Karen Jones is recognised for her achievements in helping women in business

For somebody who has given out so many awards to so many deserving women in the wealth management sector, Karen's own achievements were recognised last night as she scooped a Silver Stevie Award in the Women Helping Women - Business category. Karen collected her medal last night during a gala event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Stevie is one of the world's most coveted prizes, hailed as the Oscars of the business world. Indeed the trophies are manufactured by the same company as the Oscars.

More than 1,200 entries were received this year from 22 nations, with representatives from nominated companies travelling to NYC from as far as India, the Philippines, Lebanon, Spain, Bulgaria, Latin America, etc to receive their prizes. Competition was tough with such global giants as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, PepsiCo, American Express etc amongst the entries.