Updated: Apr 5
Dr. Soodeh Farokhi named a 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Finalist
Montreal, Canada – Sept 16, 2020 – C2RO is proud to announce that Dr. Soodeh Farokhi, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, has been named a Finalist for the 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur for the Innovation 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 7 Award Categories. The Innovation Award is dedicated to a female entrepreneur that has recognized a new market, product, service, technological advancement or opportunity and led the way. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership within her company and her market while setting standards for originality, quality and successful management. Dr. Soodeh Farokhi is one of 3 Regional Finalists being recognized in this category, representing the East. C2RO is an AI enterprise software company based in Montreal, recognized as 2020’s most pioneering AI video analytics solution by Corporate Vision. It offers privacy-aware AI video analytics for physical spaces using proprietary edge-cloud AI and computer vision technologies. C2RO’s product, Perceive, is enabling data-driven decision making, optimization of operations, and transformation of physical facilities into safe, engaging, and immersive environments for visitors. The C2RO biometric-free solutions are built for scale and reuse existing surveillance cameras while being compliant with the most restrictive data privacy regulations in the world such as GDPR and North America’s PIPEDA.
“I am truly honoured to be recognized by RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur and Women of Influence for the Innovation Award. We all are living in an exciting era that is driven by innovation and entrepreneurship. It feels incredible to push the boundaries of technology towards enhancing our quality of lives and improving business efficiency.” says Dr. Soodeh Farokhi, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of C2RO.
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 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.
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.