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Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Emily Soto Author: Elle Canada Credits: Emily Soto

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Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

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Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Canadian CEO: Castle Ho

Based: Montreal, Quebec Company: 1861 boutique Industry: Retail Launched: 2012 Why you need to know her: Because Ho’s Victorian-inspired boutique has done so well that in less than three years a 2nd location was opened to accommodate her loyal clientele. Her previous stores Razberry and Downstairs were also local favourites of the city’s fashion scene. READ MORE: Everything you ever wanted to know from a fashion stylist

By: Anita Ehui Source: Emily Soto Credits: ELLE Canada

Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Canadian CEOs: Regine Paquette and Katie Frappier

Based: Ottawa, Ontario Company: Victoire Industry: Retail Launched: 2006 Why you need to know them: Because when it comes to vintage rock’n’roll these two boss ladies have mastered the shopping experience: Think sifting through Lana Del Rey’s closet but with Canadian brands and very affordable prices. READ MORE: The 8 television characters with serious #GirlBoss game in 2015

By: Anita Ehui Source: Rémi Thériault for Herd Magazine Credits: ELLE Canada

Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Canadian CEO: Christie Lohr

Based: Vancouver, British Columbia Company: Style Nine To Five and Beauty Nine to Five Industry: HR & recruitment Launched: 2010 Why you need to know her: Because Lohr left her 9-to-5 in recruitment to create Canada’s first online fashion job board. It’s been 5 years since its humble beginnings and the website now has over 500 employers posting ads from all over Canada and New York – all you fashion protégés can thank her later! READ MORE: Career advice from @DKNYPRgirl, Aliza Licht

By: Anita Ehui Source: Instagram.com/christie_lohr Credits: ELLE Canada

Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Canadian CEO: Natalie MacNeil

Based: Kitchener, Ontario Company: She Takes On The World Industry: Publishing Launched: 2012 Why you need to know her: Because this hometown entrepreneur, author, teacher and speaker dubbed entrepreneurship as the new women’s movement. Her website shetakesontheworld.com was listed on the “Forbes Top 100 Websites for Women” four years in a row. READ MORE: 3 great Canadian summer reads

By: Anita Ehui Source: Instagram.com/nataliemacneil Credits: ELLE Canada

Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Canadian CEOs: Lauren and Mariel Armstrong

Based: Vancouver, British Columbia Company: PartySkirts by Skot Apparel Inc. Industry: Fashion Launched: 2012 Why you need to know them: Because these (party) skirt-twirling sisters struck a deal with Keds through a twitpic upload after the sneaker brand noticed how amazing their Party Skirts where. Tweets were exchanged and the rest is history. READ MORE: Canadian ballerina Sonia Rodriguez is in her prime

By: Anita Ehui Source: Instagram.com/partyskirts Credits: ELLE Canada

Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Canadian CEOs: Bianca Venerayan & Dani Roche

Based: Toronto, Ontario Company: Kastor & Pollux Industry: E-commerce & blogging Launched: 2011 Why you need to know them: Because after paying their dues as interns for brands like The Coveteur and MTV Fora, the dynamic duo decided they wanted to be their own bosses and created a platform that combined pop-art graphic design and street-style fashion. READ MORE: 17 fashion Instagrammers giving us serious wardrobe envy  

By: Anita Ehui Source: Instagram.com/kastorandpollux Credits: ELLE Canada

Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Canadian CEOs: Louanna and Hilary Murphy

Based: Calgary, Alberta Company: Dreamboat Lucy Launched: 2010 Industry: Fashion Why you need to know them: Because these sisters from P.E.I didn’t let their small town upbringing stop them from gaining national recognition. The pair were semi-finalist in the Atlantic Mercedes-Benz Start Up Challenge and continue to grow their fashion line in stores across Canada. READ MORE: Why Sid Neigum is the Canadian designer to watch right now

By: Anita Ehui Source: instagram.com/dreamboatlucy Credits: ELLE Canada

Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Canadian CEO: Breanna Musgrove

Based: Vancouver, British Columbia Company: Scout & Catalogue Launched: 2008 Industry: Fashion Why you need to know her: Because this textile designer has taken the art of tie-dye to new heights. Influenced by her time living in Mexico, the designer creates one-of-kind prints to adorn her bags, scarves and shirts. Today, Musgrove has built a thirving e-commerce company from her Vancouver studio. READ MORE: Malia Obama's summer internship, Twin Peaks and all the news you need now

By: Anita Ehui Source: Instagram.com/scout_catalogue Credits: ELLE Canada

Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Canadian CEO: Fiona Morrison

Based: Vancouver, BC Company: Wolf Circus Industry: Jewellery Launched: February 2011 Why you need to know her: Because this business school graduate launched a hand-made jewellery brand before finishing her degree. Morrison continues to expand her line with specialty collections that she describes as "rad, bold and badass." READ MORE: How to overcome imposter syndrome

By: Anita Ehui Source: Instagram.com/wolf_circus Credits: ELLE Canada

Who runs it? Canadian boss ladies you need to know

Canadian CEOs: Veronica Nnensa and Freeda Mulenga

Based: Toronto, Ontario & Calgary, Alberta Company: Kuwala Inc. Industry: E-commerce Launched: 2014 Why you need to know them: Because these business partners created an e-store for African fashion designers to sell their clothing to shoppers around the world. Nnensa and Mulenga attend conferences, tradeshows and festivals to spread the word on African fashion and entrepreneurship. READ MORE: Stella Jean on what it means to make a fashion statement

By: Anita Ehui Source: Kuwala Inc. Credits: ELLE Canada
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