LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCQB:VPIG), creator of Oink, the award-winning payment technology for families and teens, announced today that CEO and Founder Dr. Jo Webber has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award for Woman of the Year in the Technology, Business Services & Financial Services category. Webber was named Woman of the Year alongside female executives from technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard, McAfee, and SocialCode.
“In the 11 years of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, we have never had as many impressive women entrepreneurs, organizations, and executives nominated as we did in 2014," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “Their stories of success and innovation will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference.”
Dr. Jo Webber founded the award-winning teen and family payment platform, Oink, in 2012. The platform allows retailers and game publishers to reach young consumers in a safe, legal and effective manner compliant with the FTC and other international regulations. The Oink technology serves as a digital family wallet and prepaid card that allows safe, secure transactions – all within parental controls.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
About Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Virtual Piggy is the provider of Oink, the first e-commerce solution that enables kids and teens to manage and spend money within parental controls. It enables parents to teach financial management through the use of a secure family wallet. The technology company delivers online security platforms designed for the Under 21 age group in the global online market, and also enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and similar international children’s privacy laws. The company, based in Hermosa Beach, CA, is on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com and holds three technology patents, US Patent No. 8,762,230, 8,650,621 and 8,812,395.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, 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 www.StevieAwards.com.
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