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Party Crasher: AWE Celebration of Achievement

Party Crasher: AWE Celebration of Achievement Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurs recognize Dragons’ Den’s Arlene Dickinson with inaugural award. By Omar Mouallem Arlene Dickinson from Dragons’ Den Photography by Terri Belley When Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) announced its inaugural Celebration of Achievement award, honouring an Alberta business leader, the obvious choice was…

Party Crasher: AWE Celebration of Achievement

Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurs recognize Dragons’ Den’s Arlene Dickinson with inaugural award.

Arlene Dickinson from Dragons’ Den

Photography by Terri Belley

When Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) announced its inaugural Celebration of Achievement award, honouring an Alberta business leader, the obvious choice was Arlene Dickinson, better known from CBC’s Dragons’ Den.

“Lots of women can see themselves in what she’s been able to achieve as a mother and as a business woman,” says Tracey Scarlett, CEO of AWE, a 17-year-old non-profit organization.

More than 250 people came to the May 3 gala at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald to meet Dickinson, CEO of Venture Communications.

She said, “Women fought for things like the vote and to get us to a place where we could have a seat at the table. And now that we have a seat at the table, I think we just have to be really confident and prove our values.” Dickinson added, “I’m a big believe in meritocracy.” 

(Left to right) Laureen Regan and Lori Schmidt 


Andrea Mondor, Sebastian Panciuk and Danita Haysom


Barb Read, Alison Meyer and Sara Tharakan


Marilyn Sochatsky and Lori Hladun 


Denise Williams and Manchi Lo 


Marcela Mandeville, Seanna Collins and Anne Finzer


Nicole Geisler, Jennifer Hughes and Mary Colpo 


Tracey Scarlett 


Ashton Paulitsch and Megan Kilgour 


Maureen MacKay, Lesley MacDonald and Era Rowles