Clara Angotti of Next Pathway Wins Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award at 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Clara Angotti, co-founder and President of technology consultancy Next Pathway Inc., was recognized by Women of Influence Inc. at the 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards at a gala dinner on November 28, 2012. She was given the prestigious PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, which is awarded to an individual who has launched one or more successful companies, has a proven track record of growth and profitability, and who is a role model to other entrepreneurs.

Ms. Angotti has a 20-year track record of success as an entrepreneur. She has started and sold two successful businesses, invested in two promising start-ups and helped turn around a distressed company. Her current business, Next Pathway Inc., is a flourishing consultancy that offers technology services to Fortune 500 companies, including strategic planning, architectural reviews, software development and infrastructure support.

"It is an incredible honour to be selected as the winner in the Excellence in Entrepreneurship category," said Ms. Angotti. "Entrepreneurship is a way of life, and something I've dedicated myself to for over two decades. My passion, resilience, tenacity and willingness to take risks are a few of the keys to my success as an entrepreneur."

Outside of her professional life, Ms. Angotti has been an enthusiastic supporter of several charitable initiatives. She has taken on a variety of leadership roles in the community, from being a Founding Patron of Luminato, a Toronto-based, annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, music and more, to being a member of the Board of Directors for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

"We're very proud of Clara and offer congratulations to all the award winners," said Chetan Mathur, Chief Executive Officer of Next Pathway. "The passion, leadership and good judgement she brings to the Next Pathway team have been instrumental in our growth over the past six years."

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.

About Next Pathway Inc.

Next Pathway Inc. is a technology consulting services company.  Next Pathway services clients across North American by providing management consulting, software development and infrastructure solutions.  Next Pathway works in collaboration with its clients to optimize their technology investments.  Additional information can be found at www.nextpathway.com.

SOURCE: Next Pathway Inc.

For further information:

Rosaleen Cregg, Next Pathway Inc., rcregg@nextpathway.com