Imagine walking into an exquisitely elegant venue, ballroom-style, round tables draped in lovely linens, big staging and lighting, and the extraordinary energy of 800 women joined for a day of celebration, world-class speakers, entertainment, empowerment, authenticity, meaningful connections, vendors, gifts, prizes … and chocolate! Imagine the energy and power of igniting your body, mind and spirit on every level at this truly remarkable day devoted just to YOU. Set your soul on fire and GET WOWED.
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THE GILD EFFECT
WOW also supports girls and women through fundraising. Take a minute to watch ‘The Girl Effect’ to uplift and inspire your heart:
This full-day event of the year for 800 women
includes the following world-class presenters:
YOUR WOW HOST & MC
TV Sports News Anchor
WOW is honoured to welcome Kathy Kovacs as your MC for the day. Kathy is a long-time news sports anchor,
reporter and national media personality, recently with CTV News.
Kathy was seen nightly on CTV News for many years, and has been a news sports writer, reporter, producer,
editor and anchor in several major markets. Her passion for sports began and bloomed in sports-crazy Edmonton
where she grew up watching the Oilers and Eskimos win numerous championships. During that time, Kathy
spent hundreds of hours cheering on her only brother, Greg, who was eventually drafted by the New York Rangers.
She is also involved with many charitable organizations including the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research
Foundation and the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. Kathy lives in Burnaby with her husband,
Dale Walters, and their three children
WOMEN’S HUMOUR & HAPPINESS
LINDA EDGECOMBE, CSP
Award-Winning Humorist, Author, International Speaker
“Lighten Up and Laugh”
Featured in the Wall Street Journal as an expert on shifting perspectives, Linda will leave you rolling in
the aisles while holding onto your aching stomach. She is no ordinary speaker, and energizes every room
she walks into. Linda has a unique talent for teaching you simple strategies towards a more joyful life in a style
that leaves you hysterical with laughter.
With so much attention being put on a challenged economy, Linda invites you to refocus your attention onto
the things you DO want, with easy and practical strategies that can be implemented immediately for a life of
greater joy and enrichment. Combining her experience with her passion for fun, she delivers with high
humour and trademark enthusiasm. Loosen up, lighten the load and laugh,
because change has never been so painless!
With a degree in Physical Education, she also brings over 20 years of employee wellness and lifestyle
experience to her programs. She has spoken worldwide, is a frequent media guest, and is one of our country’s
most popular speakers. Linda’s new book is also about to be released, “Shift Or Get Off The Pot – 26
Simple Truths About Getting A Life!” Her message is as welcome as a good belly laugh, and as
profound as an honest look in the mirror.
At WOW you will:
Tap into your power to change with ease.
Stay motivated and on purpose under any circumstances.
Create a work/home balance that leaves you thriving instead of surviving.
Get ready to be energized!
DR. SUSAN BIALI, M.D.
Women’s Wellness Specialist
“7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier, More Passionate You”
Dr. Biali is not your average medical doctor. She helps people achieve vibrant health by encouraging them
to design the life of their dreams, and is a wellness expert, author, international speaker and … flamenco dancer!
Formerly a depressed, frustrated medical clinic doctor, today Dr. Biali joyfully balances her busy professional
career with her dream life and commutes between Vancouver and Los Cabos, Mexico. She has appeared in print,
radio and television media across North America, and was the official health and wellness expert for the national
TV program “The Daily”. She has just released her first book, “Live A Life You Love”.
Wherever you’re currently at, she can help you take it to the next level and feel fabulous.
At WOW you will learn:
How to create balance and wellness in the midst of life’s chaos.
Why following your dreams and passions is essential to your health.
How to interpret your body’s “language” to improve your health and life.
Essential steps to honour and celebrate yourself as a Woman Of Worth.
YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP
“Advocacy for our Next Generation of Women”
An emerging local treasure, this multi-talented young woman will rock you with her extraordinary music and presence. Singer,
composer, writer, speaker, entertainer, philanthropist … she’s got it all going on.
MARIKA’s new hit single “Wherever You Are” is changing lives, as she is donating a percentage of proceeds to the Girls Leadership
Institute to help with scholarships for teens. She has also worked with producers famous for their work with Backstreet Boys and
High School Musical, and has just joined the team at Unlock Magazine as feature entertainment writer. Her music can also
be heard on America’s Top Model, and her song “Angel” aired on Lifetimes’ Movie “Sins of the Mother”. She is now managed
by WOW’s own Candace Newton, and they’ll be launching her new worldwide release single in 2010.
She was recently recognized with a nomination for the Canadian Radio Music Awards as Best New Artist, and she was honoured
with the Women of Excellence Award in arts and culture in her own community.
MARIKA’s passion is to encourage, inspire and influence others through music. She has launched her own record label to help
young artists in the music industry, and continues to give back to her community and youth as an
accomplished speaker and performer.
A WOMAN’S VOICE
“Passion and Power”
Julie Blue will touch your heart as she shares her music, her stories, and what it takes to stay creative –
and why creativity is the fuel to your soul and success.
An award-winning film composer, inspirational singer and facilitator, with a voice that will give you goosebumps,
Julie has inspired thousands of people to find their own voice and creative expression. She has composed music for over
40 films and television shows, and received a LEO Award and Woman Of Excellence Award in the field of Arts. Julie Blue
also recently released her 6th music CD, the critically acclaimed ‘One of A Kind Woman’.
Julie is a woman who lives what she teaches and sings about. Her warmth and humour, combined with a deep sense
of purpose, make her a dynamic WOW presenter.
At WOW you will:
Learn a simple practice and powerful technique to speak up and be heard.
Experience the healing and freeing power of music.
Take the next step in building your confidence and poise even higher.
Honour and claim your own unique voice and personal creativity.
Our illustrious panel includes:
Kristin Andress, CEO
Co-author of her new book “Imagine Being”, Kristin is joining us from California and brings her extensive expertise on change
and choices. She specializes in getting into the fabric of her clients’ lives and simplifies what is seemingly complex, allowing
them to become laser-focused. Kristin has been highly acclaimed for her work with Stedman Graham (Oprah’s life partner)
in developing education programs, new products, business plans, media relations and book tours. She holds a
Bachelor’s degree in Public Communications & Human Relations, and a Master’s degree in Organizational
Communication. Imagine Being cultivates the power to realize your dreams.
Kate Ross LeBlancKATE ROSS LEBLANC, Co-Founder
A successful entrepreneur, wife, mother and tri-athlete, Kate has been featured in Chatelaine’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs List and
recently won the prestigious Prism Award. She lives life to the fullest, having learned that balance creates an extraordinary
life for her and her family. Saje has grown dramatically over the years, and now has 18 locations across BC and Alberta.
Her personal mission states,”By living a fully-engaged life of wellness, vitality and abundance,
I inspire others to live healthier, happier and longer lives.”
Cathy DemersCATHY DEMERS, Entrepreneur
BIV Top 40 Under 40
Past President and CEO of the publicly-traded hi-tech company Electronic Arts, Cathy has been honoured with
the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award and Business In Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. She holds a degree in
Economics, and now coaches and mentors entrepreneurs. Cathy’s personal calling is to assist others to unleash their potential,
and have the happiest and most fulfilled life. She currently lives in Boundary Bay with her beloved husband and family dog.
REMY GILL, Founder & Media Owner
Icon Advertising Inc.
Remy is a proud wife and mother of two, has a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC, and is the Founder of Icon Advertising Inc.,
a dynamic advertising company specializing in media buying and planning services with offices in Vancouver and California.
Beginning in retail and pharmaceuticals, and ranging into high-tech and television, Remy has served a wide range of clients
including Coca Cola, Disney, MTV and many more. Her innovative approaches have shown businesses to be one step
ahead by unlocking their potential, enabling them to think outside the box when it comes to marketing.
Her personal message is “Empower yourself, and take control by simplifying your life – it’s your time to shine!”
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Fabulous savings for THE event of the year for women.
At a full-day event of this calibre, with world-class speakers and entertainment at a gorgeous venue with a gourmet lunch and more …
you would expect tickets to be over $500. However, we are committed to WOWing you with tremendous value.
Pre-registration tickets are only $159Cdn (includes gst) General Admission,
Or $1,431Cdn for a Reserved table of 10 ($159 x 9 plus 1 FREE).
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