RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards


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Announcing the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Finalists!

September, 17th, 2019

This year marks the 27th year of recognizing the top women entrepreneurs in Canada. We are thrilled to be celebrating another influential collection of business owners. Representing diverse industries and business sizes, and hailing from across the country — here are the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Finalists.     This was a record-breaking […]


How Toni Desrosiers found success fighting plastic pollution with Abeego, the first beeswax food wrap graphic

How Toni Desrosiers found success fighting plastic pollution with Abeego, the first beeswax food wrap

August, 19th, 2019

When she first launched Abeego, Toni Desrosiers was met with skepticism — people couldn’t imagine giving up plastic wrap. She persevered through the challenge of creating a new market, and now the award-winning entrepreneur can boast years of explosive growth, and her reusable beeswax wrap can be found in more than 1,500 stores, 40 countries […]


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How Marjorie Dixon is redefining the journey of fertility

May, 13th, 2019

Marjorie Dixon knew from a young age that she wanted to get into reproductive medicine. It was her experience running a cycle monitoring centre — and going through three rounds of IVF herself — that led her to open her own holistic clinic, Anova Fertility and Reproductive Health. A recent winner of the RBC Momentum […]


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A Seat at The Roundtable

March, 15th, 2019

Glain Roberts-McCabe left her secure, six-figure job at a consulting firm to pursue her idea for a group-based approach to leadership coaching. Ten years later, and The Roundtable has grown into an award-winning consultancy with a proven track record of fostering success.     By Karen van Kampen     In 2007, 39-year-old Glain Roberts-McCabe […]


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 […]


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Three Canadian Female-Led Start-ups Share their Keys to Success

November, 3rd, 2016

We asked four remarkable women — all of whom are finalists in our Deloitte Start-up category at the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards — for their best advice for entrepreneurs looking to make their big idea a reality. From “take it slow” to “don’t work so hard!” you may be surprised by how they were […]


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18 Entrepreneurs Share their Best Advice

November, 3rd, 2015

These 18 women were selected from over 5,000 nominees to become finalists for the 2015 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. From construction to retail, communications to not-for-profit, they manage more than 2,300 employees and over $190 million in gross profit. We asked each of them to share what advice they would give to a room full of aspiring entrepreneurs.


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2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Winners

December, 16th, 2013

On November 27th, Women of Influence celebrated the recipients of the 2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.  The six award winners, representing the best of what the country has to offer, were recognized for their contributions to the local, Canadian, and global economies. Diane Francis, editor-at-large at […]

















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