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Fashion Icon Jeanne Beker

Jeanne Beker

Celebrated Fashion Journalist

Bio

Jeanne Beker is one of the most influential women in the fashion industry - in Canada and around the world. A long-time celebrity, Jeanne speaks on how she rose to the top of arts and culture media as the iconic host of TV’s Fashion Television, along with what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Jeanne Beker is a Canadian Journalist, Media Personality, and Fashion Entrepreneur. She started her career as an actress, but moved into radio and then television as co-host of the ground-breaking series, The NewMusic, and entertainment anchor on CityPulse News. She went on to become the host of  the internationally syndicated Fashion Television (FT), which aired for 27 years and had viewers in more than 130 countries. FT also led to the launch of the FashionTelevisionChannel, which Jeanne helped pioneer. She is also a former style correspondent for TheLoop.ca, ETalk, Canada AM, and The Marilyn Denis Show.

Jeanne is the former editor-in-chief of FQ and SIR magazines, and author of five books, including her 2010 autobiography, Finding Myself in Fashion. Jeanne was a contributing editor of The Toronto Star, The Kit, and a columnist for Metro, and is currently a featured style columnist for The Globe and Mail and Post City magazine. She also writes for a number of lifestyle publications.

Her fashion and editorial credits include her clothing line, Edit by Jeanne Beker, as well a number of product lines, including shoes, jewelry and sunglasses. Jeanne was recently named Style Editor of The Shopping Channel, and hosts a regular series for the channel entitled “Style Matters with Jeanne Beker”.

Jeanne recently made her curatorial debut with a celebrated exhibit at the Design Exchange Museum in Toronto, entitled Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics.

Her numerous awards include her appointment to the Order of Canada in 2014 for her support of the Canadian fashion industry; the 2012 Canadian Award of Distinction from the Banff World Media Festival; and being honoured with a Canadian Screen Achievement Award for the role she played in changing the way Canadians watch television.

Topics
  • Entrepreneurial

  • Branding & Marketing


Finding Myself in Fashion

More than 35 years ago, Jeanne Beker set out to live a life that was extraordinary. She traveled the world, witnessed epic events and conducted intimate interviews as a fashion reporter, launched her own clothes labels, wrote newspaper columns,  and hosted and appeared on innumerable television shows. Through it all, she stuck to her youthful resolution to live life fully. Recounting the highs (and lows) of her life thus far, Jeanne inspires all audiences to dream big.

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Jeanne Beker is represented by K&M Productions. For more information, Jeanne Beker's speaking schedule, fees & booking Jeanne Beker, contact us.

What Clients are Saying

Jeanne Beker was an amazing addition to our Women as Career Coaches program. Jeanne’s keynote was unique, entertaining and spoke to both the students and career coaches in attendance. She brought an excellent mix of wit, humor and a genuine sense of self in articulating how you must remain fearless in pursuing your dreams. She is an excellent example of what happens when dreams, determination, and passion come together.

–Halton Industry Education Council

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Jeanne Beker was an amazing addition to our Women as Career Coaches program. Jeanne’s keynote was unique, entertaining and spoke to both the students and career coaches in attendance. She brought an excellent mix of wit, humor and a genuine sense of self in articulating how you must remain fearless in pursuing your dreams. She is an excellent example of what happens when dreams, determination, and passion come together.

–Halton Industry Education Council

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