Female entrepreneurs are on the rise. In 2018, 1,079,000 self-employed women accounted for 37 per cent of all self-employed people, and over 35 per cent of Canadian women rank 1st in their involvement in newer businesses. There are so many ways women are contributing to the Canadian franchise community across a wide range of sectors. Female entrepreneurs from around the country are finding franchising success with franchises in food service, the performing arts, education, and more. Here, we share their stories in this online exclusive!