RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards


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RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala 2017

November, 27th, 2017

November 22, 2017 – Women entrepreneurs deserve to be celebrated. We look forward to the gala every year because it provides the opportunity for women entrepreneurs to be honoured for their contribution to our economy. Thank you to our Presenting sponsor RBC, our Award sponsors Staples, Telus, TEC Canada, and to our official Gift sponsor Bulova.


Les lauréates des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2017 ont été annoncées aujourd’hui graphic

Les lauréates des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2017 ont été annoncées aujourd’hui

November, 22nd, 2017

  Six entrepreneures remarquables se sont distinguées parmi 6 400 candidatures, un record         TORONTO, le 22 novembre 2017 – Six lauréates, dont la fondatrice d’un organisme sans but lucratif qui fait la promotion de l’éducation dans le domaine des sciences, de la technologie, de l’ingénierie et des mathématiques (STIM) pour les femmes à l’échelle nationale, la chef de […]


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2017 RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED TODAY

November, 22nd, 2017

  Six outstanding female entrepreneur winners awarded out of a record-breaking 6,400 nominees         TORONTO, NOVEMBER 22nd, 2017 – The 25th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards have named six winners of this year’s prestigious awards, including: the founder of a non-for-profit that pioneers STEM education for women nationally, a blue-collar CEO […]


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Advice from the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Finalists

November, 2nd, 2017

    Meet the most successful entrepreneurs in the country.   Now in its 25th year, the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards celebrates some of the country’s most successful female entrepreneurs. From industry trailblazers to leaders at the helm of inspiring social enterprises, these women show exemplary business sense, leadership ability, and the drive to […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Finalist: Allison Grafton graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Finalist: Allison Grafton

October, 24th, 2017

  Allison Grafton President and Co-owner, Rockwood Custom Homes TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, EAST Rockwood Custom Homes is an award-winning boutique custom home construction and renovation company offering a full suite of construction, architectural and interior design services in Calgary and beyond. More than just custom homes, however, Rockwood is creating beautiful, […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Finalist: Christiane Germain graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Finalist: Christiane Germain

October, 24th, 2017

  Christiane Germain Co-Founder & Co-President, Groupe Germain Hôtels TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, EAST Co-founded by Christiane Germain, Groupe Germain Hotels has set out to become the first truly pan-Canadian independent hotel group in the country. The company is family-run and owns and operates the six Le Germain Hotels and seven Alt […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Finalist:        Janet Zuccarini graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Finalist: Janet Zuccarini

October, 24th, 2017

  Janet Zuccarini CEO/Owner, Gusto 54 TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, CENTRAL Janet Zuccarini got into the restaurant business over 20 years ago, having found a way to marry her love for business, food, and world travel while also enhancing the neighbourhood she lived in. Her vision? To build the most culturally relevant […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Finalist: Natalie Voland graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Finalist: Natalie Voland

October, 24th, 2017

  Natalie Voland President, Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis/Complexe Dompark TELUS Trailblazer Award, EAST Natalie Voland is the owner and president of Montreal real estate company Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis, which does development, management, and design work for their own properties as well as for third parties and investors. They are the first B Corp triple […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Finalist: Sharifa Khan graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Finalist: Sharifa Khan

October, 24th, 2017

  Sharifa Khan CEO & President, Balmoral Marketing Inc. TELUS Trailblazer Award, CENTRAL Balmoral Marketing was established in 1989 by Sharifa Khan to address the multicultural communities in Canada and to offer companies a communications path to speak to these audiences. As such, it is the longest established woman-owned marketing firm in Canada. From strategy […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Finalist: Claudia Sjoberg graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Finalist: Claudia Sjoberg

October, 24th, 2017

  Claudia Sjoberg President, The Pedalheads Group TELUS Trailblazer Award, WEST Founded in 1986, Pedalheads Group provides children’s instructional sports and recreation programs and camps. As President, founder and sole owner of all the corporations, Claudia Sjoberg’s mission is to provide fun, personable environments where all children can embrace challenges, discover independence, and develop skills […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Finalist: Cathy Deagle Gammon graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Finalist: Cathy Deagle Gammon

October, 24th, 2017

  Cathy Deagle Gammon Executive Director, Dartmouth Adult Services Centre (DASC) Social Change Award, EAST DASC is a person-centered, non-profit organization that strives to enhance community, social and economic inclusion for persons with an intellectual disability, providing employment support, vocational day programs and recreation and leisure programs for 180 persons with intellectual disabilities, some of […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Finalist: Melissa Sariffodeen graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Finalist: Melissa Sariffodeen

October, 24th, 2017

  Melissa Sariffodeen CEO, Ladies Learning Code Social Change Award, CENTRAL Ladies Learning Code, founded by Heather Payne in 2011 alongside Laura Plant, Brenna Hughes and Melissa Sariffodeen, is a national not-for-profit organization championing digital literacy education for Canadians, working nation-wide and across all sectors to equip women and youth with technical skills. To date, […]


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2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Finalist: Glori Meldrum

October, 24th, 2017

  Glori Meldrum Founder & Chair of the Board, Little Warriors Social Change Award, WEST Little Warriors is a national, charitable organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. The charity offers a free workshop to educate adults on how to help prevent child sexual abuse, and the Little Warriors Be […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur RBC Momentum Award Finalist: Kara Angus graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur RBC Momentum Award Finalist: Kara Angus

October, 24th, 2017

  Kara Angus CEO, Go Go Group Inc. RBC Momentum Award, EAST Go-Go Group, launched by founder Kara Angus at just 22 years old, is made up of four divisions: Go-Go Gymnastics, Go-Go Events, Go-Go After School, and Go-Go Pre-School. From empowering and encouraging New Brunswick communities to participate in active and healthy lifestyles, to […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur RBC Momentum Award Finalist: Mandy Rennehan graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur RBC Momentum Award Finalist: Mandy Rennehan

October, 24th, 2017

  Mandy Rennehan Founder and CEO, Freshco RBC Momentum Award, CENTRAL Freshco is a boutique, trend-setting, construction and retail facilities maintenance firm comprised of three divisions: Maintenance, Projects and Reconstruction, offering customized, coast-to-coast, first point of contact service to clients across Canada and the Eastern United States. Its founder and CEO, Mandy Rennehan, left home […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur RBC Momentum Award Finalist: Rachel Mielke graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur RBC Momentum Award Finalist: Rachel Mielke

October, 23rd, 2017

  Rachel Mielke Founder and CEO, Hillberg & Berk RBC Momentum Award, WEST Hillberg & Berk is one of Canada’s leading high-end jewellery brands that differentiates itself through an established mission to empower women, creating beautiful jewellery not only to help women capture their unique sparkle, but also to support causes dedicated to women’s empowerment. […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Staples Start-up Award Finalist: Trina Bailey graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Staples Start-up Award Finalist: Trina Bailey

October, 23rd, 2017

  Trina Bailey Owner, Veterinary Surgeon, Bailey Veterinary Surgical Specialty Ltd. Staples Start-up Award, EAST Bailey Veterinary Surgical Specialty Ltd. of Newfoundland and Labrador began as a referral hospital offering advanced surgical care and diagnostic imaging for companion animals in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. They are the only hospital in the province providing […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Staples Start-up Award Finalist: Rula Sharkawi graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Staples Start-up Award Finalist: Rula Sharkawi

October, 23rd, 2017

  Rula Sharkawi CEO, My Little Chickpea Staples Start-up Award, CENTRAL On her 40th birthday in 2012, Rula Sharkawi was a mother of two young children who decided to leave her executive position in the corporate world to start My Little Chickpea Gourmet Foods, a manufacturer of premium grab-and-go ready-to-eat products, from salads to pita […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Staples Start-up Award Finalist: Marlo Brausse graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Staples Start-up Award Finalist: Marlo Brausse

October, 23rd, 2017

  Marlo Brausse Owner/President, Barre Body Studio Staples Start-up Award, WEST Barre Body Studio offers group fitness classes which incorporate elements of yoga, Pilates, and dance to sculpt, define, and shape your body, all while using the ballet barre. The classes give participants a new and exciting challenge by combining the best of three worlds […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Micro Business Award Finalist: Geneviève Lévesque graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Micro Business Award Finalist: Geneviève Lévesque

October, 20th, 2017

  Geneviève Lévesque Owner/Founder, Artêria Gallery Micro Business Award, EAST Artêria Gallery was founded independently in Quebec in 2007 by Geneviève Lévesque. Since that time, the gallery has grown to five full-time employees who manage over forty professional artists from Canada, the United States, and Europe. The gallery also houses a boutique and art supply store. […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Micro Business Award Finalist: Kalpana Kundra graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Micro Business Award Finalist: Kalpana Kundra

October, 20th, 2017

  Kalpana Kundra Founder & CEO, UNSTICK by DAUGHKUN Micro Business Award, CENTRAL UNSTICK is a line of reusable non-stick cooking sheets and liners that was launched three years ago to deliver on the unmet consumer need of helping health-conscious, yet time-starved moms save time cleaning up after meals. Daughkun developed and launched seven products […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Micro Business Award Finalist: Angel Guerra and Angela Dione graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Micro Business Award Finalist: Angel Guerra and Angela Dione

October, 20th, 2017

  Angel Guerra and Angela Dione Co-founders, Market Collective Micro Business Award, WEST What began as a vision to promote local arts and culture in 2008 has now evolved into a platform that engages, empowers, and creates opportunities for the creative community in Alberta. Market Collective has gained momentum as an inclusive collective that showcases […]


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The 25th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala

October, 18th, 2017

Join us for the 25th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards! The annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala on November 22nd at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto is the premier event of the year, where nominees, applicants, finalists, judges and guests have the opportunity to celebrate Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in style.  After […]


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LES FINALISTES DES PRIX CANADIENS DE L’ENTREPRENEURIAT FÉMININ RBC 2017 ONT ÉTÉ ANNONCÉES AUJOURD’HUI

September, 27th, 2017

      TORONTO – Femmes d’influence a annoncé aujourd’hui les finalistes des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2017.  Cette année, les candidatures de 6 400 entrepreneures d’un océan à l’autre ont été présentées – un nombre record – et 18 finalistes ont été retenues. Ces femmes d’exception ont été choisies pour leurs réalisations dans des secteurs des […]