Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada's most-renowned marketing communications entrepreneurs. As the CEO and owner of Venture Communications, she continues to be one of the country's most powerful business leaders.

Arlene's journey with Venture Communications began in 1988 when she signed on as one of the company's partners. Just a decade later, Arlene found herself at the company's helm. Since that time, she has grown Venture Communications into a strategic powerhouse with a long list of high-profile clients.

Arlene's strong business savvy and marketing prowess continue to earn her numerous honours and awards, including Global Television Woman of Vision; PROFIT and Chatelaine magazine's TOP 100 Women Business Owners; the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence; Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame; Ad Rodeo's Lifetime Achievement Award; McGill University's 2008 Management Achievement Award; and the 2011 WIFTS Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Deloitte has recognized Venture as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies three times. Arlene is also the recipient of honorary degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University and NAIT.