Minister Guergis congratulates RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards

TORONTO, Dec. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Helena Guergis, Minister of State (Status of Women) today offered congratulations to the recipients of the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards. The Awards, which are presented at an annual gala event held in Toronto, recognize the achievements of women entrepreneurs from across Canada.

"One of our government's three pillars of focus at Status of Women Canada is economic security and we strongly appreciate the immense contributions made by Canadian businesswomen," said Minister of State Guergis. "Through these Awards, RBC is providing national recognition to these outstanding women, who are key contributors not only to prosperity in Canada, but around the world. I am delighted to congratulate this year's RBC Awards recipients:

    "Ms. Julie Bond, Bond Consulting Group, winner of the Deloitte Start-Up
    "Ms. Edie Weiss, Radke Film Group, winner of the HKMB HUB INTERNATIONAL
    Impact Award;
    "Ms. Julie Cole, Ms. Tricia Mumby, Ms. Julie Ellis and Ms. Cynthia Esp,
    Mabel's Labels, winner of the RBC Momentum Award;
    "Ms. Cora Tsouflidou, Founder of Cora Franchise Group and owner of Chez
    Cora's, winner of the BELL Trailblazer Award; and
    "Ms. Jill Anderson, Aecometric Corporation, winner of the PROFIT Award
    for Excellence in Entrepreneurship."

Since the RBC awards were established in 1992, over 5,500 women of all ages and from every sector of the economy have been nominated. To date, 87 Awards have been presented for outstanding entrepreneurial achievement in the area of Start-Up, Innovation, Momentum, Trailblazer, Impact on the Local Economy, Export and Lifetime Achievement.

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For further information: For further information: Emily Goucher, Special Assistant, Communications, Office of the Minister of State (Status of Women), (819) 956-4000; Nanci-Jean Waugh, Director General, Communications and Strategic Planning, Status of Women Canada, (613) 995-7839

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