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2023 Star Women in Convenience winner: Sylvie Savard

Shining Star
Sylvie Savard ACT Circle K
Sylvie Savard ACT Circle K

Category manager - Eastern Canada division

Alimentation Couche-Tard/Circle K


What do you like most about your job? 

Entrepreneurship is one of ACT’s core values—there are limitless possibilities in terms of strategy, business development, equipment and more. Collaborating with our different partners to grow our common goals is very gratifying and motivating. 

What was the biggest challenge of your career? 

The pandemic made us all realize that everything is fragile, but together, we can get through anything and find solutions.

What's the best advice you ever received?  

There’s always a solution, regardless of the problem. Make it happen!

What's your proudest achievement? 

They’re all important, whether it’s my involvement in the development of our private brand, innovations in bringing products to market or new exclusive equipment. I love seeing the results in-store and the impact on our team. 

What work-related accomplishment are you most proud of during the last year?

Launching new private brand products, working on others to be launched this year, double digit growth.

What excites you most about the future of this channel?  

Reinventing ourselves again and again with new technology, new market segments, new partners, new concepts and new ways to serve our customers.  

What trend or innovation will shape the business in the next five years?  

‘Better for you’ is very promising; vegan, low-sugar and keto.

Anything else you would like to add? 

“A woman is like a teabag; you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.”—Eleanor Roosevelt. Bravo to all the exceptional women!


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