Miyoung Lee: Host and Producer at CBC News Vancouver

About Miyoung Lee

Miyoung Lee

Multiple Webster nominee and RTNDA winner, Miyoung Lee rings in her fourteenth year with CBC as the host and producer of CBC Vancouver News at 11 p.m.

Miyoung began her career as an intern at CBC the day before the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York. And, so began her journey into reporting some of the biggest stories of the next decade, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, the Queen of the North sinking and the taser death of Robert Dziekanski.

Miyoung worked as a producer and director for CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition before moving into television as a reporter and producer with CBC Vancouver News.

A graduate from both BCIT, with a Broadcast Journalism Degree, and UBC, with a B.H.A. Honours in History with a Minor in English Literature, Miyoung strongly believes in giving back to the community. 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 the Richmond Student Parent Colt Program, an organization that supports teen mothers to complete their high school education.

Her community and career ambitions are evident as her accolades continue to grow with multiple regional and national RTNDA awards, Jack Webster nominations, the CanWest Global Systems Broadcasters of the Future Award, The Ruth Hancock Scholarship in Journalism, Senator Vivienne Poy Leadership Award to name a few.

Tara Teng: TV host, Miss World Canada 2012 & Human Rights Activist

About Tara Teng

Tara Teng 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 regularly works internationally to support impoverished villages through community development and raising the socio-economic status of women. Her advocacy work 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. She was named Canada’s “Woman on the Year” in 2011, named one of the Globe and Mail’s “Top 25 Most Transformational Canadians”, and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of her vast human rights work.

Today Tara can be found enjoying the vast beauty of Canada’s west coast with her husband and young son. She continues to invest in her community as a mentor with the Miss BC leadership program and is the BC Director for the Joy Smith Foundation, working to end human trafficking and support the rehabilitation of survivors across Canada. She blogs for social good and sisterhood at www.tarateng.com and can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @misstarateng.

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe: Registered Psychologist & Bestselling Author

About Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

Vanessa LaPointeDr. Vanessa Lapointe is a registered psychologist whose passion is in 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.


Ranbir Puar: Founder, Spirituality For Reality Inc & TEDx Speaker

About Ranbir Puar

Ranbir PuarRanbir Puar’s journey was born of a deep desire to transform despair into destiny.

Her passion for empowering others led to the development of Spirituality for Reality Inc., an organization that focuses on integrating mind, body and spirit to instill positive self-image in children and adults.

Ranbir’s unique ability to get to the heart of the matter in a highly intuitive yet pragmatic and direct way has enabled her clients to achieve clarity and make dramatic changes in their lives.


Elaine Tan Comeau: Founder, Easy Daysies & 2014 Canadian Mompreneur of the Year

About Elaine Tan Comeau

Elaine Tan ComeauElaine Tan Comeau is a mother of three, wife, teacher, the 2014 Canadian Mompreneur of the Year, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Business, Award in Teaching Excellence, and she is the CEO/Founder of one of Dragons’ Den favorite pitches, Easy Daysies, and was also chosen by Ford Company as one the 2014 Dragons’ Den Driven For Success Companies that exemplified Ford’s Four Pillars of Success.

Elaine has been featured in the Financial Post, Maclean’s Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Huffington Post, to name a few, all wanting to know her story about being a mom entrepreneur.

Elaine is a speaker, published writer and has a podcasts called “Elaine’s Kitchen Table… The Business of Real Life”. She is also a guest blogger for theMompreneur.com, Staples Canada, Scholars Choice and Creative Teaching Press, and Guest Educational Expert on Global News and News 1130AM. Elaine is also raved about in both Kevin O’Leary’s and Jim Treliving’s latest books. Elaine is honoured to be a member of the Marketing Advisory Council for Douglas College. Elaine loves to support women in business and is the Ambassador for MompreneursTM Canada, and just launched Vancouver MompreneursTM.


Bobs & Lolo: Songwriters, Authors, Children’s Entertainers, Entrepreneurs

About Bobs & Lolo

Bobs & LoloBobs & LoLo are three-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters and stars of the upbeat, musical preschool series – Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. Recently named Canada’s Favourite Kids’ Entertainer in a nationwide poll by CBC Music, this dynamic duo is dedicated to connecting children to nature with music, movement and make-believe.

With nearly 15 years experience in television, live performances and web-based programming for children, Robyn Hardy (Bobs) and Lorraine Pond (LoLo) have also created six award-winning albums and authored a critically acclaimed children’s book titled Run Salmon Run. Bobs & LoLo have received accolades from the young and the young at heart along with the Parents’ Choice Foundation, Western Canadian Music Alliance, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada and the JUNO Awards.

Erin Treloar: Founder, RAW Beauty Talks

About Erin Treloar

Erin Treloar2Erin Treloar is the Founder of RAW Beauty Talks, a non-profit organization promoting the mental and physical health of girls through self-esteem building educational sessions, public events, and media campaigns.

Erin has interviewed over 200 women from across North America including Olympic gold-medalist, Jamie Anderson and Grammy award-winning artist, Colbie Caillat for a special series that features women without make-up, Photoshop or filters.

RAW has worked with leading brands including lululemon, LUSH and Kit & Ace and body-image warriors such as Taryn Brumfitt to challenge societal norms surrounding beauty. Most recently RAW partnered with More to Her, a program created by Renee Regehr for boys and girls in grades 6-9 that teaches media literacy and self-esteem building tools. RAW Beauty talks and Erin’s writing have been featured in The Huffington Post, The LA Times and Marie Claire among others.


Sabrina Furminger: Journalist

About Sabrina Furminger

Sabrina FurmingerSabrina Furminger is a Canadian journalist and author based in BC.

A graduate of Queen’s University and a veteran of one of the oldest newsrooms in Canada, today Sabrina’s area of focus is Vancouver’s dynamic film and television industry.

She’s the pen behind Reel People, a weekly column in Vancouver’s The Westender newspaper covering the local film, television, and web series scene.

Her books include 2011’s The Healer, as well as Men of Science Fiction, a collaboration with celebrity photographer Dennys Ilic.