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Published on Nov 25, 2013
In an uplifting and life-affirming talk, Caroline MacGillivray takes us on a journey of how she discovered that beauty can heal self esteem and restore dignity for people who have experienced violence and isolation.
Caroline MacGillivray is the National Executive Director and founder of Beauty Night Society. MacGillivray, a Gastown Actor's Studio Graduate. She strongly values the belief that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and not to be invisible or isolated from community. This is evident through Caroline's every day interactions with others. She practices a non-judgmental and empathetic approach while exhibiting kindness and compassion when engaging with vulunerable groups of women from diverse background. Beauty Night has given over 38,000 life-makeovers to women who live in poverty. Caroline has affected the lives of thousands. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed: she is honored to be a 2002 Flare Volunteer Award (national) recipient, Shakti Public Service 2012 recipient, 2010 Spirit of the Crane Gold Community Award recipient, MetoWe Finalist, 2 time Woman of Worth finalist and a five-time YWCA Woman of Distinction Nominee. Caroline is also known as the host and producer of Sexy in Vancity Radio on 101.9FM CITR (Wednesday Nights at 10pm)
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