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Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs: W100

The W100 is a partnership between Chatelaine and PROFIT magazine that ranks the country’s top female entrepreneurs — who, between them, contribute $1.4 billion annually to the economy

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Laura Araneda

Mike Capson (Laura Araneda, President, Vic Progressive Diamond Drilling)

Here are the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada. For more information on the W100 winners go to: Profitguide.com/w100, and also click to read 10 inspiring success stories from top female entrepreneurs. (If you are interested in participating in the 2013 PROFIT/ Chatelaine W100, click here.)

1. Kelsey Ramsden
President, Belvedere Place Development Ltd., West Kelowna, B.C.
Civil construction
Annual Revenue: $25-50 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 804%

2. Shannon Rogers
President & General Counsel, Global Relay, Communications Inc., Vancouver
Hosted archiving of emails and other messages
Annual Revenue: $15-25 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 171%

3. Amiee Chan
President & CEO, Norsat International Inc., Richmond, B.C.
Communications systems for remote environments
Annual Revenue: US$25-50 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 112%

4. Shaemin Ukani
Managing Director, Arrow Professional Services Inc., Toronto
Provides temporary and permanent staffing services
Annual Revenue: $10-15 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 953%

5. Allison Byrne
COO, Rocky Mountain Liquor Inc., Edmonton
Liquor retailer
Annual Revenue: $50-75 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 196%

6. Meighen Nehme
President, The Job Shoppe Inc., Tecumseh, Ont.
Staffing agency and HR consultancy
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 286%

7. Victoria Sopik / Jennifer Nashmi
President & CEO / CFO, Kids & Company Ltd., Richmond Hill, Ont.
Provides child care for corporate employees
Annual Revenue: $25-50 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 107%

8. Sally Daub
President & CEO, ViXS Systems Inc., Toronto
Manufactures semiconductors for entertainment devices
Annual Revenue: US$50-75 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 115%

9. Marion Witz
President, Elizabeth Grant International Inc., Toronto
Manufactures skin-care products
Annual Revenue: $15-25 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 100%

10. Susan Niczowski
CEO, Summer Fresh Salads Inc., Vaughan, Ont.
Produces salads, dips and appetizers
Annual Revenue: $75-$100 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 36%

11. Shannon Bowen-Smed
President & CEO, Bowen Workforce Solutions Inc., Calgary
Staffing agency
Annual Revenue: $50-75 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 76%

12. Teresa Spinelli
President, Italian Centre Shop Ltd., Edmonton
European foods retailer and distributor
Annual Revenue: $25-50 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 29%

13. Janis Grantham
President & COO, Eagle Professional Resources Inc., Toronto
Staffing agency for IT, finance and management consulting
Annual Revenue: $100-$250 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 36%

14. Corin Mullins
CEO, HapiFoods Group Inc., Sechelt, B.C.
Makes vegan, gluten-free organic breakfast cereals
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 1,942%

15. Lorna Vanderhaeghe
President, Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions Inc., Vancouver
Manufactures nutritional supplements
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 763%

16. Marla Schwartz
President & CEO, Benecaid Health Benefit Solutions Inc., Toronto
Health-benefit plans for SMEs
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 72%

17. Neena Kanwar
President & CEO, KMH Cardiology and Diagnostic Centres, Mississauga, Ont.
Operates cardiology and diagnostic-imaging centres
Annual Revenue: $25-50 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 22%

18. Tracey Bochner
President, Paradigm Public Relations Inc., Toronto
Public relations agency
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 476%

19. PJ Ferguson / Jill Dee Ferguson
President, ABL Employment Inc. / Owner, ABL London Inc., ABL Employment Inc. & ABL London Inc., Burlington, Ont.
Staffing agencies
Annual Revenue: $15-25 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 79%

20. Amelia Warren / Sylvie Rochette
CEO / President, Epicure Selections, Victoria
Direct sales of premium food and cookware
Annual Revenue: $25-50 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 28%

21. Madeleine Paquin
President & CEO, Logistec Corp., Montreal
Provides cargo-handling services and marine transportation
Annual Revenue: $100-$250 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: -2%

22. Sherri Stevens
President, SRG (Stevens Resource Group Inc.), Ingersoll, Ont.
Staffing agency and HR consultancy
Annual Revenue: $15-25 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 54%

23. Lulu Cohen-Farnell
President, Real Food for Real Kids Inc., Toronto
Provides healthful food for daycares and elementary schools
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 127%

24. Taylor Thoen
CEO, BTV Business Television (Milky Way Marketing Inc.), Surrey, B.C.
Profiles public companies for the web and TV
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 120%

25. Mandy Gilbert
CEO, Creative Niche Inc., Toronto
Staff recruitment and workforce management
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 110%

26. Samantha (Sammie) Kennedy
CEO, Booty Camp Fitness Inc. & Femme Fitale Fitness Inc., Toronto
Conducts fitness, boxing and mixed martial arts courses for women
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 383%

27. Julie Cole / Julie Ellis / Tricia Mumby / Cynthia Esp
VP Public Relations / VP Finance / VP Marketing / VP Human Resources, Mabel’s Labels Inc., Hamilton, Ont.
Makes personalized labels for children’s possessions
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 180%

28. Kim Shannon
President & CIO, Sionna Investment Managers Inc., Toronto
Investment-management services
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 36%

29. Grail Noble
CEO, Yellow House Events Inc., Toronto
Event marketing agency
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 429%

30. Sabine Veit
President & CEO, Bäckerhaus Veit Ltd., Vaughan, Ont.
Makes artisanal baked goods
Annual Revenue: $25-50 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 8%

31. Tamara Barker Watson
CEO, Whitestone Developments Ltd., Halifax
Builds and renovates energy-efficient homes
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 28%

32. Eveline Charles
CEO, EvelineCharles Salon, Spa, Beauty MD Academy, Edmonton
Salon, spa and cosmetic medicine clinics operator
Annual Revenue: $15-25 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 5%

33. Shelby Austin
President, ATD Legal Services PC, Toronto
Legal services for corporations and law firms
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 336%

34. Tara Kelly
President & CEO, Splice Software Inc., Calgary
Personalized voice messages to companies’ customers
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 1,021%

35. Joanne Granoski
General Manager, WCI Whyte Communication and Fleet Services Inc., Edmonton
Diversified products for police, fire and ambulance services
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 75%

36. Barbara Kovensky
President, Experchem Laboratories Inc., Toronto
Pharmaceutical testing services
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 20%

37. Corrine Sandler
CEO, Fresh Intelligence Research Corp., Toronto
Diversified marketing research
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 452%

38. Mandy Farmer
President & CEO, Accent Inns Ltd., Victoria
Hotel operator
Annual Revenue: $10-15 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: -20%

39. Bonnie Derry
CEO, Infotel Multimedia (Endymion Holdings Ltd.), Vernon, B.C.
Publishes print and online phone directories
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 10%

40. Soula Chronopoulos
President, Taimma Communications Inc., Montreal
Medical training programs
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 178%

41. Viive Tamm
Executive Director, Tamm + Kit (Tamm Communications Inc.), Toronto
Advertising and marketing agency
Annual Revenue: $10-15 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 14%

42. Laura Araneda
President, Vic Progressive Diamond Drilling Inc., Sussex, N.B.
Drilling services for mining companies and utilities
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 9%

43. Joanne McLean and Wendy Derrick
Directors, Fern Hill School, Oakville, Ont.
Private elementary-school operator
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 11%

44. Margaret Skinner
President & CEO, West Central Pelleting Ltd., Wilkie, Sask.
Produces livestock feed pellets
Annual Revenue: $10-15 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 2%

45. Mary Beth Denomy
President, Free For All Marketing Inc., Toronto
Experiential marketing agency
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 87%

46. Maureen Lucas
President, LucasWorks! Inc., Windsor, Ont.
Staffing agency
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 39%

47. Jane Gowing
President, Gowing Contractors Ltd., St. George, Ont.
Water- and wastewater-treatment construction
Annual Revenue: $10-15 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 28%

48. Georgia Lloyd
President, Always Home Homecare Services Ltd., Dartmouth, N.S.
Homecare services
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 227%

49. Lakshmi Raj
Co-CEO, Replicon Inc., Calgary
Develops web-based billing and time-sheet technology
Annual Revenue: $15-25 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 10%

50. Linda Collier
President & CEO, Tri-ad International Ltd., Mississauga, Ont.
Transportation, logistics and customs brokering
Annual Revenue: $15-25 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 2%

51. Janice Rubin / Christine Thomlinson
Partners, Rubin Thomlinson LLP, Toronto
HR-related legal services
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 70%

52. Monique Janower / Lori Billey
Chief Marketing Officer / CEO, RED The Agency Inc., Edmonton
Marketing communications agency
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 69%

53. Gina Rizhanovsky
President & CEO, PCMusic (PCM Technologies Inc.), Vaughan, Ont.
Provides background music for businesses
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 26%

54. Marla Kott / Ellen Flanders / Kristin MacMillan
CEO / President / Director of Operations, Imprint Plus (Illen Products Ltd.), Richmond, B.C.
Designs and manufactures name badges
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 3%

55. Ellen Kral
Group Publisher & CEO, Kenilworth Publishing Inc. & Kenilworth Media Inc., Richmond Hill, Ont.
Magazine publishers
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 2%

56. Johanne Devin
President & General Manager, NovAxis Solutions Inc., Quebec City
Platform for businesses to create their own websites
Annual Revenue: $1-2 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 427%

57. Sue Bennett
CEO, Bennett Design Associates Inc., Uxbridge, Ont.
Interior design services
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 126%

58. Pat McNamara
CEO, APEX Public Relations Inc., Toronto
Public relations agency
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: -6%

59. Jean (Bobi) Smith
President, C.W. Smith Crane Services (2009) Ltd., Toronto
Provides crane services
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 22%

60. Delores Lawrence
President & CEO, NHI Nursing & Homemakers Inc., Toronto
Nursing and personal-care services
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: -6%

61. Trish Ronan
COO, ENJO Cleaning Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ont.
Distributes chemical-free cleaning products
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 157%

62. Ruth Douglas
President & CEO, News Canada Inc., Toronto
Produces prepackaged news stories for media outlets
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 9%

63. Susan Wortzman
President, Wortzman Nickle Professional Corp., Toronto
Electronic discovery for legal, audit and regulatory matters
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 31%

64. Lilia Fraser
Secretary/Treasurer, Pump House Brewery Ltd., Moncton, N.B.
Restaurant and brewery operator
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 25%

65. Cheryl Ng
CEO, FouFou Dog, Richmond Hill, Ont.
Dog apparel designer and distributor
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 271%

66. Lorie Legault
Executive Vice-president, Jertyne Interior Services Ltd., Calgary
Insulation and drywalling for new-home construction
Annual Revenue: $15-25 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: -26%

67. Marnie Walker
President, 401 Bay Centre Offices Inc., Toronto
Shared-office centre
Annual Revenue: $1-2 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 233%

68. Kim Weimer
President, Fastener Warehouse Ltd., Saskatoon
Wholesales industrial fasteners and hardware
Annual Revenue: $10-15 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: -14%

69. Adele Salvagne
President, All Languages Ltd., Toronto
Provides translation and interpreting services
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: -10%

70. Orit Koren
President, Trillium FSB Inc. / First Class Financial Services Inc., Vaughan, Ont.
Financing for automotive leases and purchases
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 81%

71. Penny Green
Founder, Bacchus Law Corp., Vancouver
Legal services for companies raising capital
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 43%

72. Nancy Mudford
Owner, Spa Boutique Ltd., Vancouver
Spa operator and cosmetics e-tailer
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 497%

73. Tara Longo
Co-President, The Healthy Butcher (Ambrosia Gourmet Inc.), Toronto
Retails locally raised organic meat and gourmet foods
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 48%

74. Heather Angel
Managing Director, Trumps Fine Food Merchants & Wholesalers, Vancouver
Desserts wholesaler
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 16%

75. Tammy MacKay
CEO, Moulding Warehouse Ltd., Hammonds Plains, N.S.
Manufactures decorative moulding for homes and offices
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 34%

76. Liz Falconer
President, Brees Communications Inc., Toronto
Advertising and marketing agency
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 55%

77. Jane Wood
President, Bug in a Rug Canada Inc., Milton, Ont.
Distributes baby and toddler products
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 181%

78. Natasha Koifman
President, NKPR Inc., Toronto
Public relations agency
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 92%

79. Lynn Cooke
President, 360 Visibility Inc., Vaughan, Ont.
IT consultancy
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 43%

80. Dunya Marijan-Winterson
CEO, wm+a & AlphaBee, Toronto
Skills-development services for people with autism
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 2%

81. Denise Taschereau / Sarah White
CEO / COO, Fairware Promotional Products Ltd., Vancouver
Distributes sustainable promotional products
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 123%

82. Patrizia Trapasso
Co-founder, Locomotive Marketing Inc., Niagara Falls, Ont.
Customer-loyalty programs for casinos
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 71%

83. Ema Dantas
President & CEO, Language Marketplace Inc., Mississauga, Ont.
Provides translation and interpreting services
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 52%

84. Lourdes Gant
Vice-president, Manatee Holdings Ltd., Courtenay, B.C.
Harvests clams and sea cucumbers from wild fisheries
Annual Revenue: $1-2 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 77%

85. Linda Farha
President, Zenergy Communications North America Inc., Toronto
Marketing and communications agency
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 73%

86. Debra Lykkemark
CEO, Culinary Capers Catering Inc., Vancouver
Catering services
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: -16%

87. Nancy Peterson
CEO, HomeStars (Home Stars Directory Inc.), Toronto
Hosts online reviews of home-improvement companies
Annual Revenue: $1-2 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 450%

88. Karina Birch
Co-owner, Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Inc., Canmore, Alta.
Body-care products manufacturer and retailer
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 6%

89. Chandra Clarke
President, Scribendi.com, Chatham, Ont.
Editing and proofreading services
Annual Revenue: US$1-2 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 119%

90. Sandra Mure
CEO, Jordan Engineering Inc., Beamsville, Ont.
Provides industrial automation and control services
Annual Revenue: US$2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 34%

91. Cybele Negris
President, Webnames.ca Inc., Vancouver
Domain-name management services
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 4%

92. Amber Hall
Partner & Administrator, Equator Coffee Roasters Inc., Almonte, Ont.
Roasts fair-trade organic coffee
Annual Revenue: $1-2 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 43%

93. Laura Hansen
President, Image Group Inc., Vancouver
Distributes promotional and marketing products
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: -33%

94. Robin McCulloch
Owner, HiTech Athletic Bracing and Orthotic Services Ltd., Lethbridge, Alta.
Custom and off-the-shelf orthopedic devices
Annual Revenue: $1-2 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 29%

95. Monica Noren
President, Business Pro Computers (BPC Business Pro Computer Products Ltd.), Vancouver
Diversified IT services
Annual Revenue: $5-10 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: -14%

96. Lesley de Repentigny
President & CEO, KnowledgeSurge Learning Solutions Inc., Barrie, Ont.
Driver safety training using virtual-reality systems
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 28%

97. Jody Steinhauer
President & Chief Bargain Officer Bargains Group Ltd., Toronto
Discount clothing, gift and promotions wholesaler
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 7%

98. Joana Barbulescu
President, AXIS Technical Services Corp., New Westminster, B.C.
Cabling and integration for voice, data and security systems
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 12%

99. Geneviève Gagnon
President, La Fourmi Bionique Inc., Montreal
Makes local, organic gourmet granola
Annual Revenue: $1-2 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 57%

100. Shelley Fleckenstein
Clinic Manager, Kings Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd. (CBI Health Group), New Minas, N.S.
Provides physiotherapy and other health-care services
Annual Revenue: $2-5 million
Three-Year Revenue Growth: 2%