Jan Stimpson, CEO of Vancouver’s White House Design Company, Ranks No. 4 on the 2013 W100 List of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

On October 15, 2013, Jan Stimpson, CEO of the White House Design Company, was ranked Number 4 on the 15th annual W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, produced by PROFIT Magazine and Chatelaine. Ranking Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners.  White House Design Company is a vertical clothing company that creates lifestyle women's wear.


"We are constantly inspired by the women around us. Sympli is a direct result of this inspiration.  We are proud to be ranked amongst such an impressive collection of companies and women," says CEO and Designer Jan Stimpson. "It is very rewarding to work with such an incredible group of people, grow together and be recognized for our achievement.  Our success demonstrates that with a dedicated team it is possible to thrive in a very competitive industry maintaining high quality and exemplary customer service conducting all operations within Canada.  We applaud all women and will continue to embrace their individual wardrobe needs and personalities in our designs.”


White House Design Company has experienced tremendous growth while staying true to its mandate – proudly Canadian and proudly embracing all women. It is a domestic manufacturer that runs all of its operations, from design to marketing to production, exclusively in Vancouver, Canada resisting the trend to outsource overseas. Its two labels, Sympli and Sympli Grand, use a variety of fits to allow as many women as possible to find clothing that will flatter and enhance their unique shape and size. Sympli is currently sold in over 800 retail stores across North America and the company has been the two-time recipient of the Matinee Fashion Foundation Award for Excellence.  This year, in addition to the W100,  the company is proud to have been recognized as a Pacific regional finalist in the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and to be ranked 187th on the Profit 500 listing.



About PROFIT Magazine

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 31 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior managers across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. PROFIT is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications.  Visit PROFIT online at


About Chatelaine and

The country’s leading women’s media brand, Chatelaine makes “Everyday Extraordinary” for Canadian women and has been doing so for more than 85 years. Today, Chatelaine is a six-platform brand: available on television, radio, tablet and smartphone, plus in print and online. Chatelaine has a lively presence on social media sites, and is Canada’s most engaged digital community for women 18+. With a team of “extraordinary” experts, Chatelaine brings together the very best of food, style, décor, health and real life for women who want to look good, do good, feel great and make every day a little bit special. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications.

About the White House Design Company

The White House Design Company, under the Sympli and Sympli Grand labels, produces an extensive collection of lifestyle clothing that is designed and manufactured entirely in Vancouver. For more than twelve years, women across North America have looked to Sympli for an improved shopping experience as the versatility of the line allows them to build entire wardrobes catered to their unique figure and sense of style.  The White House Design Company currently wholesales the line to over 800 clothing retailers in Canada and the U.S. who value the company's ability to provide flexibility, a quick turnaround and exemplary customer service.


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September 24, 2013