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Announcing Our Finalists for The 2019 Mompreneur® Awards

 

2019 Mompreneur Award Finalists across Canada - female entrepreneurs in Canada

The 7th Annual Mompreneur® Award Winners will be announced at The National 

Mompreneurs® Conference and Award Show taking place March 1st-2nd, 2019 in Toronto. 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12th, 2019—TORONTO, ON—The Top 28 finalists have been selected for the seventh instalment of The Mompreneur® Awards brought to you by Mompreneur Showcase Group Inc.  Year seven will be lucky for a new crop of entrants this year as the Mompreneur® introduces a new award to their roster, the Mompreneur Award of Distinction, recognizing exemplary service and leadership in business. One of Canada’s most distinguished and coveted recognition awards for women entrepreneurs, the Mompreneur® Awards is globally-recognized and introduces some of the fastest-growing and most innovative Canadian businesses and non-profits to the world. This year, the 28 finalists across the nation will be vying for one of five prestigious awards, with the top prize valued at over $30,000 in cash and business services designed to drive the winners’ companies forward to further success.  

The Mompreneur® Awards recognizes the hard work and determination of busy female entrepreneurs who are armed with the education, drive and talent to make advances in today’s Canadian entrepreneurial business environment. Inspired by new lifestyle norms and the desire to take charge of their economic livelihoods and career options, more women than ever are empowered to create their own business, charting the path for greater employment opportunities and economic stability for all Canadians. 

Nominations and Voting began on September 28th and closed December 9th 2018 for the 2019 Annual Mompreneur® Awards. Over 1,250 women were nominated, and 152 entrants advanced. 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. 

The final 28 Mompreneurs will be evaluated by an expert panel of respected judges, 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. 

Judging will be based on criteria such as innovation, commitment to community, sales growth, leadership, and scalability, in five (5) award categories: Mompreneur Award of Excellence (exemplary product/service), Mompreneur Startup Award (for a business under 3 years), Mompreneur Award of Merit (for a consultant or franchisee), Mompreneurs Momentum Award (for a female-led non-profit, charity, or service-based business), and the new Mompreneur Award of Distinction (for exemplary service and leadership)

Drum roll, please! The finalists in each category are:

Mompreneur® Award of Excellence

Domilya Group Inc – Heba Ahmed Malki, Milton, Ontario

Homeworks Etc – Jacqueline De’Ath, Surrey, British Columbia

Lotus Liners – JB Owen, Red Deer, Alberta

Ease Up – Lindsay Whisen, Brampton, Ontario

Timber + Gray– Tatum Wood, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Torill’s Table—Torill Myre, Calgary, Alberta

Snugabell—Wendy Armbruster, Coquitlam, British Columbia

 

Mompreneurs® Award of Distinction

Video Power UP – Angela Kafadar, Cambridge, Ontario

Bedtime Beginnings – Brooke Hohenadel, London, Ontario

Carolyn’s Model & Talent Agency – Carolyn Nikkanen, Mississauga, Ontario

Beyond The Classroom – Cathy Thompson, Burlington, Ontario

Maple Academy of Dance – Ginette Guimond, Vaughan, Ontario

CatNap Cottages – Michelle Watterson, Arkell, Ontario

 

Mompreneur® Momentum Award

Meagan’s Walk, Creating a Circle of Hope – Denise Bebenek, Etobicoke, Ontario

Love for Lewiston Foundation – Jessica Janzen, Calgary, Alberta

Parenting for Connection – Robbin McManne, Surrey, British Columbia

Mango + Moose – Tanya Donahue, Kelowna, British Columbia

Black Moms Connection – Tanya Hayles, Toronto, Ontario

 

Mompreneur® Start-Up Award

Love Powered Co. – Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood, Burlington, Ontario

LYNQ (Love Yourself No Question) – Antonella Argento and Mia Scaff, Montreal, Quebec

The Kind Matter Company – Laura Newton, Milton, Ontario 

Well Told Health – Monica Ruffo, Toronto, Ontario

Love Good Fats– Suzie Yorke, Toronto, Ontario

 

Mompreneur® Merit Award

The Lunch Lady Hamilton – Chrissy Ronalds, Carlisle, Ontario

Allysian Sciences – Dianah Warrington, Waterloo, Ontario

Senegence International (Bold Looks) – Drupti Glowinlowski, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Modo Yoga Barrie – Rosanna Marouelli, Barrie, Ontario 

World Financial Group – Yvonne Yua, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

 

The winners will be announced in Toronto at the 7th Annual National Mompreneurs Conference over International Women’s Day Weekend on March 1st to 2nd, 2019  

For information on the 2019 Mompreneur® Awards and prizing, please visit themompreneur.com/award

More information about the Annual Conference can be found at: themompreneur.com/conference/

To interview Maria Locker or any of these emerging Canadian business leaders and mentors, including sharing their stories, getting business/entrepreneur success tips and learnings, or showcasing their business ideas, please contact:

Rania Walker, Media Relations, Front Door PR

416-258-8953

rania@frontdoorpr.com 

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