When Virginia Greene walked into a room – doesn’t matter who was in the room – heads turned and attentions focused.
When she spoke to you, you were left with a conflicting sense of both your own intellectual inferiority and an awakening to your potential. She inspired by being remarkable.
A role model for hundreds of men and women across BC, Virginia lost her battle with ovarian cancer yesterday.
I am one of those hundreds of people she provided wisdom, counsel and stimulation to during my years working for her in Vancouver.
Co-founder of Go Direct Marketing (later JWT/RMG Connect) and former Deputy Minister in Gordon Campbell’s government, Virginia was a business leader. But she was much more: A mom, a rebel, a guide, a humanitarian, a catalyst, a scrapper.
She had a bawdy sense of humour and a shit-kicking attitude to life.
I would say she is the most unforgettable leader I have ever met.
It’s a sad day for all of us who knew her, learned from her and were exposed to her brilliance.
It’s also a day to be grateful for Virginia Greene.