Speakers

The Well is thrilled to present the following savvy, strong and inspiring group of women as speakers for this year’s event!

JEANNE BEKER  •  Iconic Fashion Journalist

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Jeanne Beker, the iconic host of TV’s Fashion Television, is one of the world’s most influential and fabulous women in the fashion industry. Today, Jeanne is Style Editor at The Shopping Channel, host of Style Matters, and a guest commentator on programs including Canada AM, Breakfast Television and CTV News. She is a featured style columnist for The Globe and Mail, a writer for various lifestyle publications, and sits on the honorary board for Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto. In addition, Jeanne is the author of five books, has a number of clothing and accessory lines, and has recently made her curatorial debut with a celebrated exhibit entitled Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics. Among her long list of notable achievements and recognition, Jeanne was inducted to the Order of Canada in 2014 for her support of the Canadian fashion industry, and was bestowed with the “Vantage Women of Originality Award,” just to name a few!

TALLI OSBORNE  •  Inspirational Speaker

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Though Talli Osborne was born missing her arms and stands at just over three feet tall, she was raised with the belief that she could do anything she set her mind to. At 13 Talli started volunteering with the War Amps of Canada’s CHAMP program, which she still does to this day. As a teen, she became a mentor for people with physical challenges and was the sole Canadian featured in Teens with Courage to Give, a book comprised of 30 stories of teenagers overcoming the odds and being an inspiration to their community. Talli has shared her story with thousands of students across North America, has been the keynote speaker at corporate events and in 2015 did her very first TED Talk. For her work at Virgin Mobile Canada, Talli was awarded Best Customer Service Agent in the Americas, Third Best in the World and was presented with the Virgin Stars of the Year Award by Sir Richard Branson himself. Richard Branson also put Talli in his Top 10 Most Inspirational People! Talli has also fronted her own melodic-punk band, performing throughout Canada. As Talli says, she wants to spread inspiration, love and punk rock, across the globe, one talk at a time.

CATIE FENN  •  Coach, Speaker, Meditation Teacher, Retreat Facilitator, Lawyer

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Catie Fenn is a coach, speaker, meditation teacher, retreat facilitator and lawyer.  She is a next-generation thought leader on feminine leadership and empowerment, leading women to pursue their passions and boldly rise into their power.  Her mission is to inspire women to become the most empowered, vibrant, loving versions of themselves and live life on their own terms.  She leads international retreats and workshops designed to inspire individuals to level up their lives, pursue their dreams, and find their bliss. She speaks about radical vulnerability and self love, the beauty of failure and navigating uncertainty, and finding inner peace and awareness.  Her journey began when her objectively successful life came crashing down when she realized that external success would never equate to inner happiness.  She created and leads the Goddess Circle event, a community of women supporting and inspiring one another. She has been featured on the W Network, Flare, Precedent Magazine, She Does the City, and has led workshops for many of Canada’s leading organizations including law firms, universities, and consulting firms.

 

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