9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Main room

Led by renowned ETALK reporter Chloe Wilde, we explore the question of what it really means for women to have guts in this day and age. Engage with Chloe Wilde, Raia Carey, Nadine Spencer, and Andrea Hardy as they offer unique insights and personal experiences. Explore the multifaceted aspects of courage, resilience, and determination through diverse lenses. Be inspired as they delve into the meaning of having guts and navigating the challenges in these times.


Chloe Wilde

Chloe Wilde

Master of Ceremony & Moderator

Adored for her genuine enthusiasm and positivity, Chloe Wilde emerged in 2013 as the winner of the Much VJ Search, and has since brought her fresh perspective and outgoing personality to her role as ETALK reporter.

Following her MUCH VJ Search win, Wilde became the host of E! before arriving at Canada’s #1 Entertainment Show ETALK as a reporter.

An advocate for health and wellness, Wilde launched her own online community, Healthy Is Hot in 2018, creating a real, raw, and supportive space for open conversations on difficult health-related topics and tips and tricks for living one’s best life. In January 2020, Wilde took viewers on a life-changing journey for the mind, body, and soul in a Crave Original Series HEALTHY IS HOT, developed from her highly successful brand.

Chloe has built a strong interest in science through the years which led her to complete a degree in psychology from McGill University and to pursue a degree in nursing although her passion for music festivals, concerts and cameras taken the lead in this direction.

Raia Carey

Motivator and panelist Biography

Coach Raia is a believer that everyone is capable of greatness, and she’s made a career of empowering others to reach it.

When Raia Carey walked into her 4th grade classroom, she wasn’t just the only new kid. She was the only Black and overweight kid. Despite the fact that she was bullied, she still introduced herself to every one of her classmates and learned something about them. And though she may have not known it at the time, this experience would set her on a path to grow into who she would eventually become.

Today, Raia is a 3x certified life coach, motivational speaker, and fitness enthusiast who specializes in helping people find their confidence – no matter who they are, or how they identify.

As confidence is the foundation of everything people do, she helps people move past the things holding them back to activate a profound belief in themselves that they never knew they had. Raia is living proof that any person or athlete can overcome the obstacles facing them – as long as they set their minds to it.

Nadine Spencer

Nadine Spencer

Panelist Biography

Appointed CEO of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) in 2021, Nadine
Spencer is an accomplished businesswoman, entrepreneur, and community leader spearheading
the organization’s efforts to advance Canada’s Black community through various equity and programming initiatives.

Nadine is currently on secondment from her role as CEO at BrandEQ, a global agency specializing in social change marketing, communications, and public relations. There, she rose to prominence in Canadian business by accelerating strategic growth and brand visibility through multi-tiered corporate campaigns for a diverse client portfolio. She also pioneered BrandEQ’s cultural sensitivity arm, BrandEQ Black, which works with a variety of socially conscious organizations to examine racial biases in advertising and marketing.

A dedicated Black community champion, she has devoted her life to fighting discrimination, battling poverty, advancing women’s education, and advocating for equality for women and girls of colour. She was acknowledged for her philanthropic and societal contributions in the recently published book, 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women, and she has received numerous accolades, including the Harry Jerome Business Award and the United Nations Volunteer Award. In 2020, she was named CGA Businesswoman of the Year.

Andrea Hardy

Andrea Hardy

Gut Health Dietitian - Workshop Animator & Panelist

Registered dietician, Canada’s Gut Health Expert and owner of Ignite Nutrition, she provides media and speaking services for brands and companies.

Andrea is on a mission to communicate credible scientific evidence about nutrition, gut health and digestive disorders in a way that is easy to consume and inspires sustainable action.

When Andrea was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, she had to navigate our health care system. It was overwhelming, frustrating, and she felt like she wasn’t being heard. Through this experience she’ve come to realize the importance of creating meaningful conversation with her patients.

Using her skills in evidence-based knowledge translation and connective communication, she works to spread ‘digestible’ information about gut health. Ultimately, gut health is for everyone – and nutrition and lifestyle changes are the most impactful, simple ways to take care of your gut microbiota!

Join us !

Starting at 8:30 a.m.
September 22, 2023

Public transport

When using public transit, use the 126 Christie bus or the 512 St. Clair streetcar to get to the Artscape Wychwood Barns.


Bike Share Toronto

Closest Stations

BARNSChristie ST / Benson Ave (Wychwood Barns)

Wychwood Ave / Benson Ave – Smart


There is no on-site parking. Limited street parking is available on Christie Street, and there are several Green P parking lots ($) located nearby on St. Clair Avenue West.