canadian entrepreneurs selected for their exceptional business acumen, unwavering determination and innovation in designing solutions

TORONTO, October 25, 2022 /CNW/ – EY announces the selection of 20 female founders in the United States and Canada for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Womenâ„¢ North competition America class of 2022, including 9 Canadian entrepreneurs. This year’s female winners will be officially recognized at EY’s Strategic Growth Forum® (SGF) in November. Canadian entrepreneurs include:

  • Yvonne ChanHealth Health Circle, Toronto, Ontario
  • margaret coonsCheese Nutsâ„¢, London, Ontario
  • Karen Danudjaja, Blume Supply Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Lena KokeAxis Law, Toronto, Ontario
  • dr. Dina KulikKidcrewâ„¢, Toronto, Ontario
  • Bobbie Racettevirtual gurus, Calgary, AB
  • Ainsley Rose and Hannah ToddLondon Bodywear Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Joanne SallayOn-call teachers, Toronto, Ontario

“Last year’s economic ups and downs, coupled with the lingering effects of the pandemic, presented challenges for entrepreneurs, but it also gave them the opportunity to do what they do best: innovate,” says Brenna Daloise, co-lead of the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Canada program. “These trailblazing entrepreneurs navigate complexity, challenge conventional ways of thinking, and deliver bold solutions to drive innovation across the economy.”

The class of 2022 includes 18 fast-growing companies that are diverse in their missions and industries but share the common thread of focusing on issues of social good and sustainability, such as workplace disabilities and equity, specialized care, organic food and environmental waste recycling.

“From education and sustainability solutions to technology-enabled healthcare and wellness products, these Canadian pioneers are scaling profitable, high-growth businesses from coast to coast, while innovating and by excelling in their respective industries,” adds Tiki Cheung, co-lead of the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Canada program. “We are incredibly honored to share their stories and play a part in their journey to the top.”

Celebrates 15 yearse anniversary this year, the program identifies women entrepreneurs with high potential Canada and the United States, and provides them with the network access, advisors and resources needed to scale their businesses and help them achieve their full potential as market-leading innovators. Through the program, entrepreneurs become part of a global community of peers, which includes more than 800 female winners in 48 countries. Program participants receive executive training and introductions to EY’s massive global entrepreneurial ecosystem, including EY Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni® program and the EY Entrepreneur Access Network.

“By working together through the program, we can overcome the systematic gender-based barriers that women business owners often face, while building a more inclusive and prosperous society that inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs to break through.” borders,” says Daloise.

To learn more about the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Womenâ„¢ North America class of 2022, click here.

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About EY Entrepreneurial Winning Womenâ„¢
The EY organization is committed to seeing women lead. EY Entrepreneurial Winning Womenâ„¢ is a global program for successful entrepreneurs whose successful businesses show greater potential for expansion. With access to EY’s global networks across the entrepreneurial ecosystem, trailblazing founders on every continent get the resources, guidance and connections they need to scale their businesses in a sustainable way. This one-of-a-kind community of founders is rewriting the rules and remaking the markets.

About EY Private
As Advisors to the Ambitiousâ„¢, EY Private’s professionals have the experience and passion to help private companies and their owners unlock the full potential of their ambitions. EY Private Teams offer distinct perspectives born from EY’s long history of working with business owners and entrepreneurs. These teams support the full spectrum of private enterprises, including private equity managers and investors and the portfolio companies they fund, business owners, family businesses, family offices and entrepreneurs. Go to

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