Contributed by Kate Holden, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and business leader behind De Luca Fine Wines, a fast-growing retail and e-commerce wine business. Kate is president of the EO Winnipeg chapter and serves on the EO Canada Board as Canada’s Member Products Director. She also serves as president of the board of directors of The Dream Factory, a non-profit for children with life-threatening illnesses.
I joined Entrepreneurs’ Organization four years ago, unsure what to expect. I attended some learning events and socials, and began making connections.
Today, I am part of the EO Regional Council in Canada and serve as president of the EO Winnipeg chapter, leading 100+ entrepreneurs who collectively account for thousands of jobs across the country and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic value.
In just four years with EO, I’ve served in numerous leadership roles, traveled to 20+ cities, and enjoyed once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including jumping out of helicopters and wearing plaid (my RLA cohort will understand!). I’ve also had the opportunity to hear from and speak to major business thinkers, including Jim Kwik, Peter Diamandis, Brene Brown, Simon Sinek and Warren Rustand.