Rosalie Guillem, co-founder of Le Macaron French Pastries, has been recognized as a Woman of Wonder by Franchise Dictionary Magazine. The national digital publication annually selects 50 women nationwide who are disrupting the franchise industry as “Women of Wonder” (WOW). Winners are featured in the current October 2022 issue with proceeds donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
“Women are disrupting the franchising space and it’s thrilling!” says Alesia Visconti, chief executive offcier of Franchise Dictionary Magazine. “By implementing culture and understanding the importance of everyone feeling valued, women can gain commitments from their teams and implement innovative ideas for success. Our '50 Women of Wonder' (WOW) are fran-tastic, talented, strong, and dynamic! The franchise community is better for their leadership and wisdom, and we are honored and excited to celebrate their powerful contributions.”
Founded in 2009, Le Macaron features authentic macarons and pastries prepared daily by French-trained chefs. Since franchise development began in 2012, Guillem has grown the company from its headquarters in Sarasota, Florida to 64 locations nationwide.
Le Macaron operates franchise stores coast-to-coast from Alabama to Arizona. Recently, it celebrated store openings in Cool Springs, Tennessee; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Elkhart, Indiana; and Valley Bend, Alabama. Additional openings planned throughout the remainder of the year include Columbus, Ohio; Clearwater, Florida; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Dixon, Arizona; and New York City.
“I am pleased and humbled to be selected as a Woman of Wonder,” says Guillem. “Franchising has been a challenge and an adventure for us, and we are grateful to our franchisees and owners who have helped us succeed. It is extremely rewarding to witness our continued growth and expansion throughout the United States.”