RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards: Nomination time

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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.

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[TORONTO, ON] - RBC and Women of Influence have launched the call for nominations for the 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA). 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.

“RBC has a long-standing commitment to supporting and advancing women entrepreneurs across Canada,” said Kim Ulmer, vice president, Small Business, RBC. “These awards enable us to profile women entrepreneurs who are raising the bar, leading the charge and succeeding in business.”

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 and PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, and new this year is the Micro-Business Award. Check out: http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/rbc-cwea-2014

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 desire to have value, so when they become entrepreneurs this translates directly to improving quality of life for those around them, challenging the status quo, and making our country better. The purpose of these awards is to provide recognition for these hardworking women that serves to propel their success and impact," said Carolyn Lawrence, president and CEO of Women of Influence Inc. “It’s a win-win”.

Organizations: RBC, TELUS, Influence Inc.

Geographic location: Canada, TORONTO

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