Charity & Humanitarian

Nov 29 2014

MJ DeCoteau

MJ DeCoteau interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder/Executive Director, Re-Think Breast Cancer

Founder, Re-Think Breast Cancer, MJ DeCoteau speaks about why she started her organization more...

Jun 08 2014

Dr. Roberta Bondar

Astronaut

Astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar speaks with Shannon at the Daughters for Life Foundation 3rd Annual Gala, about girls and education. more...

May 04 2014
The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain discusses the importance of philanthropy and giving back, and about her foundation and her passionate focus on early, healthy childhood development. more...

May 04 2014

Roxanne Joyal

Roxanne Joyal interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Co-CEO, Me to We

Me to We co-CEO, Roxanne Joyal, chats about this innovative social enterprise that empowers young people to actively participate in international development. more...

Feb 03 2014

Whitney Wilson

Whitney Wilson interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Fundraiser, John Howard Society of Toronto

Fundraiser, John Howard Society of Toronto, Whitney Wilson is on a mission of bringing yoga and meditation into prisons across Canada. more...

Nov 30 2013

Joelle Adler

Joelle Adler interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

CEO, Diesel Canada/Founder, OneXOne Foundation

CEO, Diesel Canada & founder, OneXOne Foundation, Joey Adler discusses her life as a true visionary entrepreneur and humanitarian, seeking to reinvent the business of philanthropy through ground-breaking sustainable models. more...

Sep 21 2013

Mehrak Mehrvar

Mehrak Mehrvar interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Women's Rights Advocate/Social Entrepreneur

Women's rights advocate and social entrepreneur, Mehrak Mehrvar, talks about her unique social enterprise dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs in Cambodia, and her women's rights advocacy work around the world. more...

May 18 2013

Kalista Zackhariyas

Kalista Zachkariyas interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Actor & Founder, The Youth Code

Actor and founder of The Youth Code, Kalista Zachkariyas discusses her non-profit organization that helps children who have been sexually abused. more...

Aug 07 2012

Sarena Parmar

Serena Parmar interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Actress

Sarena Parmar is a Canadian actress and emerging playwright. more...

Aug 06 2012

Marilyn Field

Marilyn Field interview with Shannon Skinner on Extraordinary Women TV

Founder & President, DAREarts

Marilyn Field is the founder/president of DAREarts, a Canadian organization that helps kids at risk have better lives -- through the arts. In this interview, Marilyn discusses the inspiration behind the creation of this unique organization and how it is changes the lives of many kids -- as well as her life. more...

Jul 03 2012

Dana Florence

Dana Florence interview with Shannon Skinner on ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com

Co-Founder and Executive Director, THREE TO BE

Dana Florence is the co-founder of THREE TO BE, an organization inspired by the birth of her triplets who -- all three -- were born with cerebral palsy. more...

Jun 14 2012

Laura Serra

Laura Serra interview with Shannon Skinner on Extraordinary Women TV

Founder, Paws for the Cause/society columnist The Globe and Mail

Laura Serra is the founder of Paws for the Cause, an organization dedicated to helping our canine friends - using fashion!. She is also the society columnist for The Globe and Mail, and works in the world of PR as a day job. more...

Jun 02 2012

Rachael Smith

Rachael Smith interview with Shannon Skinner on Extraordinary Women TV

Founder, Yard Sale for the Cure

Rachael Smith is the founder of Yard Sale for the Cure, a unique fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In this interview, Rachael discusses her journey from having had breast cancer to how she got the idea for Yard Sale for the Cure, and why it's important. more...

Jan 16 2012

Keiley Abbat

Keiley Abbat interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Owner, Small Wonders Pets/animal welfare advocate

Keiley Abbat, animal welfare advocate and owner of Small Wonders Pets supply store based in Toronto, provides some tips on how to have a healthy relationship with your pets. more...

Jan 14 2012

Beverley Wybrow

Beverley Wybrow interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

President/CEO, Canadian Women's Foundation

Beverley Wybrow is the president & CEO of the Canadian Women's Foundation, Canada’s public foundation designed to raise and grant funds to meet specific needs of women and girls across the country. Since 1991, Canadian Women’s Foundation has invested more than $35 million in support to over 1,100 community programs for women and girls across Canada. It is now one of the ten largest women’s foundations in the world. more...

Jan 14 2012

Tara Uzra Dawood

Tara Uzra Dawood, founder, LADIESFUND, interview on Extraodinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

President, Dawood Global Foundation & LADIESFUND

Tara Uzra Dawood is President of Dawood Global Foundation and serves on various boards and Advisory Councils of eminent organizations throughout the world, particularly those focused on the rights of women and children. She’s a recognized world authority on women entrepreneurship. She was the first female CEO of a publicly listed financial institution in Pakistan, which she founded with Asian Development Bank; Tara grew her company to become an industry leader in managing Mutual Funds with top payouts for its unit holders. more...

Dec 15 2011

Martha Deacon

Martha Deacon interviewed by Shannon Skinner on Extraordinary Women TV

Founder, The Townships Projects

Martha Deacon is the founder and CEO of The Townships Project, created in late 1998 in response to then President Nelson Mandela’s challenge to do something about the poverty in his country. The Townships Project, a Canadian registered charity, has worked for 13 years with local microfinance organizations in South Africa to extend small loans to start or expand small businesses, always exploring how to make these loans more effective in the fight against poverty. more...

Dec 05 2011

Caroline Riseboro

Vice President, Public Affairs for World Vision Canada

Caroline Riseboro is the Vice President, Public Affairs for World Vision Canada. In this role, Caroline provides leadership to the Government Relations, Advocacy and Public Relations divisions. more...

Dec 04 2011

Rosemary McCarney

Rosemary McCarney, Plan Canada, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

President/CEO, Plan Canada

Rosemary McCarney is the president & CEO of Plan International Canada Inc. She discusses the Because I am a Girl nation-wide initiative to empower girls. more...

Oct 01 2011

Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis interviewed on ExtraOrdinaryWomenTV

Author & Philanthropist

Deborah Ellis is the author of over 20 books for young people, including the highly popular trilogy, Breadwinner. She writes novels and books of interviews that attempt to portray the realities faced by young people in difficult situations around the world. She is also a philanthropist, donating much of her book royalties to charities. more...

Sep 04 2011

Allison Harvey

Allison Harvey, 10,000 Toys for Haiti, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder, 10,000 Toys for Haiti

Allison Harvey is the founder of the not-for-profit organization, 10,000 Toys for Haiti. more...

Sep 04 2011

Nelofer Pazira

Nelofer Pazira interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Owner, Kandahar Films

Nelofer Pazira is an author, actor, filmmaker and humanitarian. She directed and performed in the critically-acclaimed feature film "Return to Kandahar." more...

Aug 21 2011

Jeanette Arsenault

Jeanette Arsenault interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Singer/Songwriter, Recording & Performing Artist

Jeanette Arsenault is a Canadian singer/songwriter, recording and performing artist. more...

Aug 14 2011

Jennifer Brouwer

Jennifer Brouwer interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Interior Designer & Founder, Jennifer Brouwer Design

Jennifer Brouwer is the founder of Jennifer Brouwer Design. She is based in Markham, Ontario. more...

Aug 14 2011

Shellyann Siddoo

Shellyann Siddoo interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Motivational Speaker

Living life to the fullest after experiencing a life-altering accident. Shellyann Siddoo is a young motivational speaker who, 
three years ago, lost her vision and use of both hands, and had most of her upper body severely burnt, while working in a lab.

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Aug 14 2011

Lisa Ferguson

Lisa Ferguson interviewed by Shannon Skinner on Extraordinary Women TV

Founder, Lisa Ferguson Interior Design & Decor Mentor

Founder of Lisa Ferguson Interior Design, as well as Decor Mentor, an educational and collaborative community for interior design pros and consumers. more...

Aug 09 2011

Ellen Campbell

Ellen Campbell interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

President/CEO & Founder, Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse with a long road to healing, Ellen Campbell, President/CEO & Founder of the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA), translated her own recovery into hope for others. She opened a recovery bookstore in downtown Toronto and developed a conference centre for adult survivors going through recovery. more...

Aug 07 2011

Kelita Haverland

Kelita Haverland, singer/songwriter & human rights advocate, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Singer/Songwriter & Human Rights Advocate

Kelita is a singer/songwriter and human rights advocate. She is a five-time Juno Award nominee, Entertainer of the Year and gave a young performer her break who eventually went on to superstar status - Shania Twain. more...

Aug 07 2011

Jody Steinhauer

Jody Steinhauer, Bargains Group, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder, President & Chief Bargain Officer, The Bargains Group Ltd.

Jody Steinhauer is the Founder, President and Chief Bargain Officer of The Bargains Group Ltd., who used her skill and innovation to build a socially conscious, multi-million dollar business. She is based in Toronto. more...

Aug 04 2011

Judy Croon

Judy Croon interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV

Comedian, Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker

Judy Croon is a comedian, broadcaster and motivational speaker who is dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research with her annual Stand Up for the Girls fundraising event. more...

Jun 26 2011

Kim & Madison MacGregor

Kim McGregor, I Think She's Amazing movement, interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder, I Believe She's Amazing movement / Spoksperson, Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Kim MacGregor is the Founder of the I Believe She's Amazing grassroots "feel good" movement & spokesperson for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Madison MacGregor is also a spokesperson for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, who lives with CCF - and one of the most inspiring and courageous young girls in Canada. more...

Jun 26 2011

Marina Nemat

Marina Nemat interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Memoir Author, "Prisoner of Tehran" & Human Rights Advocate

Marina Nemat is the author of the popular memoir, "Prisoner of Tehran" and the follow-up "After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed." more...

Jun 26 2011

Laura Reinsborough

Laura Reinsborough, Not Far from The Tree and environmentalist, interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder, Not Far From the Tree

Laura Reinsborough is the founder of Not Far From The Tree, a not-for-profit organization that harvests fruit from trees around the city of Toronto. more...

Jun 26 2011

Farah Perelmuter

Farah Perelumuter, Speakers Spotlight, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

CEO & Co-Founder, Speakers' Spotlight

Farah Perelmuter is the CEO & Co-Founder of Speakers' Spotlight, North America's most innovative speakers bureau, representing the most extraordinary speakers, leading thinkers, expert trainers and inspiring individuals. more...

Jun 26 2011

Janet King

Janet King, kids.now, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

President & Founder, kids.now

Janet King is the president & founder of kids.now, a national group mentoring charity based in Toronto. more...

Jun 26 2011

Adria Vasil

Adria Vasil, Ecoholic, interviewed on ExtraordinaryWomenTV with Shannon Skinner

Ecoholic Columnist, NOW Magazine

Best-selling author of the green living bibles ECOHOLIC and ECOHOLIC HOME. Adria Vasil currently writes the practical and humour-filled ECOHOLIC advice column for Toronto's NOW Magazine, and previously covered environmental and social justice issues for NOW's news section for a decade. more...

Jun 26 2011

Gail Nyberg

Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread Food Bank, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank

Gail Nyberg is the executive director of Daily Bread Food Bank, leading Canada’s largest food bank in the fight against hunger and poverty. She is based in Toronto. more...

Jun 26 2011

Jasmeet Sidhu

Jasmeet Sidhu, Huffington Post, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Journalist, Human Rights Advocate & Huffington Post Blogger

Jasmeet Sidhu is an award-winning Canadian journalist, writer, human rights advocate and Huffington Post blogger. Jasmeet's focus is on diversity, gendered violence, youth engagement, and the media and pop culture. more...

Jun 26 2011

Emily Hunter

Emily Hunter, Eco-Huntress, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon S

Eco-Journalist

Emily Hunter is the daughter of Greenpeace’s founding president Robert Hunter, journalist, environmental activist and author of "The Next Eco-Warriors." more...

Jun 26 2011

Mary Aitken

Mary Aitken, Verity Club, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV wtih Shannon Skinner

Founder, Verity

Mary Aitken is the founder of Verity, a private women's club in downtown Toronto. Verity is a business, social, fitness and wellness club, which includes: a women’s spa, Sweetgrass; George, one of Toronto’s top restaurants; and a boutique hotel, The Ivy at Verity. more...

Jun 26 2011

Getrude Matshe

Humanitarian Getrude Matsche, Africa Alive Foundation, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder, Africa Alive Education Foundation

Founder, Africa Alive Education Foundation that supports several schools, community building projects and feeding programs for children in Zimbabwe. She is committed to educating the world about the plight of the 17 million AIDS orphans in Africa. more...

Jun 01 2011

Rumeet Toor

Rumeet Toor interviewed by Shannon Skinner on ExtraordinaryWomenTV

President, Jobs in Education & Founder, The Toor Centre for Teacher Education in Kenya

Rumeet Toor is a social entrepreneur, advocate for education and president of Jobs in Education. Over the past five years, she has contributed to school building initiatives in Africa and South America. more...