Joan Kelley Walker brings elegance back to our modern times. From humble beginnings growing up in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, she learned vivaciously from a young age the power of goal-oriented hard work in the name of making a difference. Without being afraid to roll-up her sleeves Joan translated her insatiable love of reading and storytelling and crafted over time what would become her sensational career in the media. Spanning from writing as a journalist to broadcasting, hosting, producing, and voice-overs, Joan excelled at fluidly translating her messages across all media avenues. Many of these opportunities started in Toronto but have taken her all over Canada and the USA.
Joan found her calling being able to communicate stories that mattered, beginning her love of and commitment to philanthropic work. Joan continues to articulate to the world that philanthropy is beyond just signing cheques; it is the process of creating sustainable change through education and love. It is about changing lives, including one’s own.
Joan Kelley Walker’s efforts are currently focused on the “Starting Strong” Program in Cambodia, spearheaded by herself and her husband Don Walker. This program concentrates on the health of mothers during pregnancy and newborn health and nutrition during the first 1000 days of life. Joan is a mother of 2 boys and also has 2 step-children. She strongly believes that every child deserves as fair of a chance as humanly possible, and so her work continues.
Joan has always had a pure passion for fashion . She expresses herself through the clothing she wears and she wants to empower women internationally to do the same. We live in a diverse world and there is something for everyone. Fashion has the power to unite. Joan believes in authenticity and confidence.