Inspired by Mayor Gregor Robertson’s leadership to join Vision Vancouver, Councillor Andrea Reimer was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2008, and re-elected in 2011 and 2014. She had previously served as a School Board member with the Green Party, the first in Canada. In her original campaign for City Council, Andrea made commitments in three key areas: greenest city on Earth, a city of compassion and opportunity, and a city of strong communities
On Council, Andrea has spearheaded a number of initiatives including the first ever comprehensive urban plan for the Downtown Eastside, a nationally significant municipal framework for reconciliation with First Nations and urban aboriginal communities, the largest municipal childcare program in Canada and award-winning environment and open government policies
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Taryn’s mission is to harness and facilitate positive body image activism by leading a global movement that creates a shift in the way women think about themselves and their bodies.
In 2014 Taryn launched a Kickstarter campaign for “Embrace”, a documentary on her body image story. The trailer has been seen by over 8 Million people, raised over $330,000 and was backed by Rosie O’Donnell, Ashton Kutcher, Perez Hilton and over 10,000 people across the world.
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By Leading Moms — 5 months ago
All the Best Talks Since 2012
We are so thrilled to announce the launch of the Leading Moms Podcast!
Tune in every other week for all the best talks since 2012.
A platform where every mom has a story, Leading Moms started as an annual one-day event in Vancouver, BC, with an aim for each mom to recognize her significance and belonging, gain a sense of mastery and be impactful in her business, community – or the simple everyday of her family.
Now these thought-provoking, inspirational talks are available on this podcast. Join your host Christine Pilkington, entrepreneur, publisher and TV mom expert, every other week as she shares the best talks from the past six years.
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By Kelly Duran — 2 years ago
When was the last time you told another mom how you were doing? And I mean really told them how you were doing. When was the last time you posted on Social Media that you cried yourself to sleep from exhaustion, or that you are questioning your relationship or that you desperately need 2 hours away from your kids? In today’s fast paced digital world where most connection occurs behind a screen; how do we change our in person interactions to be more authentic, connected and inspiring? How do we share the joy but also include the doubt, the fear? How do we hold each other during the times when we don’t feel like a ‘leading mom’?
A magnet for finding and bringing top talent to renowned and loved brands, Tess Sloane has spent the last 11 years building a career in forward thinking, innovative Human Resources. In her current role as Director of Talent and Development for Earls Restaurants, she is breaking boundaries in how businesses attract, develop, coach, and inspire their greatest assets – people.
Tess is the Co-Founder of Talent Lab, an established and coveted speaker series intended to disrupt and elevate the Talent Acquisition profession and establish YVR as a hub for global talent. She exemplifies inspirational leadership fully owning and embracing motherhood as part of her personal brand. Her greatest hits include Jack, 6 and Samuel 3.
Tess is a regular speaker at universities and HR conferences on the importance of remaining deeply connected to your purpose and the continued development of your whole self – regardless of what you choose to do after becoming a parent. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia; Tess has called the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver home since 2006.