BrightStar Care Ranks within Top 10 on List of Women-Owned Companies

In-Home Care Agency Ranks at No. 8 among Fastest-Growing, Women-Owned Companies

CHICAGO - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Chicago-based in-home care agency, BrightStar Care, came in at number eight on a coveted list recognizing women in power positions. The list, known as the “50 Fastest” is presented by The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and recognizes the 50 fastest-growing women-owned/led companies worldwide.

This is the eighth year that the list has been announced and the fourth time BrightStar Care has been in the top 10. In 2011 and 2012, BrightStar Care held the top spot. To be selected, all eligible companies were ranked according to a sales growth formula that combines percentage and absolute growth. The qualifications for this list include being woman-owned/led and reaching revenues of at least $500,000 by the first week of 2010 and $2 million in 2014. BrightStar Care’s recognition reinforces its strong presence in the ever-changing in-home care industry with 280 locations and development anticipated for international expansion.

“The 50 Fastest list exemplifies the vital role women-owned/led companies have in boosting the economy and enhancing overall job growth,” said Marsha Firestone, Ph. D., president and founder of the WPO. “We are pleased to partner with American Express Global Corporate Payments to honor these powerful women and recognize their triumphs.”

BrightStar Care began franchising in 2005, and since then has grown to a $300 million company with over 275 locations nationwide. The company is looking to build a worldwide brand presence with a focus to expand into new and emerging international markets such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and Western Europe.

“It is a true honor to be included on this prestigious list that recognizes the strongest and fastest growing woman-led companies,” said Shelly Sun, CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar Care. “I am extremely proud of how far our company has come since we franchised in 2005, and how we continuously rise to the top in the competitive homecare industry. With that being said, we could not be where we are today without our outstanding franchise partners who have put their hard work and trust in our system, allowing us to sustain this growth year after year.”

BrightStar Care offers both medical and non-medical private duty home care services, as well as medical staffing. Each BrightStar Care location employs a full-time Registered Nurse Director of Nursing who tailors unique, personalized plans of care for each client and oversees a professional care team of well-qualified, experienced caregivers. BrightStar Care locations pursue and attain accreditation by The Joint Commission, a nationally recognized healthcare quality standards organization. BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to have earned The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality Award two years in a row.

The full list can be found at For more information about BrightStar Care, please visit

About BrightStar Care

Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 280 locations that can provide medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care professional nurses and caregivers deliver expert, compassionate, and personal care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each BrightStar Care location is required to pursue Joint Commission Accreditation. BrightStar Care received The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award and is committed to having each of its agencies comply with Joint Commission standards. BrightStar Care uses the nationally known patient satisfaction survey company Press Ganey to measure client satisfaction and is proud that nine out of 10 clients would recommend BrightStar Care to a friend or family member. For more information on BrightStar Care please visit; to find out more about BrightStar Franchising, visit

About the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)

The WPO is the ultimate affiliation for successful women entrepreneurs worldwide. In monthly meetings across the world, women from diverse industries invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential setting. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit

SOURCE BrightStar Care


Laura Fiala
Fishman Public Relations


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