Blog: What’s Happening Now?
In just two months, young women from countries around the world will meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 9th G(irls)20 Global summit! The delegates, representing 26 countries from South Africa to Russia, Columbia to Japan, will discover they share a universal...read more
In 2017 I joined G(irls)20’s Girls on Boards program. As a Queen’s University Commerce student, with a background in tech-based start-ups, I hoped to one day leverage my background in finance and experience with tech to make investing more accessible for people of any...read more
My awareness of human rights violations began when I visited a relative in a Syrian jail. As a child, you are taught that only ‘bad’ people go to jail. Yet, before learning to read and write, I learned that this wasn’t always true. I learned that ‘good’ people could...read more
At the beginning of a new year, we often find ourselves re-evaluating our day-to-day and seek out ways to do better, be better and become more involved in our community. Every year, around this time, G(irls)20 receives countless emails, tweets and messages asking how...read more
Six weeks ago in Toronto, several thousand young women and their allies gathered to see the woman who has inspired women and men around the world to dream the impossible. On behalf of G(irls)20, an organization that works to build leadership and networks for young...read more
Yesterday, I joined Maryam Monsef, Minister for Status of Women, to publicly announce Government of Canada funding for our Canada-wide Girls on Boards program. This fantastic initiative promises to build the leadership capacity of young women and improve diversity for...read more
By Carolann Edwards, Global Director of Learning and Organisational Development, Norton Rose Fulbright “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of … no, not just for some, but for...read more
By Akane Nakamura, G(irls)20 Delegate, Japan “A woman should walk three steps behind a man.” For generations, this saying has shaped the mindset and image that women should be protected and men should take the lead. Sadly, this attitude is still common in...read more
By Kate Cyr, G(irls)20 Delegate, USA My strongest community exists on Whatsapp, the platform of choice for my closest, yet geographically distant, friends to discuss their daily successes and struggles. Social media is revolutionizing our relationships, from how we...read more
By Mariana Vieyra Caballero, G(irls)20 Delegate, Mexico Last year, my perception of economic empowerment changed completely. I had the amazing opportunity of being a museum docent at Querétaro’s Museum of Art (MaQro), the only one in my city that provides tours...read more
By Alexia Henriques, G(irls)20 Delegate, Canada As a young woman born and raised in Canada, I have led a very privileged life. I don’t have the stress of worrying about my safety, or whether I have access to clean drinking water or a proper education. I feel...read more
We work collectively with partners across the private, social profit, academic and government sectors to economically empower girls and women, allowing them to be agents of economic and social change in their own countries and communities.