Lorraine Segato | Program Faculty
Our “star” pupil and alumni of the first Corporate Champions Program, Lorraine Segato, became Great Traits first Program Faculty member in 2019. She has taken hundreds of VCCP participants through their own professional development journeys.
For over 40 years, Lorraine has fuelled an impressive and diverse career as a respected songwriter, filmmaker, artistic director, producer and social justice activist. She has choreographed award-winning projects from inception to financing and completion, working extensively with grassroots communities, organizations and corporations to produce some excellent and compelling cultural work.
Of course, Lorraine is best known as the lead singer/guitarist and co-founder of the political pop group The Parachute Club. Among their numerous international and national awards is the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame Award for their enduring empowerment anthem Rise Up, an iconic Canadian song. As a multi-disciplinary creator and cultural innovator, Lorraine has spent a several decades building bridges between communities, and business. Great Traits is thrilled to have her passion leading our programs.
Lorraine is a dedicated life-long learner and traveller who can often be found bike riding on Toronto Island with her arms spread open or in nature hanging out with the big old trees.