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

Trey 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 focuses 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 and politely ignore the naysayers
  • How to build allies for your dreams!

The Importance of Self-Care

This presentation is an honest, candid and humorous talk for women.

Trey Anthony explores how  the every day working woman balances work and family and can still have time for themselves.

She shares from her own personal life experience as a businesswoman/overachiever and former workaholic!

Walking into the Darkness: How to Embrace Change

Trey Anthony shares 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!

Trey discusses:

  • 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

Trey Anthony sharse her views on leadership — how to be leader who leads with confidence, kindness and authority.

Audiences 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.