POSITIVE ROLE MODELS TO FOLLOW
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Vienna is a 3X Silver Medalist tap dancer for Team Canada as well as a model, musician and published writer. She advocates on behalf of animal welfare, racial and gender equality and environmental awareness. Vienna helps young girls to become critical thinkers through her media & literary arts.
Costume designer Sandy has won three Academy Awards for Best Costume Design for her work on the movies Shakespeare in Love, The Aviator and The Young Victoria. She has also received fifteen BAFTA Award nominations, winning for Velvet Goldmine, The Young Victoria, and The Favourite.
Daisy, bestselling author and host of the You're Booked podcast, writes about sexuality, self esteem, anxiety and ambition. Her novels include Insatiable, Careering (as heard on BBC Sounds) and Limelight, coming in June 2023. Daisy believes passionately in encouraging people to develop a regular reading habit for a mental health boost. She was chosen to interview The Queen Consort for Her Majesty's official Instagram channel, The Queen's Reading Room.
After having three children, Tova started a blog sharing her motherhood struggles with other women. The blog and vlogs turned her into an influencer with over 2 million followers. Her viral online series Mom Life Crisis became a documentary film on Amazon Prime and in 2019 Tova released her first book.
Morag is an award-winning make-up artist who has worked with many film stars including Cate Blanchett, Julie Christie, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton. At 28 she designed the make-up for her first feature film, Caravaggio, which was released in 1986. She won BAFTAs for her make-up on films Orlando and The Aviator, the BAFTA Scotland Craft Award , along with three more nominations, and European awards in both Italy and Germany .
Vicki Broadbent is an award-winning blogger, filmmaker and broadcaster. Her bestselling book Mumboss (UK)/ The Working Mom (US/ Ca) is an invaluable guide on how to survive and thrive at work and at home. helping parents to build digital businesses that are well paid, flexible and rewarding.
Jessica M. Thompson is an award-winning Australian film and television writer, director, and producer. Her first film "The Light of the Moon" won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the SXSW film festival. Her most recent film "The Invitation" was #1 at the box office and #2 on Netflix during its opening week. She prides herself on hiring women-led crews to tell women-led stories.
Atlanta native, Nadia Vaeh, found her way back to music through modeling and a stint with a local Atlanta circus. Her life took an unexpected turn at the age of 17 when she lost her mother to suicide. With endless resilience, Nadia found her way again through art and has grown into the artist she is today. Having written in several genres, Nadia’s love for pop comes from growing up misunderstood: “So many pop songs have helped me feel seen!”
Ali Rosen is an Emmy and James Beard Award-nominated storyteller best known for her food show Potluck with Ali Rosen on NYC Life as well as her cookbooks. Her first novel, Recipe for Second Chances, is a food-fueled romp of a love story set in the Umbrian hills of Italy that comes out this fall. Her judgement-free cooking recipes and expertise have appeared everywhere from The New York Times to the Today Show.
Fanny Lumsden is one of the one of the genre's most esteemed performers' with her breakthrough album Fallow winning every album of the year category in 2020 and 2021. Fanny is self-managed, runs her own record label, was named 2021 Hume Shire Local woman of the year, is a volunteer firefighter and is a leader in the Country Music Community.
Actress. Activist. Self proclaimed nerd. Will spend my lifetime educating myself on how to be an ally to the voiceless. I’ve always believed the least interesting thing about myself is what I look like. I’d rather be remembered for making someone laugh. I love to encourage young people to embrace their own unique beauty, you look different from everyone else for a reason, and despite the narrow definition of “beauty” That social media bombards us with….why would you want to look like everyone else? Stand out. Stand up. Speak up and bring the noise
Monica Ruiz is an actor and Mother. Most recently known for a viral Peloton commercial, Monica has been working as an actor nearly 20 years. She recently started work on her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in hopes to become licensed and give back to her community. Inspired by her journey with her own children, Monica hopes to work with families and children in understanding and celebrating neurodiversity.
GABRIELLA DI LACCIO
Gabriella is an award-winning soprano, recording artist, curator and activist, who has become a leading voice in the fight for gender equality in music worldwide. She founded Donne, Women in Music, a charitable foundation dedicated to achieving gender equality in the music industry.
Lauren Henderson is a Vocalist, Composer, Producer, and CEO of Brontosaurus Records. Recognized as one of ‘10 Jazz Artists Blending and Expanding The Sounds Of Latin America’ by the Recording Academy. and recent Cover of the Spotify Vocal Jazz Playlist, Lauren's music reflects her diverse background in Spanish and English whilst exploring journeys imposed through the African Diaspora.
Rebecca is a transgender actress with an acting career that has spanned television, film, theatre and radio. In 2015 she starred in the BBC series Boy Meets Girl, and became the first transgender actor to be cast in a lead transgender role in a mainstream UK sitcom. She received an Attitude Award for her performance.
Sara Haines is a co-host of ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning daytime talk show “The View” and the host of ABC’s primetime game show “The Chase.” Haines previously co-hosted ABC News’ “GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke”
and part of fourth hour of NBC’s “Today,” alongside Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Prior to joining NBC News, she was a member of NBC’s page program.
Sandra Miller is a Peruvian actor living in London dedicated to acting on tv, film and theatre for 20 years, and a full time mum. Her dream is that children with very little access to education can experiment with art as a mean of changing the vision of the world and they awaken their creativity and sensitivity.