Ms. Zingle received recognition for providing the business vision for her data centre, DataHive, offering innovative and resourceful solutions for its clients. DataHive has independently and successfully negotiated the hosting of Internet backbone giants; enabling lower data transfer costs, as well as improved internet connectivity, for all businesses throughout Alberta.

Reputedly the only woman who owns outright a private data centre in North America, Marjorie modestly acknowledges the WISE 50 over 50 recognition, “I am grateful for the trust of my clients and, most importantly, the professional dedication of my stellar team at DataHive. They deserve recognition for making it happen.”

Marjorie Zingle the CEO of DataHive, was chosen as one of the 50 business owners (over age 50) from across Canada in the recent “WISE 50 over 50 awards” announced in Ottawa on October 19th. The Award was presented, in partnership with the “Start-up Canada Day on the Hill” celebrations.

The WISE 50 over 50 Awards were initiated by Ottawa entrepreneur, Wendy Mayhew, owner of WISE – Seniors in Business. The nomination process started in March and concluded August 31. There were ten judges, eight from Canada and two from the US. Judges did not judge any nominations that came from the Province or Territory where they resided.

“Getting national recognition for your business is pretty special,” says Tim Riddell, DataHive’s director of operations.