The Exchange

Conversations to Inspire Change

On March 5, 2020, the Canadian Women’s Foundation celebrated International Women’s Day with The Exchange: Conversations to Inspire Change with Keynote Speaker Samantha Bee, Interviewer Amanda Parris, and Host Piya Chattopadhyay.

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

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

Changemaker Sponsor

Find Your Stride logo

Visionary Sponsor

Delaney Capital Management logo

Trailblazer Sponsors

Rogers Sports & Media logo
CHFI logo
PATTISON Outdoor Advertising logo

Trisha A. Langley Estate

Coalition for Gun Control logo
Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub logo

Print Sponsor

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Purdys Chocolatier logo
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“Practice rage and joy in equal measure.” (Samantha Bee)

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