MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) -
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Each year, the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award recognizes the success of exceptional businesswomen worldwide. It has championed enterprising spirit, courage, creativity and talent since 1972 as a tribute to Madame Clicquot, a pioneer of women's entrepreneurship.
We are pleased to announce that the jury has decided this year to nominate Ingrid Gagné as one of the five outstanding finalists. She is in good company, as none other than Lise Watier and Cora Mussely Tsouflidou, two of Quebec's entrepreneurial icons, are past recipients.
Ingrid dove head first into the aesthetics industry when she was very young. In 2003, driven by intuition, courage and vision, she and her life and business partner founded BG Beauté, the parent company of the Misencil eyelash extension brand, which was founded in 2006 as a result of an original formula and technique that are now recognized around the world.
Ingrid now owns the Canadian edition of the world's number one magazine for professional aestheticians, and heads up the International Eyelash Extension Championship. Ingrid is also involved in the Eye Disease Foundation, donating both time and money, and serves as the honorary chair of the Foundation's flagship annual event. In addition, she is a proud ambassador of the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
Misencil is the number one eyelash extension company in more than 40 countries, with 3 million new clients a year, 80 new technicians a month in Canada alone, 108 lashes sold per minute and 3 lashes applied every second. It's also more than 10,000 dealers worldwide. 10,000 women entrepreneurs have discovered a new profession and proudly apply eyelash extensions using Misencil techniques and products.
By nominating Ingrid Gagné, the jury is also recognizing 10,000 businesswomen along with her.
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