Toronto, Ontario — Dara Carpenter, CEO of Toronto-based E.L.C Towing Dispatch Solutions has been nominated for a second time for the 2021 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.
“For those that know me I am not one to brag or tout my personal achievements however this award nomination is special to me so please forgive a little self-indulgence,” Carpenter wrote in a LinkedIn post. “As I am sure you are aware It has been an interesting journey navigating through a male-dominated and challenging industry. It is truly rewarding to be nominated and recognized for all the hard work and effort that has gone into making ELC Towing Dispatch Solutions a national success. I am honoured to even be mentioned in the same breath as the other nominees and the previous award recipients.”
E.L.C Towing Dispatch Solutions was founded by Carpenter in 2015. The company manages the logistics and dispatch of a tow throughout Canada and the U.S. but also mediates between insurance companies and towing businesses, repair facilities, and auto recyclers in the automotive industry. The company helps prevent unnecessary expenses and provides towing and storage logistics.
Carpenter has had to overcome several obstacles while building her business—such as having to navigate through a male-dominated industry. So, she is very thankful to see her hard work recognized in this format.
“It’s an honour that my peers are recognizing my hard work and to see that people are taking notice,” Carpenter told Canadian Auto Recycler.
Carpenter hopes to inspire other women to take up space in predominantly male industries.
“Don’t give up. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not worthy or that you’re not good enough or that you don’t belong.”
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is a national awards program celebrating the achievements of female entrepreneurs in Canada.
For 29 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.