The WNY Women’s Foundation announces comedian Kate Davis as the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual What She’s Made Of Event today, Monday May 21, 2018 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. A speaker, writer, comedian, actress and mother of three, Kate Davis has the unique ability to find humor in any situation. Theatrically trained in England, Kate returned to Canada to a successful run on Canadian stage and through the many stages of motherhood, found a passion in comedy.
What She’s Made Of is an annual fundraising event for the Foundation, and proceeds will directly benefit strategic initiatives, research and advocacy that empowers women and girls to live, grow and lead to her fullest potential. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, other elected officials and corporate leaders are slated to attend.
This year’s theme is “Outspoken: The Power of Humor”. A five-time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards and star of her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and Comedy Network, Kate has appeared on Breakfast Television, Star TV, Toronto 1, Prime, WTN, TVO, CBC Radio One The Debaters and The Mom Show. She was a finalist for the 2008 season of Last Comic Standing, and appeared in NBC’s Stand up for Diversity. Through a re-inventive outlook, Kate created successful parenting with humor workshops. These have transformed to the full range of presentations, exploring the positive effects of humor on life. From the corporate world to the bedtime story, Kate’s insight and vision reveals the healing thread of humor.
Kate has a monthly article in the Mom and Caregiver magazine and has been published in Today’s Parent magazine. Kate released her book The Breastfeeding Diaries in 2007.
This year’s event will be held at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery today, Monday, May 21nd at 5:00pm. The event will feature exquisite cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an after-party, catered exclusively by Delaware North Companies. The event is co-chaired by WNY Women’s Foundation board members Teresa Bair, Gia Manley and Andrea Vossler. The presenting sponsor isM&T Bank. Individual tickets for this signature networking event are available for $150 per person and a limited number of Young Emerging Leader tickets are also available for $50. For additional information, please go to www.wnywomensfoundation.org.