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Women of Influence+ Opens the 32nd Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Call for Nominations

TORONTO, ON – JANUARY 22, 2024 RBC and Women of Influence+ are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. This year’s nomination campaign marks the 32nd year of the awards, which recognizes Canada’s most accomplished and impactful women entrepreneurs, whose successful businesses contribute significantly to the local, national, and global economy. 

2023 marked the most successful year of the program with an unprecedented number of women entrepreneur applicants from across Canada. These entrepreneurs were nominated by their peers, colleagues, and communities for outstanding achievements in business and contributions to the Canadian economy. This year, we will continue to shine a spotlight on the women in our communities who are making their mark. A nomination is the first step.

“We’re seeing a growing force of women entrepreneurs who are redefining success, inspiring change and trailblazing industries with their leadership and innovation,” says Sue Noble, Vice President, Commercial Financial Services Strategy at RBC. “By launching the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award program in partnership with Women of Influence+ again this year, we are proud to continue our efforts to recognize the potential and talents of these women and celebrate their inspirational stories of entrepreneurship.”

As one of the longest standing programs of its kind, the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards has honoured hundreds of finalists and has presented 244 awards for outstanding entrepreneurial achievement since its inception. Each of these prestigious awards is tailored to recognize women from all sectors of the economy and at all stages of business growth. The categories include: Ones to Watch Award, Micro-Business Award, Start-Up Award, RBC Momentum Award, Social Change Award: Regional Impact, Social Change Award: National Impact, Innovation Award, and Excellence Award.

 “For more than 30 years, this program has provided us with a powerful platform to celebrate the achievements of incredible entrepreneurs,” said Dr. Rumeet Billan, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Women of Influence+. “We are calling on businesses, organizations, and our community to help us recognize the important and transformative work of women entrepreneurs across our country.” 

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The 2024 Awards Gala will take place on Friday, November 8th at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, Ontario. Learn more about the Gala and purchase tickets here.

About the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading women entrepreneurs. The awards are an initiative of Women of Influence+, an award-winning global organization dedicated to advancing women.

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 94,000+ employees who leverage their imaginations and insights to bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank and one of the largest in the world, based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our more than 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 27 other countries. Learn more at

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About Women of Influence Worldwide Inc.
At Women of Influence+ (WOI+), our ethos is rooted in making meaningful and impactful change. We do this by placing ourselves and our community in positions of influence and power — places where we can drive transformation. We are dedicated to sharing and elevating the unfiltered success stories of a diverse group of role models. We know that when done right, from the podium or the page, these stories not only inspire, educate, and connect — they start to redefine our perceptions of gender roles and abilities. We are changing the narrative.

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For interview requests or further information please contact:
Amanda Kruzich, Program Director, Women of Influence+, ak******@wo**************.ca

Lauren Ng, Corporate Communications, RBC, la*******@rb*.com 

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