MARIE-CLAUDE DESJARDINS NAMED A 2021 RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD RECIPIENT IN THE ONES TO WATCH CATEGORY FOR EASTERN CANADA
Hardware Rebels is proud to announce that Marie-Claude Desjardins, COO & Owner has been named a Recipient for the 2021 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the Ones to Watch Award. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. Now in its 29th year, the program is an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing Canadian women.
From a pool of thousands of nominees, 26 Finalists & Recipients from coast to coast have been selected to represent 8 Award Categories. The Ones to Watch Award is dedicated to a female entrepreneur who demonstrates incredible potential through her innovative ideas, keen business sense and solid plans for future profitable growth. The award is open to those who have been in business more than 1 but fewer than 3 years. Marie-Claude is one of 5 Recipients being recognized in this category.
Excited to have received this recognition Marie shared that “The difference that my team makes in peoples’ lives through smarter designs, creative solutions and out-of-the-box thinking” inspires and motivate her every day, she hopes to continue innovating and positioning her company as a key player to her customers, that brings together the market knowledge, industrial design and sourcing to deliver high quality components and projects in a timely manner.
The winners of the awards were celebrated at the 29th Annual Awards Gala, in November 17 2021, in a virtual gala live streamed around the world and will shine a spotlight on all these amazing Canadian women entrepreneurs.
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognizes female business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. Candidates share a strong entrepreneurial vision and a relentless passion in pursuing their dreams. These awards recognize business women from three major regions across Canada: East, Central and West. All nominees were required to submit thorough applications, which are reviewed and judged by a panel of prominent business leaders and subject to an internal due diligence process.
”This year we received a record-breaking number of applications and are honored to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2021 award finalists and Ones to Watch Recipients,” says Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO, Women of Influence. “These entrepreneurs have demonstrated remarkable innovation in the face of adversity, and we couldn’t be more excited to showcase their stories across the country.”