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Upcoming Events

Join us for the first LIVE recording of the
Beyond A Ballot Podcast

Regardless of your own political perspectives or involvement, this will be a great event. 

Let's talk about how important it is for women to have seats at the table!

Get your tickets here


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In honour of International Women’s Month, NCJWC Vancouver presents the Beyond a Ballot podcast LIVE! Join us in welcoming hosts Amanda Alvaro and Rachael Segal as they record their first live audience episode of their popular podcast.

Hosts Amanda and Rachael will be joined by very special guest, former B.C. Premier, the Honourable Christy Clark for a discussion on the importance of women's engagement in politics. 


True to their mission, this is a multi-partisan event. Beyond a Ballot (BaB) aims to engage women in politics regardless of their previous political experience. BaB's focus is building community through education, and they feircely believe in unity as Canadians, not uniformity as voters. As they say, "we don't care what your political position is, just that you have one!"

The BaB podcast launched in September of 2023 and the success of the podcast has been astonishing! In honour of International Women's Month, this will be their first ever live- podcast recording (and a reception afterwards)!


Tickets are $18 (+fees). If cost is a barrier please email us for a complimentary ticket:



About Amanda Alvaro 


Amanda is an award-winning communicator and the Founder and President of leading communications agency, Pomp & Circumstance (P&C).  Amanda has also worked as a political communications advisor for various political leaders at the provincial and federal level, including most recently on the Trudeau Leadership team and subsequent federal elections for the Liberal Party of Canada Campaign team. 


When Amanda is not at P&C, you can find her bantering about politics on CBC TV's Power and Politics where she has served as a regular, weekly political commentator for the past decade. She is a sought after political pundit for Canada’s largest print and broadcast outlets, regularly contributing commentary to the Globe and Mail, Hill Times, National Post and has provided broadcast election coverage for CBC, CTV and Global news channels,


Amanda is co-host of a leading weekly political podcast Beyond a Ballot. She can also be found on the speakers circuit, with topics ranging from PR, politics, entrepreneurship and women in business.


Amanda was recently named PR Person of the Year (2021). Her agency was named one of Canada’s Fastest growing companies (2023) and one of Adweek’s fastest-growing agencies in the world (2023).


About Rachael Segal


Rachael holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Victoria and is a Lawyer with a Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.


She spent years on Parliament Hill in various policy roles for Members of Parliament, Ministers and Senators. Rachael has led political organizations and has worked as a Campaign Strategist on campaigns at all levels of government across Canada. While living in England, she also worked for one of two elected Mayors in the country as a political aide.


Rachael has extensive broadcast experience, having worked as a full-time television contributor for a national Canadian news network. Her radio experience includes Newstalk 1010 in Toronto and CBC in Vancouver. Rachael is currently with CBC’s Power and Politics.


In 2021 Rachael began teaching a Master of Public Policy (MPP) course at a University in Vancouver focusing on understanding Canadian government.


In September 2023, Rachael launched her company, Beyond a Ballot, which takes a multi-partisan approach to moving Canadian women towards politics through media products, education and community building. Beyond a Ballot’s signature podcast, which Rachael co-hosts, has seen incredible success since launching in September 2023. 

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