2018 RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED TODAY

 

Seven outstanding female entrepreneur winners awarded out of a record-breaking 7,400 nominees

 

 

 

TORONTO, NOVEMBER 21st, 2018 – The 26th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, presented by Women of Influence, have named seven winners of this year’s prestigious awards. They join the six recipients of the new up-and-coming entrepreneur ‘Ones to Watch’ category, announced earlier in September. This year’s winners and recipients span sectors that include innovative apparel solutions, trailblazing food conservation, next-generation fertility treatment, progressive childcare and much more.

“RBC is honoured to celebrate the achievements of Canadian women entrepreneurs who have been instrumental in driving business success in Canada,” says Greg Grice, Executive Vice President, Business Financial Services, RBC. “We’re proud to put a spotlight on this year’s winners who are exceptional leaders, innovators and rising stars. Their leadership, passion and entrepreneurial spirit serve as an inspiration for the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs to pursue their aspirations and be part of Canada’s thriving business community.”

Now in their 26th year, the awards recognize the country’s leading female entrepreneurs who have made impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. We are honoured to have a panel of 12 judges that is comprised of some of Canada’s top business leaders, including: Karen Greve Young, CEO Futurpreneur; Bonnie Foley-Wong, Chief Investment Innovator, Pique Ventures & Founding Investor, Pique Fund; Paulette Senior, President & CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation and Karen Brookman, Partner and Chief Innovation Office West Canadian Digital Imaging.

The announcement was made at a gala reception on November 21st, hosted by Marcia MacMillan, National TV News Anchor, Host and Reporter, CTV News Channel.

Following yet another record-breaking 7,400 nominees, this year’s winners are:

  • Glain Roberts-McCabe, The Roundtable, Toronto, ON, Micro-Business Award presented by Diversity Institute & Magnet Export Business Portal
  • Joanna Griffiths, Knix Wear Inc., Toronto, ON, Staples Start-Up Award
  • Dr. Marjorie Dixon, Anova Fertility and Reproductive Health, Toronto, ON, RBC Momentum Award
  • Latha Sukumar, MCIS Language Solutions, Toronto, ON, Social Change Award
  • Toni Desrosiers, Abeego, Victoria, BC, TELUS Trailblazer Award
  • Victoria Sopik & Jennifer Nashmi, Kids & Company, Toronto, ON, Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

The Gala also honoured the recipients of the Ones to Watch Award, Presented by Freshco.ca: Kate Latos, Ecofence and Decking Ltd.; Jessica Ching, Eve Medical; Humera Malik, Canvass Analytics; Thao Nguyen, Bonbon Collections Inc.; Sonja Mills & Alicia MacDonald, Port Rexton Brewing Company Ltd.

Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO and Head of Events and Programming, Women of Influence Inc., congratulated the winners for their incredible achievements, and for inspiring future generations of female entrepreneurs. “The incredible growth of our program reflects the increasing number of successful women-owned businesses in our country and the growing diversity in industries across Canada. The 2018 winners have turned their personal passions—from art and fashion to development to medicine – into thriving businesses. They have earned the esteem of their peers and their communities and are truly paving the way for future female entrepreneurs.” explained Ms. Skalin.

For more information on this year’s award winners, visit www.womenofinfluence.ca/rbc-cwea.

 

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 female entrepreneurs. The awards are an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing women globally.

 

About Women of Influence Worldwide Inc.

Women of Influence, now in its 24th year, is one of North America’s leading organizations working towards gender equality in the workplace — by empowering individuals. Through our events, content, awards, courses and coaching, Women of Influence annually reaches a community of over 300,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Providing insights and inspiration, sharing the stories of extraordinary women, and creating opportunities to connect — we are making change happen for women, today. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.com

 

For interview requests or further information please contact:

Amanda Kruzich, Women of Influence, 416 456 8633, akruzich@womenofinfluence.ca

Yuri Park, RBC, 437 229 2742, yuri.park@rbc.com

LES LAURÉATES DES PRIX CANADIENS DE L’ENTREPRENEURIAT FÉMININ RBC 2018 ONT ÉTÉ ANNONCÉES AUJOURD’HUI

 

Sept entrepreneures remarquables se sont distinguées parmi 7 400 candidatures, un record

 

 

TORONTO, LE 21 NOVEMBRE 2018 – Sept lauréates ont été récompensées à la 26e remise des prestigieux Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC, présentés par Femmes d’influence. Elles se joignent aux six lauréates de la nouvelle catégorie Entrepreneure prometteuse, qui avaient été dévoilées en septembre. Les lauréates de cette année personnifient l’innovation dans divers secteurs, dont l’industrie du vêtement, la conservation des aliments, les solutions de fertilité, les soins à l’enfant et bien plus encore.

« C’est un honneur pour RBC de célébrer les réalisations d’entrepreneures canadiennes qui ont joué un rôle crucial dans la réussite des affaires au Canada, déclare Greg Grice, vice-président directeur, Services financiers à l’entreprise, RBC. Nous sommes fiers de braquer les projecteurs sur les lauréates de cette année, qui sont des chefs de file exceptionnelles, des innovatrices et des étoiles montantes. Leur leadership, leur passion et leur esprit d’entreprise sont des sources d’inspiration pour la nouvelle génération d’entrepreneurs canadiens qui souhaitent réaliser leurs ambitions et faire partie du dynamique milieu des affaires canadien. »

Les prix, qui en sont à leur 26e année d’existence, visent à reconnaître l’impressionnante contribution des entrepreneures du pays à l’économie locale, canadienne ou mondiale. Nous sommes privilégiés d’avoir un jury formé de 12 chefs de file du milieu des affaires du Canada, dont Karen Greve Young, chef de la direction, Futurpreneur, Bonnie Foley-Wong, chef de l’investissement innovateur, Pique Ventures, et investisseuse fondatrice, Pique Fund, Paulette Senior, présidente et directrice générale, Fondation canadienne des femmes, et Karen Brookman, associée et chef de l’innovation, West Canadian Digital Imaging.

Les lauréates ont été dévoilées le 21 novembre lors d’un gala animé par Marcia MacMillan, présentatrice de nouvelles, animatrice et journaliste sur la chaîne nationale CTV News.

Voici les lauréates de cette année, sélectionnées parmi 7 400 candidates, un nouveau record :

  • Glain Roberts-McCabe, The Roundtable, Toronto (Ontario), prix Micro-entreprise présenté par le Diversity Institute et Magnet Export Business Portal
  • Joanna Griffiths, Knix Wear Inc., Toronto (Ontario), prix Nouvelle entreprise Staples
  • Marjorie Dixon, Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health, Toronto (Ontario), prix Dynamisme RBC
  • Latha Sukumar, MCIS Language Solutions, Toronto (Ontario), prix Évolution sociale
  • Toni Desrosiers, Abeego, Victoria (Colombie-Britannique), prix Pionnière TELUS
  • Victoria Sopik et Jennifer Nashmi, Kids & Company, Toronto (Ontario), prix pour l’excellence entrepreneuriale

Le gala a également rendu hommage aux gagnantes du prix Entrepreneure prometteuse présenté par Freshco.ca : Kate Latos, Ecofence and Decking Ltd. ; Jessica Ching, Eve Medical ; Humera Malik, Canvass Analytics ; Thao Nguyen, Bonbon Collections Inc. ; Sonja Mills et Alicia MacDonald, Port Rexton Brewing Company Ltd.

Alicia Skalin, co-PDG et responsable des activités et de la programmation, Femmes d’influence, a félicité les lauréates de leurs formidables réalisations et du rôle qu’elles jouent pour inspirer les prochaines générations d’entrepreneures. « L’essor de notre programme reflète l’augmentation du nombre de femmes propriétaires d’entreprises qui excellent au pays et la diversité croissante dans plusieurs secteurs d’activité au Canada. Les lauréates 2018 ont transformé leurs passions, que ce soit l’art, la mode, le développement ou la médecine, en entreprises florissantes. Elles ont mérité l’estime de leurs pairs et de la collectivité et elles ouvrent la voie aux entrepreneures de demain », souligne-t-elle.

Pour en savoir plus sur les lauréates de cette année, allez au http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/rbc-cwea-fr.

 

Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC

Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC, les prix les plus prestigieux à l’échelle nationale, rendent hommage aux entrepreneures canadiennes d’exception. Ils sont décernés par Femmes d’influence, organisme primé voué à l’avancement des femmes à l’échelle mondiale.

 

Women of Influence Worldwide Inc. (Femmes d’influence)

Femmes d’influence, qui en est à sa 24e année, est l’un des plus importants organismes nord-américains à promouvoir l’égalité des sexes sur le marché du travail en favorisant l’autonomisation individuelle. Par son offre d’événements, de contenu, de prix, de cours et d’accompagnement, Femmes d’influence appuie chaque année plus de 300 000 professionnelles et professionnels au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde. En informant et en inspirant, en faisant connaître des femmes extraordinaires et en créant des occasions de réseautage, l’organisme contribue chaque jour à changer la situation des femmes. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter le site www.womenofinfluence.com.

 

Pour demander une entrevue ou obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec :

Amanda Kruzich, Femmes d’influence, 416 456-8633, akruzich@womenofinfluence.ca

Yuri Park, RBC, 437 229-2742, yuri.park@rbc.com

Femmes d’influence procède à l’appel de candidatures pour la 26e édition annuelle des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC, qui se déroulera sous la bannière de la campagne Des candidatures au féminin

 

 

 

TORONTO, le 22 janvier 2018 – RBC et Femmes d’influence annoncent l’appel de candidatures pour les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2018. L’événement se déroulera cette année sous le thème Des candidatures au féminin. Les prix, qui en sont à leur 26e année d’existence, soulignent les réalisations remarquables d’entrepreneures canadiennes qui, par leurs entreprises et leur influence, apportent une importante contribution à l’économie locale, nationale et mondiale.

Les travailleuses autonomes canadiennes, dont le nombre dépasse 950 000, comptent pour 36 % de l’ensemble des travailleurs indépendants à l’échelle nationale.

Quant aux petites et moyennes entreprises appartenant majoritairement à des femmes, elles contribuent pour plus de 117 milliards de dollars par année à l’activité économique du pays.

Depuis la création des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC, au-delà de 25 000 candidatures ont été reçues et plus de 150 prix ont été remis afin de souligner des succès commerciaux hors pair. Nous invitons les entreprises, les organisations et les particuliers à se joindre à nous pour souligner le travail admirable d’entrepreneures œuvrant aux quatre coins du pays, dans tous les secteurs.

« RBC est fière de collaborer encore une fois avec Femmes d’influence afin de lancer les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2018, qui soulignent la passion, le dévouement et la contribution des femmes d’affaires exceptionnelles du Canada, a déclaré Greg Grice, vice-président directeur, Services financiers à l’entreprise, RBC. Nous demeurons déterminés à contribuer à créer des occasions de démarrage et de croissance d’entreprise pour les entrepreneures, et nous voulons faire en sorte que les femmes aient accès aux ressources nécessaires pour jouer un rôle actif dans l’avenir du pays. »

Les prestigieux prix sont destinés à des femmes appartenant à tous les secteurs de l’économie, dont les entreprises en sont à différentes étapes de croissance. Les prix suivants sont remis : prix Micro-entreprise, prix Nouvelle entreprise , prix Dynamisme RBC, prix Évolution sociale, prix Pionnière TELUS et prix TEC Canada pour l’excellence entrepreneuriale.

L’organisme Femmes d’influence est ravi de présenter cette année une nouvelle catégorie de prix Entrepreneure prometteuse, qui s’adresse aux femmes propriétaires d’entreprise qui, malgré le stade précoce de leurs activités, affichent un incroyable potentiel en raison de leurs idées novatrices, de leur sens aigu des affaires et de leurs projets porteurs d’une croissance rentable.

« Pour démarrer une entreprise, il faut plus qu’une bonne idée : il faut du courage, de la passion et de la détermination, affirme Alicia Skalin, co-PDG et responsable des activités et de la programmation, Femmes d’influence. Cette année, les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC récompenseront à la fois les femmes qui ont fondé une entreprise et celles qui se sont lancées en affaires et qui ont prouvé qu’elles avaient les qualités nécessaires pour persévérer et réussir. »

Pour présenter une candidature, allez au www.womenofinfluence.ca/rbc-cwea-fr.

 

Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC

Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC, les prix les plus prestigieux à l’échelle nationale, rendent hommage aux entrepreneures canadiennes d’exception. Ils sont décernés par Femmes d’influence, organisme primé voué à l’avancement des femmes à l’échelle mondiale.

 

Women of Influence Worldwide Inc. (Femmes d’influence)

Femmes d’influence, qui en est à sa 24e année d’existence, est l’un des plus importants organismes nord-américains à offrir des solutions visant l’avancement professionnel des femmes. Grâce à ses cours de leadership pour cadres, ses événements mondiaux et son contenu imprimé et numérique, Femmes d’influence rejoint chaque année plus de 200 000 professionnels, femmes et hommes, au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde. Les déjeuners-causeries « Femmes d’influence » et les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC comptent parmi ses événements-vedettes. Pour en savoir plus, consultez le site www.womenofinfluence.com.

 

Pour demander une entrevue ou obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec :

Amanda Kruzich, Women of Influence, 416 456 8633, akruzich@womenofinfluence.ca

Rob Merk, Communications, RBC, 416 955-6665, rob.merk@rbc.com


 

Les lauréates des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2017 ont été annoncées aujourd’hui

 

Six entrepreneures remarquables se sont distinguées parmi 6 400 candidatures, un record

 

 

 

 

TORONTO, le 22 novembre 2017 – Six lauréates, dont la fondatrice d’un organisme sans but lucratif qui fait la promotion de l’éducation dans le domaine des sciences, de la technologie, de l’ingénierie et des mathématiques (STIM) pour les femmes à l’échelle nationale, la chef de la direction de l’une des plus florissantes entreprises d’entretien des magasins de détail au pays, et une restauratrice et chef de file de l’immobilier dont l’empire est en pleine expansion aux États-Unis, ont reçu des prix prestigieux à la 25e remise annuelle des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC.

« C’est un honneur pour RBC de collaborer avec des entrepreneures qui, par la création, l’innovation et la résolution de problème, stimulent la prospérité des entreprises canadiennes, déclare Greg Grice, vice-président directeur, Services financiers à l’entreprise, RBC. Ces prix sont l’une des façons dont nous mettons en valeur la passion, le dévouement et la contribution de ces femmes d’affaires exceptionnelles. Ils soulignent leur rôle de chef de file dans le milieu des affaires et la façon dont elles incitent la nouvelle génération d’entrepreneures canadiennes à poursuivre leurs rêves. »

Présentés par Femmes d’influence, les prix, qui en sont à leur 25e année d’existence, visent à reconnaître l’impressionnante contribution apportée par les entrepreneures du pays à l’économie locale, canadienne ou mondiale. Cette année, le jury est composé de 12 chefs de file du milieu canadien des affaires, dont Karen Greve Young, VP, Expansion générale et partenariats, District de la découverte MaRS (Toronto) ; Karen Brookman, vice-présidente, Services, Ricoh Canada Inc., Sandra Altner, chef de la direction, Women’s Enterprise Centre, et Larkin Mackenzie-Ast, directrice générale, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, et administratrice du BC Innovation Council.

Les lauréates ont été dévoilées le 22 novembre lors d’un gala animé par Diane Francis, Singularity University, Atlantic Council envoyée spéciale du Financial Post.

 

Voici les lauréates de cette année, sélectionnées parmi 6 400 candidates, un record :

 

  • Geneviève Lévesque, galerie Artêria, Bromont (Québec), prix Micro-entreprise

  • Trina Bailey, Bailey Veterinary Surgical Specialty Ltd., Mount Pearl (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador), prix Nouvelle entreprise Staples

  • Mandy Rennehan, Freschco, Oakville (Ontario), prix Dynamisme RBC

  • Melissa Sariffodeen, Ladies Learning Code, Toronto (Ontario), prix Évolution sociale

  • Claudia Sjoberg, The Pedalheads Group, Vancouver (Colombie-Britannique), prix Pionnière TELUS

  • Janet Zuccarini, Gusto 54 Restaurant Group, Toronto (Ontario), prix TEC Canada pour l’excellence entrepreneuriale

 

Alicia Skalin, co-PDG et responsable des activités et de la programmation, Femmes d’influence, a félicité les lauréates de leurs incroyables réalisations et du rôle qu’elles jouent pour inspirer les prochaines générations d’entrepreneures. « C’est un honneur pour nous de souligner depuis 25 ans la contribution des entrepreneures canadiennes », dit Mme Skalin. « L’incroyable essor de notre programme reflète le nombre croissant de femmes propriétaires d’entreprises qui excellent au pays. Les lauréates 2017 ont transformé leurs passions, que ce soit l’art, la production artisanale, la construction ou le tourisme d’accueil, en entreprises florissantes. Elles ont mérité l’estime de leurs pairs et de la collectivité et elles ouvrent la voie aux entrepreneures de demain. »

Pour en savoir plus sur les lauréates de cette année, allez au http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/rbc-cwea-fr

 

Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC

Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC, les prix les plus prestigieux à l’échelle nationale, rendent hommage aux entrepreneures canadiennes d’exception. Ils sont décernés par Femmes d’influence, organisme primé voué à l’avancement des femmes à l’échelle mondiale.

 

Women of Influence Worldwide Inc. (Femmes d’influence)

Femmes d’influence, qui en est à sa 23e année d’existence, est l’un des plus importants organismes nord-américains à offrir des solutions visant l’avancement professionnel des femmes. Grâce à ses cours de leadership pour cadres, ses événements mondiaux et son contenu imprimé et numérique, Femmes d’influence rejoint chaque année plus de 200 000 professionnels, femmes et hommes, au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde. Les déjeuners-causeries « Femmes d’influence » et les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC comptent parmi ses événements-vedettes. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter le site www.womenofinfluence.com.

 

 

Pour demander une entrevue ou obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec :

Amanda Kruzich, Femmes d’influence, 416 456-8633, akruzich@womenofinfluence.ca

Rob Merk, Communications, RBC, 416 955-6665, rob.merk@rbc.com

 

 

 

2017 RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED TODAY

 

Six outstanding female entrepreneur winners awarded out of a record-breaking 6,400 nominees

 

 

 

 

TORONTO, NOVEMBER 22nd, 2017 – The 25th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards have named six winners of this year’s prestigious awards, including: the founder of a non-for-profit that pioneers STEM education for women nationally, a blue-collar CEO of one of the most successful retail maintenance businesses in the country and a restaurateur and real-estate mogul whose empire is now exploding into the US market.

“RBC is honoured to partner with women entrepreneurs—the creators, innovators and problem solvers that drive business success in Canada,” says Greg Grice, executive vice president, Business Financial Services, RBC. “These awards are one way we are able to place a spotlight on the passion, dedication and contributions of these exceptional business women. It demonstrates the leadership role they have in the business community and how they inspire the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams.”

Presented by Women of Influence and now in their 25th year, the awards recognize the country’s leading female entrepreneurs who have made impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. This year’s judging panel is comprised of twelve of Canada’s top business leaders, including: Karen Greve Young, VP, Corporate Development & Partnerships MaRS Discovery District Toronto; Karen Brookman, Vice President, Services, Ricoh Canada Inc.; Sandra Altner, CEO Women’s Enterprise Centre; Larkin Mackenzie-Ast, General Manager, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Director for the BC Innovation Council.

The announcement was made at a gala reception on November 22nd, hosted by Diane Francis, Singularity University, Atlantic Council and editor-at-large for the Financial Post. Following a record-breaking 6,400 nominees, this year’s winners are:

 

Following a record-breaking 6,400 nominees, this year’s winners are:

 

  • Geneviève Lévesque, Artêria Gallery, Bromont, QC, Micro-Business Award

  • Trina Bailey, Bailey Veterinary Surgical Specialty Ltd., Mount Pearl, NL, Staples Start-Up Award

  • Mandy Rennehan, Freshco, Oakville, ON, RBC Momentum Award

  • Melissa Sariffodeen, Ladies Learning Code, Toronto, ON, Social Change Award

  • Claudia Sjoberg, The Pedalheads Group, Vancouver, BC, TELUS Trailblazer Award

  • Janet Zuccarini, Gusto 54 Restaurant Group, Toronto, ON, TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

 

Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO and Head of Events and Programming, Women of Influence Inc., congratulated the winners for their incredible achievements, and for inspiring future generations of female entrepreneurs. “We are honoured to recognize the contributions of women entrepreneurs in Canada for 25 years running.” explained Ms. Skalin. “The incredible growth of our program reflects the growing number of successful women-owned businesses in our country. The 2017 winners have turned their personal passions—from art and artisans to construction to hospitality – into thriving businesses. They have earned the esteem of their peers and their communities, and are truly paving the way for future female entrepreneurs.”

For more information on this year’s award winners, visit www.womenofinfluence.ca/rbc-cwea.

 

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 female entrepreneurs. The awards are an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing women globally.

 

About Women of Influence Worldwide Inc.

Women of Influence, now in its 23rd year, is one of North America’s leading organization offering solutions to further women’s career advancement. With courses in executive leadership, global events, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 200,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Signature events include the Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.com

 

 

For interview requests or further information please contact:

Amanda Kruzich, Women of Influence, 416 456-8633, akruzich@womenofinfluence.ca

Rob Merk, Corporate Communications, RBC, 416 955-6665, rob.merk@rbc.com

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 plus divers, dont ceux de la finance, des technologies, de la construction, de l’hospitalité et de la santé.

Les lauréates seront annoncées et honorées lors du 25e gala annuel de remise des prix, animé par Diane Francis, envoyée spéciale du Financial Post. Le gala aura lieu le mercredi 22 novembre 2017, à l’hôtel Fairmont Royal York, à Toronto.

Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC rendent hommage à des femmes propriétaires d’entreprise de partout au Canada qui contribuent de façon importante et remarquable à la vitalité des économies locale, canadienne ou mondiale. Les candidates sont des visionnaires du secteur des affaires, et font preuve d’une détermination à toute épreuve afin de concrétiser leurs rêves. Les prix sont accordés à des femmes d’affaires des trois grandes régions du Canada : l’Est, le Centre et l’Ouest.

La portée des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC est vaste. Au cours des 25 années du programme, RBC et Femmes d’influence ont vu 75 000 femmes proposées, 450 finalistes sélectionnées et ont décerné 75 femmes entrepreneures exceptionnelles avec cet honneur prestigieux.

« RBC est fière de présenter les réalisations de ces entrepreneurs extraordinaires, a déclaré Greg Grice, vice-président directeur, Services financiers à l’entreprise, RBC. Grâce à leur passion, à leur leadership et à leur dévouement envers l’excellence, chacun est une source d’inspiration et de motivation pour tous ceux qui aspirent à transformer leurs ambitions d’affaires en réalité. »

Les candidates doivent présenter un dossier de candidature étoffé. Les candidatures sont ensuite évaluées par un jury composé de chefs d’entreprise réputés, et sont soumises à un contrôle diligent réalisé par Deloitte Sociétés privées.

 

Voici les finalistes des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2017 :

 

Prix Micro-Entreprise

Ouest : Angel Guerra and Angela Dione, Market Collective

Centre : Kalpana Kundra, Unstick by Daughkun

Est : Geneviève Lévesque, Arteria Gallery

 

Prix Nouvelle entreprise Staples

Ouest : Marlo Brausse, Barre Body Studio

Centre : Rula Sharkawi, My Little Chickpea

Est : Trina Bailey, Bailey Veterinary Surgical Specialty Ltd.

 

Prix Dynamisme RBC

Ouest : Rachel Mielke, Hillberg & Berk

Centre : Mandy Rennehan, Freshco

Est : Kara Angus, Go Go Group Inc.

 

Prix Évolution sociale

Ouest : Glori Meldrum, Little Warriors

Centre : Melissa Sariffodeen, Ladies Learning Code

Est : Cathy Deagle-Gammon, Dartmouth Adult Services Centre DASC

 

Prix Pionnière TELUS

Ouest : Claudia Sjoberg, The Pedalheads Group

Centre : Sharifa Khan, Balmoral Marketing Inc.

Est : Natalie Voland, Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis/Complexe Dompark

 

Prix TEC Canada d’excellence entrepreneuriale

Ouest : Allison Grafton, Rockwood Custom Homes

Centre : Janet Zuccarini, Gusto 54 Restaurant Group

Est : Christiane Germain, Groupe Germain Hôtels

 

Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2017 sont présentés par RBC et commandités par Staples, RBC, TELUS, TEC Canada et notre partenaire officiel d’audit interne, Deloitte.

« Femmes d’influence sont ravies de célébrer ces prestigieux prix. En tant que communauté, les femmes entrepreneures féminines représentent une force économique d’une puissance impressionnante et leur impact augmente », a déclaré Alicia Skalin, co-PDG, Femmes d’influence. « Au cours de l’histoire du programme, nous avons été honorés de contribuer à leur réussite future en reconnaissant les réalisations de ce groupe remarquable, non seulement offrant une exposition accrue et une nouvelle source de crédibilité, mais l’opportunité de devenir un modèle incontournable pour les chefs de file de demain.»

 

Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC

Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC, les prix les plus prestigieux à l’échelle nationale, rendent hommage aux entrepreneures canadiennes d’exception. Ils sont décernés par Femmes d’influence, un organisme primé voué à l’avancement des femmes dans le monde.

 

À propos de Femmes d’influence

Femmes d’influence, qui en est à sa 23e année d’existence, est l’un des plus importants organismes nord-américains à offrir des solutions visant l’avancement professionnel des femmes. Grâce à ses cours de leadership pour cadres, ses événements mondiaux et son contenu imprimé et numérique, Femmes d’influence rejoint chaque année plus de 200 000 professionnels, femmes et hommes, au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde. Les déjeuners-causeries « Femmes d’influence » et les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC comptent parmi ses événements-vedettes. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter le site www.womenofinfluence.com.

 

Pour demander une entrevue ou obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec :

Amanda Kruzich, Women of Influence, 416 456 8633, akruzich@womenofinfluence.ca

Rob Merk, Communications, RBC, 416 955-6665, rob.merk@rbc.com


 

Press Release: Call for CWEA Nominations

 

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 Women Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA). Now celebrating its 25th year, these awards provide national recognition to Canada’s most accomplished and impactful women entrepreneurs, whose successful businesses and influence contribute so much to the local, national and global economy.

“RBC remains dedicated to helping create opportunities for women entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, which is why we’re proud to work with Women of Influence again to launch this year’s RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards,” said Neil McLaughlin, executive vice-president, Business Financial Services, RBC. “We believe that achieving gender equity is both the smart thing and the right thing to do and key to Canada’s future economic development and prosperity. We’re committed to ensuring that women have the resources they need to play an active role in that future.”

To date, over 25,000 women from their early twenties to their mid-eighties, from every sector of the economy, have been nominated for these awards. Over 126 Awards have been presented for outstanding entrepreneurial achievement. The following awards are presented: Micro-Business Award, Staples Start-Up Award, RBC Momentum Award, Social Change Award, TELUS Trailblazer Award, and the TEC Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.

The potential boost to economic activity by tapping into the entrepreneurial spirit of women is significant and could sustain women as a source of economic growth in Canada for decades to come.

“The innovation, passion and determination of women entrepreneurs both deserves and needs to be recognized and celebrated,” said Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO, Head of Events and Programming, Women of Influence, “Not only are they contributing greatly to the economy and impacting their communities, they also serve as role models to other aspiring female business owners. They are proof that dreams are achievable.”

 

To nominate, please go to http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/rbc-cwea.

 

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For interview requests or further information please contact:

 

Aylanah Whitten

416-629-9144 | awhitten@womenofinfluence.ca

 

Rob Merk

416-955-6665| rob.merk@rbc.com

 

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 female entrepreneurs. The awards are an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to the professional advancement of Canadian women.

 

ABOUT WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

Women of Influence, now in its 24th year, is North America’s leading organization of its kind. Offering solutions to further women’s advancement, including courses in executive leadershipglobal events, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 200,000 professional women and men across North America and internationally. Signature events include the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and the Women of Influence Luncheon Series. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.com.

 

ABOUT RBC

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit http://www.rbc.com/.‎

 

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

 

SCOTIABANK BECOMES PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE WOMEN OF INFLUENCE LUNCHEON SERIES

 

 

SCOTIABANK BECOMES PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE  WOMEN OF INFLUENCE LUNCHEON SERIES

New partnership celebrates the continued professional advancement of women and the creation of a more inclusive workforce

 

TORONTO, MARCH 1, 2017 – Women of Influence announced today that Scotiabank has signed-on as the 2017 Presenting Sponsor of the prestigious Women of Influence Luncheon Series.

 

The partnership, which builds on a long-standing relationship between the two organizations, will help them share the important message of the need for inclusion through gender diversity in the workforce.

 

“As Canada’s international bank, we are committed to building an inclusive culture for all. We believe there is strength in diversity; it helps create strong high performing teams and ensures that we also better reflect our customers so we can serve them better,” says Maria Theofilaktidis, Executive Vice President, Retail Distribution, Canadian Banking at Scotiabank. “We look forward to partnering with Women of Influence on this special luncheon series, where we can all be inspired by tremendous women and learn from their experiences.”

 

Women of Influence, now in its 23rd year, is one of North America’s leading organizations offering solutions to further women’s professional advancement. Its flagship Women of Influence Luncheon series is the country’s preeminent program that celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary professional women along their journey to success. Over the last two decades, the series has showcased over 300 notable leaders from all walks of life, including Ariana Huffington (co-founder of The Huffington Post), Heather Reisman (Founder and CEO of Indigo Books and Music) and Premier Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario. In recent years, the series has expanded to include male and female champions of diversity and the initiatives they are leading to create more inclusive organizations.

 

“We are proud to be taking our partnership to the next level by working closely with Scotiabank, a company that truly believes in and supports women’s career advancement, to help us increase our impact on women’s advancement, gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and overall the success of our community and corporate clients,” says Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO of Women of Influence. “Women of Influence has been connecting, inspiring and leading Canadian women’s advancement for over 20 years, and we have a solid understanding of the best practices for developing high-potential female talent for the executive ranks.”  

 

In 2017, the Women of Influence Luncheon Series will host six events in our flagship cities, which includes five in Toronto and one in Calgary. The Season Premiere will kick off in Toronto on Thursday, March 9, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, featuring Celebrity Entrepreneur & Design Icon, Debbie Travis, who will share her compelling insights on how to build and evolve an international empire. Further details on the event can be found here.

 

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of $887 billion (as at January 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

 

About Women of Influence

Women of Influence, now in its 23rd year, is one of North America’s leading organizations offering solutions to further women’s professional advancement. With global event series, courses in executive leadership, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 200,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Signature events include the Women of Influence Luncheon Series presented by Scotiabank and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

 

 

For interview requests or further information please contact:

 

Aylanah Whitten, Women of Influence

416-558-5830

awhitten@womenofinfluence.ca

 

Diana Hart

Public, Corporate and Government Affairs

Scotiabank

416-866-7238

diana.hart@scotiabank.com

 

Women of Influence Partners with Celebrity Stylist

Women of Influence logo

 

 

Celebrity stylist Kim Appelt will join Women of Influence as Style Expert and Fashion Editor

 

TORONTO, FEBRUARY 2017 – Women of Influence is excited to welcome celebrity stylist Kim Appelt as their first ever Style Expert and Fashion Editor. In her new role, Kim will be sharing her knowledge on work-meets-fashion topics — from what is trendy yet appropriate, to how to express your personal style at the office and define your personal brand.

With a mandate of providing the expert insights and inspiration needed to support women’s professional advancement, Women of Influence is looking forward to sharing Kim’s fashion advice with their large community of women.

“At Women of Influence we strive to touch on all aspects of a woman’s professional life, and to offer actionable insights from qualified experts,” says Stephania Varalli, Co-CEO of Women of Influence. “Partnering with Kim — who is not only a style expert, but also an entrepreneurial success — enables us to offer sought-after advice on workplace attire, from a highly qualified and inspirational role model.”

Kim Appelt is a personal and celebrity stylist and a respected fashion influencer. As a mother of three who manages a coast-to-coast roster of clientele, plus a thriving social media community at StylebyKimXo and over 1,000,000 views on her YouTube channel, Secrets of a Stylist, Kim is a perfect example of the modern entrepreneurial woman, having found a way to channel her personal passion into a creatively fulfilling and successful career.

“When I started in the fashion industry as a stylist, I had a goal of helping women,” explains Kim. “A desire to lift them up, and make their life a little easier by taking the guesswork out of fashion. I’m honored to be asked by Women of Influence to be the new style expert and fashion editor. I look forward to helping all women put their best ‘shoe’ forward!”

In her role as Style Expert, Kim will become the Fashion Editor for Women of Influence magazine. The upcoming Spring 2017 issue will be distributed at all Women of Influence events and through selected partners, available for sale starting March 1 on womenofinfluence.com.

 

About Kim Appelt
Kim Appelt is one of Canada’s top stylists and a well respected influencer in the fashion scene. Along with dressing hip personal clients, both men and women, she also dresses local television personalities, musicians and A-list celebrities for the red carpet. Kim’s passion to help clients find their own style, and her keen eye for what works have led the way to a successful styling career. Kim sits on the nominating committee for the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards and is committed to helping new artists. Kim and her work have been seen on the Red Carpet, everywhere from the CAFA awards to The Daytime Emmy’s. To see more of Kim and her work, follow her on social media @StylebyKimXo or subscribe to her YouTube channel, Secrets of a Stylist.

 

About Women of Influence
Women of Influence, now in its 23rd year, is one of North America’s leading organizations offering solutions to further women’s professional advancement. With global event series, courses in executive leadership, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 200,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Signature events include the Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.
For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.ca.

For interview requests or further information please contact:

Teresa Harris, Women of Influence, 416-803-7811
tharris@womenofinfluence.ca

Jake Gold, The Management Trust, 416-979-7070
jakegold@mgmtrust.ca

 

 

Winners Announced for the 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards!

RBC CWEA Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of our 24th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards!

The CWEA awards recognize the country’s leading female entrepreneurs who have made impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. This year’s judging panel was comprised of twelve of Canada’s top business leaders, including: Ian Portsmouth, Publisher & Editor of PROFIT Magazine; Tracie Crook, COO of McCarthy Tétrault LLP; Rajini McRae, Senior Director, Pricing and Treasury Relations, RBC Royal Bank and; Raymonde Lavoie, Co-Founder and Partner, DesArts Communication.

Our judges selected six ventures and the eight incredible entrepreneurs behind them as the recipients of the prestigious awards, which span across six distinct categories. The winners include two business partnerships comprised of sisters; the founder of Canada’s leading wellness brand; and the CEO of one of the country’s leading mortgage firms with over $20 billion dollars in assets.

 

 

This year’s winners are:

 

ADP Micro Business Award

Isabelle Primeau & Marie-Helene Primeau, Premier Continuum Inc., Montreal, QC

 

 

Deloitte Start-Up Award

Angela Marotta & Melissa Paolicelli, Two Sisters Vineyard, Niagara Region, ON

 

 

RBC Momentum Award

Kate Ross Leblanc, Saje Wellness, Vancouver, BC

 

 

Social Change Award

Jennifer Flanagan, Actua, Toronto, ON

 

 

TELUS Trailblazer Award

Eva Sun, The Rice People, Richmond, BC

 

 

PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Kathy Gregory, Paradigm Quest Inc., Toronto, ON

 

“RBC is honoured to recognize women entrepreneurs and their immense contributions in the Canadian and global economies,” says Neil McLaughlin, Executive Vice President, Business Financial Services, RBC. “Through their passion and dedication, these dynamic women are leaving their mark on the marketplace and their communities. They are an inspiration for other Canadian business owners.”

Congratulations to our winners! We are proud to honour your achievements and continue to be inspired by your success.

 

 

Dévoilement du nom des lauréats des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2013

L’élite de l’entrepreneuriat féminin au Canada honorée lors d’un gala annuel

TORONTO – 27 novembre 2013 – L’organisme Femmes d’influence a honoré les lauréates des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2013 lors d’un gala tenu ce soir à l’hôtel Fairmont Royal York de Toronto. Les six lauréates, qui représentent l’élite entrepreneuriale du pays, se sont distinguées par leur contribution aux économies locale, canadienne et mondiale. Diane Francis, éditorialiste au National Post, a animé la cérémonie, qui en est maintenant à sa vingt et unième année.

« La RBC est ravie de soutenir et encourager ces entrepreneures qui ont puisé dans leur passion pour élaborer une vision qu’elles ont concrétisée en entreprise, du démarrage jusqu’à l’obtention du succès, a déclaré Andrea Bolger, vice-présidente directrice, Services financiers à l’entreprise, RBC. Ces prix nous permettent d’applaudir chaque année ce genre d’esprit d’entreprise ‑ une vision et une détermination extraordinaires ainsi que les réalisations d’entrepreneures de partout au Canada. »

Voici les lauréates des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2013:
Des lauréats des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2013. De gauche à droite: Jennifer Tory, RBC; Diane Francis, National Post; Suzanne West, Black Shire Energy; Judith Bobbitt, Oceans Ltd; Victoria Sopik et Jennifer Nashmi, Kids & Company; Lisa Tuningly, T-Rail Products; Tamara Barker Watson, Whitestone Developments; Carolyn Lawrence, Femmes d’influence.

Les prix repèrent les finalistes de trois grandes régions canadiennes (Ouest, Centre et Est), et les lauréates de 2013 proviennent d’endroits aussi diversifiés que Vancouver et Halifax. Les finalistes ont en commun leur formidable vision entrepreneuriale et une passion sans bornes face à leurs rêves et dans le désir d’améliorer les choses, tant dans leur domaine qu’au sein de leur collectivité ou pays.

« Au nom de toute l’équipe des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2013, je tiens à dire que nous sommes très fières de mettre en lumière les réussites de ces lauréates, a affirmé Carolyn Lawrence, présidente et directrice générale de Femmes d’influence inc. On ne saurait trop répéter à quel point chaque lauréate mérite chacun des applaudissements qu’elle suscite et le coup de pouce que ceux-ci donneront à la croissance de son entreprise. Ces femmes constituent des modèles incroyables pour les générations à venir. »

Voici les lauréates des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2013 :

Prix Nouvelle entreprise Deloitte
Lisa Tuningley, présidente, T-RAIL Products Inc.

Prix Impact HUB HKMB
Judith Bobbitt, présidente, Oceans Ltd.

Prix Dynamisme RBC
Victoria Sopik et Jennifer Nashmi, cofondatrices et respectivement chef de la direction et chef des finances, Kids & Company

Prix Développement durable TPH
Tamara Barker Watson, chef de la direction, Whitestone Developments Ltd.

Prix Pionnière Telus
Shannon Rogers, présidente et directrice juridique, Global Relay

Prix PROFIT d’excellence entrepreneuriale
Suzanne Lee West, présidente et chef de la direction, Black Shire Energy Inc.

 

À propos des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC


Les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC sont les prix les plus importants du monde des affaires canadien à mettre en valeur l’élite de nos entrepreneures. Le processus s’amorce en mars par un appel de candidatures. Les candidates doivent préparer un dossier étoffé comprenant notamment un plan d’affaires et une vidéo où elles répondent à diverses questions. Les candidatures sont évaluées par un comité de sélection national soumis à un contrôle diligent effectué par Deloitte. Une lauréate est ensuite choisie dans chacune des six catégories de prix, soit : Nouvelle entreprise, Impact, Dynamisme, Développement durable, Pionnière et Excellence entrepreneuriale. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez consulter www.womenofinfluence.ca/theawards.

À propos de Femmes d’influence
Femmes d’influence inc. est le chef de file en Amérique du Nord des organisations qui se consacrent à l’avancement professionnel des femmes. L’organisation propose aux femmes diverses solutions passant notamment par la consultation en entreprise sur la compréhension des différences entre le comportement des hommes et des femmes, ainsi que des ateliers sur le leadership, des activités d’envergure nationale et des interventions dans les médias. Elle produit et organise les réputées Midi-conférences Femmes d’influence Deloitte, les Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC et le palmarès des 25 Femmes d’influence, en plus de publier le magazine trimestriel Women of Influence. Femmes d’influence inc. a créé une véritable communauté autour d’elle et joint 120 000 personnes dans 9 villes réparties d’un bout à l’autre de l’Amérique du Nord, soit Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Halifax, New York et Washington (D.C.). Pour avoir plus d’information, veuillez consulter www.womenofinfluence.ca.

 

Pour obtenir une entrevue ou davantage d’information, veuillez communiquer avec :

Carolyn Lawrence
Présidente
Femmes d’influence
416-567-1201
clawrence@womenofinfluenceinc.ca

Tonight a Nation Wide Launch Party “Champions” the Top 25 Women of Influence

Topics to include: The vital role of mentors and champions in women’s career advancement

TORONTO, November 20, 2013 – The Top 25 Women of Influence are being celebrated tonight at the 3rd annual Women of Influence Magazine Launch Party. This ranking of the most influential women in Canada covers 5 categories; business, health, non-government organizations, professional services, and the public sector, for their measurable influence in their field. The 50 invitation-only guests in Toronto will be joined virtually by their peers in Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver via Cisco’s video-conference platform, Telepresence.

WHO: Women of Influence Inc.
WHAT: Top 25 Women of Influence – Magazine Launch Party
WHERE: Cisco Canada Toronto Office, 35th Floor, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
WHEN: Wednesday, November 20th 2013 from 5:00pm-7:00pm
WHY: Moderated discussion from 5:30–6:30pm, incl. Q&A, on how to find a mentor

THE 2013 TOP 25 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE ARE:

NGO
Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO, Plan Canada
Annette Bergeron, P.Eng. President, Professional Engineers Ontario
Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough—Guildwood
Claudia Hepburn, Executive Director, The Next 36
Janice O’Born, Chairman, The Printing House Charitable Office

BUSINESS
Karen Sheriff, President and CEO, Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc.
Kimberley Mason, Regional President, Atlantic Provinces, RBC Royal Bank
Tracy Redies, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Sue Paish, President and CEO, LifeLabs Medical Laboratories Inc.
Amiee Chan, President & CEO, Norsat International Inc.

PUBLIC SECTOR
Wendy Cukier, Vice President Research and Innovation and Founder and Director, Diversity
Institute, Ryerson University
Ann Buller, President and CEO, Centennial College
Janice MacKinnon, Professor/Doctor, University of Saskatchewan
Beatrix Dart, Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs, Rotman School of Management,
University of Toronto
Deb Matthews, Member of Provincial Parliament for London North Centre, Minister of Health
and Long-Term Care, Deputy Premier of Ontario, Legislative Assembly of Ontario

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Cheryl Reicin, Partner, Torys LLP
Sharon Geraghty, Partner, Torys LLP
Beth Wilson, Managing Partner, GTA and Canadian Managing Partner, Community
Leadership KPMG LLP
Jane Allen, Partner, Chief Diversity Officer, Global Renewable Energy Leader, Deloitte
Evelyn Jacks, President, Knowledge Bureau

HEALTH
Janet Rossant, Chief of Research & Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children
Christine Power, President and CEO, Capital District Health Authority
Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, VP IMT & CIO, The Hospital for Sick Children
Marla Shapiro, Associate Professor, Medical Consultant CTV News, Medical Contributor
Canada AM, Marla Shapiro Inc.
Connie Clerici, President & Chief Executive Officer, Closing the Gap Healthcare Group

Moderated Discussion by Women of Influence president, Carolyn Lawrence to cover:

  • How do you find a mentor?
  • How greatly do champions influence success?
  • Based on our findings that 51% of the women respondents in a recent LinkedIn poll reported never having a mentor. And that “women with mentors are SIX times more likely to be promoted to a bigger job”, according to a study quoted on money.cnn.com.

Select Top 25 panelists and their champions and mentees include:

  • Kim Mason Regional President, Atlantic Provinces, RBC Royal Bank and her champion, Deputy Chairman of RBC Royal Bank,
  • Claudia Hepburn Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Next 36 and her mentee, Jane Wu, founder of DonorIQ.

The Top 25 Special Issue Magazine will be released on November 21st. One-on-one interviews with the Top 25 and their mentors and mentees can be arranged at or following the event on the topic of mentorship and women’s advancement.

Registration

To attend this event, please contact Carolyn Lawrence at 416-567-1201 or by email at clawrence@womenofinfluenceinc.ca

The Top 25 Women of Influence are celebrated at nation-wide launch party among Champions & Mentees

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

The Top 25 Women of Influence are celebrated at nation-wide launch party among Champions & Mentees

Topics to include: The vital role of champions and mentors in women’s career advancement

TORONTO, November 13, 2013 – The Top 25 Women of Influence will be celebrated at the 3rd annual Women of Influence Magazine Launch Party, on Tuesday November 20, 2013.  This annual ranking of the most influential women in Canada recognizes women from 5 categories; business, health, non-government organizations, professional services, and the public sector, for their measurable influence in their field.

 

The 50 invitation-only guests in Toronto will be joined virtually by their peers in Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver via Cisco’s video-conference platform, Telepresence, to discuss the important role mentorship played in their success.

WHO:              Women of Influence Inc.


WHAT:           
Top 25 Women of Influence – Special Issue Magazine Launch Party

 

WHERE:         Cisco Canada Toronto Office, 35th Floor, 181 Bay Street, Toronto

 

WHEN:           Wednesday, November 20th 2013

 

EVENT:           5:00pm – 7:00pm (moderated discussion from 5:30 – 6:30pm, incl. Q&A)

 

In a recent LinkedIn poll conducted by Women & Co. 51% of the women respondents reported never having a mentor.  And it is also reported that “women with mentors are SIX times more likely to be promoted to a bigger job”, according to a study quoted on money.cnn.com.  The question most asked by young women is “how do you find a mentor?”

 

The launch party celebrates the Top 25 Women of Influence by exploring how these women got there – with mentors and champions – and how they are paying it forward to their own mentees.   A thought provoking conversation with a selection of the Top 25 and their mentors and mentees will be moderated by Carolyn Lawrence (president & CEO of Women of Influence) to draw out the best practises, and how they found each other.

 

A much talked about phenomena, mentorship is a key element to women’s advancement to the top of corporations, impacting the talent shortage and bottom line health of businesses around the world.  The discussion will draw out answers to the questions many emerging female leaders have on finding and nurturing these vital relationships.

 

The Top 25 Special Issue Magazine will be released the following day on November 21st.  One-on-one interviews with the Top 25 and their mentors and mentees can be arranged at or following the event on the topic of mentorship and women’s advancement.

 

Registration:          To attend this event, please contact Carolyn Lawrence at 416-567-1201 or by email at clawrence@womenofinfluenceinc.ca

 

 

About Women of Influence

Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women. It offers solutions including Gender diversity consulting, Executive Leadership Development, events, and media.  It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series and RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in addition to publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine which has featured some of the most notable leaders in North America including Arianna Huffington (Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post), Arlene Dickinson (CEO of Venture Communications and Dragon’s Den panellist), Bonnie Brooks (President and CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co.) and Venus Williams (professional tennis player). Women of Influence has a community and reach of 120,000 in nine cities across North American including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New York City, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.ca.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Lawrence

Women of Influence

416-567-1201

clawrence@womenofinfluenceinc.ca

 

 

2013 Ranking of Top 25 Women of Influence Revealed

Prestigious annual ranking showcases the most influential Canadian women by sector

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ – Women of Influence today announced the 2013 ranking of its Top 25 Women of Influence. Now in its third year, the ranking is designed to celebrate and showcase the achievements of the most influential Canadian women in business, health, non-government organizations, professional services, and the public sector over the course of the last year.

These women have not only made a significant difference in their chosen fields but they are exceptionally influential. This is an important criterion because such women also serve as important role models for Canadian women and girls. The Top 25 includes women from many backgrounds, educational levels, skill sets, personality types, sectors, professions, regions and interests. Some extend influence across Canada, across a sector or internationally. Some have been celebrated leaders for many years and are already well known.

The women who made this year’s ranking are not judged or selected based on accomplishment alone, but on the sheer size of their reach and influence over the last 12 months. Candidates are selected based on previous award recognitions and asked to complete a questionnaire about their work including: presence on boards, number of employees managed, funds raised, business deals initiated/led, and published work.

“Women of Influence is driving an important cultural shift in the workplace by celebrating these exceptional 25 women. Women of Influence is dedicated to the advancement of professional women across North America,” explainedCarolyn Lawrence, President and CEO of Women of Influence. “This includes celebrating the accomplishments of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence who are driving an important culture shift in the workplace by acting as role models for women in every sector and at every stage of their careers.”

All 25 women will be profiled in the winter issue of Women of Influence magazine, with the public selecting the five women who will appear on its cover via online voting at http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/top-25-cover-contest/ fromSeptember 12th – September 18th. In honor and celebration of the Top25 WOI, we will be shining the light and giving them the profile they deserve at the following events:

  • Release of the social media campaign on September 12th
  • Cisco magazine launch party: To unite the Top25 women of Influence, their mentees, their champions and the media on November 20, 2013
  • Special winter issue Women of Influence magazine profiling the Top25 winners: On sale November 21st
  • Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon: The December 3 luncheon to celebrate the Top25 winners and speakerKirstine Stewart, President of Twitter Canada who was a past Top25 winner.

Below is a summary of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence by category:

NGO

  1. Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO, Plan Canada
  2. Annette Bergeron, P.Eng. President, Professional Engineers Ontario
  3. Mitzie Hunter,  MPP for Scarborough—Guildwood
  4. Claudia Hepburn, Executive Director, The Next 36
  5. Janice O’Born, Chairman, The Printing House Charitable Office

BUSINESS

  1. Karen Sheriff, President and CEO, Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc.
  2. Kimberley Mason, Regional President, Atlantic Provinces, RBC Royal Bank
  3. Tracy Redies, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
  4. Sue Paish, President and CEO, LifeLabs Medical Laboratories Inc.
  5. Amiee Chan, President & CEO, Norsat International Inc.

PUBLIC SECTOR

  1. Wendy Cukier, Vice President Research and Innovation and Founder and Director, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University
  2. Ann Buller, President and CEO, Centennial College
  3. Janice MacKinnon, Professor/Doctor, University of Saskatchewan
  4. Beatrix Dart, Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  5. Deb Matthews, Member of Provincial Parliament for London North Centre, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deputy Premier of Ontario, Legislative Assembly of Ontario

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  1. Cheryl Reicin, Partner, Torys LLP
  2. Sharon Geraghty, Partner, Torys LLP
  3. Beth Wilson, Managing Partner, GTA and Canadian Managing Partner, Community Leadership KPMG LLP
  4. Jane Allen, Partner, Chief Diversity Officer, Global Renewable Energy Leader, Deloitte
  5. Evelyn Jacks, President, Knowledge Bureau

HEALTH

  1. Janet Rossant, Chief of Research & Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children
  2. Christine Power, President and CEO, Capital District Health Authority
  3. Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, VP IMT & CIO, The Hospital for Sick Children
  4. Marla Shapiro, Associate Professor, Medical Consultant CTV News, Medical Contributor Canada AM, Marla Shapiro Inc.
  5. Connie Clerici, President & Chief Executive Officer, Closing the Gap Healthcare Group

About Women of Influence
Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women. It offers solutions to women through corporate consulting on Gender Intelligence, professional coaching, events, and media.  It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and the Top 25 Women of Influence, in addition to the publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine. Women of Influence has a community and reach of 120,000 in nine cities across North American including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New York City, andWashington, DC. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.ca.

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Arianna Huffington to Headline Women of Influence Luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Arianna Huffington to Headline Women of Influence Luncheon

Topics to include fearless leadership, redefining success, and launch of four new Huffington Post editions

TORONTO, September 9, 2013—Arianna Huffington will be headlining the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series on September 11, 2013. The chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group and co-founder of The Huffington Post will discuss a wide range of topics including the importance of women’s advancement, redefining success, and the launch of four new editions of the Huffington Post.

Women of Influence is dedicated to the advancement of professional women across North America. Its prestigious Luncheon Series celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary professional women along their journey to success. Over the last two decades the series has showcased over 200 notable female leaders from all walks of life, including Heather Reisman (Founder and CEO of Indigo Books and Music), Maureen Sabia (Chairman of the Board for Canadian Tire Corporation), Cassie Campbell-Pascall (captain of the Olympic gold medal–winning Canadian women’s ice hockey team), Roberta Bondar (physician, scientist, and astronaut), and Venus Williams (professional tennis player.)

Twice named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, one of Newsweek’s “Ten Top thought Leaders of the Decade”, one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” according to Forbes, Huffington is an entrepreneur, nationally syndicated columnist, author of 13 books, and business leader with a unique perspective into the issues that shape our world today: politics, the economy, the media and public policy.

In May 2005, Huffington launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In just eight years, it has become one of the most important and influential news sites on the Internet and in 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.  Much of the credit is due to Huffington who is at the forefront of the new media revolution.

With welcome remarks from Carolyn Lawrence (president & CEO of Women of Influence) and Huffington’s introduction by Jane Allen (chief diversity officer of Deloitte Canada) the event will last two hours (see details below.) During her keynote address, Huffington will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Fearless leadership: from politics to the boardroom
  • Redefining success beyond money and power (The Third Metric)
  • Launch of four new global editions of the Huffington Post

Luncheon guests are welcome to participate in an open Q&A with Huffington after her keynote address.

Who: Arianna Huffington, Chair, President and Editor-In-Chief Huffington Post Media Group

What: Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Registration: 11:15am – 12:00pm

Lunch:               12:00pm – 2:00pm

Keynote:            12:25pm – 1:00pm

Q&A:                     1:30pm – 1:50pm

Registration: To attend this event, please contact Sonia Prashar at Broad Reach Communications directly at 416-560-6753 or sprashar@broadreachcommunications.com.

About Women of Influence

Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women. It offers solutions to women through corporate consulting on Gender Intelligence, professional coaching, events, and media.  It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and the Top 25 Women of Influence, in addition to the publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine. Women of Influence has a community and reach of 120,000 in nine cities across North American including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New York City, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Sonia Prashar

Broad Reach Communications

416-560-6753

sprashar@broadreachcommunications.com