Biggest B.C. businesses owned by women in 2015

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2015

Published August 4, 2015. 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 '15FootnotesCompanyOwner(s)Top local executive(s)Products or services offeredYear foundedNo. of B.C. staff '14No. of B.C. staff '15
1 BC employees 2015: Approximate; includes independent contractors; BC employees 2014: Approximate; includes independent contractors Macdonald Realty
2105 38th Ave W, Vancouver V6M 1R8
Phone: 604-263-1911
Lynn Hsu Lynn Hsu (president and CEO) Residential sales, commercial sales and leasing, property management, strata management, project marketing, relocation 1944 967 930
2 SimpeQ Care Inc
1221 Lonsdale Ave Suite 200, North Vancouver V7M 2H5
Phone: 604-988-3103
Gerry Clayford-Beckie Gerry Clayford-Beckie (owner, director of operations) Staffing, management and education at seniors facilities and at long-term care and assisted-living sites 2003 343 752
595 Howe St Suite 1205, Vancouver V6C 2T5
Phone: 604-685-3530
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 604 605
4 BC employees 2015: Employee number fluctuates, increases in fall; BC employees 2014: BIV estimate Purdys Chocolatier
8330 Chester St, Vancouver V5X 3Y7
Phone: 604-454-2777
Karen Flavelle Karen Flavelle (CEO) Chocolates, nuts, ice cream and seasonal gifts 1907 663 539
5 CEFA Early Learning Schools
3081 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver V5M 2E4
Phone: 604-708-2332
Natacha Beim Natacha Beim (founder and CEO) Progressive early learning and junior kindergarten learning curriculum and environment for children aged one to five 1998 460 473

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