TELUS Trailblazer Award


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 […]


Five Minutes with Arlene Dickinson, CEO of District Ventures & TELUS Pitch Judge graphic

Five Minutes with Arlene Dickinson, CEO of District Ventures & TELUS Pitch Judge

August, 19th, 2019

Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada’s most successful — and recognizable — entrepreneurs. Best known for her role as a Dragon on the multi-award-winning television series Dragons’ Den, she built her fortune with Venture Communications, and just a few years ago, launched District Ventures — an accelerator, venture fund, and communications firm focused on turning […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Finalist: Natalie Voland graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Finalist: Natalie Voland

October, 24th, 2017

  Natalie Voland President, Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis/Complexe Dompark TELUS Trailblazer Award, EAST Natalie Voland is the owner and president of Montreal real estate company Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis, which does development, management, and design work for their own properties as well as for third parties and investors. They are the first B Corp triple […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Finalist: Sharifa Khan graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Finalist: Sharifa Khan

October, 24th, 2017

  Sharifa Khan CEO & President, Balmoral Marketing Inc. TELUS Trailblazer Award, CENTRAL Balmoral Marketing was established in 1989 by Sharifa Khan to address the multicultural communities in Canada and to offer companies a communications path to speak to these audiences. As such, it is the longest established woman-owned marketing firm in Canada. From strategy […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Winner: Claudia Sjoberg graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur TELUS Trailblazer Award Winner: Claudia Sjoberg

October, 24th, 2017

  Claudia Sjoberg President, The Pedalheads Group Winner, TELUS Trailblazer Award Founded in 1986, Pedalheads Group provides children’s instructional sports and recreation programs and camps. As President, founder and sole owner of all the corporations, Claudia Sjoberg’s mission is to provide fun, personable environments where all children can embrace challenges, discover independence, and develop skills […]




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