September 14, 2023 - Toronto, Ontario, 2023
Today, Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has announced that Marie Chevrier, CEO of Sampler, is one of the 23 women founders from 20 companies selected for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ North America (Winning Women) Class of 2023! Now in its 16th year, the program identifies talented entrepreneurs with scalable companies in the United States and Canada and connects them with the networks and resources they need to accelerate growth and scale their businesses. Participants receive customized executive education, introductions and access to the Winning Women community around the world, as well as the entirety of the EY global entrepreneurial ecosystem, including members of the Entrepreneur Of The Year ® and EY Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN) programs. View the 2023 class bios here!
"I am so humbled to be part of such an incredible group of companies. We recently had the chance to meet each other during a trip to Chicago and I got so much from the few days together during which we were able to support each other through some of our individual business challenges. I’m so thankful to EY for selecting Sampler and giving us access to this transformative experience and network." says Marie, CEO of Sampler.
“Women founders contribute trillions to the US economy, and studies have shown that when women are empowered, the economy grows,” said EY Americas Industry and Solutions Leader Cheryl Grise, who also serves as the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women North America Program Executive Sponsor. “At EY, we believe that a rising tide lifts all boats, so the success of women impacts the success of every business,” said Grise. “Over the last 16 years, the Winning Women program has intentionally addressed societal gender-based challenges that often confront women entrepreneurs by providing these phenomenally talented businesspeople with greater access, guidance and knowledge, which are the tools they need to continue to break the mold, inspire innovation and be shamelessly ambitious. I welcome these women to the fold and look forward to seeing them do even bigger and greater things.”
Members of the Winning Women Class of 2023 have ambition, creativity and a desire to build a better world in common. They are tackling problems from inclusivity, to offering healthier products and food, to solving for complex health care issues. Others are bringing to the table innovative solutions in supply chain, data management, marketing and more. The founders selected for the program display unparalleled ingenuity, business prowess, ambition in crafting solutions and a formidable can-do attitude that allowed them to break from the pack of their peers to stand out.
“2023 has been filled with many economic ups and downs – from geopolitical unrest, to interrupted supply chains, to inflation – there has been plenty to make consumers tighten their belts” said Maranda Bruckner, EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women North America Program Leader. “I applaud these business leaders for not only surviving these challenges, but exceeding growth and profit expectations when others did not. They are outstanding examples of being unstoppable and shifting entire industries. We are excited to have them in the program, and deeply congratulate them on this recognition.”
The Class of 2023 will be officially recognized in November 2023 at the Strategic Growth Forum ® , one of the nation’s most prestigious events for ambitious, high-growth, market-leading business leaders.
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