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Canada's Top Women Entrepreneurs: 9TH Annual Profit W100 Ranking Unveiled

October 22, 2007

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    This year's PROFIT W100 ranking showcases 100 gutsy female entrepreneurs
    who are not afraid to forego the familiar and embrace the risks that can
    lead to higher rewards.

    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Whether it's expanding into unknown markets,
firing large customers or jettisoning non-core businesses, Canada's Top Women
Entrepreneurs are not afraid to forego the familiar and embrace the risks that
can lead to higher rewards. As a result, the members of the 2007 PROFIT W100
ranking achieved average annual sales of $32.5 million in their most recent
fiscal year, and average revenue growth of 114% over the past three years. The
issue arrives on newsstands and at starting today.
    This year's PROFIT W100 list showcases 100 gutsy businesswomen who are
putting it all on the line to deliver a remarkable array of top-notch products
and services, from foam footwear and freight forwarding to teak furniture and
translation services. Located from Vancouver to Lakeside, N.S., these firms
collectively employed some 12,488 full- and part-time people and generated
$3.25 billion in revenue last year. Dedicated, driven and dynamic, W100
leaders are impressive role models for any woman or man with an idea and the
passion to bring it to life.This years top 5 PROFIT W100 entrepreneurs are:
    Rank  Entrepreneur  Business             Head-office     Revenue
    1.    Rebecca       Energy Savings
          MacDonald     Income Fund          Toronto         $ 1,532,317,000
    2.    Gabrielle     Solutions            Mississauga,
          Chevalier     2 GO Inc.            Ont.            $   270,921,856
    3.    Madeleine
          Paquin        Logistec Corp.       Montreal        $   217,053,000
    4.    Janis         Eagle Professional
          Grantham      Resources Inc.       Ottawa          $    98,115,768
    5.    Marilyn
          Sheftel       Silverhill Acura     Calgary         $    67,574,621

    Who's where - Regional breakdown of W100 CEOs:
    Ontario 65                                 Saskatchewan 3
    Alberta 13                                 New Brunswick 2
    British Columbia 10                        Nova Scotia 1
    Quebec 6You'll find the abbreviated ranking of Canada's newest female business
stars in the issue of PROFIT on newsstands today. (For more data about the
W100, visit

    About PROFIT Magazine

    PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success offers news, strategies, tips,
interviews and other resources to entrepreneurs leading Canada's
fastest-growing companies. Each year PROFIT-which currently reaches more than
300,000 readers nationally-hosts a number of events that bring together
business leaders in the fast-growth segment and champions the interests of
those leaders. PROFIT was founded in April 1982 as Canada's first national
magazine geared to entrepreneurs. Visit