HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE A MAVERICK?
“Someone that is very innovative and different than standard.”
Victoria Sopik, CEO and Co-founder of Kids & Company, (and mother of 8), understands this delicate balancing act. Victoria’s experiences as a working mother and devoted parent have had a profound impact upon her, and they have made her determined to make a difference by helping working parents and concerned employers with work-life challenges.
As CEO, Victoria oversees the company’s strategic direction and provides leadership to the company’s management team to deliver industry leading childcare services. Victoria has a long and distinguished career in the child care industry. Kids & Company is the culmination of over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and childcare and parenting expert. Kids & Company has served over 30,000 children and created thousands of jobs across Canada.
Victoria lends her time; skill and leadership to benefit the child care industry and community by presenting at a variety of events, workshops and conferences across Canada. Her professional accomplishments have been recognized with several honours and rewards, some of these include; 2013/14 Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies by Deloitte, 2013 RBC Women Entrepreneur Of The Year Award – Momentum Category, 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Business-to-Business Category, WXN Top100 Most Powerful Women, Passion Capitalist Award for Work Culture and Philosophy – 2012, 2008-2014 Profit Magazine’s – One of Canada’s fastest growing companies, Canadian Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs for the past 7 years, Member of the Young Presidents Organization, and the International Women’s Forum.
WHY VICTORIA WAS INTERVIEWED
I was introduced to Victoria by Denise Kelly who at the time was part of the Kids and Company team. Victoria is determined, purpose drive, concise and knows herself.