Brussels, Belgium – 23rd September 2022 – The CEO of Jonckers Translation & Engineering, Silke Zschweigert, was named Gold Winner in the Female Executive of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa category in the 19th 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.

Silke Zschweigert has been recognized for her clear strategic vision and strong employee-driven leadership. Silke has been pivotal in releasing WordsOnline, Jonckers’ proprietary AI-powered translation platform, into the localization market. Before joining the company, WordsOnline was only used internally, but Silke recognized the potential the platform would have if external users could be given access to its powerful features.

Since launching WordsOnline externally, customers have praised its speed, efficiency, and innovative approach to localization. Alongside her corporate mission, Silke has also devoted a lot of time and attention to Jonckers’ employee satisfaction, taking great care to listen to employee feedback and take appropriate action to address concerns. In 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jonckers launched a policy of unlimited holidays for all employees, a policy that has been welcomed and used to great success by staff members from all departments.

Silke’s considered approach and measured responses have seen Jonckers’ employee satisfaction score increase steadily since her appointment as CEO. Of her Gold status, Silke said: “I’m delighted to be recognized in the 2022 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. It’s wonderful to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women in this way, and I’m proud to lead a company full of inspiring and tenacious women – many of whom helped develop and drive the achievements for which I am nominated”.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 categories. Silke won in the category Female Executive of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on seven juries. Their scores will also determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements that will be revealed at the 19th annual awards dinner and presentations in Las Vegas. Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at 

Silke was awarded for her strong strategic vision and employee-centric leadership. The judges were impressed with her nomination, saying “Silke – transforming poor ratings to excellent ratings is in itself a commendable job. Customer satisfaction and happy clients are strengths for business success and you have achieved that for your company. Keep up the good work and all the best for the future.”
Judges’ comments included: 

  • Congratulations Silke! The award is incredibly well-deserved, and a wonderful testament to the hard work you deliver each and every day.
  • Another Judge commented “Appreciate the work Silke. Good to see that under your leadership, Jonckers is really turning around both in terms of business and people motivation too. Keep doing wonders!”
  • Silke’s leadership has obviously taken WordsOnline to the next level!
     The biggest value is working on employees’ satisfaction using tools to check and monitor. Great!
  •  Great job turning around the eNPS scores of the company in a short period of time. Congratulations on your accomplishments.
  • A well-written entry in addition to comprehensive supporting materials.

Joncker is delighted that we’ve won our third Stevie award this year. 

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About Jonckers Translation & Engineering

Jonckers provides international businesses with fast and flexible translation & localization services in any language and across all media. Established in 1994 as a privately owned language services provider, Jonckers has over 25 years of industry expertise and works with household name brands including Amazon, Adobe, Microsoft and Samsung. In 2015 Jonckers developed a cloud-based AI translation platform called WordsOnline which combines machine translation with our pool of expertly-trained linguists: fusing cutting-edge technology with our human linguistic community to provide lightning-fast translations at high quality.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations 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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