You may know Arlene as a marketer
She’s good at that.
She’s the CEO and owner of Venture Communications, one of Canada’s top independent marketing communications firms. She joined Venture in 1988 and became the sole owner in 1998. Since she took over, Venture has been recognized by the National Post as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies three times. (That’s really good.)
You may also know Arlene as an entrepreneur who’s really good at picking companies on the rise. This is how she became one of the “Dragons” on the award-winning CBC series Dragons’ Den.
You might also know that Arlene was added to Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame and PROFIT and Chatelaine Magazine’s TOP 100 Business Owners. She was awarded the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Ad Rodeo’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and McGill University’s Management Achievement Award. And she was even recognized as Global Television’s Woman of Vision.
But most importantly, Arlene is a mother of four and grandmother of three. And she’s the best at that.
As a mom, Arlene believes every breakfast counts towards our childrens’ and our country’s future. That’s why in 2010, after meeting Breakfast Clubs of Canada and Quebec Breakfast Clubs President-Founder Daniel Germain, she was honoured to become the organization’s national spokesperson and raise awareness of the importance of children having a nutritious start to the day. When children go to school hungry or poorly nourished, their energy levels, memory, problem-solving skills, creativity, concentration and behaviour are all negatively impacted. As a result of being hungry at school, these children may not reach their full developmental potential. To learn more about the Breakfast Clubs of Canada or to give a donation, visit www.breakfastclubscanada.org