A ‘Dragon’, a renowned marketing veteran, an award-winning entrepreneur, a CEO, a best-selling author, a mother and a grandmother – with this list of accomplishments already under her belt you might think that Arlene Dickinson would sit back and relax, but that’s not her style. In 2012 she launched her newest endeavour, Arlene Dickinson Enterprises, a company dedicated to serving and investing in the entrepreneurial lifestyle through its online community at YouInc.com. Add to that her list of honours and awards, including the PROFIT/Chatelaine Top 100 Women Business Owners and there is no question that she is a Woman of Influence and has invaluable wisdom and insight to impart.
Post Event Workshop
Women & the MBAAchieving Success without Losing Your Balance A Panel Discussion for Women Considering an MBA
A Queen’s MBA offers you an unparalleled opportunity to advance your career and transform your life. But, for women, the decision to enroll in an MBA program is often challenging and complex. Important issues such as family obligations and financial considerations can often dissuade women from pursuing this valuable degree.
Queen’s School of Business is hosting this special session featuring a panel of women who have successfully completed their Queen’s MBA. Panel members will candidly share their thoughts on managing life balance, financing, reaping the career benefits of an MBA, and what they learned about themselves along the way.
If you’ve ever considered pursuing an MBA degree, you won’t want to miss this event.
Admission is free.Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Date: Friday, June 7, 2013
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 104D
Hosted by: Gloria Saccon, Queen’s School of Business
Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs. In 1988, she became a partner in Venture Communications, later becoming the sole owner and CEO in 1998. Her creative and strategic approach has turned the company into a powerhouse with a blue chip client list.
Dickinson’s newest venture Arlene Dickinson Enterprises (ADE) is a company she founded that is dedicated to serving and investing in the entrepreneurial lifestyle, with its online community and resource site for entrepreneurs YouInc.com.
Her success and leadership has been recognized with multiple honours and awards including: Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100, the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, as well as PROFIT and Chatelaine’s TOP 100 Women Business Owners.
Dickinson is a mother of four and grandmother of three, co-star on the CBC series Dragons’ Den (from season 2 to 7) and The Big Decision (season 1 and 2), author of the #1 Best Selling book Persuasion and the creator of the Persuasion product line that includes coffee, wine, skin care and chocolate; the national spokesperson for The Breakfast Clubs of Canada; and she was recently names an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. Arlene is also the recipient of honorary degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University, Saint Mary’s University and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. For more information, please visit www.ArleneDickinson.com