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Feb. 4, 2022

Elaine Yong - Pt 1 (Self Esteem and Media Stereotypes)

Elaine Yong is a former Canadian news reporter (GlobalTV and CityTV Vancouver), and now the Communications Manager for the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Elaine discusses her career and how she "faked it" until she really made it, family, failed relationships, hunky interns, and some amazing success stories along the way...(more info in sho notes)


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Elaine Yong is a former Canadian news reporter (GlobalTV and CityTV Vancouver), and now the Communications Manager for the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Elaine discusses her career and how she "faked it" until she really made it, family, failed relationships, hunky interns, and some amazing success stories along the way.

 

A mother of two, Elaine spoke about how their first child, Addison’s first few weeks of life didn’t go as planned, "a Horrible Nightmare", and why advocating organ donation is so important to Elaine Yong and her family. 

Elaine Yong Links

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineyong/?originalSubdomain=ca

Elaine as News Reporter 2006 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54w-GMcdEpQ&t=33s (FYI: I was the video editor for that investigative news series)

Elaine Yong, Aaron McArthur, and Addison Charity ad video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cV-eRoe_cs

The Addison Fund (discussed in RFTM part 2) https://join.vghfoundation.ca/give/341149/#!/donation/checkout

Referenced Links

Jeanne Beker: Fashion Television host (1994)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cV-eRoe_cs
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute https://www.bcchr.ca/


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Elaine Yong

Elaine Yong is a former Canadian news reporter (GlobalTV and CityTV Vancouver), and now the Communications Manager for the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She's also an organ transplant advocate, and runs a charity inspired by her daughter, The Addison Fund.