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Eva Wong, the co-founder and COO of Borrowell says confidence is a muscle that is grown and stretched over time. She says diversity in tech isn’t just about a gender balance, but also about life experiences, age and backgrounds.

Produced, reported, written and edited by Amy Chyan.

RISE is an original Global News production pitched by Amy Chyan profiling women that are being seen and heard in a variety of industries. They’re leaders in their expertise and in essence, their own bosses – rising to the challenge and unlocking opportunities in their careers.


Maayan Ziv, the founder and CEO of AccessNow, a mobile app that helps map out the accessibility of places around the world, says she has to work harder to have the same opportunities as some of her able bodied peers in tech.

Produced, reported, written and edited by Amy Chyan.

RISE is an original Global News production pitched by Amy Chyan profiling women that are being seen and heard in a variety of industries. They’re leaders in their expertise and in essence, their own bosses – rising to the challenge and unlocking opportunities in their careers.

Karen Moore, an award-winning writer and filmmaker says Canadian writer rooms are fairly gender balanced, but still inclusive enough when it comes to diverse ethnicities.


Produced, reported, written and edited by Amy Chyan.

RISE is an original Global News production pitched by Amy Chyan profiling women that are being seen and heard in a variety of industries. They’re leaders in their expertise and in essence, their own bosses – rising to the challenge and unlocking opportunities in their careers.

Jennifer Huether, the first female Master Sommelier in Canada, says wine tasting used to be very much a boys’ club, but the audience has shifted as the industry sees more female winemakers too.

Produced, reported, written and edited by Amy Chyan.

RISE is an original Global News production pitched by Amy Chyan profiling women that are being seen and heard in a variety of industries. They’re leaders in their expertise and in essence, their own bosses – rising to the challenge and unlocking opportunities in their careers.

From a giant Jeff Goldblum statue appearing in the middle of London to a man setting a record for the most watermelons cut in half on his abdomen…here are this week’s wacky news in 90 seconds.

Produced, written, presented and edited by Amy Chyan.

“Around The World In 90 Seconds” is a quick look around the globe at the week’s zany news stories. The series was pitched by Amy because her co-workers never believed her whenever she shared a bonkers story she read in Chinese news.

A teenager breaks into a Silicon Valley home for the sole purpose of asking for the WiFi password and Tour de France riders get tear gassed…here are this week’s wacky news in 90 seconds.

Produced, written, presented and edited by Amy Chyan.

“Around The World In 90 Seconds” is a quick look around the globe at the week’s zany news stories. The series was pitched by Amy because her co-workers never believed her whenever she shared a bonkers story she read in Chinese news.

Prostate Cancer Canada gives the finger and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing ranks last in social responsibility list after her alleged disappearance…here are this week’s wacky news in 90 seconds.


Produced, written, presented and edited by Amy Chyan.

“Around The World In 90 Seconds” is a quick look around the globe at the week’s zany news stories. The series was pitched by Amy because her co-workers never believed her whenever she shared a bonkers story she read in Chinese news.

An all-you-can-eat buffet bans a German triathlete for eating too much and a “firenado” appears in British…here are this week’s wacky news in 90 seconds.

Produced, written, presented and edited by Amy Chyan.

“Around The World In 90 Seconds” is a quick look around the globe at the week’s zany news stories. The series was pitched by Amy because her co-workers never believed her whenever she shared a bonkers story she read in Chinese news.

Where do our clothes and textiles actually go after we drop them off into a donation bin? Turns out, there’s an entire industry that relies on the recycling and re-sale of your old textiles.

Produced, reported, written, presented and edited by Amy Chyan.

This episode was pitched by Amy as part of Global News’ explainer series.


Chop Chop TO is a family owned Taiwanese restaurant in Toronto. The profile is narrated by the family’s matriarch, who learned how to fold dumplings before immigrating to Toronto from Taiwan.

Produced, reported, translated and edited by Amy Chyan for NextShark.

MADE IN CANADA: EP. 1 Wooffles & Cream

Two friends from high school take a risk to start Wooffles & Cream in Toronto despite the pressures from their immigrant parents to be in certain industries. What have they learned and how did they overcome the fear of failure?

Produced, reported, written and edited by Amy Chyan.

“Made In Canada” is a series that profiles small to medium sized Canadian businesses––representing the immigrant success story. Amy pitched this series at Yahoo News Canada for the celebration of Canada 150.

MADE IN CANADA: EP. 2 Carousel Bakery


Produced, reported, written and edited by Amy Chyan.

Caoursel Bakery, inside Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market, is a Canadian institution that offers the peameal bacon sandwhich.

“Made In Canada” is a series that profiles small to medium sized Canadian businesses––representing the immigrant success story. Amy pitched this series at Yahoo News Canada for the celebration of Canada 150.

MADE IN CANADA: EP. 3 Peace Collective

TORONTO VS. EVERYBODY. You’ve seen their shirts and Peace Collective’s branding as a symbolism of city pride. What you may not know, is how the founder quit his full-time job to make tshirts and what the reactions were from his immigrant parents.

Produced, reported, written and edited by Amy Chyan.

“Made In Canada” is a series that profiles small to medium sized Canadian businesses––representing the immigrant success story. Amy pitched this series at Yahoo News Canada for the celebration of Canada 150.