Bitstream Inc. and CEO Anna Chagnon Listed as Finalists in 6th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Company shortlisted in Most Innovative Company and Best Executive of the Year categories

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Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) was named a Finalist in the Most Innovative Company of the year category and company CEO Anna Chagnon was named a Finalist for Best Executive of the Year in a non-services business in the 6th annual Stevie Awards® for Women in Business. Stevie Award winners will be announced in New York on November 13.

Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessThe 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.

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 13. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A 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.

More than 1,100 entries were submitted this year for consideration in 54 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program.

“It is marvelous to see so many brilliant and experienced women thrive in the business community and be nominated for this year’s Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Anna Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream. “To be included among such an exceptional group of women is a compliment and my best wishes go out to all the finalists for the Stevies.”

Chagnon has successfully positioned Bitstream to capitalize on the immense mobile and wireless market by advancing their existing technologies and developing new technologies that are taking the market by storm. With the introduction of their new product called BOLTTM, Bitstream has proved to be front and center in innovation and adoption of the mobile Internet revolution.

Since its introduction, 2.4 million BOLT accounts have been created, with as many as 2.5 million pages being served up each day. The BOLT mobile browser, built to be used on a wide range of mobile phones from simple “feature” phones to more advanced devices such as BlackBerry smartphones, has averaged greater than 50 percent growth in usage each month since the application made its public debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this past February.

“Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.”

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

About BOLT
BOLT offers best-of-breed page load speeds, and is the only J2ME browser that supports streaming video from popular media sharing sites like YouTube and MySpace. BOLT is WebKit based, runs well on nearly any J2ME phone and is compatible with the majority of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones. BOLT’s superior desktop-style page rendering, patented split-screen viewing mode, intuitive keystroke shortcuts and copy/paste functionality offer a user-friendly, feature-rich mobile browsing experience on even entry-level mobile phones. Download BOLT for free at – the mobile Internet has never looked this good on your phone.

About Bitstream
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) is a software development company focused on bringing unique software products to a wide variety of markets. The company’s core software products include award-winning fonts and font rendering software, mobile browsing and variable data publishing and web-to-print software for personalized marketing. For more information about Bitstream please visit

About The Stevie Award
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 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 9) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Covario, Inc., and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.


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  3. harryraaphorst

    Anna congratulations!!

    Indeed very innovative and well performing.I left you a voicemail message and would like to know when you could make yourself available to talk.


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