For Melissa Gunning, who founded the glassware company Wean Green when her youngest child was a baby, juggling parental duties while growing her business can occasionally be exhausting.

In this short, 60-second clip, Melissa tells the story of a business trip she took to Europe that began with her wishing she could be home with her daughters. Thanks to a short conversation with a stranger, however, Melissa was given a new perspective on the value of being a positive role model to her daughters, and other women in Calgary and beyond.

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