The 2016 Mompreneur® Awards Finalists have been selected. This year the awards have been expanded to offer two new categories. Winners will be announced at the Annual National Mompreneurs® Conference on March 4-5, 2016 in Toronto.
Friday, January 15th, 2016 – TORONTO, ON – Mompreneurs® and ParentsCanada Magazine have teamed up once again to recognize and reward the country’s top mompreneurs with over $30,000 in cash and business services designed to drive the winners’ companies forward to further success.
Voting began on November 9th and closed December 31st, 2015 for the 2016 Mompreneur® Awards, presented by TruShield Insurance. The Mompreneur® Awards recognizes the hard work and talent of busy female entrepreneurs who are making advances in today’s Canadian business environment, inspired by new lifestyle needs and armed with the education and talent to do so.
This year, winners will be scrutinized by an expert panel of judges based on criteria such as innovation, commitment to community, sales growth, leadership, and scalability, in 4 award categories: Mompreneur Award of Excellence (exemplary product/service), Mompreneur Startup Award (for a business under 3 years), and this year two new awards were added – the Mompreneur Award of Merit (consultant, broker or franchisee), and the Mompreneur “Momentum” Award (service-based and/or non-profit business).
Women were nominated or registered online at themompreneur.com/award. The top three women in each category with the most accumulated valid votes earned a spot as a finalist. Two wildcard entries were selected for each category as well, recognizing nominees who displayed a high level of achievement.
The finalists in each category are:
Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
Curiosity Box – Cassie Krygsman, Ilderton Ontario
GORP Clean Energy Bars – Colleen Dyck, Niverville Manitoba
Kindoma – Carly Shuler, Winnipeg Manitoba
Little Jots – Maria Freeman, Vancouver British Columbia
Oxygen Fitness – Lori Ann McLeod, Milton Ontario
Mompreneur® Startup Award
Bitty Boots – Candice Bell, Sarnia Ontario
Cellar 82 – Kasey Boudreau, Kanata Ontario
Dalcini Stainless – Nita Tandon, Ottawa Ontario
Funky Monkey Fabrics – Melissa Vriesinga, Varna Ontario
The OVer Company – Sabrina Maulucci, London Ontario
Mompreneur® “Momentum” Award
GirlPower & GoodGuys – Dana Kerford, Calgary Alberta
Handmade For You Love Lu – Laura Batista, Sarnia Ontario
Laurie Goodman Photography – Life Messages – Laurie Goodman, Guelph Ontario
Redstone Agency – Bailey Roth, Toronto Ontario
WeeSleep – Janey Reilly, Waterdown Ontario
Mompreneur® Award of Merit
Arbonne International – Nikkie Price, Waterloo Ontario
Colour By Amber – Keeley Saunders, Burnaby British Columbia
Isagenix – Angie Wagenaar, Milton Ontario
St. Pierre Realty – Cindy Grenier, St. Pierre Jolys Manitoba
Steeped Tea – Katie Valade, Cambridge Ontario
The winners will be announced in Toronto at the Annual National Mompreneurs Conference over International Women’s Day Weekend on March 4th & 5th, 2016.
For information on the 2016 Mompreneur® Awards and prizing, please visit themompreneur.com/award
More information about the Annual Conference can be found at: themompreneur.com/conference
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