Barb Gamey of Payworks Wins Momentum Award at 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Barb Gamey, cofounder and President of Canadian-based payroll service provider Payworks, was named by Women of Influence Inc. as the winner in the Momentum Award category for the 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA), as announced at the 20th Annual Awards Gala at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on November 28, 2012.

Ms. Gamey was recognized in the RBC Momentum Award category for successfully overcoming obstacles and capitalizing on opportunities to deliver 10% or more growth year over year for more than three years.

"I am honoured to have been chosen as the winner in the Momentum Award category," Ms. Gamey said. "Entrepreneurship requires both flexibility and a willingness to adapt in order to move successfully through various stages of growth in your business. We are fortunate that Payworks continues to experience significant internal and external growth, and shows no signs of slowing down."

Over 3,500 women entrepreneurs were nominated for the Awards, the highest number of nominations since the creation of the program. All finalists were honoured at the 20th Annual Awards Gala hosted by Diane Francis, editor-at-large for the National Post. The RBC CWEA recognizes women entrepreneurs from across Canada who make impressive contributions to the local, Canadian, or global economy. Nominees share a strong entrepreneurial vision and a relentless passion in pursuing their dreams.

"We are proud to celebrate the most inspiring women entrepreneurs in Canada," said Carolyn Lawrence, president and CEO, Women of Influence Inc. "By recognizing them at the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Gala, we hope to build their success, provide exposure for Canada's diverse array of entrepreneurial talent, and provide more female role models for future leaders."

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country's leading female entrepreneurs. The awards are an initiative of Women of Influence Inc., an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing and fulfilling the needs of Canadian women in business. For more information, visit www.womenofinfluence.ca or www.theawards.ca.

Payworks is a national leader in the field of total workforce management solutions and provides integrated web-based solutions for payroll, human resources, and employee time management to more than 8,000 businesses across Canada. Payworks is also a regional finalist in the 2012 Canada's Best Managed Companies program. For more information, visit www.payworks.ca.

SOURCE: Payworks

For further information:

Amanda Soloway, Marketing Coordinator, Payworks, 866-788-3500 ext 399, amanda.soloway@payworks.ca

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