Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada's most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs. As CEO of Venture Communications, her creative and strategic approach has turned the company into a powerhouse with a blue chip client list.
Dickinson is also the CEO of Arlene Dickinson Enterprises (ADE) and YouInc.com, companies she founded in 2012 that are dedicated to serving and investing in entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial lifestyle.
She is best known to Canadians as one of the venture capitalists on the award-winning CBC series' Dragons' Den and the series The Big Decision. She is also the author of the #1 Best Selling book, Persuasion. Arlene appears as a judge on competition-style reality series Recipe to Riches.
A mother of four and grandmother of five, Dickinson is proud to be the national spokesperson for The Breakfast Clubs of Canada since 2010.
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 an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy and is the recipient of honorary degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University, Saint Mary's University and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She sits on the Leadership Council of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and is the proud recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.