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Award winner Rita Trehan LLC plays an essential role with Every Layer, which provides broadband access to emerging markets in Africa and Asia.

Rita Trehan LLC, the consultancy founded by business transformation specialist Rita Trehan, has won the Silver Stevie Award in the Startup of the Year category at the twelfth Annual International Business Awards (IBAs). The awards will be presented at a gala event on Friday 23 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

Rita Trehan LLC helps companies become leaders in their industries. Growing rapidly since its inception in 2014, the consultancy was awarded the accolade for demonstrating HR expertise that cultivates business development.

The company plays an essential role with Every Layer, which provides broadband access to emerging markets in Africa and Asia. Every Layer brought Uganda its first ISP provider by securing more than $600,000 in funding. Rita Trehan LLC also coached and mentored Every Layer’s founding team members to enhance their skills and capabilities.

Rita Trehan LLC supported the transformation of Gate Global Impact, the provider of market infrastructure and related services for the impact investment industry. It advised and supported Gate Global Impact’s founder and CEO as the business repositioned itself. Today, Gate Global Impact is a key player in the impact investment sector in the USA.

Rita Trehan

Global HR leader Rita Trehan has led change management initiatives in more than 30 countries across five continents before establishing her own consultancy, Rita Trehan LLC.

Rita Trehan, chief capacity officer at Rita Trehan LLC, said: “Winning the Silver Stevie Award is a fantastic milestone for the consultancy. We’ve worked tirelessly from the beginning, so it’s fantastic to be recognised with such a prestigious award. We’ve worked with some inspiring businesses and have more projects in the pipeline – so we’re looking forward to growing the consultancy further.”

The IBA is the world’s premier business awards program. Individuals and organisations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – can submit nominations. The 2015 IBAs received over 3,700 entries from more than 60 nations and territories. Categories include Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year and Executive of the Year.

To win a Stevie Award, entrants need to achieve the best average scores awarded by more than 200 executives worldwide. Judging for this year’s Stevie Awards took place between May and early August.

As a global HR leader at Honeywell and The AES Corporation, Rita helped rethink how business was done. From profitable ways to launch business units around the world to inspired means of measuring performance, she consistently improved strategic operations, saving time and money in the process.

Rita has led change management initiatives in more than 30 countries across five continents. She has enacted communication and engagement strategies, safety, and performance improvement initiatives in 27 countries, delivering savings of more than $100 million.

Rita is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and writes guest articles for publications such as Corporate Vision, Changeboard, Fresh Business Thinking and My Money Making Magazine. She has explored topics ranging of from recruitment and social media to leadership and transformation.

As the vice chair of the Cioindex Inc. Women in Technology Leadership Special Interest Group (SIG), Rita provides education, thought leadership and knowledge sharing among women working in senior positions in technology businesses. Rita is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), where she shares her vision of HR and support change in business and the wider community.