ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 MOMPRENEUR® AWARDS
The five winners of the 2019 Mompreneur® of the Year Awards were announced at the 7th Annual National Mompreneurs® Conference in Toronto. Out of hundreds of nominees, Heba Ahmed Malki of Domilya Group Inc., from Milton, ON was awarded the Mompreneur Award of Excellence.
The 7th Annual Mompreneur® Awards have proven lucky for five business-women from across the country! The winners of the 2019 Mompreneur® of the Year Awards were announced on Saturday, March 2nd at the 7th Annual National Mompreneurs® Conference and Awards in Toronto. This year, 28 finalists representing over 20 communities and 5 provinces from across Canada brought forth some of the most innovative, creative and productive businesses and non-profits—with an impressive combined gross revenue of $17-million last year alone, while employing thousands of people across the country
Over 1,250 women were nominated, and 152 entrants advanced; and after accumulating points based on support from over 20,000 public voters within one week, as well as impression ratings from a selection committee, the finalists were narrowed down to just 28 finalists in the five categories.
The finalists were evaluated by an expert panel of nine respected judges evaluating the finalists, including CEO of Ehm & Co., and publisher of the YMC Erica Ehm, Co-Founder of Mabel’s Labels, Media Personality and Digital Influencer Julie Cole, and Tech-maven, Best-selling author and President of AmberMac Media, Amber MacArthur—all who undertook a rigorous review process to select their top picks in each category, which includes one main award, The Mompreneur® Award of Excellence with a top prize valued at over $30,000.
Mompreneurs® is thrilled to announce that Heba Ahmed Malki of Domilya Group Inc., from Milton, ON has been named Canada’s Official Mompreneur of the Year for 2019, and has been awarded the Mompreneur® Award of Excellence.
Mompreneurs® has expanded its awards to recognize and help provide support, funding and exposure in four other deserving business categories, each receiving a prize package valued over $5,000. The four additional awards include: The Startup Award for promising start-ups who have been in business for under three years; The Momentum Award recognizing a business that is either a non-profit or charity, or is a business that benefits the community at large; The Merit Award is for those whose businesses are consultant, franchisee or broker-based and The Distinction Award for exemplary service and leadership.
We are proud to announce the outstanding winners in those four categories as well:
Mompreneur® Startup Award— Suzie Yorke, Love Good Fats, Toronto, ON
Mompreneur® Momentum Award— Denise Bebenak of Meagan’s Walk, Etobicoke, ON
Mompreneur® Award of Merit— Rosanna Marouelli of Modo Yoga Barrie, Barrie, ON
Mompreneur® Award of Distinction—Angela Kafadar of Video PowerUP, Cambridge, ON
Congratulations to our winners, and to our 28 outstanding finalists who are making a difference in the lives of their families, their employees and the Canadian business community.
Features of this years’ conference included remarks from Canada’s Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, The Honourable Mary Ng; co-founder of Minhas Brewery and investor on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, Manjit Minhas; President of AmberMac Media and TV/Radio host, Amber MacArthur; Founder of Hazel Mae Design Inc and Sportsnet News Broadcaster, Hazel Mae and Founder and CEO of Knixwear, Joanna Griffiths.
To learn more about the Finalists and/or the Mompreneurs® Organization, please visit: TheMompreneur.com
To schedule an interview, profile or interactive segment of any of the inspirational winners please contact:
Dessy Danishwar, PR & Media Engagement