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


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 Hotels across the country. Ranked as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Groupe Germain Hotels is renowned for its exceptional hospitality and the unique style it brings to its properties.


What is the one piece of advice that you would give to aspiring entrepreneurs?

Go ahead and do it, take a leap of faith!


What do you wish you knew at the beginning?

Since I did not pursue a post-college education, I had to acquire some of my learning through experience. I must admit that it would have been helpful to know those elements at the beginning of my career.



Who else are we celebrating? See all of the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award finalists.