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Jan 24, 2020
Get Motivated: Barb Stegemann
“You get to be called a trailblazer or game-changer. But that doesn’t come without a lot of walking on glass. It is really tough to change the game. I had people make fun of me. The banks wouldn’t give me a loan. People told me I couldn’t do this. Can you imagine if I ever listened to them?”
— Barb Stegemann, Founder of 7 Virtues Perfume
Barb Stegemann’s entrepreneurial vision was formed after her best friend—a soldier—was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Understanding that supporting Afghanistan’s economy was key to building stability for its people, Stegemann created The 7 Virtues, a company that sources organic, fair trade essential oils from countries experiencing turmoil (such as Afghanistan, Haiti, the Middle East and Rwanda).