Burlington, ON (May 21, 2015) PROFIT and Chatelaine today ranked Emmie Leung, Emterra Founder and CEO, as No. 15 on the 17th annual W100 list of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs. Published in the June issue of Canadian Business (available now) and online at PROFITguide.com and Chatelaine.com, the W100 ranks female entrepreneurs with a proprietary formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the businesses they own and run.
"You need a bold vision, an innovative strategy and loads of tenacity to earn a spot on the W100,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “Every person on this list represents the pinnacle of business success in Canada. Their stories are inspiring and instructive for those seeking to excel as an entrepreneur."
“I’ve always thought the word ‘can’t’ should be banned from our vocabulary,” Emmie said, adding, “instead I’ve been more inspired by the boundless opportunities embodied in the simple three letter word ‘can’. It guides me in all I do. I am both humbled and honoured to be named a W100 Top Female Entrepreneur in Canada in 2015, and it is my hope that my experience will inspire other women to follow their dreams.”
Emmie has been a pioneer in recycling and waste diversion for four decades and is an avid believer that there is value in everything, even waste. This belief along with Emmie’s entrepreneurial drive has led to other prestigious awards such as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Ontario for Energy and Cleantech, a special citation from the national EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ for her contribution as a pioneer in the waste resources management industry, and the Canadian 2013 Executive of the Year in the large private business category from the Canadian Waste Sector.
About the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100
Now in its 17th year, the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs is Canada's largest celebration of achievement by women business owners. Produced by the editors of PROFIT and Chatelaine, the rankings and extended coverage of the women honoured are published in print and online. Applicants to the 2015 W100 were ranked using a proprietary formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the companies they own and manage. To see this year's complete ranking and find links to all of our W100 editorial coverage, visit http://www.profitguide.com/w100.
About Emterra Group
Emterra Group is a Canadian leader in waste resources management. A family owned and operated company, it offers municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) customers with a fully integrated approach to collecting, processing and marketing waste, recyclables, organic waste, used tires, and more. Emterra has operations in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Michigan, USA, and annually ships about 500,000 tonnes of recyclables to be re-manufactured into new products. Driven by its mandate to increase the sustainability of its operations, Emterra is one of Canada’s most progressive users of alternative green fleet technologies in the waste management industry and consistently deploys the latest green technologies to truly “walk the talk”, including using CNG vehicles and optical sorting equipment in its recycling plants.
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