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Three Rotman MBA graduates named as Canada’s top female entrepreneurs

October 9, 2014

TORONTO, ON — Three grad­u­ates of MBA pro­grams at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment have been named to the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 rank­ing of Canada’s top female entre­pre­neurs.

“We’re extreme­ly proud of our grad­u­ates and their suc­cess in their careers as entre­pre­neurs and busi­ness lead­ers,” says Rod Lohin, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Rot­man Alum­ni Net­work. “And we will con­tin­ue to devel­op future female lead­ers through our pro­grams as well as the Rot­man Ini­tia­tive for Women in Busi­ness.”

Plac­ing 26th in the rank­ing was Gina Rizhanovsky, Pres­i­dent & CEO of PCMu­sic, an on-demand music, video and AV provider for busi­ness­es. She grad­u­at­ed from the Rot­man Full Time MBA pro­gram in 2006.

Ann Kaplan, Pres­i­dent & CEO of iFi­nance Cana­da, which pro­vides small tick­et con­sumer loans, was 41st in the rank­ing. She grad­u­at­ed from the Rot­man Exec­u­tive MBA pro­gram in 2005.

Kim Shan­non, Pres­i­dent & Chief Invest­ment Offi­cer of Sion­na Invest­ment Man­agers, a val­ue invest­ing firm, placed 58th. She grad­u­at­ed from the Rot­man Evening MBA pro­gram in 1993.

The annu­al rank­ing was pub­lished in the Octo­ber 2014 issues of Cana­di­an Busi­ness and Chate­laine mag­a­zines. It ranks female busi­ness lead­ers in Cana­da accord­ing to a for­mu­la that com­bines the sales, three-year rev­enue growth rate and the prof­itabil­i­ty of their busi­ness­es. To qual­i­fy, can­di­dates must be own­ers or sig­nif­i­cant stake­hold­ers who at least share deci­sion-mak­ing capa­bil­i­ties. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion is online at

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