Microsoft Corp.’s Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) on Tuesday revealed the semifinalists for the company’s Ms. M.o.X.i.e. contest.
First announced on October 8, 2002, the search for Ms. M.o.X.i.e. (Microsoft Office v. X Integrated Experience) looked for the most “nimble, determined, Mac-wielding businesswoman around.” A panel of judges that includes fashion designer and entrepreneur Shoshanna Lonstein, have chosen ten businesswomen to vie for title.
The semifinalists include a concert pianist and media composer; company presidents; company owners; a scientist and more.
“These 10 businesswomen are perfect examples of what it takes to don the title of Ms. M.o.X.i.e. They’re highly successful, creative and all-around go-getters,” said Roz Ho, product unit manager for the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft. “In the nominations we received, we found numerous women using their Macs and Microsoft Office for Mac to stay ahead of the pack. But it’s truly an honor to recognize these 10 smart and savvy entrepreneurial businesswomen as semifinalists.”
You can vote for the person you feel best represents Ms. M.o.X.i.e. online. The three businesswomen who receive the most online votes between now and Nov. 29 will be named Ms. M.o.X.i.e. finalists. From the three finalists, a panel of judges will then select the overall winner for the title of Ms. M.o.X.i.e. She will receive $10,000 and a new iMac loaded with Microsoft Office v. X. All finalists and semifinalists will receive a copy of Microsoft Office v. X.