Rose Pallet Ranked Among the Biggest Women-Owned Businesses by Crain’s Chicago

Rose Pallet is proud to be recognized among the largest women-owned businesses by Crain’s Chicago Business. The pallet distributor ranked 18 out of 75 on the list of the biggest female-driven organizations.

“I am excited and gratified to see Rose Pallet ranked 18 out of 75 on the Crain’s Chicago list of the biggest female-driven organizations in our community,” said Rose Pallet co-founder and CEO Mia Allen. “We are honored to be included among so many impressive organizations.”

Chicago and the Midwest region is a competitive market in the pallet industry, yet Rose Pallet owners Mia Allen and Amy Olson have deep roots in Chicago and knew that its proximity to lumber producers and its central geographic location for logistics made this the perfect place to establish their company. Of course, many other businesses did likewise. So for Rose Pallet to flourish as it has, and to be named among the biggest female-led organizations in the nation’s third-largest city, is an incredible honor.

“When my sister and I first started out, we were among a handful of women selling pallets,” said Rose Pallet co-founder and CFO Amy Olson. “We managed to thrive because of our tenacious work ethic as well as the support of industry associations who provided education, resources, and a platform to share our perspective.”

Since its founding in 2011, Rose Pallet has more than tripled its customer base and both Allen and Olson have been nationally recognized for excellence in business and leadership. They attribute their success to a close-knit working environment with a strong emphasis on collaboration, customer service, and work-life balance.

And the momentum continues as Allen and Olson look forward to continued growth, expansion, and blazing trails for other women in the pallet industry as well as women executives nationwide.

“My experience has taught me that there are more ways to success than just the beaten path and that has made all the difference in my career,” explained Allen. “Pursuing my passion, even when outnumbered, has led me to an exciting and enjoyable profession. I encourage all women to think big, think different, and see where it takes you.”

Rose Pallet is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

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