Patty Lovett-Reid, Lainey Lui

As we mentioned before, on April 28 2015, “Wonderful Women” were celebrated at an intimate affair with 250 guests with inspiring and successful featured speakers including Olympic gold medalist Marnie McBean and more.

Since one of the headlining speakers Jann Arden couldn’t make it, celebrity gossiper, Lainey Lui, quickly filled in and guests were happy to have her.

Each of the 4 Wonderful Women spoke about their rise to success in their respective fields and

The event raises funds for 2 female scientists completing their postdoctoral degree in science at leading international institutions.

“The Weizmann Institute of Science prides itself on helping women close the gender gap in the higher ranks of academia. We were delighted to have such an eclectic, intelligent and insightful panel to join us and help raise funds for such an important cause.” said Michele Atlin, Chair of the Women and Science committee of Weizmann Canada.

Lainey Lui signed copies of her best-selling book with a long title:
Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What’s a Daughter To Do? A Memoir (Sort Of).

Guests in attendance included Sonia Rodriguez, principal dancer at National Ballet of Canada, RachaelNaomi Snieckus, Ancheril, Rosey Edeh, and much more.

Lainey Lui, Co-Host of CTV’s THE SOCIAL, Reporter for ETALK, Gossip Blogger and Author.

Marnie McBean O.C., Olympic award-winning athlete, Specialist in Olympic Athlete Preparation and Mentoring.

Dr. Hagar Landsman, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science.

Beth S. Horowitz, Beth is Former President & CEO, Amex Bank of Canada, and Former President & General Manager, Amex Canada, Inc.

Pattie Lovett-Reid, Chief Financial Commentator, CTV News, tied it all together for the audience as moderator of the event.

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