Farah Perelmuter is CEO & CO-FOUNDER of SPEAKERS’ SPOTLIGHT, an agency that represents the most highly-acclaimed and best-selling authors, business visionaries, athletes, political leaders, entertainers, adventurers and inspiring individuals (www.speakers.ca). To date, they have arranged over 12,000 speaking engagements for clients in 30 counties. They also represent leading trainers who deliver practical workshops, in-depth training programs, facilitation, consulting services, and more. Speakers’ Spotlight’s Celebrity Division connects entertainment, sports and media personalities with organizations for sponsorships, endorsements, public relations/media spokesperson campaigns, product launches, personal appearances.
Speakers’ Spotlight was co-founded by Farah and her husband Martin in 1995 – the year they got married, moved, quit their jobs and took an entrepreneurial leap of faith. Although they were a young couple with minimal business experience, no staff and no office, they poured their meagre savings into something they could call their own Farah and Martin pursued their dream with intense drive, not allowing themselves to be swayed by the judgments of others, the setbacks they faced, or challenges that lay ahead. During the road ahead, and a veritable rollercoaster of risk, determination and innovation, their business has become Canada’s leading speakers bureau, and one of the world’s largest and most respected.
Speakers’ Spotlight has been listed in Profit Magazine’s PROFIT 100, and for the last two consecutive years, Farah and Martin Perelmuter were finalists for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Profit Magazine has ranked Farah as one of Canada’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs for seven consecutive years. The Women’s Executive named her as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100. In 2009 The Women’s Post named Farah one of Canada’s Top 20 Women of the Year.
Speakers’ Spotlight has been recognized for “giving back” and making a difference to many lives worldwide. For the last 3 consecutive years, The International Association of Speakers Bureaus’ awarded Speakers’ Spotlight with the ‘Community Service Award’ for their incredible contribution to helping children around the world. Most recently they have created their own charitable initiative, The Speakers’ Spotlight Scholarship Fund, in partnership with Pathways to Education.