Margarita Lafontaine changed lives and perceptions with her magazine Premières en affaires. The publication, which she cofounded and led for 9 years, has helped strengthen the place of women in the business world. Thanks to her involvement, many obtained promotions, recognition and greater visibility. When she left publishing, she took with her a vast network of contacts and friends. It’s what you would expect, since, despite all the demands on her, Margarita is the type of businesswoman for whom human relationships, respect and enjoyment at work are important. A gifted saleswoman and negotiator, she went back into business for herself, following a desire for independence, which she realized as far back as 1996 when she became her own boss. Known for her real estate brokerage talent and flamboyant personality, Margarita has great admiration for entrepreneurs and will continue to be their ally.