Thanks to our amazing team, incomparable partners, and the customers who make it all possible, I am proud to rank among the top 100 women leading big-impact organizations across the country.
It is such an honour to be included in the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs – this year, at #48!
The W100 scores contenders based on business size, growth rate and profitability. Our company is certainly growing, but ‘profitability’ is a different calculation.
We reinvest profit in growing the business, as do most companies. What makes us unique is that we channel all profits after business expenses into Organics 4 Orphans (O4O).
To learn more about the movers-and-shakers on the W100 list, look for their profiles published in the June issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com and chatelaine.com.
It’s my hope that the exposure for our company inspires other entrepreneurs to put a social or environmental mission at the centre of their business. So many people want to make their work meaningful; business owners can make this happen, for themselves and for their employees.
I see it as our responsibility, but it’s also good business sense. If you want passionate, driven employees, let them work on something that will change the world.
I know O4O inspires our team. This award would not be possible without the dedication of John and Helen, the core of our small but mighty team, and the force behind so much of our recent growth.
Again, many thanks to you also, our customers, for your loyalty to our brand and your ongoing encouragement.