PLENARY
FRIDAY, OCT 4, 2019
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY: EMPOWERING OURSELVES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Managers
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Keynote Speaker

BARBARA STEGEMANN
Barb Stegemann was raised by a single mom on welfare in rural Nova Scotia. Now, she is the founder and CEO of The 7 Virtues Beauty — a company that sources organic, fair trade essential oils from countries experiencing turmoil to create aromatherapy scents.

Beginning in her garage, armed with only a dream and her personal visa card, Barb disrupted the scent industry to become a brand that now competes with other well-known, luxury perfumes in stores across the world. The 7 Virtues Peace Perfumes is also the first and only Canadian brand exclusively sold through Sephora's new "Clean at Sephora" space in both Canadian and US stores.

Through mapping out her inspiring entrepreneurial journey, Barb shares how she triumphed over adversity to live her dream. She shares powerful messages on how we can all make a difference through the work that we do, leaving her audiences motivated and empowered to believe in themselves, and turn their dreams into reality.