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Karen Lai of Kpm Power Inc. Named a 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Finalist

Updated: Sep 21



Toronto, September 14, 2022 KPM Power Inc. is proud to announce that Karen Lai, President, and Founder has been named a Finalist for the 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards 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 30th 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, 21 Finalists from coast to coast have been selected to represent 7 Award Categories. The Innovation Award showcases a forward-thinking entrepreneur who has recognized a new market, product, service, technological advancement or opportunity and led the way. Karen Lai is one of 3 Regional Finalists being recognized in this category, representing the Central: Ontario region.


KPM Power Inc. Is a Toronto-based, lithium battery solutions expert, specializing in Battery Management Systems (BMS). KPM Power’s BMS is safe, UL certified, customizable, and positioned to be the catalyst to bringing more cleantech products to market.


“Starting a business in my 40’s was very scary. I had a lot of doubts and uncertainty in my ability as an entrepreneur. To now be a finalist for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is such an honour and validates all the hard work and passion I have put into my company.” - Karen Lai

The winners will be announced and celebrated in-person at the 30th Annual Awards Gala, on Wednesday, November 23 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Women of Influence is thrilled to host this prestigious red-carpet event where nominees, corporate executives, dignitaries, and notable industry guests will come together once again for a delectable evening of inspiration, style, and meaningful connection with business leaders from across the country.


The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognize women business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian, or global economy. These awards recognize businesswomen and leaders of non-profits from three major regions across Canada: East, Central, and West. All nominees are 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 KPMG.


”This year as we celebrate the milestone 30th anniversary of the program, we are honoured to recognize the accomplishments of our 2022 award finalists,” says Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO, Women of Influence. “The awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of our country and the incredible women making it happen. Our finalists share a strong vision and a relentless passion in pursuing their dreams.”


The 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are presented by Women of Influence. Award presenters include RBC, Bell Media Bulova and Telus. Our official Due Diligence partner is KPMG and the official gift partner is Bulova.



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 Worldwide Inc.


Women of Influence, now in its 28th year, is one of North America’s leading organizations offering solutions for workplace gender equality and women's advancement. Through our global events, digital media, signature awards, and consulting, Women of Influence reaches a diverse community of professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Providing insights and inspiration, perspectives on key issues, and creating opportunities to connect — we are making change happen for women, today. Our signature programs include the Top 25 Women of Influence Awards and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.com


About KPM Power


KPM Power Inc. is a Toronto-based, lithium-ion battery solutions expert, specializing in Battery Management Systems. With the engineering credentials and global supply connections, KPM Power is positioned to be the catalyst for clean tech innovation getting to the market. The firm strives for positive change and chooses to be a difference maker in its community, being a leader in Corporate Responsibility, and being aware of the impact the company has on its customers, suppliers, and environment. For more information, please visit www.kpmpower.com


Check out the official press release here: 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Finalists!



For interview requests or further information please contact:

Ivan Gutierrez, KPM Power Inc, (647) 424-0012 x104, ivan@kpmpower.com

Amanda Kruzich, Women of Influence, (416) 456-8633, akruzich@womenofinfluence.ca





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