RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards


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

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 Winner: Mandy Rennehan graphic

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

October, 24th, 2017

  Mandy Rennehan Founder and CEO, Freshco Winner, RBC Momentum Award 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 Winner: Trina Bailey graphic

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

October, 23rd, 2017

  Trina Bailey Owner, Veterinary Surgeon, Bailey Veterinary Surgical Specialty Ltd. Winner, Staples Start-up Award 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 Winner: Geneviève Lévesque graphic

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

October, 20th, 2017

  Geneviève Lévesque Owner/Founder, Artêria Gallery Winner, Micro Business Award 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 […]


The 25th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala graphic

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 […]


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

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 […]


Press Release — 2017 RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED TODAY graphic

Press Release — 2017 RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED TODAY

September, 27th, 2017

    TORONTO – Women of Influence today announced the finalists of the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards program.  A record breaking 6,400 women entrepreneurs from coast to coast were nominated for this year’s awards, and 18 finalists have now been selected. These exceptional women were chosen for their accomplishments in industries as diverse […]


Five Minutes With Kathy Gregory, Winner Of The 2016 Award For Excellence In Entrepreneurship graphic

Five Minutes With Kathy Gregory, Winner Of The 2016 Award For Excellence In Entrepreneurship

May, 24th, 2017

Kathy Gregory, Founding President & CEO Paradigm Quest Inc. Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship     About Her Business Founded by Gregory after being let go from her position in the world of finance, Paradigm Quest Inc. is the fastest growing mortgage company in Canada, providing a one-stop solution from origination to providing cost effective back […]


Five Minutes With Jennifer Flanagan, Winner Of The 2016 Social Change Award graphic

Five Minutes With Jennifer Flanagan, Winner Of The 2016 Social Change Award

May, 24th, 2017

Jennifer Flanagan, President & CEO Actua Social Change Award     About Her Business Actua (www.actua.ca) is Canada’s largest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach organization engaging 250,000 youth each year in transformational experiences that help them achieve their potential. Actua’s delivery model includes a network of 34 university and college based STEM outreach […]


Five Minutes With Angela Marotta & Melissa Paolicelli, 2016 Start-up Award Winners graphic

Five Minutes With Angela Marotta & Melissa Paolicelli, 2016 Start-up Award Winners

May, 24th, 2017

Angela Marotta, CEO & Melissa Paolicelli, General Manager Two Sisters Vineyard Start-Up Award     About Their Business Two Sisters Vineyards, owned by sisters Angela Marotta and Melissa Paolicelli, is a private, family-owned corporation with a purpose to offer a full service prestige destination winery with on-site tasting and retail, restaurant, corporate facilities and offices located […]


Five Minutes with Eva Sun, Winner of the 2016 TELUS Trailblazer Award graphic

Five Minutes with Eva Sun, Winner of the 2016 TELUS Trailblazer Award

May, 24th, 2017

Eva Sun, President The Rice People Telus Trailblazer Award     About Her Business Food processors aren’t generally associated with being leading edge trailblazers – but Eva Sun’s company (www.ricepeople.com) is different. With a motto of Respect, Integrity, Care and Share, The Rice People’s commitment to their customers, partners, and global community.  Rice is a common staple that most people take […]


Five Minutes With Isabelle And Marie-helene Primeau, Winners Of The 2016 Micro-business Award graphic

Five Minutes With Isabelle And Marie-helene Primeau, Winners Of The 2016 Micro-business Award

May, 18th, 2017

Isabelle & Marie-Hélène Primeau, President & Executive Vice-President Premier Continuum Inc. (PCI) Micro-Business Award     About Their Business Premier Continuum Inc. (www.premiercontinuum.com) specializes in the field of Resilience, Business Continuity, Emergency Management, IT Disaster Recovery and Integrated Risk Management. Isabelle and Marie-Hélène offer the cloud based specialized software in addition to consulting and training […]


How to create an award-winning RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards application graphic

How to create an award-winning RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards application

May, 12th, 2017

With the nomination period for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards closed, it’s time to begin putting together a winning application. Official Due Diligence Sponsor, Deloitte Private, offers the top items to consider for this crucial next step.     By Marie Moore     In Canada, just 15.7% of entrepreneurial businesses are majority-owned by women. […]


Five minutes with Kate Ross LeBlanc, Winner of the 2016 RBC Momentum Award graphic

Five minutes with Kate Ross LeBlanc, Winner of the 2016 RBC Momentum Award

April, 20th, 2017

Kate Ross LeBlanc, Co-Founder and CEO Saje Natural Wellness RBC Momentum Award Winner     About Her Business Saje Natural Wellness was born when Kate decided to combine her passion for retail with her mission to alleviate the chronic pain symptoms experienced by her husband. She’s now inspiring global wellness with over 50 stores throughout Canada and […]


Press Release: Call for CWEA Nominations graphic

Press Release: Call for CWEA Nominations

March, 8th, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In Celebration of International Women’s Day, Women of Influence Launches the Call for Nominations for the 25th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards     TORONTO – MARCH 8TH – In celebration of International Women’s Day, RBC and Women of Influence are announcing the call for nominations for the 2017 RBC Canadian […]


Advice from the Micro-Business Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards graphic

Advice from the Micro-Business Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 18th, 2016

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 the winner of the award and the finalists […]


Advice From the Deloitte Start-up Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards graphic

Advice From the Deloitte Start-up Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 18th, 2016

The Deloitte Start-Up Award celebrates the achievements of a woman who, in three to five years, has developed her business into one that’s ready for the next level of growth. Since starting out, these three finalists have been successful in building a profitable business with a comprehensive and sustainable plan. We’ve asked this year’s winner […]


Advice from the RBC Momentum Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards graphic

Advice from the RBC Momentum Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 18th, 2016

The RBC Momentum Award Finalists are entrepreneurs that have 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 success, these entrepreneurs have created a flexible and responsive business that is able to adapt to changing market environments […]


Advice from the Telus Trailblazer Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards graphic

Advice from the Telus Trailblazer Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 16th, 2016

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. These entrepreneurs are mentors, visionaries, […]


Advice from the Social Change Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards graphic

Advice from the Social Change Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 16th, 2016

The Social Change 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 this year’s […]


Advice from the PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards graphic

Advice from the PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 16th, 2016

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 generated exceptional economic growth and social change. We asked this year’s […]




Sign up for our Entrepreneur E-Newsletter!
Do you own your own business? If your answer is 'yes' it's time for you to join Canada's largest community of female entrepreneurs.
You're in! Now just confirm your email address and you're all set.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×