WHITBY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2012) - Jodi Glover, CEO and Co-Founder of Real Tech Inc. is named the 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the year for the TPH Sustainability Award. The 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CEWA) is presented by Women of Influence Inc. Jodi's award was presented last night during the 20th Annual Awards Gala, hosted by Diane Francis at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
"It's with great pride that RBC celebrates the achievements of these extraordinary business women," says Andrea Bolder, executive vice president, Business Financial Services, RBC. Over 3,500 women entrepreneurs were nominated for the Awards, highlighting the extraordinary number of accomplished, successful and influential women in Canada. Candidates were required to complete a thorough application; a prominent Canadian judging panel of business leaders reviewed all qualifying application. Following the due diligence process carried out by Deloitte's Private Client Services, the winners were selected by the judges.
Jodi Glover credits her success to her company's innovative technology solutions that are helping to improve global water quality analysis. Glover said, "I'm absolutely thrilled to have received this prestigious award and am so thankful to Women of Influence, RBC, Deloitte and TPH and all the other sponsors for making this award possible. The support from my parents, husband and children contribute to my continuous inspiration and help me be the woman that I am today. Real Tech's success is also attributed to the great team we have who make Real Tech happen everyday, our external team of advisors and supporters including our valuable customers around the world who love our products as much as we do! As we continue to grow Real Tech, I hope I can set an example to other aspiring women on how to build a sustainable business and inspire the next generations to come to think about the three P's of business, Profit, People and Planet."
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 Inc., an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing and fulfilling the needs of Canadian women in business. Women of Influence Inc. leads many national women's initiatives including the Women of Influence Luncheon Series, Young Women of Influence Evening Series, Senior Executive Dinner and Women of Influence Magazine. For more information, visit www.womenofinfluence.ca or www.theawards.ca.
About Real Tech Inc. - Real Tech Inc. is an award winning company that has developed an innovative, patented product line of real-time water quality monitoring solutions that rapidly detect many emerging and common contaminants in water and wastewater. Real Tech is now a four time recipient of the coveted Deloitte Technology Green 15™ award, recognizing Real Tech as a leading Canadian clean technology company. With sales in over 35 countries and many high profile customers, Real Tech is continuing to expand and grow, doing their part to improve global water quality.