Guest line-up for season premiere of Extraordinary Women TV

Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner



TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 – The guest-line up has been announced for the season premiere of Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner , which airs tonight at 7pm ET on Rogers TV Cable 10/63 in Toronto/Scarborough. In this first episode, host Shannon Skinner goes on location to the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, filmed this summer, where she speaks to a range of Toronto-based artists including: Jenn Goodwin, dancer and programmer for Nuit Blanche; Lindsay Zier-Vogel, Love Lettering Campaign artist; Kate Taylor, visual artist and Vice Chair of the Artists’ Network; Karen Taylor; Ness Lee, best known for her sumo-inspired illustrations; Sarah Gaby-Trotz; and jewelry designer, Lisa Ridout.

“This season, I wanted to highlight a number of artists because they make our world an interesting place and they yet are so often overlooked,” says Shannon Skinner, the show’s host and producer. “These women are extraordinary because they are brave enough to not only follow their dreams, but to share their art with the world, which requires courage.”

The show aims to empower women get their dreams into action by providing the tips and tools from today’s most extraordinary women. This season, Shannon goes on-location around the city of Toronto to speak with women from a range of pursuits about their passions and challenges — and how they overcome them.

Now in its third season, the television series began as a live web TV talk show for women in Canada, and has grown into an inspirational, relevant and informative resource for women who want to follow their hearts and dreams, and live extraordinary lives. In January 2013, the show began airing on Rogers TV in Toronto/Scarborough, with 46 episodes being produced and aired over the first two seasons. The show has also aired in several other Rogers’ Ontario markets. And last season featured the “Woman to Watch” regular segment.

Shannon’s guests are women from all walks of life and industries, including: arts and entertainment, business, charities, media, sports, experts – and more. Some past notable guests include: entrepreneur Debbie Travis; singers Jully Black and Sarah Slean; philanthropist, The Hon. Margaret McCain; dean of law faculty at the U of T, Mayo Moran; fashion designer and Canadian icon, Linda Lundstrom; president/CEO, ROM, Janet Carding; Rebecca MacDonald, founder, Just Energy; actress Sarena Parmar; Plan Canada’s president/CEO, Rosemary McCarney; among many others.

Sponsors to acknowledge include: The Private World of Mary Tripi; Jordane Cosmetics; Deborah Krymuza (makeup design); Your Global VA; Fresh Florals; Makara Jewelry; 69 Vintage Clothing Company; and Shannon Skinner Media.

Nearly 300 episodes have been posted and archived on the web for public access since its inception in September 2010, when it began as a live web TV series. Extraordinary Women TV is produced and owned by Shannon Skinner and Comfy Chair Productions Inc., and is filmed in Toronto.

Rogers TV Toronto’s full scheduling information: click here.

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