Jan Stimpson: Founder of Sympli
In business for over 40 years: In that time she has also raised 3 children as a single mother and done it with determination, a sense of humour and grace and all with her best friends by her side.
Pre-Sympli, 1978 to 2001: Jan owned operated and designed 4 successful women’s brands and one children’s line.
Grassroots: White House Design’s first factory was in the basement of Jan’s best friend and colleagues house Joan Jordan.
Nominated top 5 entrepreneurs in Canada in 2014: Jan attributes her success to the belief in always having the freedom to do it her way. She has no formal education in fashion design or business.