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Kids & Company Founders Victoria Sopik and Jennifer Nashmi named #11 on Profit Magazine’s list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

(Toronto, October 15, 2013) — The 15th annual W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, produced by PROFIT Magazine and Chatelaine, has named Kids & Company’s Victoria Sopik, President and CEO and Jennifer Nashmi, CFO, number 11 on the list. This is the seventh year in a row Sopik and Nashmi have made the list. Kids & Company is Canada’s leading corporate-sponsored child care provider, established in 2002 by Sopik and Nashmi who saw a need for a new model of child care to support working parents. Now with nearly 50 centres across Canada, Kids & Company is expanding into the United States later this year with a centre in Chicago. “We are deeply honoured to be included on this prestigious list among such a distinguished group of Canadian women entrepreneurs,” said Victoria Sopik, President and CEO of Kids & Company. “When we established Kids & Company, our goal was to provide working parents with the support and peace-of-mind needed to be able to concentrate on their jobs and know that their child was in good hands. Making the W100 list for the seventh year in a row is a testament to the need for this service and we credit our growth to the support of our clients and the dedicated staff at each of our centres.” “This year’s W100 are a dream group of ambitious, forward-thinking entrepreneurs who defy outdated notions of female entrepreneurship,” said Ian Portsmouth, Publisher and Editor-in‐Chief of PROFIT. “They are running sophisticated and sizeable businesses in challenging industries, and finding new ways to operate and innovate for growth and sustainability.” “Ranking Canada’s To p Fem ale Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners. Published in the November issue of PROFIT and the December issue of Chatelaine and online at and, the W100 is Canada’s largest Annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.”