Heroes. Let’s start with Oprah. I grew up watching Oprah and considered myself to be one of her biggest fans. When I tell you that I have explored vigorously the ‘Holes in my Hero, Ms. Oprah‘, I need you to know this exploration has occurred over many years, originating from a deep and powHERful respect. […]
We march. Then what?
“The ultimate measure of a [wo] man is not where [s]he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where [s]he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Last month I had a lunch date with an old friend in Vancouver. One of those lunches where digging deep is safe […]
One of These Things is Not Like the Other
I’m confused. Sunday morning. Mid-January. Freezing temperatures. National sportscast. One professional journalist shows up ready to bring it. The other? Like I said, I’m confused. My first thought was, ‘What the hell? Really? Followed immediately by, “Maybe I’m too sensitive. Perhaps I’m over-reacting.” So I asked a gentleman running on the treadmill next to me […]
Christina Benty: Former Politician ~ Lifelong Leader, Learner & Cherished Mentor
There is a rule of thumb for comedians: “Get off the stage while they are still laughing.” For politicians, maybe it should be “Get off the stage while you are still laughing!” After almost twelve years in local government (in the Town of Golden, BC), two terms on council and two terms as mayor, I […]
Builder of Strong Women Who Lead. I am a proud Canadian woman with an Indigenous background. I am a wife, step-mother, sister, aunt, great-aunt, niece, friend, volunteer, mentor and advocate of powHERful women. I am a social impact entrepreneur, media visionary, author, speaker, community leader, economic development enthusiast and former Councillor for the Town of […]