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FastStart Fleming presents Dragons’ Den contributor Barbara Stegemann



Peterborough ON – (January 24, 2018) – FastStart Fleming will host a free presentation with Barbara Stegemann, a ‘top game changer’ on CBC television’s Dragons’ Den.

Ms. Stegemann is the CEO and founder of The 7 Virtues, a company she started 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, Ms. Stegemann’s perfume business sources organic oils from countries experiencing turmoil.

Despite addressing complex global matters in her talks, Ms. Stegemann uses humour to explain how individuals can use business for good and effect change, both at home and worlds away.

Ms. Stegemann’s presentation also illuminates the rise of social entrepreneurship as well as the movement toward a ‘triple bottom line’ – social, environmental, and financial. Unlike traditional businesses, these companies are driven by a social or an environmental preservation cause, and they put these before profit to create a sustainable business model for the greater good. They are challenging the way corporations work with the community and the world.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in Peterborough. Registration is required. To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fleming-talks-tickets-41115575794

About Barbara Stegemann
Ms. Stegemann has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She has won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the emerging Entrepreneur category for Atlantic Canada, and was ranked as one of Profit Guide magazine’s Top 30 Cool and Fabulous Canadian Entrepreneurs. Ms. Stegemann received the Women Innovators Award from the US State Department at the APEC Women and the Economy Summit, and was made the first female Honorary Colonel in the history of 14 Wing Greenwood base, Royal Canadian Air Force. In addition to this, her fragrance collection won Chatelaine’s Beauty 100 Award.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,200 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.


Members of the media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
705.749.5530 x 1370