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Using the corporate world, a single mom creates an unlikely weapon in the fight for world peace after her best friend, a soldier, is almost killed by a terrorist.

Barb Stegemann, creator of The 7 Virtues fragrance line, explains how her teenage daughter's honesty pushed her to develop a line of more contemporary scents.

Barb Stegemann has built her life around making something beautiful from something terrible. A spark was lit when her best friend—a soldier—was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Understanding that strengthening a country’s economy is key to building stability for its people, she founded fragrance line The 7 Virtues in 2010. She also penned a best-selling book about how women can flex their purchasing power to affect global change, which was followed by an award-winning documentary Perfume War.

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and if you've exhausted every chocolate box and floral bouquet combination in years past, it might be time to look a bit closer to home for something for your sweetie. For the discerning locavore in your heart, here are some made-in-Canada ideas:

I am not going to lie, I love receiving gifts on February 14th. And as much as I say, Valentine’s Day is little more than a commercial declaration of love orchestrated by big box stores, I do love waking up and seeing what my hubby picked out for me.

Barb Stegemann is on a mission to make the world a better place—and beauty products are her weapon of choice

The social entrepreneur, who became known to millions of Canadians when she became the first woman from Atlantic Canada to land a venture-capital deal on CBC-TV's Dragons' Den, reminds those she mentors not to get too close to their ideas.

As a female-founded, Canadian company aiming to aid farmers and growers in countries impacted by war and unrest, The 7 Virtues was already a positive force in motion before it even approached the corporate honchos of CBC’s Dragon’s Den.

Halifax entrepreneur Barb Stegemann, founder of The 7 Virtues perfume and graduate of the 2017 Sephora accelerate cohort, has introduced a new Peace fragrance collection exclusively for Sephora Canada stores, and online.

The St. John’s Board of Trade announced author and social enterprise innovator Barbara Stegemann as the keynote luncheon speaker for its business development summit next month.