\ufeff\r\n\r\nBarb Stegemann shares lessons in using business for good to effect change, both at home and worlds away.\r\n\r\nAs the first woman from Atlantic Canada to land a venture-capital deal on the CBC TV show Dragons\u2019 Den for The 7 Virtues Beauty, who went on to become the \u201cTop Game Changer\u201d for creating her social enterprise,\u00a0Stegmann is now one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada; won the Ernst & Young \u201cEntrepreneur of the Year Award in the Emerging Entrepreneur category\u201d; and was ranked as one of Profit Guide magazine\u2019s \u201cTop 30 Cool and Fabulous Canadian Entrepreneurs.\u201d\u00a0She is the author of the bestselling book,\u00a0The 7 Virtues of a Philosopher Queen, and the subject of the award-winning feature-length documentary, Perfume War, directed by Michael Melski.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAbout Barb Stegemann\r\nBarb Stegemann\u2019s entrepreneurial vision was formed after her best friend\u2014a soldier\u2014was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Understanding that supporting Afghanistan\u2019s economy was key to building stability for its people, Stegemann created The 7 Virtues, a company that sources organic, fair trade essential oils from countries experiencing turmoil (such as Afghanistan, Haiti the Middle East, and Rwanda). Despite addressing complex global matters in her talks, Stegemann uses humor to explain how individuals can use business for good and effect change, both at home and worlds away.\r\nStegemann became known to millions of Canadians when she became the first woman from Atlantic Canada to land a venture-capital deal on the CBC TV show Dragons\u2019 Den for The 7 Virtues Beauty. She went on to become the \u201cTop Game Changer\u201d in the history of the show for creating her social enterprise.\r\n\r\nSince then, Stegemann has been named one of Canada\u2019s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada; won the Ernst & Young \u201cEntrepreneur of the Year Award in the Emerging Entrepreneur category for Atlantic Canada\u201d; was ranked as one of Profit Guide magazine\u2019s \u201cTop 30 Cool and Fabulous Canadian Entrepreneurs\u201d; and was also made the first female Honorary Colonel in the history of 14 Wing Greenwood base, Royal Canadian Air Force. (Her four-year term was completed in 2015, but Barb remains an Honorary Colonel in the RCAF for life.)\r\n\r\nAs a keynote speaker, Stegemann has opened for Erin Brockovich, and is often invited to moderate panels and attend events as a delegate with world leaders such as Bill Clinton. She is the author of the bestselling book,\u00a0The 7 Virtues of a Philosopher Queen, and the subject of the feature-length documentary Perfume War, directed by Michael Melski. The film tells Barb\u2019s entrepreneurial story and has garnered many awards to date, including being named Best Feature Documentary, Atlantic Film Festival; Cineplex Audience Choice, Victoria Film Festival; and Best Humanitarian Film, Sedona Film Festival, Arizona.\r\n\r\nA newsmaker, Stegemann has been featured in major media around the world including in The Wall Street Journal Magazine, The London Sunday Times, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Tattler, and on CBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and more.\r\n\r\nThe 7 Virtues Peace Perfumes are phthalate-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. They are available exclusively at Sephora in the new Clean at Sephora Space throughout the USA and Canada.