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Chinova Bioworks CEO wins 2022 RBC Women of Influence award

By Food in Canada Staff   

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The winners of the 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards presented by the Women Of Influence. Photo © Morgan Hotston

Natasha Dhayagude, CEO and co-founder of Chinova Bioworks, is the recipient of the Innovation Award at the 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. Presented by Women of Influence, and now in their 30th year, the prestigious awards recognize the country’s leading female entrepreneurs who have made substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy.

“We are honoured to recognize the incredible achievements of this year’s award recipients,” said Alicia Skalin, co-CEO and head of events, Women of Influence. “The economic impact they have had on our country during turbulent times has been nothing short of remarkable.”

Natasha Dhayagude was one of seven recipients celebrated at this year’s awards gala on November 23, following a robust nomination drive that saw over 9,000 nominations across the country.

The Innovation Award showcases a forward-thinking female entrepreneur who has recognized a new market, product, service, technological advancement, or opportunity and led the way. She must demonstrate outstanding leadership within her company and market and has set standards for originality, quality, and successful management.

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“Thank you, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and the Women of Influence, for naming me the 2022 Innovation winner. As a female role model, I want to empower women to become impactful leaders, especially in STEM, and encourage them to do the same. I have been able to foster that throughout Chinova,” said Dhayagude. “My co-founder and I started the company to make a difference in the food industry by developing natural, clean-label food and beverage ingredients that reduce food waste. It is truly amazing to receive this honour and see these wonderful organizations recognize our hard work.”


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