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BAD GIRLS COLLECTIVE: Read 002

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460 King St W

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BAD GIRLS COLLECTIVE | Read 002

Rally your gal pals - the Bad Girls are back at it for Read 002.



Who

We’re inviting you and your book club to join ours in a collective.
A super book club we'd like to call Bad Girls Collective.

Our goal is to bring strong women together to share the power of knowledge and inspiration.

What

Join us Wednesday June 28th for another night of
Wine + Women + Words.

With Honorary Bad Girl / Guest Speaker Marlene Hore.

Fierce moves by Toronto's Queen, the one and only Tynomi Banks.

How

1. Read the book.

2. RSVP

3. Bring your gal pals.

Admission ticket includes eats, drinks and a good time.
Percentage of proceeds go to Canadian Women's Foundation.




What Are We Reading


BOOK 002 | Trafficked by Sophie Hayes

He'd been her friend for years. He said he loved her. Then she realised she didn't know him at all. When everything seemed to be falling apart in Sophie's life, she was thankful for her friend Kas, who was always at the end of a phone, ready to listen and to offer comfort and advice. Her father's cold dislike of her and then her parents' divorce had left her with a deep distrust of men. But, gradually, Kas made her believe there was at least one man who truly cared about her. But she was wrong. At first when Sophie went to stay for a few days with Kas in Italy, he was kind and caring, as he'd always been. But three days after she arrived, everything changed. His eyes were cold as he described the things he expected her to do 'for love'. But soon Sophie's bewilderment turned to fear as he punched and shouted at her and threatened to kill her adored younger brothers if she didn't do exactly as she was told.to sell her body on the streets to pay off Kas's debts. Terrified of Kas, the police and the men whose pleasures she was forced to satisfy, Sophie worked seven nights a week for the next six months on the dark and lonely streets of a town in northern Italy. Subjected regularly to Kas's verbal, mental and physical abuse, she knew she would never escape. And then, one day, after she'd been admitted to hospital with stomach pains - and knowing that Kas would kill her if he found out - she dared to phone her mother. But who would reach her first?


About our Honorary Bad Girl / Guest Speaker


Marlene Hore

When you’re making advertising, the biggest risk you take is the risk of being ignored. So break the rules, scare yourself, never play it safe. That’s what Jack Bush, Marlene’s first agency boss at Vickers and Benson Montreal, told her in 1969. Marlene took Jack’s credo to heart, and as she became a mentor, imparted it to others. Within a generation, she would take her place among the most influential personalities in Canadian advertising.

In 1969, Marlene left V&B for JWT Montreal, where her work on Red Rose, Pepsi, and Kraft earned her a clutch of Canadian and international awards. One of her Red Rose spots has been voted one of the 100 Best Canadian TV Commercials Ever. “Only in Canada, you say?”

The mother ship in Toronto began to take notice of their hot little shop in Quebec and Marlene was promoted to Montreal Creative Director in 1976. Seven years later, she was offered the position of Vice Chair, National Creative Director in Toronto. She took the job – rather, she embraced it and transformed it. Under her stewardship as the first female creative director in Canadian advertising, JWT Toronto was named Agency of the Year – not once, but twice. In 1986 Marlene, by then Vice Chair of Canada, joined the JWT Worldwide Board of Directors, the first woman ever to sit at that table.

Marlene briefly left advertising for politics and went to work on the 1993 Liberal campaign, which saw Jean Chrétien elected.

Marlene has donated her expertise, mentoring skills and enthusiasm to many endeavours beyond agency life. She taught advertising hopefuls at OCAD and George Brown, lectured at University of Toronto, York University, Humber College, and Syracuse University. Marlene has served on the Board of Directors at NABS, The Art Directors Club of Canada, George Brown College, The United Way and most recently Word Play a new charity dealing with childhood literacy. She has chaired the Marketing Awards and The Bessies, and judged these and other Canadian and international award shows more times than she can count.

She has also played her part to raise awareness + lobby the government regarding for Human Trafficking in Toronto and chose our read 002, being passionate and personally invested in the topic + cause.




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