Shari Dingle Costantini Named Finalist in 15th Annual StevieĀ® Awards for Women in Business

Casselberry, FL, October 15, 2018 --( Shari Dingle Costantini, Founder and CEO of Avant Healthcare Professionals, was named a Finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 15th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York on Friday, November 16. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Company of the Year.

Shari Dingle Costantini, RN, MBA, is a renowned expert in the healthcare industry, with 29 years of experience in strategic leadership and international nurse staffing. As Founder and CEO of Avant Healthcare Professionals, and President of the AAIHR, Shari’s passion to improve patient care has earned her multiple awards in late 2017, including: Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young and Global 100 Women in Staffing. Avant Healthcare Professionals has been celebrated as one of the top 50 fastest-growing women-led companies in the U.S and listed in the INC. 5000 multiple times.

“I’m humbled to be recognized as a finalist for Female Entrepreneur of the Year,” Costantini said. “I’m proud to be leading a company that is able to change lives in such a profound way both here in the U.S. and throughout the world.”

Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on five juries. Their scores will also determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements that will be revealed at the 15th annual awards dinner and presentations in New York.

About Avant Healthcare Professionals
Need nurses? Avant Healthcare Professionals is the premier staffing specialist for internationally educated registered nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Avant helps clients improve the continuity of their care, fill hard-to-find specialties, and increase patient satisfaction, revenue and HCAHPS scores. Avant is a Joint Commission accredited staffing agency and founding member of the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (AAIHR).

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. 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
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Sabrina Wilkerson