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February 06, 2014 08:30 ET

Edmonton Businesswoman Recognized in International Magazine

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 6, 2014) -

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An Edmonton entrepreneur was recognized in an International Magazine focusing on the life and leadership of top female business women in Canada.

Marija Pavkovic Tovissi, managing director of MaKami College massage therapy school and one of the founders of Queen Esther Education Foundation, is seen on the cover of the January issue of Women Business Owners Today.

"It's an honour to be featured," says Tovissi, who was raised in Edmonton but now resides in Calgary. "MaKami and Queen Esther were both my dreams, and to see them succeed and have people notice is such a great experience."

The issue features successful owners of Canadian companies who are also founders of charities.

Tovissi founded MaKami College massage therapy school in 2001. Since then the school has grown into the largest provincially credited massage therapy training college in Alberta and the second largest in Canada, with campuses in Edmonton and Calgary.

Tovissi was also one of the founders of Queen Esther Education Foundation in 2010, a registered charity focused on improving the lives of immigrants and newcomers to Canada.

From an immigrant family, Tovissi watched her parents struggle to support their children and gain an education in Canada, inspiring her to help others do the same. "I am truly passionate in assisting others to achieve their educational dreams," says Tovissi in the article. "It is seriously what I get out of bed for every morning."

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