Karen Furneaux of Waverley. (Submitted photo)

WAVERLEY:  A local businesswoman is grateful to have been nominated for the prestigious RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurship Awards, scheduled for later this year.

Karen Furneaux, an Olympian kayaker with Cheema on the shores of her hometown of Waverley, recently was informed she was a nominee for the awards. She was nominated by the Center for Women in Business.

Furneaux runs and operates I Promise Performance Inc. More info can be found at her website: www.ipromiseperformance.com.

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group.

For 28 years, the awards have shone a spotlight on Canada’s most accomplished and impactful women who have demonstrated excellence — from economic growth to social change, from local to global reach, across multiple sectors.

On her Facebook page, Furneaux said how honoured she was to be nominated.

“I love what I get to do and the Youth and Businesses I get to serve,” said Furneaux. “I don’t think I deserve this as there are many, many incredible women owned businesses.

“I’m humbled and honoured. I will do my very best to make you all proud in this process.”