Jennifer Brodeur, founder of JB Skin Guru, is an inspiring female entrepreneur, teacher, and skin strategist with over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. Dedicated to a gluten-free diet due to Celiac disease, Jennifer actively promotes a holistic lifestyle to her loyal clients through her products and advanced
therapeutic tools with the goal to reveal skin's natural beauty.
In addition to her teaching, Ms. Brodeur continued to learn and grow as a skin strategist and a product developer. Jennifer has travelled around the globe to obtain her knowledge in advanced skin analysis, cosmetic chemistry, oncology aesthetics, nutritional medicine, and organic skincare formulation.
As the outgoing host of Vancouver's popular radio morning show for over 18 years, Nira is best known for her quirky sense of humour and no fear-based opinions. Nira has a deep commitment to women, children and families in her community. She is also a huge vocal advocate for fellow visible minorities. Nira can also be found sharing her skills as a freelance television talent, guest speaking at numerous events and moderating at many engagements. She is a huge supporter of women-driven success.
Nira loves to spend time with her husband Garry and her 3 incredible children, and of course, her adopted rescue pup Sushi.
She also enjoys sports, spiritual books, chocolate, wine, and obsessing about vampires and scary movies.
Nira’s personal mantra is “work hard, play hard- give back” which means she is often seen travelling, taking on new adventures with her family or expanding her many career roles and volunteering in the community.
You can find her @NiraArora
Amy Beeman is living her best life.
Most recently, she published her first children’s book “Unwrap Your Dreams”, which is exactly what she’s doing. Beyond her passion for writing, which includes her blog According To Amy, she’s constantly working on fun and exciting projects that include voicing commercials, audio books, and video games!
Amy is a partner in crime to her fabulous husband, Mark, and a mom to three amazing kids: twins Lucy and Sam, and their little brother Stanley. In her spare time (ha!) she sits on the Board of Directors for Ruben’s Shoes Society, a charity that builds schools and provides education for children in the Dominican Republic. This is especially important to her after having adopted her son Stanley from Haiti in 2019.
With an extensive background in dance and theatre, she’s thrilled that her kids also show an interest in the performing arts (along with basketball, football, judo, etc). Sam does ballroom (with his partner Samantha- #SamAndSamantha), Lucy does just about anything that gets her on stage (Amy doesn’t know where she gets that from…), and there’s no stopping Stanley when he gets a microphone in his hands!
Amy loves to collect half marathon medals (28 so far!), travel the world, take a million pictures of her rescue chihuahua-mix, Finley, and fall asleep on the couch watching Netflix.
You can find her on Twitter and Instagram (@amybeeman) and on her website www.amybeeman.com (where you can order her book!).
Jonny Staub is a morning show radio host, doggy daddy, avid camper and proud functional fitness guy. He hosts the top rated Jonny, Holly & Nira show weekdays in Vancouver BC. He has worked all over Canada and online coaches younger on-air talent across the country. Jonny has a real passion for mentorship and is also back in school taking some part time courses. “Learning is one of the best ways to grow!”
He's a Crossfit athlete who also nerds out drawing comic books in his spare time and loves sunny Squamish day hikes with his 14 year old dog Wermmy. Did you know that Wermmy also takes TruMarine collagen daily is his water too?!
Jonny is the media spokesman for Thank Dog I Am Out, a registered charity rescue organization for homeless dogs. He also serves on the board of directors for A Loving Spoonful, a charity that helps men women and children living with HIV, and is thrilled to be a brand ambassador for WithinUs. His favourite products are the Plant Protein + TruMarine Collagen, Cacao Misto, TruMarine + Magnesium (for bedtime and recovery) and of course all the varieties of flavours from WithinUs’ ReHydrate line.
As Managing Partner of CAI Capital Management, a mid-market private equity firm, Tracey McVicar is dedicated to investing in businesses, helping them scale and grow.
Tracey personally invests in both people and non-profits all over BC. For 10 years she has run 'Golf for Good', a tournament she created which has raised over $1 million for a variety of charities in Vancouver including Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland and Atira Women's Resource Society. Other non-profits that have benefited from Tracey's service include the VGH UBC Hospital Foundation, the BC Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) and Room to Read.
An influential board member, Tracey is a director at Teck Resources Ltd., the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and the Fraser Institute. Tracey is a past winner of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40.
Jen is a director, coach, mentor and award winning actor who has performed on stages all over North America.
Jen's notable performances include Les Miserables, Tommy, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (with Donny Osmond) and Jersey Boys. She is also the mother of two beautiful boys. @JenniferCopping
With an education in Counselling psychology and a specialty in Nutrition and in plant based foods, Kate brings a passion for wellness that encompasses a holistic perspective of health to body, mind and soul.
Soon to complete her Holistic Nutrition designation, a prior completion of Plant Based nutrition through Cornell, as well as being a natural raw foods chef, Kate looks at integrating the most effective ways of bringing the power of food into her clients life with the understanding that each client is unique. Working with clients to improve whole body transformation and health, Kate also works in the specialty of holistic treatment of Eating Disorders. She believes healing can occur for anyone in almost any condition and the very act of building oneself from the ground up through nutrition, body and mind, are the cornerstones of what she refers to as rebel health. Living life brilliantly in the face of adversity.
Carey Dillen is President of YYOGA, a 10-year old wellness company offering yoga-centric fitness across 12 Canadian locations.
With a community of over 50,000 yogis a year and growing, Carey leads the YYOGA team in their vision of making the world a better place.
Previously, as the VP of Finance for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, Carey lead finance, venue construction and revenue portfolios and was instrumental in the start-up, growth and dissolution of the organization; she also acted as an advisor to London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. An engaged leader with experience working with well-established organizations to dynamic start-ups, Carey has contributed extensively to health, wellness and sport communities locally, nationally and internationally. She’s also worked as a senior leader with some of Canada’s top brands like Boston Pizza International, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and KPMG LLP.
Giving back to her community has become a central part of Carey’s life, through her volunteer work on the boards of Sport BC, BC Athletics and SBC Insurance Ltd. Her passion is growing the leaders of tomorrow and building businesses while living a healthy, active and values-based life. Enthusiastic about finding your purpose and listening to your intuition and inner voice, Carey is a passionate and engaged moderator, interviewer and speaker and has spoken at events across Canada. Find her on Instagram @careydillen
A dietitian and new mama, Kim is on a mission to help educate and empower new moms to get back to their pre-babe nutrition and fitness goals.
Specializing in sports nutrition, she shares her post-baby journey through marathon training, healthy eating, and breastfeeding in hopes of educating and empowering other mamas out there. Connect with Kim at kimmcdevittrd.com or on Twitter @foodierunnergrl
Jen brings a poised and compassionate approach to coaching women leaders who want to create meaningful impact at work and in life without burning out. She believes deeply in the limitless potential of her clients, and nurtures that potential from them with accountability. Her method supports women in shattering their inner glass ceiling, so they can transform the way they live and lead.
As an award winning executive with 20 years experience leading organizations in both corporate and nonprofit, Jen is a connector and vibrant community champion. She has been recognized as one of Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 and is a recipient of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Women of Promise award.
She thrives on collaboration, co-creating a Bigger Picture with high performing women, consulting leaders and speaking on stage. When she's not working, you can find her likely saying hello to every person she meets on her daily runs and accidentally coaching her children with endless questions — much to their chagrin. She can be found on Instagram at @jenmu2