Allison Grafton named Western Division Winner for RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards 2017

Rockwood is pleased to announce that our president Allison Grafton has been named one of the finalists shortlisted for the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards program, and a regional winner in her category. A record breaking 6,400 women entrepreneurs from coast to coast were nominated for this year’s awards, and 18 finalists were selected. All of these exceptional women were chosen for their accomplishments in industries as diverse as finance, technology, construction, hospitality and health services.

Allison received the distinction of Western Division winner for the TEC Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, which she received at the 25th Annual Awards Gala, hosted by Diane Francis, editor-at-large for the Financial Post on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 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 pursing their dreams. These awards recognize business women from three major regions across Canada: East, Central and West.

The scope of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is vast. Over the 25 years of the program, RBC and Women of Influence have seen an impressive 75,000 women nominated, 450 finalists selected and have awarded 75 exceptional women entrepreneurs with this prestigious honour.

All nominees are required to submit through applications, which are reviewed and judged by a panel of prominent business leaders and subject to a due diligence performed by Deloitte Private Client Services.

Links from the Gala Evening:
View Allison’s video, CLICK HERE.
View the photos from the event, CLICK HERE.
View the video from the awards, CLICK HERE.

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 Worldwide Inc.

Women of Influence, now in its 23rd year, is one of North America’s leading organization 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 200,000 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