Biggest B.C. businesses owned by women in 2018

 

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2018

Published July 31, 2018. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline. NP = Not provided

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Rank '18 Company Owner(s) Top executive(s) Products or services Year founded No. B.C. staff '18/'17
1

TPD
980 Howe St Suite 201, Vancouver V6Z 0C8
P: 1-888-685-3530 F: NP tpd.com

Leslie Meingast (65%), Paul Tournier (35%)

Paul Tournier, president , Leslie Meingast, founder and board chair

HR managed services (payroll, benefits management, outplacement, etc.), HR consulting, HR technology, insourced talent acquisition, temporary staffing, permanent recruiting, contingent workforce management.

1980

1,150 (1)
945

2

Macdonald Real Estate Group
2105 38th Ave W, Vancouver V6M 1R8
P: 604-263-1911 F: 604-266-3514 macrealty.com

Lynn Hsu

Lynn Hsu, president and CEO

Residential sales, commercial sales and leasing, property management, strata management, project marketing, relocation

1944

1,070
1,060

3

SimpeQ Care Inc
1221 Lonsdale Ave Suite 200, North Vancouver V7M 2H5
P: 604-988-3103 F: 604-988-3105 simpeq.ca

Gerry Clayford-Beckie

Gerry Clayford-Beckie, owner/director

Staffing, management and education at seniors facilities and at long-term care and assisted-living sites

2003

707
545

4

Purdys Chocolatier
8330 Chester St, Vancouver V5X 3Y7
P: 604-454-2777 F: 604-301-4402 purdys.com

Karen Flavelle

Karen Flavelle, CEO, Peter Higgins, president and chocolate scientist

Chocolates, nuts, ice cream and seasonal gifts

1907

583
624

5

CEFA
3081 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver V5M 2E4
P: 778-522-2332 F: NP cefa.ca

Natacha Beim

Natacha Beim, founder and CEO

Private schools for children aged one to five, with a world-renowned exclusive curriculum featuring STEM, art, music, yoga, dance, academics and play

1998

578
536

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