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Investor, CBC’s Dragons’ Den
See Robert’s backstage interview
As the son of Croatian immigrants, Robert Herjavec earned his incredible wealth by overcoming the odds with pure hard work and intuition. While waiting tables at a posh Yorkville restaurant during the initial stages of the dot com craze, he realized that technology was the ticket to serious money. He launched BRAK systems, his first technology company, which soon became Canada’s top provider of Internet security software. Worth a reported $100-million, BRAK was sold to AT&T in 2000.
Since then, Herjavec created The Herjavec Group (THG), which in five short years has become the country’s largest security integrator, with offices in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary. Most recently, THG expanded into the U.S. with an acquisition in New York.
Robert’s presentation will inspire you and prove that with perseverance, determination and hard work, anything can be accomplished.
Three-time Olympic gold medallist
See Hayley’s backstage interview
She’s regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world for her skill, uncompromised determination and dedication to her sport. Hayley Wickenheiser has represented Canada at the Winter Olympics four times, capturing three gold medals and one silver. She’s also won six gold medals at the Women's World Hockey Championships and 11 gold medals from four Nations Cup tournaments throughout her career.
Wickenheiser has proven to be an elite athlete time and time again. Sports Illustrated recently named her number 20 of the Top 25 Toughest Athletes in the World. In January 2003, she made hockey history as the first female hockey player to notch a point in a men’s professional game.
Hayley is an award winner, community leader, mentor, history-maker and an accomplished business woman. Her story of how a small town Canadian became a world-class athlete and humanitarian is truly inspiring.
See Darci’s backstage interview
By the age of 24, Darci Lang was running three different businesses. Since then, she’s been recognized with over a dozen entrepreneurial and business excellence awards, and knows first hand that working well with others means working on you and your own attitude first. Lang is a full-time professional speaker, best-selling author, wife and mother.
Darci shares an easy-to-apply message everyone can relate to: focus on the 90 per cent that’s positive in your life. Her engaging presentation reminds us all that we have a choice when it comes to our attitudes and that our choices affect everyone around us.