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Announcing Our Finalists!

Drumroll Please!

The 6th Annual Mompreneur® Awards Finalists have been selected. Winners will be announced at the Annual National Mompreneurs® Conference March 2-3, 2018 in Toronto.

TORONTOJan. 12, 2018PRLog — Mompreneurs® and ParentsCanada Magazine have teamed up once again to recognize and reward the country’s top Mompreneurs. This year the 23 businesses and 23 women named as finalists, representing 6 provinces, will be vying for one of four 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 2018 Annual Mompreneur® Awards recognizes the hard work and talent of busy female entrepreneurs who are making advances in today’s Canadian entrepreneurial business environment, setting new standards for women in business, inspiring new lifestyle norms and taking charge of their economic livelihoods and career options. More women than ever are armed with the education, determination, empowerment and talent to create their own business, charting the path for greater employment opportunities and economic stability for all Canadians.

Voting began on December 4th and closed December 10th, 2017. Over 1,200 women were nominated or registered online at, and 205 entrants advanced. After accumulating points based on support from over 90,000 public voters and 30,000 supporters, as well as impression ratings from a selection committee, the finalists were narrowed down.

Finalists will be scrutinized by an expert panel of respected 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), Mompreneur Award of Merit (for a consultant or franchisee), and the Mompreneurs “Momentum” Award (for a female-led non-profit, charity, or service-based business).

2018 Mompreneur Award Finalists

And without further ado, the finalists in each awards category are:

Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
Tiber River Naturals Inc. – Adriana De Luca & Michelle Lalonde, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bamboletta Dolls, Ltd — Christina Platt, Vancouver, British Columbia
Rok Cork — Elizabeth Roque, Toronto, Ontario
Adorable Chocolat Inc — Ginette Ahier, Shediac, New Brunswick
Rawnata —Natalie Dueck, New Bothwell, Manitoba
Three Farmers Products — Natasha Vandenhurk, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Keenfit – The Pole Walking Co. — Sheri Simpson, Kelowna, British Columbia
Neveen Dominic Cosmetics — Neveen Dominic, Calgary, Alberta

Mompreneurs® “Momentum” Award
Belbeck’s Family Farm featuring Rent The Chicken — Kate Belbeck, Moffatt, Ontario
Hawthorne Cafe — Kerry Bunney, Milton, Ontario
Zoom into Life Photography — Puja Misra, Mississauga, Ontario
For the Love of Laundry – Melissa Power, London, Ontario
The Yoga Project – Vanessa Miniaci & Jessica Monkcom, Orangeville, Ontario

Mompreneur® Startup Award
Love Powered Co. — Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood, Oakville, Ontario
Round Trip Studios — Alison Wawrzyniak, Milton, Ontario
Smash + Tess — Ashley Freeborn, Vancouver, British Columbia
Wallis Evera — Monique Parker, Delta, British Columbia
Nanashake — Tamara Aldip, Toronto, Ontario

Mompreneur® Award of Merit
Young Living Independent Distributor Kah-Mei Smith, Port Coquitlam, BC
Crazy But It Works — Barb Houser, Norwich, Ontario
Independent Director with Pampered Chef — Kathy Drennan, Kincardine, Ontario
Happy Healthy Momma with JuicePlus+ — Jennifer Zurbrigg, Edmonton, Alberta
Mary Kay — Lygia Valcourt, Oshawa, Ontario

To view descriptions and further information for all Finalists, please click here

The winners will be announced in Toronto at the 6th Annual National Mompreneurs Conference taking place on March 2nd and 3rd, 2018 at the Toronto Congress Centre.  Joining them to celebrate will be an elite powerhouse roster of business and leadership speakers including Kirstine Stewart, Simon T. Bailey, Amber Mac, Kimra Luna, Erica Ehm and many more.

For information on the 2018 Mompreneur® Awards and prizing, please visit

More information about the Annual Conference can be found at:

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, PR & Media Relations   |   Front Door PR   |   416-258-8953   |

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