Laura Patrick

Empathy and curiosity will help you succeed in business, says the founder and CEO of Kids Physio Group

To honour the contenders in our inaugural Women of the Year competition, we’ve created video interviews with the winners in all six categories.

Today we chat with Laura Patrick, founder and CEO of Kids Physio Group, a pediatric therapy practice that specializes in treating children from birth to age 18. Patrick’s Vancouver-based business has grown to seven locations across the country since she launched it in 2006.

“Having empathy for every interaction that you possibly have in your business community is really important,” says the physiotherapist when asked what qualities a rising star should have. “I also that think having some level of business curiosity is important, especially if you don’t start out in business as somebody with a lot of business acumen.”

For profiles of all the 2020 Women of the Year winners and finalists, click here. Congratulations to everyone.

Thank you to the judges—Katie Baker, Laurel Douglas, Jill Earthy and Tina Strehlke—for their time and effort. We’re also grateful for the support of our generous sponsor, the Women’s Enterprise Centre.

The 2021 Women of the Year Awards are open for nominations until February 1. There’s no fee to enter, and you can find all the details here.