From Soccer Athlete to Sports Broadcaster
Caroline Szwed was once an athlete—representing Canada at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup—until she lost her soccer career to three devastating knee surgeries. Now, she is a producer and on-air host of Sportsnet’s Plays of the Month / Misplays of the Month and Aftermath, and is blazing her way through sports broadcasting.
“If you would have told me three years ago that I’d be sitting here right now, I wouldn’t believe you. You trust the process and and go with it. Believe in yourself.”
You can find meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal wherever there is dangerous weather—she chases storms for a living.
She has reported from seven hurricanes, including hurricane Michael, the strongest she had ever encountered, a category 4 hurricane in the Florida Panhandle.
She has reported from thunderstorms, earthquakes, and extreme weather all around the world for the Weather Network, with her co-host and fellow meteorologist Mark Robinson. “It’s so fascinating, and the best way to learn about it is to put yourself in it.”
Jana Webb is an entrepreneur who started JOGA, a.k.a. yoga for jocks. While her business has thrived and she has helped it grow brick by brick, Jana has had a tumultuous personal journey that includes two car crashes that almost took her life.
Robyn Coquelle started volunteering at Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA). Little did she know that she would end up quitting her job to study to become a veterinary technician—through volunteering, she had found the one thing she truly wants to do.