Brenda Hollingsworth Chosen as One of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

Ottawa, CANADA – September 18th, 2014. Ottawa Lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth has been chosen as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs by PROFIT/Chatelaine W100. This year, Ms. Hollingsworth, co-owner and head of the personal injury practice at Auger Hollingsworth Professional Corporation, ranked 88th in the 16th 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. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business, the November issue of Chatelaine and online at and, the W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.

“This recognition says as much as of the dedication of the Auger Hollingsworth team as it does about individual entrepreneurship,” said Ms. Hollingsworth. “Any woman business leader knows that success is a group effort, and growth only happens when of all of the pieces of the puzzle come together.”

Auger Hollingsworth Professional Corporation, an Ottawa personal injury law firm, was founded by Ms. Hollingworth and Richard Auger in 2005. Over the years, Ms. Hollingsworth has established herself as top-tier lawyer in the field of personal injury law and a leader and role model for women in business in Ottawa. This year has been an especially successful one for Ms. Hollingsworth as Auger Hollingsworth expanded from 5 to 13 employees, and added a second office in the downtown core, all under her direction.

The fact that Ms. Hollingsworth is as passionate about entrepreneurship as she is about practicing law and serving injured victims has been demonstrated in the growth of her business. She has been committed to developing new marketing strategies, including the implementation of a sophisticated education- based marketing system. She has stayed on the cutting edge of technological change to help develop business in new and innovative ways.

“This year’s W100 represent the absolute best of Canada’s business community,” said James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Female entrepreneurs are too often stereotyped as ‘mompreneurs’ pursuing part-time hobby businesses. But the W100 demonstrate just how vital they are to driving innovation and growth in the Canadian economy.”

About Auger Hollingsworth Professional Corporation

Founded in 2005 by Brenda Hollingsworth and Richard Auger, Auger Hollingsworth Professional Corporation is a personal injury and accident law firm based in Ottawa. Their clients include those who have been injured in auto, pedestrian, or cycling accidents as well as slips and falls and more.

About PROFIT and
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 32 years, Canadian entrepreneurs 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 appears inside every issue of Canadian Business and is online at

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a readership of more than 750,000, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Canadian Business provides concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.

About Chatelaine

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 (from The Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE Café), style, decor, health and real life for women who want to look good, do good, feel great and make every day a little bit special. Chatelaine also has a line of retail products. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications.


About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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