramzi Murad Jamil Samra Mohsin Khan Tariq Qaiser Khadija Jamal Haadi Rizvi Khadija Jamal Fauzia Asad Asad I. A. Khan  

Diversity Team of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Apples and Oranges Public Relations | New York City | Our Employees are from different parts of the world |
SILVER WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio USA | Expanding our services and amazing growth | Pamela Clark, Marina Klimi, Michael Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwal, Tyler Maxey-Billings, Enjoli Baker, Erika Hanson, Sheila Wright, Padmapriya (Priya) Kedharnath, Allene Yue, Sampan Chaudhuri, Julia Landy, Frani Wyner, Kaitlyn Rottingen, Khrista-Cheryl Cendana, Bruno Moses Patrick,  Nimisha Basarkar, Caroline Chen, Aayush Gauba, Sarika Gauba, Nayana Mogre, Elizabeth White, Rhone-Ann Huang, Charlote Picardo, Alina Sheikh, Hamsatu Bolori, Buffie Williams, Ming Wei Chong, Chinmay Arvind, Ruzzel Solayao, Jane Wen, Rachel Fay, Jacqueline (Jakki) Taylor , Kristen Congedo, Leah Sedy,  Doyoon “Dean” Kim  Fatima Saad  Anagha Sridharan Michelle Alwin  Diya Sharma Dannah Altiti  Ashmeet Kaur  Mariam Qudoos Israa Hammond
BRONZE WINNERS
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah
PR WIRE | SRI LANKA- WESTERN- COLOMBO | Winner World PR Awards 2019 |
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Management Diversity of the Year
GOLD WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio USA | 95 volunteers promoting the NHEG mission | Pamela Clark, Marina Klimi, Michael Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwal, Tyler Maxey-Billings, Enjoli Baker, Erika Hanson, Sheila Wright, Padmapriya (Priya) Kedharnath, Allene Yue, Aayush Gauba, Khrista-Cheryl Cendana, Bruno Moses Patrick,  Caroline Chen, Aayush Gauba, Sarika Gauba, Nayana Mogre, Rhone-Ann Huang, Charlote Picardo, Alina Sheikh, Buffie Williams, Ming Wei Chong, Ruzzel Solayao, Jane Wen, Rachel Fay, Jacqueline (Jakki) Taylor , Kristen Congedo, 

CEO of the Year (People-Focused)
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Makers Nutrition

Achievement in Respectful Culture
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Revitalized morale, largest charity donation, respectful and responsible work environment |

Benefits Management Solution
GOLD WINNER
Total Administrative Services Corporation | Madison, WI USA | Universal Benefit Account |

Human Resource Management System
GOLD WINNER
ADP | Roseland, New Jersey, USA | HR Pro |

Payroll Management Solution
GOLD WINNER
ADP | Roseland, New Jersey, USA | RUN Powered by ADP® |

Talent Management Solution
GOLD WINNER
Tokio Marine North America Services | New York City, New York, United States of America | Tokio Marine 2100: Navigating the Future |

New Hire Training
GOLD WINNER
Liveops | Scottsdale, AZ, United States | Remotely onboarded 20,000 new customer service agents during the pandemic. Liveops University |

Outstanding Employee of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Exceptional company savings, customer care, leading us to ~$30 million | Stephen Finnegan
SILVER WINNER
Apples and Oranges Public Relations | New York City | 24 global media placement for client’s virtual event | Sonali Hitesh Mehta

Outstanding Contractor of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Liveops | Scottsdale, AZ, United States | Hired 20,000 contracted customer service agents during the pandemic. |

Executive Hero of the Year | Effective Leadership During COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
CSS Corp | Milpitas | IT Maven who delivers industry-defying outcomes using an Employee-first approach | Manish Tandon
SILVER WINNERS
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale | Offered New Technology to Help Businesses Operate During COVID-19 | Alexi Venneri
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Donating $105,000 to direct relief funds, local and international nourishment | Jason Provenzano

HR Team of the Year| Effective During COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. | Rosemead, CA – USA | University of Panda elevates people development through virtual training. | Learning & Development Team: Carlos Villa, Dora Lee, Flower Ho, Gianfrank Ortega, Jennifer Sun, Kalyn Molner, Kelsey Tang, Kevin Kwan, Kim Dinh, Tarena Chatman, Wilson Lau Decentralized Learning & Development Team: Autumn Tripp, Cindy Amrani, Hannah Goudie, Helen Lin, Linda Pan, Meghedi Eissagholian, Natalia Djajaremadja, Rachel Bai, Yuyu Chen

Employer of the Year | Stepping Up to Help Employees During COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
Clean Energy | Newport Beach, CA, USA | Achieved constant communications with employees while keeping them safe |
SILVER WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, Colorado, USA | Our swift transition to a 100% remote work model |
BRONZE WINNERS
CSS Corp | Milpitas | CSS Corp- Torchbearers of exemplary employee centricity during crisis |
DuPont Sustainable Solutions | Geneva, GE, Switzerland | Protecting jobs and focusing on the employee experience |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Donating $105,000 to direct relief funds, local and international nourishment | Jason Provenzano

Company Response of the Year
GOLD WINNER
E.A.T. w/Culinary Professionals | New York City | One Mission: Feed 10,000 New Yorkers per day. | James Peterson
SILVER WINNER
Jasco Products | Oklahoma City, OK, USA | Jasco donated $1 million to COVID-19 relief across the nation. |
BRONZE WINNERS
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Donating $105,000 to direct relief funds, local and international nourishment |
PostNet NY139 | New York City | Free menu printing to help the restaurants during Covid-19 | Calvin Thomas

Company Rethinking of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Donating $105,000 to direct relief funds, local and international nourishment |

Company Innovation of the Year | Tackling COVID-19 with Innovative Ways
GOLD WINNER
Ansys | Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. | Using engineering simulations to educate people on how COVID-19 spreads | Ansys Employees Aleksandra Egelja-Maruszewski Marc Horner Shailesh Ozarkar  Thierry Marchal Robert Harwood Ming Xu Jayesh Mutyal  Luke Munholand  Kringan Saha Hossam Metwally  Pravin Nakod  Kishor Ramaswamy Ghita Zouiten Ali Najafi Saeed Jahangirian Jack Zhang Gil Lee Henry Zhang Yi Zhang Grace Hu Sreedevi Krishnan Reza Mousavi Matthieu Paquet Muhammad Sami Valerio Viti Walter Schwarz Philippe Laguna Tejas Rao Prem Andrade Vivek Kumar Sourabh Shrivastava Himangshu Bora Sravan Kumar Nallamothu Harshrajsinh Jadeja Viral Gandhi Tomasz Stelmach  Facundo Del Pin  Rodrigo Paz  Nicolas Dalmasso  ·Kevin Colburn  ·Mary Kate Joyce   University and industrial partners: Prof. Yu Feng, Oklahoma State University  Prof. Bert Blocken, Technology University Eindhoven & KU Leuven,   Prof. Guruswamy Kumaraswamy,  Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur Associate Prof. Markus Chmielus, University of Pittsburgh Prof. Wayne Strasser, Liberty University Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso (TTUHSC) The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Chris Danek, Bessel John Hartner, CEO of ExOne
SILVER WINNER
eSight | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | eSight provided visually impaired remote workers with accessible technology quickly |
BRONZE WINNERS
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale | Free technology provided allows businesses to connect virtually with consumers |
hc1 | Indianapolis, IN, United States | Applied innovative platform to improve COVID-19 outcomes and public safety. |

Company Work-From-Home Implementation of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai | Technology of the year by Entrepreneur of the year | Manan Shah

Most Innovative Workplace Redesign of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale | Providing a safe office with no employees getting Covid-19. |
BRONZE WINNER
COMMUNITY POLICING | AURANGABADAUR MAHARASHTRA INDIA | RAM PLANTATION PLASMA | RAM