Kathryn Gallagher Morton
W100 ranking: #48
President and founder, Maplelea, makers of Canadian-themed dolls, Newmarket, Ont.
Competitive edge: "We didn't blink when Mattel's American Girl brand invaded our country with its huge marketing machine. We just kept doing what made us a success in the first place: designing and producing Maplelea products – dolls, story journals, and accessories that reflect our country's culture, heritage, and geography."
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