Four-time Olympian Silken Laumann is one of Canada’s most inspirational leaders, a best-selling author, and a child and mental health advocate. Silken’s Olympic story is legendary and inspirational. As reigning world champion, Silken fought back from a devastating rowing accident, to win a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
In her best-selling memoir, Unsinkable, Silken shines a spotlight on all the obstacles she has encountered and overcome. Silken speaks candidly about her athletic success and triumph over physical adversity, but also the intense personal challenges of her past and the fierce determination she applies to living a bold and successful life today. Most recently, Silken launched a not-for-profit organization, aptly called Unsinkable that connects humans and life stories together to spark new insights around achieving better mental, physical and spiritual health.
Divya Shahani is an associate at Miller Thomson LLP. Her practice focuses on transactional, intellectual property and corporate matters in the entertainment industry. Ms. Shahani represents clients ranging from film, television and new media producers, distributors, institutional lenders, private financiers, new media and technology start-ups, content creators, talent, music artists and producers, artist management companies and hospitality companies. Divya is particularly passionate about supporting the legal needs of emerging artists and promoting diversity in the entertainment industry.