Speaker Profiles

Amanda Alvaro

Amanda Alvaro

Moderator

Co-Founder, Pomp & Circumstance

Amanda Alvaro is an award-winning communicator, equally inspired by fashion and politics. For fifteen years, she's advised a broad range of consumer, lifestyle, luxury and corporate clients from pharma to finance, beverage to beauty. Before launching Pomp & Circumstance, Amanda founded and ran another Toronto-based PR agency for almost a decade, growing it from inception to a small boutique to Strategy's Agency of the Year list 2014/15. As a former advisor to several Ministers, Premiers and Prime Minister, Amanda has worked as a political strategist, analyst, marketer and communications expert for nearly 15 years – most recently on the Trudeau campaign. She's also the founder of Canadian charity, Artbound, which has built arts schools and provided funds to children and communities in Kenya, India, Guatemala. Amanda is a regular commentator on CBC's popular political program, Power and Politics and can be found on the speaking circuit for topics like women in business, politics and arts education.

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