Algolia CEO Bernadette Nixon Wins STEVIE® Award

Algolia CEO Bernadette Nixon Wins STEVIE® Award for Women in Business ‘Best Female Entrepreneur’

November 18, 2022 at 12:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time

San Francisco, CA  – November 18, 2022 – Bernadette Nixon, CEO of Algolia, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the ‘Best Female Entrepreneur for Business Products’ category in the 19th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

“Bernadette is an entrepreneurial & driven CEO with a strong track record of growing and scaling global businesses, and is focused on doing just that at Algolia. In July 2021, she led the company’s $150 million Series D Funding leading to a valuation of $2.25 Billion, which nearly quadrupled the company’s valuation since its Series C Funding,” noted John Stewart, vice president, Corporate Communications and Brand at Algolia. 

In September 2022, Nixon led the company’s acquisition of “With this acquisition, Algolia is revolutionizing search and discovery by providing the world's first and only API-First Search and Discovery platform with a hybrid search engine, which comprises both keyword and semantic search in a single API. This new API platform is blazing fast, massively scalable, and, importantly, cost effective. No other vendor offers this today,” added Stewar

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.  Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a gala event attended by nominees and their guests at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year.  Bernadette Nixon is a winner in the Bronze category for “Best Female Entrepreneur for Business Products” with 11-2,500 employees.  

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world working on eight juries.  

This year’s Stevie Awards for Women in Business was complemented by the fourth edition of the Women|Future Conference, a three-day educational and networking event held virtually.

Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In its 19th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received an outstanding body of nominations from women in organizations of all types, in 27 nations. We are gratified by how meaningful it is to women to win a Stevie Award, and how impactful it can be on the futures of their careers and their organizations.  We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at  

Entries for the 2023 Stevie Awards for Women in Business will open in May.  

About Algolia

Algolia is revolutionizing search and discovery by providing the world's most powerful API-First Search and Discovery Platform with its unique hybrid search engine, which is a combination of keyword and vector-based semantic search via Neuralsearch™ technology, in a single API. Algolia empowers both builders and business users with a better way to build unique and engaging end user experiences at Internet scale to predict what customers want with blazing fast speed and the best application browse experience leading to more remarkable Discovery. Algolia is your guide to the world’s content powering discovery where you live, work, and play. Discovery, as a result, is reinvented as the right content finds each user to inform, enrich and surprise. More than 17,000+ companies including Under Armour, Birchbox, Stripe, Slack, Medium, and Zendesk rely on Algolia to manage over 1.5 trillion search queries a year. Algolia is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Atlanta, Austin, Paris, London, Bucharest, and Sydney. To learn more, visit

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa 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 12,000 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

HCLTech sponsored the Women in Technology categories in the 2022 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.