Lamia Charlebois

Lamia-Charlebois-webWe do not choose chaos, but we can choose our post chaos. We try so hard to find the ultimate happiness; we put so much effort into trying to be richer, happier, prettier… It’s when we really know that we could loose it all in less than 3 seconds that we appreciate happiness in its simplest form.


A communication professional, Lamia was also the Art Commentator on CBC French radio live morning show. She has written many articles for the media, has had leading roles in plays, was a guest speaker at several conferences and has mc-ed many events.

Lamia is Lebanese, Québecoise, Canadian and speaks four languages. She lived in Québec city, Ottawa, Toronto and Beirut. She now lives in Montreal where she has launched the group Libanais de Montréal – Sirop d’arabe, the biggest of its kind in Canada.

A strong-minded woman with a big heart, her life experiences gave her a unique flair. War, exile, divorce, death, she fought back with courage, humour and love. Today she is a self employed Public Relations Consultant in Montreal where she is raising her daughter.

What is TEDxMontrealWomen?

The TEDxMontrealWomen event challenges each and everyone of us, as members of society, to question and define our values and beliefs in an effort to create an awareness and understanding of why we behave as we do, what motivates our behaviors and what drives our decisions to conduct our lives as we do. With this increased consciousness, we discover that we are more empowered than we previously thought to make positive, disruptive and impactful changes in whichever spheres of influence we choose. TEDxMontrealWomen is an independently organized event and an integral part of the global TEDWomen community.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMontrealWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMontrealWomen event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.