Finalists For The 2020 Mompreneur® Awards
Announcing the Top 26 Canadian Female Entrepreneurs in the running for the 2020 Mompreneur® Awards !
The list of Canada’s most powerful female entrepreneurs, presented by Mompreneur Showcase Group Inc was announced this morning. The Top 26 finalists have been selected for the eighth instalment of The Mompreneur® Awards, paying tribute to the exceptional women business leaders who advocate and inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs.
One of Canada’s most distinguished recognition awards for women entrepreneurs, the Mompreneur® Awards were created by RevolutionHER Founder and CEO Maria Locker, to recognize 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.
This year, the 26 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.
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, while juggling new, scale-up, established or export-ready businesses with the demands of their families.
Nominations began in October, and applications closed December 8th 2019 for the 2020 Annual Mompreneur® Awards. Over 1,200 women were nominated, and 136 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 26 Mompreneurs will be evaluated by an expert panel of respected judges, including 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 4 years), Mompreneur Award of Merit (for a consultant, broker or franchisee), Mompreneurs Momentum Award (for a non-profit, charity, social enterprise, or community based organization), and Mompreneur Award of Distinction (for exemplary service and leadership).
Drum roll, please! The finalists in each category are:
2020 Mompreneur® Award of Excellence
AnnaMaria Di Nicolantonio, Olivia Rose — Hamilton, ON
Carinne Chambers-Saini, Diva International Inc. — Kitchener, ON
JennyLyn Pringle, Fusion Mineral Paint — Toronto, ON
Kalpana Kundra, UNSTICK By Daughkun Inc. — Brampton, ON
Mandy Wolfe and Rebecca Wolfe, Mandy’s Gourmet Salads — Montreal, QC
2020 Mompreneur® Award of Distinction
Dr. Dina Kulik, Kidcrew — Toronto, ON
Jacqueline De’Ath, Homeworks Etc. — Langley BC
Julie Rock, Julie Rock Photography — Milton, ON
Kim Vopni, Pelvienne Wellness Inc. — Port Moody, BC
Patsy Commisso, Metabolic Care Clinics — Oakville, ON
Shontelle DuBois, DuBois Fitness Inc. — Woodbridge, ON
2020 Mompreneurs® Momentum Award
Erin Woodward, The Girly Book Club — Burlington, ON
Julie LeJeune, Wish & Give — Toronto, ON
Kay Habib, Skilled Accents — London, ON
Melanie Levenberg, Pl3y International Inc. — Vancouver, BC
Nihal Elwan, Tayybeh Foods Ltd. — Vancouver BC
2020 Mompreneur® Start-Up Award
Charissa Floriancic, Crushed Aftercare — London, ON
Charlene Li, Eatable — Vaughan, ON
Laurie Franklin, Unique in the Creek — Stoney Creek, ON
Lyndsay Scott, Culture Kefir Co. — Richmond, BC
Rosy Atwal, Maple Organics — Surrey, BC
2020 Mompreneur® Award of Merit
Bilie Aadmi, Holi-Wellness with doTERRA — Vancouver, BC
Justine Levenberg, Sportball Vancouver — Burnaby, BC
Kate Moir, Moir Bags Please with Thirty-One Gifts — East Selkirk, MB
Reema Rafay, Arbonne International — Ajax, ON
Tanya Vakil-Fernandes, Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. Keystone — Milton, ON