Stevie Women in Business 2020


TORONTO ON – October 22, 2020 – REMAP was recognized in several categories at the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business®. These Women in Business Awards honour women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 categories.

REMAP was recognized in the following categories:

GOLD WINNER - Executive of the Year (Manufacturing) - Irene Sterian
GOLD WINNER - Management Team of the Year at a Women-Owned or -Led Organization (10 or Less Employees)
GOLD WINNER - Achievement in Finance - REMAP
SILVER WINNER - Most Valuable Non-Profit Response - REMAP
SILVER WINNER - Women-Run Workplace of the Year (10 or Less Employees) - REMAP
SILVER WINNER - Female Innovator of the Year (Government or Non-Profit –10 or Less Employees) - Irene Sterian
BRONZE WINNER - Organization of the Year (Government or Non-Profit– 10 or Less Employees) - REMAP
BRONZE WINNER - Woman of the Year (Manufacturing) - Irene Sterian

“We are delighted to stand shoulder to shoulder alongside outstanding women-led organizations from around the globe. As an all-female executive leadership in Manufacturing, a non-traditional area for women, this recognition from the Stevie Organization means a lot to us. We're thrilled to be acknowledged for executive leadership, financial achievement and most importantly, as a role models” said Irene Sterian, Founder, President & CEO of REMAP.


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

  • “Love the description that Irene has the ability to be an intrapreneur within a large organization while maintaining an entrepreneurial mindset to build win/win value chains. This is so important”.
  •  “Another manufacturing innovator that takes atypically unexciting concept to a higher level. Irene with her patented memory circuit packaging has taken innovation to a different level and will have an impact to manufacturing for many years to come”.
  • “Committee of the U.S. Congress states that “more than two-thirds of the more than 12 million people employed in manufacturing are male.” Furthermore, “…women’s share of manufacturing employment is the lowest since 1971." REMAP is doing its part in breaking the glass ceiling in the industry”!
  •  “Wow. You all have been incredibly busy. Leaving no stone unturned, I was impressed with how you leveraged growth prior to COVID and found ways to support the very businesses in your sights and beyond. REMAP is quite honestly the perfect name for a business thrust into a global pandemic where all businesses had to do just that. Best Wishes”.
  • “Achieving great results is in their DNA too:) Impressive”!
  •  “Very interesting submission. It was difficult to understand a company supporting Canada's electronic sector, promoting and investigating in exciting new projects and educating is very interesting. In the COVID context, the finance team seem to have been able to continue to run all its activity through aggressive digitalization, launching of collaborative platforms and still manage to improve on their process. I am particularly impressed by the fact that audits were concluded without any exception or adjustments”.
  • “REMAP has led the transformation and digitization of manufacturing in Canada”.

About Women in Business Virtual Gala

As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis prevents us from handing our awards live on stage, winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 9.

 Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “Ina year like no other in our lifetimes, we’ve produced a cohort of amazing, Stevie-winning women, organizations, and achievements like no other.  At all times our winners show themselves to be fearless and indomitable, but their leadership and example are especially valued this year.  We congratulate all of our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners. We look forward to celebrating them during our December 9 virtual ceremony, and to hearing from some of them during our Women|Future Conference on November 12-13.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.  

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 and; 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.