2019 Mompreneur Award Winners Heba Ahmed Malki of Domilya Group, Suzie Yorke of Love Good Fats, Denise Bebenek of Meagan's Walk, Rosanna Marouelli of Modo Yoga Barrie, and Angela Kafadar of Video Power Up - Canadian female entrepreneurs

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Out of 1,250+ nominations that were delivered, and 152 approved entrants that advanced, we are thrilled to congratulate all 30 women and their 28 businesss named as Finalists for The 2019 Mompreneur® Awards, and to congratulate the 20 women named as this year’s “Ones to Watch”. This collection of powerful women in business has proven that their dedication to their craft and their passion for both family and business are setting them apart in Canada’s entrepreneurial landscape.

The 2019 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence

Canada’s Official Mompreneur® of the Year for 2019

2019 Mompreneur Award of Excellence Finalist HEBA AHMED MALKI of Domilya Group

Heba Ahmed Malki

Milton, Ontario  |  Member since 2011

domilya GROUP is a team of skilled and dedicated contractors with decades of training and experience. Featured on HGTV and CityTV, we are experts in designing, renovating and building and have been transforming your dreams into a reality since 2004. We have our own design boutique and offer basement, bathroom, kitchen, custom and commercial renovations.


2019 Mompreneur Award of Excellence Finalist TATUM WOOD of Tiber + Gray

Tatum Wood
Nanaimo, British Columbia  |  Member since 2017

Timber + Gray is a collection of hand crafted an carefully curated home and lifestyle goods. We are makers of farmhouse wood signs and furniture. Each of our pieces are made by hand from start to finish. timberandgray.com

The 2019 Mompreneurs® Momentum Award

Making a Difference in the Community (Locally or Globally)

2019 Mompreneurs Momentum Award Finalist DENISE BEBENEK of Meagan's Walk

Denise Bebenek

Toronto, Ontario  |  Member since 2018

Meagan’s Walk – Creating a Circle of Hope is dedicated to sharing a message of hope and raising awareness of paediatric brain tumours and the devastating effect they have on children and their families. We raise funds to support research at the Brain Tumour Research Centre at Sick Kids Hospital. Every year on Mother’s Day weekend we host a walk that ends with all participants surrounding Sick Kids hospital, joining hands and creating a circle of hope hugging the hospital and all those inside, reminding them that they are not alone in their journey. To date we have raised $5.4M to support brain tumour research but there is still so much work to do.


2019 Mompreneurs Momentum Award Finalist TANYA DONAHUE of Mango + Moose

Tanya Donahue

Kelowna, British Columbia  |  Members since 2018

Mango + Moose is a socially conscious lifestyle brand that works with Artisans in 9 developing nations as well as featuring a Canadian line of products. Our goods are handmade, on-trend designs that provide sustainable employment and dignified job opportunities.  mangoandmoose.com

The 2019 Mompreneurs® Startup Award

Forging Success with Under 3 Years in Business

2019 Mompreneur Startup Award Finalist SUZIE YORKE of Love Good Fats

Suzie Yorke

Toronto, Ontario  |  Member since 2017

Love Good Fats offers 5 flavours of bars that are loaded with good fats, are low in sugar (1-2 grams only) and are ridiculously delicious. They are Keto and LCHF (Low Carbs High Fats) friendly. Eating a high fat diet gives you more energy, helps you to feel fuller longer and feel satisfied. Good fats help rev up your metabolism and are great brain food; and the best part is these bars taste delicious!


2019 Mompreneur Startup Award Finalists Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood of Love Powered Co.

Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood
Oakville, Ontario  |  Members since 2017

Our Mission at Love Powered Co™ is to power the next generation of mindful leaders – our children! – and to fuel them with positive self-talk, confidence, self-love and self-worth. Our first product​ is Love Powered Littles: positive I AM Affirmations for parents to habitually practice with their children.  lovepoweredco.com

The 2019 Mompreneur® Award of Distinction

Recognition for Exemplary Success & Leadership in a Service-Based Industry

2019 Mompreneur Award of Distinction Finalist ANGELA KAFADAR of Video Power Up

Angela Kafadar

Cambridge, Ontario  |  Member since 2014

Video Power Up offers a variety of seminars, workshops and programs to teach small business owners how to leverage the power of video to support sales and marketing for their business, helping them to create their own marketing videos using their smartphones in order to gain a real competitive advantage and level the playing field with larger businesses and corporations. Angela’s super power is to listen to her clients and be able to craft impactful scripts to clearly communicate her clients products or services. The team at Video Power Up can also use their resources to write, film, edit and help with online distribution of marketing videos. We make video marketing easy!


2019 Mompreneur Award of Distinction Finalist GINETTE GUIMOND of Maple Academy of Dance

Ginette Guimond
Vaughan, Ontario  |  Member since 2017

Since its opening in 1998, Maple Academy of Dance has strived to be known for its excellence and innovative approach to all students. We offer classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. We have a fun recreational program and an award-winning competitive team. mapleacademyofdance.com

The 2019 Mompreneur® Award of Merit

Recognizing Successful Franchisees & Consultants

2019 Mompreneur Award of Merit Finalist ROSANNA MAROUELLI of Modo Yoga Barrie

Rosanna Marouelli

Barrie, Ontario  |  Member since 2018

At Modo Yoga Barrie, our goal is to inspire people to feel more connected to themselves and the world around them through a regular yoga practice. We have weekly “karma” classes that are donation-based, and for many people in our community our studios are a ‘home away from home’. That’s why we pride ourselves on creating fun, open spaces where everyone feels welcome. We have 6 pillars that represent who we strive to be. BE HEALTHY: In mind, body, and spirit – we practice healthy living and self-care. BE COMMUNITY: We’re stronger together when we reach out and support one another. BE ACCESSIBLE: Yoga is for everyone! All abilities, bodies, and backgrounds are welcome with open arms. LIVE TO LEARN: To be anything – we must learn. Stay humble, curious, and passionate. BE GREEN: The care, respect, and protection of our planet is tied to our own well-being. BE PEACE: We cultivate harmony – inside and worldwide.


2019 Mompreneur Award of Merit Finalist CHRISSY RONALDS of The Lunch Lady Hamilton

Chrissy Ronalds
Carlisle, Ontario  |  Member since 2018

The Lunch Lady began in 1993 with one Mom, one school and one lunch order, and today delivers thousands of lunches every day to children in hundreds of schools across Canada. The Lunch Lady Hamilton serves almost 40 schools in the region, providing healthy, balanced options giving busy parents a well deserved break! thelunchlady.ca


Congratulations to all of our 2019 Top Finalists!

Lotus Liners – JB Owen of Red Deer
Love for Lewiston
 – Jessica Janzen of Calgary
Torill’s Table – Torill Myre of Calgary

British Columbia
Homeworks Etc. – Jacqueline De’Ath of Langley
Mango + Moose – Tanya Donahue of Kelowna
Parenting for Connection – Robbin McManne of Surrey
Snugabell – Wendy Armbruster of Coquitlam
Senegence International – Drupti Glowinkowski of Port Coquitlam
Timber + Gray – Tatum Wood of Nanaimo
World Financial Group – Yvonne Yua of Port Coquitlam

Allysian Sciences – Dianah Warrington of Kitchener
Bedtime Beginnings – Brooke Hohenadel of London
Beyond the Classroom – Cathy Thompson of Burlington
Black Moms Connection – Tanya Hayles of Toronto
Carolyn’s Model & Talent Agency – Carolyn Nikkanen of Mississauga
CatNap Cottages – Michelle Watterson of Arkell
domilya GROUP – Heba Ahmed Malki of Milton
Ease Up – Lindsay Whisen of Brampton
Love Good Fats – Suzie Yorke of Toronto
Love Powered Co. – Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood of Burlington
Maple Academy of Dance – Ginette Guimond of Vaughan
Modo Yoga Barrie – Rosanna Marouelli of Barrie
The Kind Matter Company – Laura Newton of Milton
The Lunch Lady Hamilton – Chrissy Ronalds of Carlisle
Video Power Up – Angela Kafadar of Caledon
Well Told Health Botanicals – Monica Ruffo of Toronto

LYNQ Nutrition Redefined – Antonella Argento & Mia Scaff of Montreal

— 2019 Awards Timeline —

Entry & Nomination Stage
Friday September 28, 2018 to Sunday December 2, 2018

Voting Stage
Monday December 3, 2018 to Sunday December 9, 2018

LIVE Finalists Announcement (Facebook)
Friday January 11, 2019 at 11amET

LIVE Winners Announcement
Saturday March 2, 2019 at The 2019 National Mompreneurs Conference (Toronto)

Find full details on Award Rules & Regulations here >>