The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group. Over the last 26 years, thousands of women have been nominated and recognized for demonstrating excellence — from economic growth to social change, from local to global reach, across multiple sectors.
The collective impact of our country’s female entrepreneurs cannot be overstated. We are honoured to shine a spotlight on them.
The award process for the 26th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is completed in three straightforward steps.
1. Get Nominated
Entrepreneurs must be nominated by March 22, 2018. If you have received an email notifying you of your nomination – congratulations! You can follow the links within the email to take you to the next steps.
If you have not been nominated yet, why not nominate yourself?
2. Confirm Your Eligibility by Completing Your Intent to Apply Form
All nominees must complete the Intent to Apply form prior to starting their application. This form confirms your eligibility as an official Award Applicant and the information gathered here is a required component of your complete application.
3. Submit Your Formal Application
All nominees who successfully complete their Intent to Apply will be emailed a link to the official 2018 Award Application. Remember – we have resources to help you! Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Video Tutorials to help you create an award-winning application.
Applications now open.
Nominees must meet all eligibility criteria in order to apply for the 26th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. To see if you qualify, please visit our Eligibility Page or email us at [email protected] for more information.
The six award categories are designed to recognize women entrepreneurs at all levels of growth. Three finalists will be selected for each award category from across the country, each individually representing a region: West, Central, East.
Call for Nominations: OPEN
Nomination Deadline: March 22, 2018
Application Deadline: May 18, 2018
Finalist Announcement: September 19, 2018
Awards Gala: November 21, 2018
“My mandate is to redefine the collar, blue. I want to change the answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up?” and make the skilled trades industry sexy. Being recognized by the incredible Women of Influence community will take me one big step closer to realizing this vision.”
“Being a finalist has been amazing exposure for me and My Little Chickpea Gourmet Foods, shining a light on our mission and successes, as well as becoming part of an go-getter network of other female entrepreneurs. It is such an honour to be recognized.”
“When I reflect back to when I first started my business, I was just a girl with a dream trying to fill an unmet need in a time starved society. Being recognized as a finalist by the Women of Influence has provided me with a new level of motivation & inspiration that will allow me to propel my business to the next level.”
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 the United States, offering 100%-natural products that help the body detoxify and recover from the elements’ harmful effects.
Jean Blacklock grew up in Saskatchewan, where she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with degrees in Commerce and in Law. She then became a partner at a major law firm in Calgary and later joined BMO Financial Group as an executive in wealth management. Her last role at BMO was managing wealth services for BMO Harris Private Banking and as COO of BMO Trust Company. What’s she up to today? Running one of Toronto’s most popular cupcakeries, Prairie Girl Bakery.