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Joanna Kritikos

Joanna Kritikos is a realtor, freelance writer, home stager, is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and holds a degree in English Literature, French and Spanish. Time spent teaching abroad also led her to a career in the ESL industry where she helped launch and run a successful language school and training centre for international students for a number of years in downtown Vancouver.

She currently works as a sales manager in project marketing. Her interests include current affairs, culture, public speaking, the arts, travelling, meeting new people and going to all of the fabulous events Vancouver has to offer.
She believes in taking action to achieve all the things you want in life and that great change begins with a single powerful step.

Fun random facts: loves decorating, hanging out in cool furniture stores and has a penchant for hoarding pretty pens. She can also be found on Twitter @JoannaKritikos.

Ladies Who Lunch networking event connects crowd of inspiring local female entrepeneurs

Vancouver's female entrepeneurs and businesswomen gather for an afternoon of lunch, fashion and inspiration.

Visual Space Gallery shows luminous photos by children in Tanzanian orphanage

A local art exhibit fundraiser raises awareness for East African orphanage.

Vancouver Art Gallery's latest FUSE

It was a warm, breezy and welcoming spring evening on Friday, May 3rd and Vancouver's Art Gallery was just opening its doors for the popular and much talked about FUSE night.  I wasn't quite...

Stepping into spring in style with Fashion TV and Press Play

As I stepped into the venue at the city's prestigious Vancouver Club on Friday, March 22, for Fashion TV-Press Play Establishment's Spring Social and Persian New Year's Celebration of Culture, I was...