Kara Goldin, CEO & Founder, HINT, Inc. and HINT Fizz Win Gold and Silver at 2012 Stevie Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business were announced on Friday and on the list in two categories were Kara Goldin, CEO & Founder of HINT Water as well as the company’s latest product, HINT Fizz. Goldin was honored as the Gold Stevie Award Winner for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of Business Products while HINT Fizz, HINT’s carbonated addition to the premium essence water line, took home the Silver Award in the Best New Product or Service of the Year.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 awards received entries from 17 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

“I am extremely honored to be recognized by the Awards Organization,” said Goldin. “The competition this year and every year is stiff and I’m absolutely humbled by the recognition.”

More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration and a full listing of the Stevie Award Winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About HINT, Inc.

HINT, whose mantra is Drink Water, Not Sugar, is the brainchild of Kara Goldin, a San Francisco mother of four who was seeking a refreshing, unsweetened and no calorie beverage to give her family. Her simple solution – HINT Essence Water. Launched in 2005, Kara developed HINT in response to the increased availability of sugary juices and sodas. HINT is at the heart of a healthy lifestyle, and is available in many delicious flavors including Blackberry, Watermelon, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Mango-Grapefruit, Strawberry-Kiwi and Raspberry-Lime. HINT Essence Water can be found in fine grocery stores and retailers all over the United States or purchased online at www.drinkhint.com. The latest addition, HINT FIZZ is available nationwide at specialty grocery stores. More information is also available at www.facebook.com/drinkhint.

About the Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The International Business Awards, The American 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.