IBA Stevies Awards 2020


TORONTO ON – 28 September, 2020 – REMAP was recognized in several categories at the 17th annual International Business Awards® (IBAs). Known as the International Stevies, the 2020 IBAs are open to all organizations worldwide: large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit and is the world’s premier business awards program. More than 3,800 nominations from virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. This year’s competition also featured a number of categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

REMAP was recognized in the following categories:

GOLD WINNER - Executive of the Year (Manufacturing) - Irene Sterian
GOLD WINNER - Executive of the Year (NFP/Government Organization) - Irene Sterian
GOLD WINNER - Innovator of the Year - Irene Sterian
SILVER WINNER - Woman of the Year - Irene Sterian
SILVER WINNER - Management Team of the Year - REMAP
SILVER WINNER - Organization of the Year (NFP/Government Organization – Small) - REMAP
SILVER WINNER - COVID-19 Most Valuable Non-Profit Response - REMAP
BRONZE WINNER - Achievement in Finance - REMAP

“Creativity, resourcefulness and innovation are core Canadian values. We are delighted to stand shoulder to shoulder alongside outstanding organizations from around the globe. Recognition by The Stevie® International Business Awards gives rise to showcase Canadian talent nationally and beyond.” said Irene Sterian, Founder, President & CEO of REMAP.

It was great to hear from this year’s judging panel about the REMAP submissions:

  • Regarding the REMAP Management Team of the Year submission, one judge wrote, “This is one of the best award submissions I have judged of the thousands I have judged over the years”.

  • For the COVID-19 submission, “REMAP has done an exceptional job innovating - especially during a challenging time. Often, this is when there is the greatest need, and REMAP has managed to supply services to help a greater cause. Building partnerships is a great testament to the work of Irene, and with this leadership the company has grown to exceptional heights. The future is bright, but will require new ideas, different connections and an ongoing global mindset to be successful in the new normal”.

  • “I was very impressed by REMAP’s dedication to using the resources at their disposal to create as much positive impact as possible. Very often in life, people decide not to do something because they don’t feel they have a large enough platform to make a difference. REMAP serves as an example that commitment and passion towards a cause is more than enough to make a strong impact in other people’s lives, and I hope others hear their story and gain a similar inspiration”.

  • “In today Tech industry, Participation by women in leadership is less as compared to men. REMAP team Led by an all-female executive is achievement in itself and is highly applaudable”.

  • “REMAP is an integral part of the new business ecosystem in Canada. Helping invest in leading edge tech, REMAP helps create a culture of innovation which shows what happens when leadership meets technology”.

IBA Virtual Gala

As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will prevent winners from receiving their awards on stage during a traditional gala IBA banquet, winners will be celebrated instead during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 1 st .

“Despite the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on organizations and working people worldwide, the number and quality of nominations we received in this year’s International Business Awards attests to the continued outstanding performance of many organizations. The commitment we’ve seen through these nominations to maintaining the success, health, and safety of employees, customers, and communities is truly impressive,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at The Stevies Awards, International Business Award (stevieawards.com/iba) website .

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East; North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.


REMAP is a technology accelerator that engages all stakeholders in the value chain to strengthen Canada’s smart manufacturing ecosystem. Working together, this network of small and large industry partners, research organizations, and academic institutions, aims to build a product enablement supply chain for growth and innovation. Through shared resources and knowledge, REMAP promotes lateral innovation across many sectors to position products manufactured in Canada that will compete on a global scale.