The Travel Agent Next Door has announced that their agent, Shalene Dudley, has been nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award. This award is part of the RBC Momentum Awards.
Founded by the organization Women of Influence, the awards shine a spotlight on Canada’s most accomplished and impactful women who have demonstrated excellence across multiple sectors.
Dudley was nominated by a sorority sister and is currently in the application process after accepting the nomination. Her application will be reviewed and vetted by the independent judging committees. Dudley said that top regional applicants will then be audited for “accuracy and positive standing in the community”. Winners will be announced at a gala in November.
Dudley is also applying for the Rise Up Pitch competition for Black Women Entrepreneurs across Canada.
According to its website, Rise Up is an opportunity for Black women entrepreneurs, at any stage of business, to shine and pitch for the chance to win thousands of dollars in financial awards and resources.
The program has been designed to help Black women entrepreneurs develop key skills, build their networks, and receive the support they need to succeed.
Dudley operates Latitude Concierge Travels Ltd. in Oakville, Ontario, a member of The Travel Agent Next Door.