Acclaimed as both a highly successful businessperson, and educator, Holly Back has proven to be a natural leader in her industry and her community. After leaving her job as a teacher in North Vancouver in 1998, Holly went on to complete a Masters degree in education and open Holly’s Salons and Schools, a high-end salon and training facility in North Vancouver.
The business has been a success since the beginning thanks to Holly’s promotional efforts through community involvement, and passion for her industry. Holly was twice a finalist in Vancouver’s YWCA Women of Distinction Awards and has also been a recipient of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award in the “Best Employer” and “Business Person of the Year” categories. Among other awards and recognition are: Chatelaine Magazine’s “Women of Inspiration” for Canada, North Shore News Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Salon on the North Shore” for 15 years running, North Shore Outlook “Women of Excellence” community award, “Industry Success” award for Western Canada and “Global Salon Business” award. Holly also enjoys working for her community through events such as “ALS foundation”, “Abreast in a Boat Dragon Boat Team for breast cancer, Cops for Cancer, Jewels for a Cause (Cancer), Women of downtown east side, and many more. Holly not only gives back to her community financially through her numerous fundraisers, but also regularly gives her time to important charitable causes.
Holly has also served a three year term on the North Vancouver School Board in the elected position as Trustee. Holly has been successful in business, community involvement and local politics.