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Kirstine Stewart

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Twitter’s Kirstine Stewart, former executive vice president of the CBC’s English services, discusses her new book, Our Turn (Random House, 2015), the qualities of leadership, and her own career, with Joseph Planta.

Our Turn by Kirstine Stewart (Random House, 2015).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Our Turn

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Kirstine Stewart’s first book, Our Turn, is not only a memoir of her time working up from a Girl Friday job at a film distribution company right out of university, to becoming the head of programing at Hallmark, then Alliance Atlantis and its group of cable channels, to her tenure at the CBC, culminating in her appointment as executive vice president of English services, overseeing radio, television and digital. She left the CBC in 2013 to become managing director for Twitter Canada. She now oversees Twitter’s North American media partnerships. In the book she talks about her experiences, and the qualities of leadership that women have, that will dramatically change workplaces and outdated business models. The book offers ideas and strategies on how to change the conversation in business, but also in the culture. It’s an engaging book. The Twitter handle is @kirstinestewart. The book is published by Random House. She joined me from Vancouver last week. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Kirstine Stewart; Ms. Stewart, good morning.