Trey Anthony


Trey Anthony

Award-Winning Canadian Playwright

Trey Anthony was the first Canadian black woman to have her own program on a prime-time Canadian network. Based on her ground-breaking play of the same name, ‘da Kink in My Hair was a television hit and put her on the map as a mentor and role model. Trey’s infectious energy, humour, and determination inspires audiences to go after―and achieve―their dreams.

‘da Kink in my Hair debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival and went on to run at the Princess of Wales Theatre, and in theatres in New York, San Diego, and London. Trey is also a former television producer for the Women’s Television Network and a writer for the Comedy Network and CTV, and the executive producer of the Urban Women’s Comedy Festival. She co-wrote I Am Not a Dinner Mint and The Crap Women Swallow to Stay in a Relationship, which debuted to sold-out audiences, and produced the play, Secrets of a Black Boy.

Trey volunteers with the Black Queer Youth Group and founded the Trey Anthony@One Centre in Toronto, a women-focused, creative wellness facility, where she offers classes on creative writing, well-being, and spirituality.

Dream beyond your circumstances! Live your Dreams! How I came from the troubled streets of Rexdale to become the first Black Woman to have my own show on a prime time Canadian network!

Anthony shares in her popular talk her own personal rags to riches stories, and how she managed to turn “No’s” into Yeses! This talk will focus on:

  • Why it’s important to dream – How to turn your dream into reality
  • The value of networking, volunteering, and internships
  • How to keep your dreams sacred, – How to politely ignore the naysayers
  • How to build allies for your dreams!

Super woman dropped out of the sky! (Women and Self Care) - How I learnt that I couldn't take care of everyone until I learnt how to take care of ME!

This presentation is an honest, candid and humorous talk for women. Anthony explores how does the every day working woman balance work/family/ looking fabulous and still have time for themselves? Anthony shares from her own personal life experience as a businesswoman/overachiever and former workaholic!

Walking into the Darkness: How to Embrace Change.

Anthony will share her own experience of leaving a seven year relationship, a corporate job, moving to a new country, leaving everything familiar behind, to finally found out the true meaning of HAPPINESS! She will discuss:

  • How to assess when to let go and when is it time to make minor or major changes.
  • How to grieve the loss of family, a job, a loss of personal identity.
  • How to reinvent yourself.
  • How to embrace changes in your job and in your own personal life.

Leadership- How to Effectively Lead

Anthony will present her views on leadership, how to be leader who leads with confidence, kindness and authority. Participants will learn how to:

  • Select a winning team
  • Deal with difficult co-workers or team members
  • When and how to give praise.
  • How to make decisions that benefit the entire team.
  • Why is diversity important in the work place?
  • How to boost company morale.