Sylvia Vogel

Sylvia Vogel, founder/CEO, Canderm Pharma, St. Laurent, Que.

Sylvia Vogel, founder/CEO, Canderm Pharma, St. Laurent, Que.

Before at-home skin procedures and formulations, once only available through a dermatologist, got trendy there was Sylvia Vogel and Canderm Pharma. Now that cosmeceuticals such as microdermabrasion are hot, the 46-year-old company that Vogel started in the basement of her home, and probably best known for its NeoStrata line of products, has been named to Profit magazine’s list of fastest-growing companies in the country. Last year, she also ranked number 18 on the magazine’s list of the top 100 women entrepreneurs.

Beyond the boardroom:

* She’s devoted her time to helping the Jewish community in Quebec and beyond. She’s VP of Friends of Hebrew University.

* She’s a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of Hope & Cope, a member of the Jewish Education Program and of the

Research Governors Society of the Jewish General Hospital.