Six Atlantic Canadians among country’s top female entrepreneurs

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Six Atlantic Canadians among country’s top female entrepreneurs

This year’s PROFIT and Chatelaine joint publication of the W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs includes four Nova Scotia and two New Brunswick residents. The W100 ranking and awards program celebrates the largest firms owned and operated by women in Canada.

“The women of the W100 offer 100 shining examples of Canadian entrepreneurship,” said PROFIT magazine publisher and editor-in-chief Ian Portsmouth in a published statement. “They have achieved their elite status by creating valued products and services, applying deft management skills and exercising the determination required to succeed in today’s business environment.”

About the rankings: The W100 were ranked by a composite of the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses. All growth rates were based on a base-year revenue of at least $200,000, and PROFIT verified figures through financial statements. To qualify, women must be owners or significant stakeholders who at least share chief decision-making responsibilities.

Atlantic Canada W100 winners
#31 Tamara Barker Watson CEO Whitestone Developments Ltd. Builds and renovates energy-efficient homes Halifax, N.S. 3-year revenue growth: 38 per cent Revenue from exports: 0 per cent Revenue: $5-10 million Employees: 56

#64 Lilia Fraser Secretary/Treasurer Pump House Brewery Ltd. Restaurant and brewery operator Moncton, N.B. 3-year revenue growth: 25 per cent Revenue from exports: 0 per cent Revenue: $5-10 million Employees: 46

#42 Laura Araneda President Vic Progressive Diamond Drilling Inc. Drilling services for mining companies and utilities Sussex, N.B. 3-year revenue growth: 9 per cent Revenue from exports: 3 per cent Revenue: $5-10 million Employees: 101

#75 Tammy Mackay CEO Moulding Warehouse Ltd. Manufactures decorative moulding for homes and offices Hammonds Plains, N.S. 3-year revenue growth: 34 per cent Revenue from exports: 5 per cent Revenue: $2-5 million Employees: 11

#48 Georgia Lloyd President Always Home Homecare Services Ltd. Homecare services Dartmouth, N.S. 3-year revenue growth: 227 per cent Revenue from exports: 0 per cent Revenue: $2-5 million Employees: 102

#100 Shelley Fleckenstein Clinic Manager Kings Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd. (CBI Health Group) Provides physiotherapy and other health-care services New Minas, N.S. 3-year revenue growth: 2 per cent Revenue from exports: 0 per cent Revenue: $2-5 million Employees: 22

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