Schleese is proud to announce the inclusion of our Director of Corporate Affairs and co-founder of the company Sabine Schleese on the prestigious 16th annual W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, produced by PROFIT, Canadian Business and Chatelaine. This is the 10th year that Sabine has been on the list, coming in at #98 for the 2013/2014 fiscal year.
Ranking Canada’s Top Female 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 October issue of Canadian Business, the November issue of Chatelaine and online at PROFITguide.com and chatelaine.com, the W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.
“This year’s W100 represent the absolute best of Canada’s business community,” said James Cowan, editor-in-chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Female entrepreneurs are too often stereotyped as ‘mompreneurs’ pursuing part-time hobby businesses. But the W100 demonstrate just how vital they are to driving innovation and growth in the Canadian economy.
Sabine Schleese has a BSc in Biology from the University of Guelph and an MBA from Queen’s University. She has also recently completed a course in Equine Behaviour offered through the University of Guelph’s Equine Sciences Diploma. Her educational articles are regularly featured in a number of equine publications across the United States and Canada.
In the past, Schleese has been twice featured on Discovery Channel (Harrowsmith Country Life and How it’s Made) and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal Marketplace section, recognized for its innovations. The company was named “Best of the Best Manufacturer of the Year 2008” by Tack ‘n’ Togs magazine and has been the recipient of many other business and industry awards over the 28 years the company has been operating in North America. Schleese continues to grow not only as the largest North American manufacturer with a network of saddle fit technicians, but also through expanding its product line to include ongoing Saddlefit 4 Life education and training for riders and equine professionals all over the world. This increased diversification positions Schleese as a global leader providing industry education to improve the health and well- being of horses and riders worldwide.
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 32 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. PROFIT appears inside every issue of Canadian Business and is online at PROFITguide.com.
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a readership of more than 750,000, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Canadian Business provides concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like. The country’s leading women’s media brand, Chatelaine makes “Everyday Extraordinary” for Canadian women and has been doing so for more than 85 years. Today, Chatelaine is a six-platform brand: available on television, radio, tablet and smartphone, plus in print and online. Chatelaine has a lively presence on social media sites, and Chatelaine.com is Canada’s most engaged digital community for women 18+. With a team of “extraordinary” experts, Chatelaine brings together the very best of food (from The Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE Café), style, decor, health and real life for women who want to look good, do good, feel great and make every day a little bit special. Chatelaine also has a line of retail products. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications.
Jochen Schleese graduated from Passier as a Certified Master Saddler and came to Canada in 1986 to establish and register the trade of saddlery in North America, operating the only authorized saddlery training facility in Ontario. Schleese Saddlery Service is the world leading manufacturer of saddles designed for women, specializing in the unique anatomical requirements of female riders. Schleese authorized representatives provide diagnostic saddle fit analysis and saddle fitting services across North America to maintain optimal saddle fit to horse and rider. Saddlefit 4 Life educational programs and certification courses are held throughout North America, Europe and Brazil. Visit www.Saddlesforwomen.comwww.Saddlefit4life.com, or www.Schleese.com for more information, or call 800-225-2242.