27 Mar Celebrating Women’s History Month – Six Trailblazers To Know
3 min read | March is Women’s History Month. Read more about some of Canada’s most fascinating women, and what they’re doing to change the world.
Talent Bureau is lucky to partner with many incredible women leading the way within their industries and blazing trails for future generations. These women play vital roles in shaping our society – from tech to business to psychology and beyond!
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we wanted to share six inspiring Canadian women making lasting contributions globally.
Brandi’s incredible writing talent has allowed her to share clear-eyed and empathetic reports on Indigenous oppression in North America. Her powerful voice and bravery have allowed her to capture audiences and teach them about some of the most pressing Indigenous issues we face today. She is a survivor of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls crisis and shares her experience to tell the stories of those who did not survive the rampant violence. Between winning the biggest journalism and writing awards, Brandi stuns audiences with her storytelling at various events and conferences. She is a leader in the movement for Indigenous equality, respect and healing in Canada.
Legendary television anchor Lisa LaFlamme was a trending topic when she was unjustly “let go” by her former employer in 2022. Her exit ignited national outrage and discussion on women and ageism. Lisa has graced Canada’s screens for over 30 years and has been behind some of the most well-known international news stories. Lisa is a Canadian Legend, even being appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2019. In 2023, she partnered with the Journalists for Human Rights to produce an eye-opening docu-series on women’s rights in Africa. Today, Lisa LaFlamme continues to uncover truths with her journalism prowess.
Dr. Roberta Bondar
If being the first Canadian woman in space doesn’t impress you much, it’s okay because it’s only one of so many of Dr. Bondar’s accomplishments. She was the first neurologist in space and is globally recognized for her astounding contributions to space medicine research, fine art photography and environmental education. Dr. Bondar is one of science’s most respected women and a Canadian icon. She is the recipient of various distinctions, including the Order of Canada and the NASA Space Medal and has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Currently, she uses her photography expertise to explore and reveal Earth’s natural environment from the surface.
Ontario’s very own Sandra Oh is one of Canada’s most successful Hollywood actors. She’s started in some of the world’s most popular shows, including Killing Eve and Grey’s Anatomy. A passionate advocate for representation in Hollywood, Sandra’s presence has been groundbreaking for Asian representation. She has been the first Asian woman to be nominated for an Emmy and the first woman of Asian descent to win two Golden Globes! Her talent has given her many opportunities to shine bright on the screen, and she’s been a part of some amazing projects. In 2022, she started in the hit Disney film Turning Red, directed by another Canadian icon – Domee Shi!
Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan has an impeccable ability to connect with readers through her award-winning books. She has written some of the most influential books of our time – Half-Blood Blues and Washington Black. Her books, historical period dramas, uncover the hardships and realities of Black folk in history. From prejudice to slavery, Esi does not shy away from writing about important topics often not taught to youth. As society moves to a more acceptable place, Esi’s books will remain an important source of knowledge.
Dr. Jody Carrington
A psychology revolutionary! Jody’s work on reconnection and the importance of human connection has taken North America by storm. Her latest book, Feeling Seen, debuted as a National Bestseller and has been the talk of the town. Her message is simple: staying connected is the most direct route to happiness. In the past year, she’s helped hundreds of organizations reframe their approach to teamwork and company culture. Jody uses scientific research and anecdotes from her applied work to demonstrate how emotional regulation and clear communication create the formula for successful leadership. Additionally, Jody’s hilarious approach to important issues ensures that your audience will be captivated and inspired to action!
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