Last call for RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur nominees
National awards nominations close July 4, 2008
TORONTO, June 25, 2008 — From technology innovators
and early childhood educators, to contractors, chefs and clothing
designers - women entrepreneurs from all walks of life across
Canada are honoured each year for their achievements at the
RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards. This year's deadline
for nominations is
July 4, 2008.
"The number of women incorporating businesses has more
than doubled over the past decade, and women entrepreneurs
now represent one of Canada's fastest growing business segments,"
said Rina Pillitteri, RBC's national director of Small Business.
"These annual awards offer an opportunity to give national
recognition to some of the women entrepreneurs who are achieving
their dreams and improving their communities through their
successful business efforts."
Since 1992, 87 awards have been presented for outstanding
entrepreneurial achievements in categories such as Momentum,
Start-Up, Impact on the Economy, Trailblazer, and Excellence
in Entrepreneurship. Previous winners have credited the heightened
profile they gained at this annual event with opening the
doors to national and international growth opportunities,
to prominent board positions, other national awards and recognition,
as well as - for the 2006 Trailblazer winner - the Order of
Women entrepreneurs can be nominated by colleagues, friends
and family, or can self-nominate by the July 4, 2008 deadline.
The one-page nomination form simply asks for name, title and
contact information for each nominee and nominator. When the
nomination form is received, a full application kit is then
sent out to each nominated entrepreneur, to complete by August
1, 2008. Winners will be confirmed by September 2008 and honoured
at the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards dinner in Toronto
on December 9, 2008.
RBC Champions are available across Canada to help nominees
with their business plans, to complete their applications.
Advice from previous award winners is posted at www.rbcroyalbank.com/business/women
and nomination forms and eligibility information is available
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