The Top 28 finalists have been selected for the seventh installment of The Mompreneur® Awards brought to you by Mompreneur Showcase Group Inc. Year seven will be lucky for a new crop of entrants this year as the Mompreneur® introduces a new award to their roster, the Mompreneur Award of Distinction, recognizing exemplary service and leadership in business. One of Canada’s most distinguished and coveted recognition awards for women entrepreneurs, the Mompreneur Awards is globally-recognized and introduces some of the fastest-growing and most innovative Canadian businesses and non-profits to the world.
This year over 1,250 women were nominated or registered online at themompreneur.com/award, and 152 entrants advanced for consideration for the awards. After accumulating points based on support from over 20,000 public voters within a week, as well as impression ratings from a selection committee, 28 finalists were selected in 5 categories.
Local Mompreneur Michelle Watterson of CatNap Cottages Inc. has been named a finalist by her peers and the business community. The task of determining who will win one of the five Awards being presented at this year’s 2019 National Mompreneurs® Conference will now be left up to an expert panel of judges. The winner will be chosen based on a select set of criteria for each award including: track record of success; product innovation of business idea; growth potential and scalability; revenue; inspiration to others; and impact on the community.
CatNap Cottages Inc. is a cat’s only boarding facility, setting a new standard in service and accommodation for your beloved kitty. Owned by Michelle Watterson, this peaceful sanctuary offers top-notch services, a playful setting, cleanliness and tranquil atmosphere; purrrfect for your feline friend, and giving you piece of mind.
“Cats are cool! They deserve that extra special attention and to have a space they can call ‘home away from home’.” Says Michelle, “I’m excited and honoured to be a finalist, and I hope to inspire others to take the chance and follow their dreams, even when others can’t see it as a viable business option. Your dream is your dream!”
Finalists will be scrutinized by an expert panel of respected judges, 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 3 years), Mompreneur Award of Merit (for a consultant or franchisee), and the Mompreneurs “Momentum” Award (for a female-led non-profit, charity, or service-based business), and the new Mompreneur Award of Distinction (for exemplary service and leadership)
The 2019 Mompreneur® Awards will be handed out at The 2019 National Mompreneurs® Conference taking place over 2 days ahead of International Women’s Day Week, Friday, March 1st and Saturday March 2nd, 2019. The conference will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre.