With Mother’s Day just one week away, I’m less interested in talk of flowers, breakfast in bed and bon bons – instead, I want to hear about other moms who are an example of courage, determination, and savvy entrepreneurial skills. I want to be secure in the knowledge that I can both care for my children and follow my dreams. I want to feel that I’m always living up to my personal best. THAT is what I want for Mother’s Day – to be inspired.
If you’re a Dragon’s Den fan like me, you’ll recognize Arlene Dickinson as the calculating venture capitalist with a flair for aligning with up-and-coming companies and products (have you tried OMG’s candy? Like, OMG, so good!)
But did you know that at age 31, Arlene was divorced with only a high school diploma, no savings and no clue how she was going to feed four young children? Just one year later, she was a partner in Venture Communications and ten years later, she is the CEO. Now she is one of the country’s most sought-after female entrepreneurs. Arlene is a true role model and inspiration to Canadian women – especially mothers.
And so in addition to being a CEO, TV star, national spokesperson for Breakfast Clubs of Canada, author, a mother, grandmother – I am pleased to introduce Arlene’s new line of personal line of Persuasion products she developed to complement her book, including:
Wine – a beautiful and bold 2010 Sonoma County red wine blended exclusively for Arlene. ”
“Some vintages are aggressive and come on strong; they insist on being noticed. Others are smoother, more balanced, more confident of their worth. They persuade you to pay attention. And, with every glass, convince you of their superb quality.”…