Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV Corp. Selected as Finalist for The KPMG in Canada Award for HR Champion (CEO) in the 2020 Canadian HR Awards.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Vancouver, B.C.: BroadbandTV Corp. (BBTV), an enabling platform for content owners that is advancing the world through the distribution, management and monetization of content, is pleased to announce Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BBTV has been selected as a Finalist for The KPMG in Canada Award for HR Champion (CEO) in the 7th annual Canadian HR Awards.

Since 2013, The Canadian HR Awards, presented by HRD Canada and supported by Canadian HR Reporter, has celebrated the outstanding HR teams, leaders, employers and service providers across the nation for their achievements and best practices. Finalists were selected following an open call for nominations to HRD Canada’s and Canadian HR Reporter’s nationwide readership of 34,800 HR professionals.

At BBTV there is a zero percent gender pay gap. According to McKinsey, closing the pay gap could add $28 trillion dollars to the global GDP by 2025*, increasing it by 26%. In Canada, it could add $150 billion to Canada’s GDP by 2026** if all genders played an identical role in the labour market. BBTV believes that building a gender balanced organization is not just the right thing to do from a moral standpoint, but it’s the smart thing to do as it delivers with market leadership, growth and innovation.

“A core part of BBTV’s DNA is being an active leader across Canada ensuring equity, accessibility, and inclusion in all forms”, says Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BBTV. “BBTV leads by example as a truly quadruple bottom line business measuring success not only on financial performance but also on people, social, and environmental KPIs. The amazing people at BBTV are the driving force behind our continued success, and this recognition is for all of us.”

Canadian HR Awards project director Jessica Duce states, “This has been an incredibly challenging year for HR professionals. The list of finalists is a true snapshot of the best and brightest in HR and honours those who had stepped up and put their people first at a time when it mattered most. It’s our honour to acknowledge and celebrate this deserving group at the September show.”

Winners will be selected by an esteemed independent judging panel and revealed during the virtual awards show on September 16th. For the full list of finalists, visit


*McKinsey; How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth:

**McKinsey; The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada:

About BroadbandTV Corp
BroadbandTV (BBTV) is a media-tech company that is advancing the world through the distribution, management and monetization of content. BBTV generates tens of billions of monthly impressions, and in March 2020 it achieved 625 million unique viewers which consume 51.0 billion minutes of video content per month. BBTV is the second largest video property across the top 12 countries of the world in terms of unique viewers following only Google.BBTV provides end to end management, distribution and monetization solutions to content owners around the globe by providing innovative technology and leading services. BBTV has built proprietary VISO technologies leveraging machine learning, digital signal processing, and big data to power its ecosystem.

About HRD Canada
Human Resources Director (HRD) is Canada’s only magazine written exclusively for senior human resource professionals and top corporate decision-makers. HRD talks to leading HR practitioners worldwide to produce an industry-standard magazine that supports both the business and best-practice functional requirements placed on HR leaders in their evolving roles. HRD is complemented by an award-winning website ( featuring daily breaking news, an industry forum and exclusive multimedia content, as well as sister publications in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

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