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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
After breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling, many women leaders suddenly find themselves in a precarious position, facing challenges not faced by their male counterparts. This phenomenon is known as the glass cliff. And while it is an expression generally used in relation to the workplace, the glass cliff can also be very real for women outside of their careers – in their day-to-day lives.
Join us for an evening of insightful and compelling conversation with Kirstine Stewart, author of Our Turn and CSO of Diply. Kirstine has also served as VP media for Twitter Canada and as head of English CBC-Canada.
Also joining the conversation with Kirstine is a panel of distinguished leaders, led by moderator Lesley MacDonald, founder/producer of Global News Woman of Vision:
Francis Winspear Centre for Music
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Reception to follow
$100 VIP tickets – including Kirstine Stewart’s book “Our Turn” and Gallery Level seating
$60 – General Admission
Go to the Winspear Centre Box Office to purchase tickets, today!
Chief Strategy Officer, Diply GoViral
Kirstine is the Chief Strategy Officer for Diply, a content platform with over 1 billion monthly views and 34 million monthly unique US visitors. Until Fall 2016, Kirstine was the Vice-President of media at Twitter, overseeing North American media partnerships across all verticals, including television, sports, gaming, news and music. She previously served as Managing Director for Twitter Canada, leading Canadian operations as well as advertising business and partnerships. Prior to joining Twitter in May 2013, Kirstine was the Executive Vice-President of CBC’s English services, CBC/Radio-Canada, where she oversaw the network’s English-language radio, television and digital programming and operations. Earlier, she was Senior Vice-President of programming for Alliance Atlantis, overseeing HGTV, Food Network, National Geographic, BBC Canada and others.
Kirstine earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as the Transition to Leadership Program Young Global Voices at the Oxford Saïd Business School. She is also an alumna of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, an integral part of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Kirstine was named to Maclean’s list of the most powerful Canadians (just two places behind Justin Trudeau), to Toronto Life’s list of the most influential Torontonians and to Canadian Business’s 2015 list of the top 50 most powerful business people in Canada. She sits on the board of theScore.com and is a member of the DMZ Advisory Council at Ryerson University. She is also author of the bestselling business book Our Turn. She’s @kirstinestewart on Twitter.
PC, CC, OBC, QC
Educated as a political scientist and lawyer, Kim Campbell served as Canada’s nineteenth and first female Prime Minister in 1993. She also held the cabinet portfolios of Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of National Defence, and Minister of Veterans’ Affairs. She was the first woman to hold the Canadian Justice and Defence portfolios, and the first woman Minister of Defence of a NATO country.
Ms. Campbell served as Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles (1996-2000) and taught at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2001-2004). She is past Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, and past President of the International Women’s Forum. She was Secretary General of the Club of Madrid (2004-2006), an organization of former presidents and prime ministers of which she is a founding member.
Since April, 2014, Kim Campbell has devoted three quarters of her time to serving as the Founding Principal of the new Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta, the first class of which graduates in 2017. Ms. Campbell also speaks on a wide variety of topics through her agencies, the American Program Bureau and the National Speakers Bureau. She is a trustee of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King’s College London, and is on several corporate and non-profit boards/advisory committees including Equal Voice, a Canadian organization devoted to achieving gender parity in the Canadian House of Commons.
Learn more at KimCampbell.com, and follow her at @AKimCampbell on Twitter.
Founder and CEO
Recognized internationally as a leader in the salon and spa sector, Eveline is the founder and CEO of the multi-million-dollar business – EvelineCharles Salons | Spas | Beauty MD | Academy. She is the first woman to be inducted into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame and was listed in the Top 100 of Ivey School of Business and Scotiabank Group’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2007. Eveline was also named Marketer of the Year in 2001 by Alberta Venture Magazine, and was consistently listed in the top 50 for Profit Magazine’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs from 2004 to 2007. Eveline has received two Global Salon Business Awards for Canadian Entrepreneurship, first in 2004 in London, England and then in 2006 in Barcelona, Spain.
Eveline started as hairstylist in 1974, and she continued to grow her business in the following years with EvelineCharles Salons | Spas | BeautyMD, after 43 years of business she has expanded to seven locations between Edmonton and Calgary. In 2005, the first EvelineCharles Academy was opened in Edmonton, a beauty institute that that offers cosmetology, esthetics and makeup artistry courses, which is the largest in Canada. In 2010, she opened her new state of the art EvelineCharles Academy in Calgary. EvelineCharles Labs opened in 2016, manufacturing products in the personal care business. The company is now expanding into franchising and plans to franchise across Canada with the Hudson’s Bay and another high end retailer.
Involved in the community, Eveline is also a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Compassion House Foundation – where breast cancer patients receive support during diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Other organizations that are supported include Youth Emergency Shelter Society (YESS), Stollery Children’s Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, United Way, and UNICEF.
Dr. Shawna Pandya is a physician, speaker, martial artist, citizen-scientist astronaut candidate with Projects PoSSUM & PHEnOM, and prime crew aquanaut with Project Poseidon. She holds degrees in neuroscience (BSc Hons. Neuroscience, University of Alberta), space (MSc Space Studies, International Space University), entrepreneurship (Graduate Studies Program, Singularity University) and medicine (MD, University of Alberta). Licensed in general practice, Dr. Pandya is also currently completing concurrent fellowships in Wilderness Medicine and Enhanced Surgical Skills.
In 2015, Dr. Pandya successfully completed Scientist-Astronaut Candidate training with Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) and was part of the first crew to test a commercial spacesuit in zero-gravity. As part of her ongoing work with Project PoSSUM, she has completed slow onset hypobaric hypoxia training, centrifuge studies, aerobatic flight, emergency spacecraft egress and sea survival training, and most recently, high altitude noctilucent cloud research. In 2016, Dr. Pandya was named to the prime crew and Medical Advisory Board for Project Poseidon, which aims to further ocean and space exploration, while simultaneously setting a world record for “most days spent under the sea” at 100 days. Most recently, Dr. Pandya was named to the Project PHEnOM (Physiology, Health and Environmental Observations in Microgravity) Citizen-Scientist Astronaut Corps. Also in 2016, Dr. Pandya was appointed as the Life Sciences Team Lead for Association of Spaceflight Professionals (formerly Astronauts4Hire), and has undertaken to further her team’s experience in developing research, technology and payloads related to space medicine and life sciences. Dr. Pandya’s research interests center on resilience and performance in extreme environments, and reproduction in long-duration spaceflight. Follow her at @shawnapandya on Twitter.
We are encouraging support of this event in the following ways:
This is not a fundraising event. It is an event geared towards organizations and individuals who understand the importance of having strong women leaders in our community. This event will continue the conversation that is being held in corporate boardrooms, throughout non-profit organizations, in political arenas and over coffee with coaches and mentors. It will take the conversation about women and work to a whole new level. The rapidly evolving culture in which we find ourselves creates a demand for new styles of leadership and women are best suited to set the pace.
For sponsorship inquiries please contact email@example.com.
Click here to learn more about sponsorship packages as well as the costs and steps to get involved.
Save the Date!
Friday, April 6, 2018
The Woman of Vision program was launched on ITV News in 1995. Produced and hosted by founder Lesley MacDonald, the three-time national award-winning series celebrates Edmonton-area women who demonstrate the power of a vision greater than themselves. Their commitment and leadership strengthen our city and inspire us to achieve our own visions.
2017 STAR Sponsors:
We look for women who inspire us, so we can tell their stories to inspire others.
We’ve now profiled over 265 recipients!
We have some amazing door prizes for the Global Woman of Vision luncheon event on Friday, April 7, such as:
A once-in-a-lifetime “Experience Canada’s North” adventure with DRIVING FORCE! This door prize includes flight, hotel, spending money and of course, a DRIVING FORCE vehicle that’s perfect for exploring the north! Driving Force strives to make your vehicle rental, lease or purchase easy, so you can concentrate on enjoying those memorable experiences found along the road ahead.
Our event will also feature a performance by Hailey Benedict, sponsored by Telus.
Hailey Benedict, often described as an old soul with a young country heart, is a 14-year old singer songwriter who wowed audiences at last year’s event. With her story and her voice both inspiring, she has been named as one of this year’s Woman of Vision recipients as well.
Our luncheon event on Friday, April 7th will feature a performance by Citie Ballet, sponsored by Imperial Equities.
Citie Ballet is Edmonton’s resident ballet company, featuring a dynamic ensemble of young, talented dancers. Under the direction of internationally renowned choreographer Jorden Morris, Citie Ballet creates original work each year – made in Edmonton, for Edmonton.
After the luncheon program, enjoy a post-event reception sponsored by DynaLIFE Medical Labs. This post-event reception is open to all event attendees, and is a wonderful opportunity to network with an inspiring and diverse group of individuals.
“Take the afternoon off” – with wine, courtesy of wine sponsor Dirty Laundry and wine corkage sponsor Black Swan Helicopters. Enjoy an afternoon of great networking with an inspiring and diverse group of Edmonton women. The post-event reception is open to all event attendees!