Finalists for the 2017 RBC Woman Entrepreneur Awards were announced on September 27. The 18 finalists, selected from a record breaking 6,400 nominations, were chosen for their accomplishments in industries as diverse as finance, technology, construction, hospitality and health services.
These awards recognize 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. Recognizing women from three major regions of the country (East, Central and West), the awards will be presented in six categories: Micro Business, Start-Up, Momentum, Social Change, Trailblazer, and Excellence in Entrepreneurship.
The winners will be announced and celebrated at the 25th Annual Awards Gala, hosted by Diane Francis, editor-at-large for the Financial Post on November 22, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.