Meet the amazing women who will be sharing their ideas worth spreading at TEDxDistilleryDistrictWomen 2013. 

HANNAH ALPER

HANNAH ALPER

DR. SYLVIA ASA

DR. SYLVIA ASA

MARY HAYES

MARY HAYES

 Hannah Alper has been called many things: “The future of social media”, “Eco-Warrior”, “Changemaker” and “Activist”. At 10 years old, she is all of these things. And now, she can add Free The Children's "We Day" speaker to the list. Her topic will be “How to find your spark.

 

Sylvia L. Asa, MD, PhD is the Pathologist-in-Chief and Medical Director of the Laboratory Medicine Program at the University Health Network and Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Her topic will be “How can we harness innovation to transform medical diagnostics?”.

Mary Hayes is an educator and educational media and systems developer with more than thirty years of experience in publishing, teaching, and development of multimedia educational and instructional content for industry and government. Her topic will be “Innovation for Remote First Nations Maternal & Infant Care”. 

 
JENNIFER HOLLETT

JENNIFER HOLLETT

JENNIFER MOSS

JENNIFER MOSS

MELISSA RAMOS

MELISSA RAMOS

Jennifer Hollett is an award winning broadcast journalist (CBC, CTV, MuchMusic) and a leader in Canada’s rising generation of new community organizers and activists. Her topic will be “How to hate politics”.

Jennifer Moss is the Co-Founder of Plasticity; enterprise software for culture performance. Rooted in neuroscience and positive psychology, Plasticity works with organizations to improve psychological performance and increase employee happiness through the use of integrated human resources technology. Her topic will be “The Epidemic of Smiles and the Science of Gratitude”.

As a Nutritionist and Acupuncturist, Ramos’ high-heeled approach to health helps people feel sexy from the inside out and focuses on digestive imbalances, mental health and hormone-related issues. Her topic will be “The answer to your health is in your poop”.

 
ILENE SOVA

ILENE SOVA

GWEN ELLIOT (HOST)

GWEN ELLIOT (HOST)

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A budding child artist, by age three, Sova was obsessively drawing women’s faces in sketch-books faster than her mother could buy them. Sova is an artist-activist who creates unique portraits of women that aim to create public discussion around social justice based feminist themes. Her topic will be “The Missing Women Project”.

 

As creator and host of Start Something Big! on Rogers TV Gwen Elliot has the chance to bring the inspiring stories of successful entrepreneurs to thousands of Torontonians in the GTA each week. Gwen spoke at TEDxRyersonU in 2011 and will be host of this year's TEDxDistilleryDistrictWomen event.