Top Game Changer CBC’s Dragons’ Den| CEO and Founder, The 7 Virtues.
Barb Stegemann is a woman on a mission. Her fearless pitch on CBC’s Dragons’ Den made her the first woman from Atlantic Canada to land a venture capital deal.
Barb Stegemann’s entrepreneurial vision was formed after her best friend—a soldier—was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Understanding that supporting Afghanistan’s 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 humour to explain how individuals can use business for good and effect change, both at home and worlds away.
Stegemann 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’ Den for The 7 Virtues Beauty. She went on to become the “Top Game Changer” in the history of the show for creating her social enterprise.
Stegemann has been named:
- Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada
Won the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Emerging Entrepreneur category for Atlantic Canada”
Ranked as one of Profit Guide magazine’s “Top 30 Cool and Fabulous Canadian Entrepreneurs”
Made the first female Honorary Colonel in the history of 14 Wing Greenwood base, Royal Canadian Air Force.