Emterra founder and CEO Emmie Leung has been ranked No. 15 on the annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs.
The 17th edition of the W100 list ranks female entrepreneurs in the June issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com and Chatelaine.com. The judges consider the size, growth rate and profitability of the businesses the selected women own and run.
“I’ve always thought the word ‘can’t’ should be banned from our vocabulary,” Leung told W100 organizers. “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.”
Leung 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 Leung’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.