The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala@The Fairmount Royal York(Wed.,Nov.16th,2016)

5,000 women entrepreneurs from coast to coast were nominated for this year’s award, and 18 finalists were selected. These exceptional women were chosen for their accomplishments in industries as diverse as finance, technology, and health services.
The winners were announced and celebrated at the 24th Annual Awards Gala, hosted by Diane Francis, editor at large for the Financial Post on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognizes female business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. Candidates share a strong entrepreneurial vision and a relentless passion in pursing their dreams. These awards recognize business women from three major regions across Canada: East, Central and West.

Each winner received the Promesse 10178, a beautiful steel bracelet watch with a mother-of-pearl face and 8 diamond indexes. As a watch brand dedicated to celebrating life’s special moments, the watches were engraved with a personalized, congratulatory message for the winners to remind them of their achievement.

Following a record-breaking 5,500 nominees, last night’s winners were:

Isabelle Primeau & Marie-Helene Primeau, Premier Continuum Inc., Montreal, QC, ADP Micro Business Award
Angela Marotta & Melissa Paolicelli, Two Sisters Vineyard, Niagara Region, ON, Deloitte Start-Up Award
Kate Ross Leblanc, Saje Wellness, Vancouver, BC, RBC Momentum Award
Jennifer Flanagan, Actua, Toronto, ON, Social Change Award
Eva Sun, The Rice People, Richmond, BC, TELUS Trailblazer Award
Kathy Gregory, Paradigm Quest Inc., Toronto, ON, PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

The 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are presented by RBC and sponsors ADP, Deloitte, TELUS and PROFIT Magazine.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 Canadian women.About Women of Influence Worldwide Inc.
Women of Influence 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

We would like to thank Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO, Head of Events&Programming for the invitation to this event.