Judite Holder, proprietor of four boutique businesses in London, Ontario, has made a career of customer-focused service. She is a visionary, a builder, and a creator. She sees things not as they are, but as they can be.
Each business was struggling when Judite acquired them but, after relocating and restructuring, she nursed them to financial health and profitability. Today the businesses are market leaders in London and Southwestern Ontario in each of their respective categories.
Named Honourary Patron of “Music Reigns” by the London Professional Firefighters in support of Orchestra London
Named a “Paul Harris Fellow” by the Rotary Club of London on behalf of Rotary International, the highest award they bestow
Named “Master Florist” and “Top 100 Florists” in Canada by FTD
Finalist, 5 years running, in London Free Press public survey, “Best Flower Shop”
Member of these Professional Organizations:
Rotary Club of London
London Executives Association
Directors Club of London
Portuguese Club of London
London Portuguese Business (Past President)
Judite has raised two children, two husbands and four businesses. She has lived in abject poverty in a war-torn country and endured tremendous loss. She has walked the Camino – a 225 kilometre trek from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela. She is strong. She is a survivor.
She believes no one owes you a living. If you want something, you work for it. And she is passing on her fortitude to her two young granddaughters, Maia and Katia, who have already made it known they want to work in the family business when they grow up.
London Abused Women’s Shelter through an environmentally-friendly “Cash for Vases” initiative
Western University through the creation of a permanent ongoing bursary for needy students since 1997
Proceeds of her public speaking have gone to the Bereaved Families of Ontario, London Chapter