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Tamara Woolgar, Executive Director (of herself) and the A100

Tamara Woolgar, Executive Director (of herself) and the A100

Tamara is so unsuspecting and when you are in her presence, you are infatuated with her transparency and in awe of her journey to get to where she is today. We promise that you will love Tamara’s story (including her #metoo’s) and become infected just like us. Like we always say – grab one – a delicious one.
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Carolyn Taylor, HK Creative Collaborator

Carolyn Taylor, HK Creative Collaborator

We partner with artists, crafters, and makers to turn our fabric scraps into art and other innovative items. We call this circular collaboration and it’s a cherished part of our business. 

This week we’d like you to meet the lovely and talented, Carolyn Taylor.
She took scraps of HK linen, silk, and cupro; wove them into a sort of ‘wool’ or ‘thread’ and created a durable and dramatic floor mat (more like a piece of art – hang that on a wall) and a gorgeous, textured scarf that we just adore.

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Laura Bradbury, Author

Laura Bradbury, Author

“Fuck you. I’m not dead yet,” reads the sticky note on author Laura Bradbury’s computer screen. Courageous, honest, resilient, sharp-witted and super bad-ass doesn’t even cut it. Laura approaches every inch of her life with an honesty and zest that is exhilarating to witness. Here she shares the story of exactly why she lives that way.

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Jan Damery, YW Calgary

Jan Damery, YW Calgary

What do you get when you cross an urgent need in our community with the passion, firepower, and leadership of a woman? Jan Damery, the Vice President of External Affairs and Engagement of the YWCA Calgary. Jan has rallied a community in its darkest days and helped raise the capital for the new YW home in Calgary. She is constantly looking for ways to innovate the philanthropy model for new and sustainable outcomes and impact. You will enjoy meeting Jan. So, grab a drink and read on. 
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