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Press Release – Ersilia Serafini of Summerhill named one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

PROFIT and Chatelaine released the 15th W100 rankings of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, listing Ersilia Serafini, President of Summerhill 14th on the list. The ranking honours and celebrates entrepreneurs that run firms owned and operated by women.

“I feel honoured to be included among such a talented group of women,” said Ersilia. “As a mom to two young girls, I think W100 is so important in raising the profile of successful women leaders to inspire the next generation.”

“This year’s W100 are a dream group of ambitious, forward thinking entrepreneurs who defy outdated notions of female entrepreneurship,” said Ian Portsmouth, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT.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 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 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.

For more information, please contact: Winnie Wong, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Summerhill 416-922-2448 ext. 236,  

About Summerhill

Summerhill is a leading Energy Efficiency and Product Stewardship services company specializing in consumer engagement. Since 2000, Summerhill has worked with industry, business, government and NGOs to deliver meaningful consumer engagement programs for their clients and make significant environmental and business impacts. Summerhill has been named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for three years running. Summerhill is based in Toronto, ON with eastern and western offices Regina, SK and Halifax, NS.

About PROFIT Magazine

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 31 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior managers 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 is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications. Visit PROFIT online at

About Chatelaine and

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 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, décor, health and real life for women who want to look good, do good, feel great and make ever day a little bit special. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications.