Idera, Inc. CMO Wins Bronze Stevie® Award for Women in Business

HOUSTON, TX – November 18, 2017 – Idera, Inc. chief marketing officer Heidi Farris has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the "Woman of the Year – Technology" category in the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees 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 2017 awards received entries from 25 nations and territories.

Ms. Farris has been integral to Idera Inc.’s efforts to expand the breadth of its software portfolio, solidifying its position as a leading provider of database, development, and test management software solutions. Under her leadership, Idera, Inc. has successfully merged multiple acquired companies into its product portfolio, recently achieving a $1.125 billion valuation by private equity firm HGGC, which purchased a majority stake in the company.

“This Stevie Award is a tremendous honor that is a direct reflection of the dedicated, innovative work done by the entire Idera, Inc. team,” said Ms. Farris. “I’m humbled by this industry recognition and the opportunity to be a part of such a stellar group of technology professionals.”

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 170 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process.

“The judges were so impressed with the accomplishments of all of the Stevie Award-winning women and organizations. The 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations and had a record number of ceremony attendees,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among others. Ms. Farris won in the “Woman of the Year” category for Technology.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

About Idera, Inc.

Idera, Inc. delivers B2B software productivity tools that enable technical users to do more with less, faster. Idera, Inc. brands span three divisions – Database Tools, Developer Tools, and Test Management Tools – with products that are evangelized by millions of community members and more than 50,000 customers worldwide, including some of the world's largest healthcare, financial services, retail, and technology companies. To learn more, visit:

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 60 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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