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In Celebration of International Women's Day, Women of Influence Launches the Call for Nominations for the 2015 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

TORONTO, March 9, 2015 -  In celebration of International Women’s Day, RBC and Women of Influence are announcing the call for nominations for the 2015 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA). Now in its 23rd 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.

"Through partnerships with Women of Influence and programs like the RBC Canadian Women’s Entrepreneurs Awards (CWEA), we are dedicated to providing national recognition to Canada’s women entrepreneurs,” said Sarah Adams, vice president, Small Business, RBC. “Women entrepreneurs are a true economic force; vital to Canada’s prosperity and an inspiration to us all."

To date, over 15,000 women from their early 20s to their mid-eighties, from every sector of the economy, have been nominated for these awards. Over 120 Awards have been presented for outstanding entrepreneurial achievement. The following awards are presented; Deloitte Start-Up Award, RBC Momentum Award, TPH Charitable Giving Award, TELUS Trailblazer Award, PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, and the Micro-Business Award.

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.

“Women entrepreneurs have infinite energy to make their world a better place; through innovation, passion and determination they are changing their community, industry and country. Why wouldn’t we dedicate an entire Awards program to celebrating their successes and boosting their impact to reach even great heights?” said Carolyn Lawrence, President and CEO of Women of Influence Inc. “It’s a win-win.”

To nominate, please go to www.womenofinfluence.ca/rbc-cwea (opens external website in new window).

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For interview requests or further information please contact:
Emily Sands, 416-974-5506, info@womenofinfluence.ca
Suzanne Willers, 416-974-2727, suzanne.willers@rbc.com

ABOUT WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
Women of Influence is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women. Women of Influence offers a full suite of solutions through corporate consulting on Gender Inclusion & Diversity, professional coaching, events, and content — both online and through the Women of Influence magazine. Renowned events include the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. Women of Influence has a community and reach of over 120,000 in nine cities across North America including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, New York City and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit womenofinfluence.ca.