RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Every year the Royal Bank of Canada sponsors the prestigious Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

On May 9'th between 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm the British Columbia Forum for Women Entrepreneurs has organized an information seminar on the 35'th floor of the Royal Bank Building at 1055 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.

Betty Thomas Quee, President of Thomas FX, will be one of the panel presenters at this event. Betty was nominated for Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997, and again in 1998 when she WON the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Betty has been a role model and mentor for Women Entrepreneurs for many years and has volunteered as a Judge for the annual Awards competion for nearly a decade. She is an Honourary Lifetime Member of BC Women In Film & Video.

Throughout her career Betty has always been at the forefront of change and innovation. She was the first female Stuntperson in Canada, the first female Stunt Coordinator in Canada, the first female Second Unit Director in Canada, and to our knowledge the first and only film industry Woman Entrepreneur to be recognized as Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. It is only fitting that she is also President and Board Chair of the Thomas FX Group  . . .  the first Special Effects company in Canada.

Betty has also received the international "Ambassador's Award" from Canada's Ambassador to the United States, presented to her in Washington DC, the "Award of Merit" from the British Columbia Film Commission for her "Contribution to the Development of the BC Film Industry", and several awards from the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce for "Business Excellence"... for "Innovation", and for "Best Business".

Panel Presenters will include:

Susanna Carson | CEO, BSI Biodegradable Solutions (Past Award Winner)
Barb Mowat | CEO, Impact Communications Limited (Past Award Winner & Judge)
Betty Thomas Quee | President & Board Chair, Thomas FX Group (Past Award Winner & Judge)

Moderated by:
Jill Earthy | CEO, FWE (Judge)
RBC Advice & Best Practices:
Suzanne Rutherford | Vice President Enterprise Collaboration, RBC
Betty McLeod | Sales Manager, Small Business, RBC
Vanessa Noga | Senior Account Manager, Commercial Financial Services, RBC

If you are a Canadian Woman Entrepreneur and would like to attend this event, CLICK HERE for more information, and register. Full attendance is expected so if you are interested . . . Act now!

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