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The 2020 Exchange: Conversations to Inspire Change
with Samantha Bee

On March 5, 2020, the Canadian Women’s Foundation celebrated International Women’s Day with The Exchange: Conversations to Inspire Change.

This signature fundraising event featured keynote speaker Samantha Bee, one of late night’s funniest voices. She gave us so many great things to ponder at The Exchange, including these words: “Practice rage and joy in equal measure.”

Thanks to the attendees, sponsors, and supporters, the event raised $350,000 for programs that empower diverse women and girls!

Stay tuned for plans for the 2021 Exchange. This will be a very special event as we’ll be celebrating our 30th anniversary year! The best way to make sure you don’t miss out is to sign up for our e-newsletter.


    Samantha Bee has quickly established herself as having one of the most unique and sharp comedic voices on television with her late-night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

    Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Bee began her career performing as a member of the all-female sketch comedy troupe The Atomic Fireballs.

    In 2003, Bee joined Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. She departed The Daily Show in 2015 and holds the title for being the longest-serving regular Daily Show correspondent of all time (12 years).

    Since 2016, Bee has been receiving global recognition for her Emmy-nominated, late-night comedy series, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Full Frontal offers a unique satirical take on weekly news and explores other important stories that have been largely overlooked by more traditional media outlets.

    In a landscape of male late-night talk show hosts, critics have appreciated Bee’s “fiery and fierce” delivery (The New York Times) and have embraced Full Frontal as a “daring, innovative addition to the late-night slate” (Entertainment Weekly).  Full Frontal is in its third season.

    In 2018, Bee launched a production company, Swimsuit Competition, co-founded with “Full Frontal” producer Kristen Everman. Swimsuit Competition aims to create inclusive, narrative and documentary television.

Thank you to our 2020 Exchange Sponsors!

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