Biggest B.C. businesses owned by women in 2014

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2014

Published on August 12, 2014. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '14FootnotesCompanyOwner(s)Top executive(s)Products or servicesYear foundedNo. of B.C. staff '13No. of B.C. staff '14
1 BC employees 2013: 2011 figure Macdonald Realty
2105 38th Ave W
Vancouver, BC V6M 1R8
Phone: 604-263-1911
Fax: 604-266-3514
Lynn Hsu Lynn Hsu (president) Residential sales, commercial sales and leasing, property management, strata management, project marketing, relocation 1944 991 967
2 BC employees 2014: BIV estimate Purdy's Chocolates
8330 Chester St
Vancouver, BC V5X 3Y7
Phone: 604-454-2777
Fax: 604-301-4402
Karen Flavelle Karen Flavelle (CEO) Chocolates, nuts, ice cream and seasonal gifts 1907 663 663
595 Howe St Suite 1205
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T5
Phone: 604-685-3530
Fax: 604-689-5981
Leslie Meingast (65%) Leslie Meingast (CEO) HR managed services (payroll, benefits management, outplacement, etc.), HR consulting, HR technology, temporary staffing, permanent recruiting, executive search 1980 567 604
4 CEFA Early Learning Schools
3081 Grandview Hwy
Vancouver, BC V5M 2E4
Phone: 604-708-2332
Fax: 604-879-2330
Natacha V Beim Natacha Beim (founder and CEO) Progressive early learning and junior kindergarten learning curriculum and environment for children aged one to five 1998 374 460
5 SimpeQ Care Inc
1221 Lonsdale Ave Suite 200
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2H5
Phone: 604-988-3103
Fax: 604-988-3105
Gerry Clayford-Beckie Gerry Clayford-Beckie (owner and director) Staffing, management and education at seniors facilities and at long-term care and assisted living sites 2003 425 343

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