Margarita Simkin, Co-Founder and Chairwoman of INKAS®, is excited to be named Inspirational Leader of the Year by CanadianSME Magazine. The prestigious annual business awards celebrate the achievements of Canadian entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence in building successful companies.

“I am honoured and humbled to be named Inspirational Leader of the Year,” said Margarita. “My husband and I started our company over 25 years ago with a single armored courier truck. Today, we run a multitude of companies, across various industries, that we have grown into global leaders in their respective fields. We have all faced unimaginable challenges in these unprecedented times, and my businesses are no exception. I am thankful for the recognition, and hope to inspire more Canadian entrepreneurs to pursue their business goals.”

The Inspirational Leader of the Year Award recognizes an entrepreneur who has exhibited exceptional leadership while overcoming adversity and obstacles. Driven by passion and consistently demonstrating creativity in solving business challenges, the Inspirational Leader of the Year has continuously taken their business to new heights in an ever-changing world. The winner is selected for their strong leadership skills, innovative management strategies, and entrepreneurial spirit. 

As a woman in a leadership role in the security and financial industries, Margarita is no stranger to navigating adversity in male-dominated industries and dealing with complex business challenges on a global scale. Through her perseverance, she has successfully built multiple businesses and brands from scratch, and has been instrumental to the strategic direction of brands that have gone on to be acquired by major players in their industries.

Margarita has demonstrated her entrepreneurial skills through her unwavering commitment to innovation across a number of industries, and has been a leading force in developing cutting-edge solutions and defining strategies to break into new markets and geographies worldwide.  

About the CanadianSME Business Awards

CanadianSME Magazine honours individuals and businesses who continuously demonstrate business acumen in their particular fields and play a crucial role in Canada’s economy. The awards celebrate the success and continuous innovation of Canadian businesses that excel in their industries.

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