RBC and Women of Influence are announcing the call for nominations for the 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. This year’s nomination campaign marks the 30th year of the awards which provides national recognition to Canada’s most accomplished and impactful women entrepreneurs, whose successful businesses contribute significantly to the local, national and global economy.
Over the past year, unprecedented numbers of women entrepreneurs from coast to coast were recognized by their peers, colleagues and communities for outstanding achievements in business and contributions to the Canadian economy. This resulted in a record-breaking number of submissions for the Awards program which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. This year, it’s more important than ever to continue to shine a spotlight on the women entrepreneurs in our communities who invest it all — and a nomination is the first step.
“Across the country, Canada’s exceptional women entrepreneurs are continuing to build and grow their businesses, providing us with hope, solutions, and innovations at a time when we need it most,” says Greg Grice, Executive Vice President, Business Financial Services, RBC. “They are – and always have been – the backbone of our communities, and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards program in partnership with Women of Influence has been dedicated to celebrating their countless contributions over the past 30 years. As we turn the page to a new year, RBC is proud to continue our efforts to discover and share these inspirational stories of entrepreneurship.”
Since its inception, over 60,000 women have been nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and over 200 Awards have been presented for outstanding entrepreneurial achievement. Each of these prestigious awards is tailored to recognize women from all sectors of the economy and at all stages of business growth. They include: Ones to Watch Award, Micro-Business Award, Start-Up Award, RBC Momentum Award, Social Change Award: Regional Impact, Social Change Award: National/International Impact, Innovation Award, and Excellence Award.
“For over 30 years, this program has helped shine a spotlight on incredible entrepreneurs, boosting their businesses to new heights,” says Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO, Women of Influence. “As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, we are calling on corporations, organizations, and individuals alike to help us recognize all women entrepreneurs across the country who have persevered in the face of adversity and make this our most impactful year yet.”
If you know a Canadian woman entrepreneur who needs to be recognized nominate her now.