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Natalie Voland named a 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Finalist

Montreal, September 18th, 2019– GI Quo Vadis is proud to announce that Natalie Voland, President and Founder has been named a Finalist for the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the TELUS Trailblazer Award.

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. Now in its 27th 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, 23 Finalists from coast to coast have been selected to represent 7 Award Categories. The TELUS Trailblazer Award is dedicated to a female entrepreneur that is a true trendsetter. She has recognized a new market, product, service, technological advancement or opportunity and led the way. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership within her company and her market, and she has set standards for originality, quality and successful management. Natalie Voland is one of 3 Regional Finalists being recognized in this category, representing the East.  

GI Quo Vadis is a mission driven real estate development company founded in 1993 with the vision of consciously building communities through the preservation and restoration of historically significant buildings, adaptively repositioning these assets to create employment opportunities for entrepreneurs.

“We say the quote Do we settle for the world as it is or as it should be often at the office often because being first to market or changing the norm is hard and comes with its own complex layer of barriers. Due to our tenacity, our unwaveringly belief in what we are doing and in leaving this planet better than we came into it, I am grateful to those, like RBC, who recognize and acknowledge these challenges that we as entrepreneurs and disrupters face and support us!  We are looking to create a movement of positive change through business one enterprise at a time.”

The winners will be announced and celebrated at the 27th Annual Awards Gala, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. 

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 a due diligence performed by KPMG.

“We are honoured to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2019 award finalists,” says Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO, Women of Influence. “These entrepreneurs have applied their intelligence, dedication and ingenuity to challenge the status quo of their industries. As we approach the end of the decade, the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award finalists are an exciting representation of the growth and innovation that is to come for Canadian business.”

The 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are presented by RBC. Award sponsors include The Diversity Institute, RBC, TELUS and our official Due Diligence partner KPMG.


About the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

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, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing women globally.


About Women of Influence

Women of Influence, now in its 25th year, is one of North America’s leading organizations offering solutions to further women’s career advancement. With courses in executive leadership, global events, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 300,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Signature events include the Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.com.


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