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Leah Lawrence, President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Wins Stevie® Award for Women in Business

November 22, 2016

Female leaders from around the world recognized at event in New York City

Ottawa, Ontario – November 19, 2016 – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is proud to recognize its president and CEO, Leah Lawrence, who has been named a Female Executive of the Year award winner by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Leah was recognized with a Silver Stevie® Award in the Government or Non-Profit (11 to 2,500 employees) category on the 18th of November in New York City at the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business Gala.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run, whether public or private, for-profit or non-profit, large or small. The 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were during a dinner event attended by more than 500 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 1,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 professionals worldwide who participated in the judging process for 2016.

“I’m very pleased to receive this award,” said SDTC’s Leah Lawrence. “It’s been an honour to serve as the head of a great organization such as Sustainable Development Technology Canada and help facilitate the success and progress of some of Canada’s most promising clean tech innovators and entrepreneurs. A sincere ‘thank you’ to the Stevie Awards for the recognition.”

Added Stevie Awards founder and president Michael Gallagher, “Each year we think the quality of achievements portrayed in Stevie-winning nominations couldn’t possibly get any better and each year the amazing women who are recognized in this program prove us wrong. We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share the stories of their achievement with the world.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the full list of Stevie Award winners are available at

About SDTC
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) acts as a primary catalyst in building a sustainable development technology industry in Canada, funding and supporting Canadian clean tech projects across a number of sectors. SDTC invests in Canadian companies that through their innovative technologies bring positive contributions to Canada: creating quality jobs, driving economic growth, and preserving our environment. SDTC is a foundation funded by the Government of Canada.

About The Stevie Awards 
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honouring 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