Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV Corp. Named A 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Finalist

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Shines a Light On Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Whose Accomplishments Are Worthy of Recognition and Celebration.

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Vancouver, B.C.: BroadbandTV Corp. (BBTV), an enabling platform for content owners that is advancing the world through the management, distribution, and monetization of content, of content, is proud to announce that Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BBTV has been named a Finalist for the 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the Excellence Award. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. Now in its 28th year, the program is an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing Canadian women.

From a pool of thousands of nominees, 23 Finalists from coast to coast have been selected to represent seven Award Categories. The Excellence award is dedicated to a female entrepreneur that with a proven track record of growth, profitability, and industry leadership, has generated an uncommon degree of economic growth, and has shown to possess the drive, managerial acumen and leadership traits that others aspire to have. Shahrzad is one of three Regional Finalists being recognized in this category, representing the West.

“This recognition is reflective of the amazing work done by the whole BBTV team who are the driving force behind our continued success”, says Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BBTV. “BBTV leads by example as a truly quadruple bottom line business with strong financial performance and a 0% gender pay gap."

The winners will be announced and celebrated at the 28th Annual Awards Gala, on Wednesday, November 18, where all attendees will be digitally transported into the first ever Virtual Awards Gala. This immersive and experiential experience, which will be live streamed around the world, will shine a spotlight on all the amazing Canadian women entrepreneurs.

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognizes female business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. Candidates share a strong entrepreneurial vision and a relentless passion in pursuing their dreams. These awards recognize business women from three major regions across Canada: East, Central and West. All nominees were required to submit thorough applications, which are reviewed and judged by a panel of prominent business leaders and subject to due diligence performed by KPMG.

“We are honoured to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2020 award finalists,” says Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO, Women of Influence. “These entrepreneurs have displayed remarkable resilience over the course of the year, demonstrating exciting growth and innovation as they adapted their businesses to a new environment.”

The 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are presented by RBC. Award sponsors include The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, RBC, and our official Due Diligence partner KPMG.

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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 June 2020 it achieved 596 million unique viewers which consume 54.0 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. www.bbtv.com

About the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. The awards are an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing women globally.

About Women of Influence
Women of Influence, now in its 26th year, is one of North America’s leading organizations offering solutions to further women’s career advancement. With courses in executive leadership, global events, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 300,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Signature events include the Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.com.

Media Contacts
BroadbandTV
Dan Gamble, Head of PR and Corporate Communications
dgamble@bbtv.com
+1778 873 0422

Ashley Buck
PR and Corporate Communications Specialist
abuck@bbtv.com
+1778 875 1346

Women of Influence
Amanda Kruzich, Program Manager
akruzich@womenofinfluence.ca
+1416 456 8633