OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shonda Scott, CEO and Founder of 360 Total Concept, was named as a Finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. 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. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 18. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the US and several other countries are also expected to attend. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 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. Shonda Scott founded 360 Total Concept in 2006 in Oakland, CA to provide a solution to organizations looking to solve complex issues in the public and private sectors related to public relations, contract compliance, and general management support. Today, 360's client list ranges from television networks to school districts to real estate developers. "I'm incredibly humbled and honored. The nomination is coming on the heels of 360 Total Concept's 10th Anniversary and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate all of the hard work our team has accomplished." - Shonda Scott, 360 Total Concept Finalists were chosen by more than 110 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging October 17-26. Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.