2022-23 Annuals and Financials


& Panelists

Meet this inspiring and motivating group of Canadian women who are leaders and changemakers and who have overcome their own barriers to success. 


Anna Maria Tremonti

Listeners from around the world were privileged to listen to Anna Maria Tremonti’s compelling interviews each & every day on Canada’s most popular radio program, “The Current” for almost two decades. She has the gift of tackling everything from the politics of the day to the changes that affect our society, to the stories of individuals whose personal journeys and traumas affect us all. Without a doubt, every dedicated listener has been consistently moved and inspired by Anna Maria’s genuine approach to interviewing.

After 17 years at the helm and as a two-time Gemini Award winner, now Anna Maria is taking a leap into the world of digital communication. She launched “Welcome to Paradise” a very personal podcast which showed that even though she’s travelled to conflict zones, none were as immediately threatening as what she experienced at home.


Marni Panas

Marni has contributed to legislation and policy protecting human rights for individuals at the provincial and federal levels in Canada. She was a member of the Advisory Committee that helped draft the apology that Prime Minister Justine Trudeau delivered to LGBTQ2S+ people in Canada in the House of Commons in November, 2017.

Marni was nominated as a YWCA Woman of Distinction, and received a Human Rights Award from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and was named a Global Edmonton Woman of Vision in 2018.

Marni is also a transgender woman, who has been very transparent throughout her journey in the hopes of fostering acceptance through education and respectful dialogue. You can hear Marni in local and national media and she has made appearances on CNN and the BBC. You can also learn more about Marni in her TEDx talk called “Finding Courage, Conquering Fear”.

Mandy Stobo

Mandy Stobo is a passionate artist, entrepreneur, actor and mother. 

Mandy finds herself involved in various projects from illustrating the children’s book “C is for Calgary”, to designing brands, to working in film and television such as HBO’s The Last of Us, and Fargo, to name a few. 

It was Mandy’s love for her city that initially sparked the Bad Portrait Project. Bad portraits are now seen internationally and are featured in The City of Calgary Public Arts Program, on Calgary C-Trains, and branding for companies, personalities, celebrities, and politicians. Mandy has received recognition from all over for the Bad Portrait Project, including with the Top 40 Under 40, Forbes Magazine, and CBC Q.

Christy Morgan

Christy Morgan is a proud First Nations woman from the St'uxwtéws (Bonaparte) Band, which is a part of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation, in British Columbia. She holds a Degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary and is employed with TELUS as the Indigenous Strategy Lead. She has worked for 23+ years in the area of community development and relations building with the urban Indigenous community in Calgary and area.

Christy was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine in 2011, awarded the Dr. Douglas Cardinal award for Community Leadership in 2015 by the University of Calgary Student Association and Native Centre, and is the 2021 Chief David Crowchild recipient. Christy was also named by the Calgary Herald as one of the Top 20 Compelling Calgarians to watch in 2022.

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