Amanda Lang, CBC’s Senior Business Correspondent, to Speak at the St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School Speaker Series Women in Leadership of Exemplary Character April 4, 2014

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St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is pleased to announce that award-winning business journalist, Amanda Lang will be the featured guest addressing the school’s Middle Level and Senior students, alumnae, parents, faculty and staff at the Women in Leadership of Exemplary Character speaker series.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School parents and alumnae, as well as media, are invited to join senior girls students for Amanda Lang’s keynote address followed by refreshments and an intimate Question & Answer session. The event will be held at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, the premier independent all-girls' school from Preschool to Grade 12, located in the heart of Olde Oakville, 1080 Linbrook Rd, on Friday, April 4th, 2014. from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the dining hall followed by Question and Answer session from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

As a student of architecture turned successful journalist, news anchor and author, Amanda Lang is an inspiration and a role model for St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School senior girls, and all women across the country. Amanda Lang is an award-winning journalist and CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for its flagship nightly news program, The National. Amanda is also co-host of The Lang & O’Leary Exchange, a daily business program airing on CBC News Network, and occasionally anchors The National.

Amanda Lang studied Architecture at the University of Manitoba, before becoming a journalist. She began her career in journalism with Canada’s premier newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and subsequently joined the Financial Post newspaper, where she became the paper’s New York correspondent. It was in New York that Lang made the transition from newspaper to television, first as part of the team that launched BNN and later as a reporter and anchor for CNN. Returning to Canada in 2002, Amanda re-joined BNN, and has been with CBC since 2009.

Most recently, Amanda Lang has authored and launched a new book, “The Power of Why,” (HarperCollins, October 2012), exploring the connection between curiosity and success.

“As the students of St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School enter the workforce they will be faced with many choices, an ever changing marketplace, and the need to be flexible, resilient and life-long learners. It is so inspiring to see a Canadian woman who has successfully pursued her dreams and career aspirations from its beginnings as a student of architecture to newspaper reporter, television anchor and today, author. We are thrilled to be welcoming Amanda Lang to speak to the St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School students and excited to see our students inspired by this important Canadian figure.” says Dorothy Byers, Head of School at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School 2013-2014 speaker series Women in Leadership of Exemplary Character features remarkable women representing fields in media, economics, business and arts. Each guest featured in the series is celebrated as one of Canada’s most powerful and influential leaders in their respective field. The theme for this academic year’s series is "character" and the school has invited four special speakers who portray this trait perfectly.

About St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School:
St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is a day school in Oakville for girls from Preschool to Grade 12. SMLS is a not-for-profit registered charity. Charitable Registration # 11919 1963 RR0001.

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