International Women’s Day 2019

What a powerful night!!!! A room filled with women from different walks of life come together as one to hear and talk with these women with such powerful stories and an inspiration to many. A compelling conversation as they discuss the ways that being a woman has impacted their experiences, challenges, and successes in media, journalism  and much more.

With the two award-winning journalists, Lisa LaFlamme a trailblazer for women in Canadian news, and has led the country’s #1 newscast as chief anchor and senior editor of CTV National News and Michelle Shephard a journalist, author and filmmaker who as covered issues of terrorism and human rights since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. During her two decades at the Toronto Star she reported from more than 25 countries. Formerly of the Toronto Star and now an independent documentary filmmaker

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Lisa LaFlamme is a trailblazer for women in Canadian news, and has led the country’s #1 newscast as chief anchor and senior editor of CTV National News since 2011. From her hometown of Kitchener, she went on to become a national and international correspondent, covering 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, the G20 riots, the Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, and every Canadian federal election since 1997. She has earned multiple awards, including Canadian Screen Awards for Best National Newscast in 2018 and Best National News Anchor in 2017. She was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2016.

Michelle Shephard is a journalist, author and filmmaker who as covered issues of terrorism and human rights since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. During her two decades at the Toronto Star she reported from more than 25 countries, including Yemen, Syria and Pakistan. Her 2015 documentary Guantanamo’s Child premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won Canadian Screen Awards. She has written two books: Guantanomo’s Child: The Story of Omar Khadr, and Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism’s Grey Zone. She is a three-time winner of the National Newspaper Award and has also earned the Governor-General’s Michener Award.

The event couldn’t have started better with such fun meeting and chatting with these ever so lovely and talented hosts Tara Connors from CHYM-FM, 96.7 FM, a Canadian radio station broadcasting and Lisa Drew from 570News, it was an absolute pleasure.

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