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THE PEOPLE WHO SHAPE US

This series of interviews tells the stories of extraordinary people who are making a difference in Canadian society and globally.

 

The stories highlight the diversity of perspectives among leaders and influencers in business, community, philanthropy and non-governmental organizations.

 

Each interview explores the background of these individuals, helping us understand not only their role and vision, but also the impact of those who shaped them – their mentors and heroes.

Velma Mccoll

Extraordinary

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mAKING A DIFFERENCE

IN CANADIAN SOCIETY

&

globally

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Stories
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CEO of Women's Enterprise Centre (WEC), Co-Chair of WE FOR SHE
 

Jill Earthy
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CEO of Minerva BC.

Tina Strehlke
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World-renowned Professional Makeup Artist  

Mimi Choi
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Co-founder of the Canadian Clean Technology Coalition and Women in Government Relations, Principal at Earnscliffe Strategy, Group.
 

Velma Mccoll

Former Energy Specialist at the World Bank.

Click here to read Sara's story

Sara Badiei

Journalist, CTV News Anchor.

Norma Reid
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President and CEO, dnaPower Inc. Co-Chair of WE FOR SHE

Lois Nahirney
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Restaurant Awards Judge, food critics and dining experts.

Lee Man
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Founder and CEO, The Heart of the Matter Coaching.

Jacqueline Love Wilson

Former Minister for International Trade and Minister Responsible

for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism for British Columbia, Canada.

Click here to read Teresa’s story

Teresa Wat

Former Mayor of West Vancouver, Member of Parliament

for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky

Pamela 
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Hereditary Chief of the Squamish Nation.

Click here to read Ian's story

Ian Campbell
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Members of Parliament - House of Commons of Canada.

Patrick Weiler 
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President and CEO, Board Director and Managing Director, UBS Bank.

Sarah Bevan
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MLA for Vancouver-Langara

Michael Lee
Radha D.Curpen

Managing partner of Bennett Jones' Vancouver office.

Click here to read Radha's story

President of Benefic Law Corporation, World's foremost experts in charity law.

Blake Bromley
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The President and Founder of Educating Girls of Rural China.

Click here to watch Ching's interview

Ching Tien

RESILIENCE. HOPE. LOVE. OPPORTUNITY   

About

MEET CHICHI

As a globally-minded advocate for gender equality, I want to introduce you to influential women and men and explore their views on empowering individuals to be the best version of themselves.

 

With insightful questions, I explore the strengths and vulnerabilities of my subjects, focusing on how these characteristics can help us address global challenges such as sustainable development and women empowerment.

I am committed to building stronger links between countries during this golden era of Canada/Chinese relations.

I interview newcomers and immigrants, drawing out their unique contributions to Canada and the world. A humanitarian at heart, I am also curious about how the Canadian values of diversity, inclusion and fairness are being exported to the rest of the world.

 

Through these interviews, I want to promote a dialogue about empowering individuals to live meaningful lives. I hope that The People Who Shape Us will challenge your assumptions and inspire you with messages of hope, love, resilience, and opportunity.

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