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Marci Ien, Guest Co-Host, The Social

On February 28th we kick off a new season of the Women of Influence Evening Series by tackling the hot topic of professional transition – especially when it is unexpected. Joining us is legacy broadcast journalist Marci Ien who will reveal the insider story of how she has successfully navigated the art of change throughout her remarkable career in the media.

Who is Marci Ien? In recent months you’ve seen Marci on The Social, a fun and fresh daytime talk series airing daily on CTV. Along with her accomplished co-hosts, including Lainey Lui, Melissa Grelo, and Cynthia Loyst, Marci has the enviable task of dishing on all the latest news, pop-culture and lifestyle trends that matter most to Canadians.

But Marci’s career started two decades earlier, after graduating from the Radio and Television program at Ryerson University and landing a reporter gig at CHCH-TV in Hamilton. Her next move was to CTV news, earning national spotlight with her award-winning reporting on the most influential stories of the decade. In 2003 Marci landed the coveted role of news anchor on Canada AM, the longest running and most-watched TV morning show in the country. After an eight-year run (during which she gave birth to her first child), Marci was appointed to Co-Host and held the position for five years (where she became a mother for a second time). Her thirteen-year tenure with Canada AM helped elevate the program to its legacy status and earned her countless accolades and award nominations.

And then in June 2016, Canada AM announced it would air its last episode after 43 seasons. Media headlines declared it a ‘major shake-up in Canadian TV’ and while audiences wondered what was next, Marci Ien was getting to work designing the next phase of her evolving career.

In a candid keynote address, Marci will share key lessons learned along her professional journey and how they too can help you navigate transition on your journey to advancement, including:

  • Know your worth – How to rise above naysayers
  • Face discomfort head-on – How to focus on opportunity
  • Find your passion - Tap into what you truly want to do and go for it
  • Leverage your network – The importance of cultivating connections
  • Channel your influence – Take action to create a positive impact on others

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    February 28, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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    Our Women of Influence Evening Series is designed to motivate and inspire the next generation of emerging leaders and provide a platform for them to meet their peers and role models who have had early success and high-profile careers. Keynote speakers share tactical advice on negotiation, leadership, entrepreneurship, communication, personal branding and a structured “Connecting Activity” which enables our guests to make career-defining connections.  

    Event Agenda

    • 6:30 – 7:00 pm       Registration and Cocktail Reception
    • 7:00 – 7:50pm        Keynote Speaker and Q&A
    • 7:50 – 8:20pm        Runway Show
    • 8:20 – 8:30pm        VIP Giveaway and Closing Remarks

    ** Your ticket includes complimentary CHLOE Wine and Canapes