Young Women in Business, YWCA Metro Vancouver, Networking in Vancouver, and Peace Geeks, will be hosting Vancouver’s screening of the documentary Miss Representation, on Monday, December 5, 2011. Tickets here..
I am honoured to be a part of the panel session that will take place after the first screening. Please join myself and notable individuals from Vancouver’s media community as we discuss our thoughts around some of the issues raised in the documentary. Below is a snaphot of the panelists:
Amy Chan (Columnist for Sun Media’s 24 Hours Newspaper and The Huffington Post)
Amy is a popular lifestyle and relationship columnist for the Sun Media’s 24 Hours Newspaper and The Huffington Post. A Simon Fraser University graduate in Communications and Sociology, Amy doesn’t claim to be a relationship expert. She is however, someone who empathizes and understands human behavior and how it’s affected by popular culture. She is gifted in articulating the experiences and struggles of life in a relatable and inspiring way for her readers. She was recently featured as a “Stylish Jetsetter” in FASHION magazine and appeared in a three-page spread in Ming Pao Magazine as a “Successful Chinese Canadian Young Female”.
Pamela Martin (Director of Community Outreach for the Office of the Premier Christy Clark)
Recognized across BC as the anchor of CTV News, Pamela Martin is well-versed in the issues that affect and impact the people and communities across the province. During Martin’s tenure on the anchor desk, CTV News at Six has been repeatedly named the best local newscast in Canada by the Radio and Television News Directors Association of Canada. On January 5, 2011, Martin announced that she had joined politician Christy Clark’s campaign team for the BC Liberal Party Leadership race.
Kirk LaPointe (Ombudsman at CBC, UBC School of Journalism)
Kirk has been one of Canada’s leading newsroom managers for a quarter- century and has held the senior editorial roles at CTV News, the Southam News agency and The Hamilton Spectator. He was the founding Executive Editor of National Post and has been the Ottawa Bureau Chief and General News Editor of The Canadian Press, an advisor to the publisher of the Toronto Star, and a day-one host on CBC Newsworld, among other roles.
Carolyn Jack (National Vice-Chair of Equal Voice)
Carolyn Jack is the National Vice-Chair of Equal Voice, a multipartisan organization dedicated to the still bold idea that more women must be elected to every level of government. For nearly twenty years, she was a journalist working in national and international news. As a journalist, Carolyn played a leadership role at CBC National News and Global National in the coverage of what feels like a zillion federal elections… but is probably only about 6 or so… and has been published in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Canadian Forum and other publications. She now leads communications for a public institution in Vancouver.
Janet Austin (CEO of YWCA Metro Vancouver)
As the CEO of YWCA Metro Vancouver, Janet Austin has overall responsibility for one of BC’s largest and most diversified non-profit organizations, which offers services for 60,000 people annually in more than 30 locations. Janet is a recipient of the Business in Vancouver Influential Woman in Business Award, the Vancouver Board of Trade Community Leadership Award, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the Big Sisters Big Heart Award for outstanding contribution by a volunteer. In 2008, she was named to the WXN (Women’s Executive Network) list of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
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