MORE 2017 IN­SPIR­ING WOMEN

Toronto is full of out­stand­ing women who are break­ing bar­ri­ers, fight­ing for equal rights and blaz­ing new trails.

Annex Post - - T.O.'S MOST INSPIRING WOMEN OF 2017 -

RACHEL MCADAMS

McAdams told Van­ity Fair about an in­ap­pro­pri­ate en­counter she en­dured with di­rec­tor James To­back in or­der to shine a light on the cul­ture of sex­ual as­sault in the film in­dus­try and to cre­ate change.

CATHY CROWE

Crowe has been de­voted to help­ing Toronto’s home­less since 1988 as a street nurse and was named a mem­ber of the Or­der of Canada by then Gov­er­nor Gen­eral David John­ston on June 30.

PE­TRA COLLINS

As a pho­tog­ra­pher, fash­ion model, di­rec­tor and artist that some are even call­ing Warho­lian, Collins tends to push boundaries. She has pho­tographed A-list celebs and shot cam­paigns for global brands.

KAVITA DO­GRA

Do­gra was one of the or­ga­niz­ers be­hind T.O.’s Women’s March on In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day. She also started a web­site ti­tled We Talk Women, to high­light is­sues faced by women in Canada and abroad.

RAQUEL URTASUN

Urtasun is a lead­ing ex­pert in ma­chine per­cep­tion for self-driv­ing cars. She heads up Uber’s Ad­vanced Tech­nolo­gies Group in Toronto and is co-founder of the Vec­tor In­sti­tute for Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence.

TRACY MOORE

As host of City­line, Moore will now be known to au­di­ences across North Amer­ica. The day­time talk show be­came syn­di­cated this fall to be viewed in 10 mil­lion house­holds across the U.S.

TANYA TA­GAQ

Ta­gaq, an Inuk singer and Po­laris Mu­sic Prize win­ner (2014) and nom­i­nee (2017), is known for her awe-in­spir­ing live shows. She also con­vinced U.S. band Eskimeaux to change its name in April.

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