2018 Speakers

Dr. Lori Brotto


Wanting to Want

How can I love my partner but not want sex? Is it normal that I’d rather Netflix binge than do the horizontal shuffle with my beau? Is it weird that my intimacy bucket gets filled from the love and cuddles of my kids, that I don’t need this from my lover? These are common, normal, and often distressing questions women face, yet, they rarely seek help for sexual concerns. In this talk we will have a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred conversation and exploration into the nature of women’s sexual desire.

Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and a Registered Psychologist.  She is the Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at BC Women’s Hospital. Dr. Brotto holds a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health. She is the director of the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory where research primarily focuses on advancing the science of psychological and mindfulness-based interventions for women’s sexual health.

Dr. Brotto is an Associate Editor for the Archives of Sexual Behavior, has over 150 peer-reviewed publications, is passionate about knowledge translation, and as such, is frequently featured in the media on sexual health topics. Her book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire (Greystone Publishing) is a knowledge translation of her research over the past 15 years demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness for women’s sexual concerns and genital pain.

Apart from these academic roles, her most impressive achievements including birthing three children, now aged 13, 12, and 8, and still being married after 18 years.

Twitter: @DrLoriBrotto

Web: loribrotto.com


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Genesa Greening

GenesaLife Before, Life During, Life After – How you and your health needs change

Genesa Greening will speak about why women must advocate for their health needs before, during, and after motherhood… and really, every transition between.

Many mothers will do whatever it takes to support their children’s healthcare. They become ferocious advocates at the doctor’s office. Genesa will illustrate why it’s time for us to do the same for ourselves.

Genesa M. Greening is a Certified Fund Raising Executive whose two decades of work in Canada, Africa, and the United States has seen her advise more than twenty charitable causes to fundraise over $250 million.

In recognition of her community work and advocacy for gender equality, racial justice, and marginalized communities, Genesa was appointed to the Vancouver’s Mayor’s Task Force on Mental Health & Addiction as well as the Women’s Advisory Committee. She is committed to ensuring women have equitable access to the highest quality healthcare when, where and how they need it.

As the President + CEO of BC Women’s Hospital Foundation, Genesa collaborates with those who share her commitment to gender equity in healthcare and invests in charitable causes that deliver social change.  She is an award-winning business leader, an unapologetic feminist, and relentless optimist driven to change women’s experiences in the healthcare sector.

Twitter: @genesagreening

Web: bcwomensfoundation.org

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Amy Beeman


Getting a Personal Best while being your Personal Best

We all know we feel better, we perform better, we ARE better when we take care of ourselves. So why is it so hard to do it? Amy Beeman will tell us about making the time to make your health a priority in your life and about setting goals to help you get there in 3 easy steps.

Amy Beeman has been working in morning radio for over 14 years, first in her hometown of Prince George and now for 94.5 Virgin Radio with Jonny, Holly & Nira. Her interests include running half marathons, dancing in her kitchen, napping, blogging at According to Amy, and going on adventures with her eight-year-old twins, Lucy and Sam. Amy loves seeing the world through their eyes.

Twitter: @amybeeman

Instagram: @amybeeman

Web: amybeeman.ca


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Annie Grace – Video Presenter

Annie Grace is the author of This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life. Annie grew up in a one-room log cabin without running water or electricity outside of Aspen, Colorado. She discovered a passion for marketing and after graduating with a Masters of Science (Marketing) she dove into corporate life. At the age of 26, Annie was the youngest vice president in a multinational company, and her drinking career began in earnest. At 35, in a global C-level marketing role, she was responsible for marketing in 28 countries and drinking almost two bottles of wine a night.

Knowing she needed a change but unwilling to submit to a life of deprivation and stigma, Annie set out to find a painless way to regain control. Annie no longer drinks and has never been happier. She left her executive role to write this book and share This Naked Mind with the world.

In her free time, Annie loves to ski, travel (26 countries and counting), and enjoy her beautiful family. Annie lives with her husband and three children in the Colorado mountains.

Twitter: @thisnakedmind

Facebook: This Naked Mind

Instagram: @thisnakedmind

Web: thisnakedmind.com


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Heather Chauvin – Video Presenter

Heather Chauvin is a Tedx Speaker and the creator of the Mom Is In Control Podcast. She has been featured on the OWN Network, Huffington Post, TV outlets and others.

Heather has been named the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s leadership. Her mission is to crack women open to their deep potential and help them understand and decode their child’s behavior.

With wit and wisdom, Heather inspires a global community of women to take back control of their lives and evolve how they lead, work, play, and parent.

Twitter: @HeatherChauvin

Instagram: @momisincontrol

Web: heatherchauvin.com


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