CALGARY, AB – November 24, 2014 – Baby Gourmet is privileged to announce that Cofounder, Jennifer Carlson has been named the recipient of the Trailblazer Award at the 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. Presented by Women of Influence, the prestigious awards recognize the country’s leading female entrepreneurs who have made impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy.
“The diversity and astounding accomplishments of this year’s award winners raises the bar for entrepreneurship in Canada,” said Carolyn Lawrence, president and CEO, Women of Influence Inc. “In celebrating their impact and success through the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, we are shining the light on these impressive role models to inspire new generations of female innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs.”
Jennifer Carlson was one of six recipients celebrated at this year’s awards gala on November 26, following a record-breaking 4,000 nominees from across the country. The Trailblazer Award is dedicated to a female entrepreneur that is a true trendsetter. She has led the way in a new market with a disruptive product. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership within her company and her market and she has set standards for originality, quality and successful management.
“I’m honoured to accept the Trailblazer award on behalf of Baby Gourmet and my sister, cofounder, Jill Vos,” said Jennifer Carlson, cofounder of Baby Gourmet. “To be recognized alongside so many amazing women for our innovation and passion is wonderful.”
Baby Gourmet is Canada’s leading brand of organic baby food. Since 2011, the company has been providing the North American marketplace with the highest quality, best tasting baby food and healthy kids’ snacks. Baby Gourmet’s line for toddlers’ snacks, Squoosh, was named most outstanding product from Canada for 2014 at The World Tour by SIAL Awards and took home The Canadian Retail Grocery Council’s annual Grand Prix Award, Most Innovative Products Of The Year, 2012.
“RBC is proud to support Canadian women entrepreneurs like Jennifer Carlson who are not only contributing to the creation of jobs and the prosperity of our economy but are also bringing their passion to life and excelling,” said Andrea Bolger, executive vice president, Business Financial Services, RBC Royal Bank. “These annual awards enable us to showcase these remarkably outstanding, bold and successful women entrepreneurs.”
For a complete list of this year’s award winners, visit womenofinfluence.ca/rbc-cwea-2014.
About Baby Gourmet
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Baby Gourmet® is the first-to-market and leading pouched, organic baby food in Canada. It is found where 90% of all baby food is sold in Canada and owns 15% market share. Baby Gourmet has also launched into the snacking category in the U.S. and Canada under Squoosh and Slammers brands. For more information please visit www.babygourmet.com
About the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards The 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are presented by RBC and sponsors Deloitte, TELUS, The Printing House and PROFIT Magazine and are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. Now in its 22nd year, award recipients are selected based on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to, level of innovation, profitability and community impact. For more information, please visit: www.womenofinfluence.ca/rbc-cwea-2014.
About Women of Influence
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women. It offers solutions to women through corporate consulting on Gender Diversity & Inclusion, executive leadership coaching, events, and media. It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the Top 25 Women of Influence, in addition to the publishing the Women of Influence magazine. Women of Influence has a community and reach of 120,000 across North America including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, New York City, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit: www.womenofinfluence.ca.