Green Apple CEO and Founder Named 2023 Gold Stevie Award Winner

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor the achievements of women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run. We’re so proud to announce that Green Apple CEO and Founder Samantha Pyle has been crowned a 2023 Gold Stevie Award winner for Best Female Entrepreneur! 

Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. By honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the awards recognize outstanding performance in the workplace.

This accolade underscores Sam’s exceptional leadership and innovative approach to running a business. From leading strategy for clients to implementing paid VTO and successfully managing the transition of Green Apple into a remote office, Sam’s forward-thinking ability to navigate challenges is inspiring to her team and to her fellow entrepreneurs.

Green Apple’s process places as much value on strategic thinking and planning as it does on creativity and hard work. By starting with strategy, Samantha has built an agency that helps clients transform marketing from an obligation into a desirable, habitual practice in creative storytelling that is mutually beneficial to her clients, their customers, and their communities.

Representation and inclusion are a cornerstone of Green Apple Strategy’s success. With a core employee group composed of 90 percent women, Sam prioritizes diversity in her hiring and business development practices. A diversity of experiences and perspectives in any workforce, especially within the marketing industry, drives creativity and productivity and empowers organizations to genuinely empathize with their audiences.

Samantha’s influence and efforts extend far beyond the agency she’s built. She currently serves on the board of Thistle Farms, an organization that has provided a loving community, hope, and healing for women for over 25 years. In the past, Sam has served as board president of the Survivor Fitness Foundation and on advisory boards for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, the American Cancer Society of Middle Tennessee, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee. She recently completed her term on the EO Nashville board as the co-chair of Catalyst, an entrepreneurial development program for small businesses in Nashville, after her own participation in the Catalyst program.

Sam is currently pursuing her MBA at Lipscomb University, one of the nation’s top-ranked business programs, and is slated to graduate in the spring of 2024. We’re delighted to see our CEO recognized publicly for all that she brings to the table.