Sarah Sajedi of ERA Environmental Named a 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Finalist

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ERA Environmental is proud to announce that Sarah Sajedi, CEO has been named a Finalist for the 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the TELUS Trailblazer Award.

Sarah Sajedi, ERA Environmental Management Solutions

I’m honored to be recognized for the TELUS Trailblazer Award: I had a vision that manufacturers could better track and report their environmental performance. Today ERA is a leader in EHS Management software. I am so pleased to see our work recognized.

ERA Environmental is proud to announce that Sarah Sajedi, CEO has been named a Finalist for the 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the TELUS Trailblazer Award. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. The program is an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing Canadian women.

Out of 4,000 nominees, 18 Finalists from coast to coast have been selected to represent 6 Award Categories. The TELUS Trailblazer Award is dedicated to a female entrepreneur that is a true trendsetter who has recognized a new technological advancement and led the way by demonstrating outstanding leadership and set standards for her field. Sarah Sajedi is one of 3 Regional Finalists being recognized in this category, representing Eastern Canada.

ERA Environmental is one of North America’s leading environmental technology and consulting businesses, specializing in web-based environmental compliance management software for the manufacturing, automotive, and Oil & Gas industries. ERA’s software distills over two decades of compliance expertise to provide the most accurate environmental & chemical data reporting. ERA’s software has been implemented globally by some of the most successful manufacturers, including Volkswagen, BMW, Nalco, BMW, Toyota, and Nissan.

“It is an honour to be recognized for the TELUS Trailblazer Award: twenty years ago I had a vision for creating a better way for manufacturers to track and report their environmental performance and today my business is a leader in the environmental management field with an unparalleled product. ERA’s product and its customer service are setting the standards, and I am so pleased to see our work being recognized,” says Sarah Sajedi.    

The winners will be announced and celebrated at the 22nd Annual Awards Gala, hosted by Diane Francis, editor-at-large for the Financial Post, on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

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 a due diligence performed by Deloitte Private Client Services.

“We are proud to celebrate women entrepreneurs in Canada,” said Carolyn Lawrence, president and CEO, Women of Influence Inc. “By recognizing them at the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala, we build their success, provide exposure for Canada’s diverse array of talent and provide more female role models for future leaders.”

About the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards The 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are presented by RBC and sponsors Deloitte, TELUS, The Printing House and PROFIT Magazine and are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs.

About Women of Influence
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women. It offers solutions to women through corporate consulting on Gender Diversity & Inclusion, executive leadership coaching, events, and media

For interview requests or further information please contact:
Elena Alexander, ERA Environmental, (514) 684-6408 ext.110, elena.alexander(at)era-ehs(dot)com
Katie Sullivan, Women of Influence, 416-923-1688, ksullivan(at)womenofinfluence(dot)ca

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