Why not usher in the transition to fall with some of the brightest, most forward-thinking, and inspirational women in our city? Join us for some truly uplifting speakers and candid sharing at this year’s Leading Moms event on September 23 at Vancity Theatre. Oh, and today is the last day to get in on the early bird pricing—save $30 until end of day today.
From psychologists and athletes to journalists and actors, our speakers will empower and excite you with stories of their journeys, hardships, and the ways they created a life they love. We’re super excited to have three creative and bright keynote speakers this year: Tara Teng, Miyoung Lee, and Dr. Vanessa Lapointe. Find out more about them below.
Multiple Webster nominee and RTNDA winner, the ever-inspiring Miyoung Lee rings in her fourteenth year with CBC as the host and producer of CBC Vancouver News at 11 p.m.. Miyoung is married with two daughters and spends much of her spare time mentoring high school students aspiring for a career in Journalism, as well as volunteering with other organizations.
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a registered psychologist whose passion is supporting parents and other “big people” to really see the world through the child’s eyes. A Huffington Post parenting blogger, author of the best-selling book Discipline without Damage: How to get your kids to behave without messing them up, founder of The Wishing Star Developmental Clinic, and a regularly invited media guest, contributor, and speaker, Dr. Vanessa is known for bringing a sense of nurturing understanding to all of her work. As a mother to two, Dr. Vanessa strives not only professionally, but also personally, to view the world through the child’s eyes.
Tara Teng is a TV host, Miss World Canada 2012, a human rights activist, and works with various organizations around the world to combat gender-based violence and human trafficking. She works internationally to support impoverished villages through community development and raising the socio-economic status of women. Her advocacy has helped to pass new laws in Canada that protect victims of human trafficking and she established Canada’s first Municipal Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. Today, Tara can be found enjoying the vast beauty of Canada’s west coast with her husband and young son.
Feeling inspired already? Go buy tickets now and take advantage of the $30 savings with early bird pricing. It’s only available until the end of the day today!
Heather Maxwell Hall is a Vancouver-born-and-raised writer and journalism school grad who loves the arts, her little family, and the Pacific Northwest. She cultivates good vibes by going on long walks, taking pictures, and discovering new things.