Page Two founders shortlisted for national award

Sep 18, 2019

We are so very excited to announce that Page Two co-founders Jesse Finkelstein and Trena White have been named as co-finalists for the TELUS Trailblazer Award by the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, presented by Women of Influence!

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.

Jesse and Trena are one of just 23 finalists in seven award categories, selected from a pool of thousands of nominees! They are one of three regional finalists, representing the west, for the TELUS Trailblazer Award. This award is dedicated to female entrepreneurs that have recognized a new market, product, service, technological advancement or opportunity and led the way.

“Trena and I created Page Two Books to give non-fiction authors a more personal and rewarding publishing experience,” said Jesse. “As leaders of a small business that is innovating in a highly traditional space, being finalists for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards TELUS Trailblazer Award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and the authors we work with.”

“To be recognized among other incredible women leaders from across this country is a true honour,” Trena added. “We are proud to be representing Page Two Books, a company powered by a team of women, on the national stage.”

The entire team at Page Two is deeply honored by this recognition of our new, modern approach to publishing! We are proud of delivering a business model that provides a faster path to market than traditional publishers—one that gives our authors more creative control, deeper engagement in their launch strategy, and stronger back-end and direct-sales revenue potential than in any other publishing model.

We’re especially grateful to have been nominated by one of our esteemed authors, a powerhouse entrepreneur herself!

Keep an ear out for news of the award winners, which will be announced and celebrated at the 27th Annual Awards Gala, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

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