Canada's Most Powerful Woman. It's a prestigious title you're more likely to associate with suits than stilettos, but this year's Most Powerful Women in the Arts & Communications category was awarded to FashionTelevisionChannel's very own Jeanne Beker.
Kevin Crull, President of Bell Media, congratulated Beker along with Wendy Freeman, President of CTV News, for receiving the prestigious accolades. Winners in the group were selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, their organization's financial performance, and their commitment to their communities.
"Jeanne Beker continues to be an incredible trailblazer in the Canadian television industry," said Crull. "Through innovation, tenacity, and élan, she has ensured Canadian content is seen and celebrated around the world."
True that! Beker is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and influential women in the fashion industry, both here in Canada and around the world. She was recently announced as one of the key media personalities for TheLoop.ca — Bell Media's innovative new lifestyle brand — and is also the host of FashionTelevisionChannel, Canada's first and only 24-hour channel dedicated to fashion, beauty and design.
You've probably grown up with Beker on your screen as the previous host of Canada's leading, but now defunct, fashion series Fashion Television for 27 years. Meanwhile, off-screen she also works as a contributing editor to The Toronto Star and The Kit, a columnist for Metro, a published author of five books, and a regular contributor and talking head on Canada AM, The Marilyn Dennis Show, and ETalk. More recently, she launched her clothing line EDIT at The Bay, which she directly curates each season.
Phew! That is one busy gal and in the spirit of all her trailblazing hard work, here's a few of my favourite things from her current EDIT collection (that's currently on sale!).
Sleeveless Sequin Dress ($79.99); Liquid Velvet Dress ($79.50)
Yellow Wool Jacket ($146.19); Sequin Top ($44)
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