The TPH Charitable Giving Award celebrates an exceptional leader of a not-for-profit or charitable organization that is dedicated to helping others help themselves. These leaders assist in social change and improving the quality of lives around us, not to mention garnering extraordinary support from the community by championing philanthropy and volunteerism in Canada. We asked their best advice for other entrepreneurs.
The Telus Trailblazer Award honours an entrepreneur that is a true trendsetter. She has recognized a new market, product, service, technological advancement, or opportunity and has bravely led the way. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership within her company and market, and has set standards for originality, quality and successful management. Theses entrepreneurs are mentors, visionaries, leaders, and successful businesswomen of their industry. We asked them what advice they would you give to another entrepreneur facing uncertainty about their own trailblazing idea.
These successful entrepreneurs have successfully overcome obstacles, capitalized on opportunities to deliver 10% growth or more, and have done so for more than three years. Through their expanded management, empowered employees, and demonstrated excellence, these entrepreneurs have created a flexible and responsive business that is able to adapt to changing market environments and leverage opportunities for continued growth.
Through timely innovation, strategic thinking, and smart execution, these three finalists have launched—and built one (or more!) successful companies with a track record of growth, profitability, industry leadership, as well as breaking new ground. Through their drive, managerial acumen, and leadership traits, they have have generated exceptional economic growth and social change. We asked their best advice for other entrepreneurs.
These 18 women were selected from over 5,000 nominees to become finalists for the 2015 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. From construction to retail, communications to not-for-profit, they manage more than 2,300 employees and over $190 million in gross profit. We asked each of them to share what advice they would give to a room full of aspiring entrepreneurs.
Manjit Minhas is one of the newest dragons on Dragons’ Den, making it CBC’s first season with two female investors. While Manjit is a petroleum engineer by trade, her true passion lays in beer. Manjit is the co-founder and co-owner of Minhas Breweries and Distillery, a company she started at only 19 years old, making her one of the youngest female brewery owners in the world.
Danielle Charest, VP and partner at Maison Marie Saint Pierre, successfully brings finance and fashion together. Her structured thinking, financial aptitude, and business background have helped grow Maison Marie Saint Pierre into an international brand. As vice president and senior partner, Danielle oversees the operational and financial elements that allow creativity to thrive, while ensuring retail success. We spoke to her about her change in career.
Dr. Ludy Green has shaped her 25-year career around abolishing violence against women and children. Currently president and founder of Second Chance Employment Services, Dr. Ludy started her company to help victims of domestic violence reach financial autonomy. In honour of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we asked this incredible woman to share some of her journey.
Marie Saint Pierre is an award-winning pioneer in the Canadian fashion industry and a woman of many firsts. Marie was the first Quebec designer to participate at the Fashion Coterie of New York, and the first Canadian designer to present her collection in Paris. We spoke to her about becoming an entrepreneur.
The Micro-Business Award proves that small businesses can still have great impact and contribute to innovation in Canada. This award category honours small businesses generating annual revenues under $1 million (with a steady growth rate) in any industry and at any stage of business. We’ve asked their best advice for other entrepreneurs: Andrea […]