OTTAWA -- The 2013 CATAAlliance Award Winners were announced the evening of May 29th at a sold out Gala Dinner featuring a keynote address from Peter Aceto, CEO, ING Direct Canada. Keeping-up with the theme of the Gala, Leadership for the 21st Century, and following the guidance of Peter "the Social CEO" Aceto, the winners were announced via Twitter. For nearly three decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology from coast to coast and this year certainly did not disappoint!
The Sara Kirke Award for Woman Entrepreneurship is presented to the woman who has shown outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership -- leadership that has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industry. This Award aims to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and positive role models for women in Canada’s technology sector.
The 2013 Ernst and Young Sara Kirke Award goes to... Sarah Sajedi, Chief Technology Officer and CEO of ERA Environmental Management Solutions
Over the past 17 years as Chief Technology Officer and CEO of ERA Environmental Management Solutions, Sarah Sajedi has had to carve out a place for herself in a competitive and largely male-dominated industry. Through her business acumen, degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry, and determination, Sarah has established herself as an authority in environmental management solutions across the automotive, metal, and wood industries and beyond.
Sarah's leadership philosophy is simple: investing in the education and growth of employees promotes innovations, new ideas, and a stronger company. By fostering emerging talent from a diverse workforce, Sarah has grown ERA from a small firm into Canada's most successful environmental management solution provider, successfully winning out fortune 100 and 500 companies against multimillion-dollar U.S. competitors
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