I feel I am not alone wanting to find something to connect to in a deep and meaningful way. It’s not that we don’t love our day jobs, it’s just that finding something outside of our regular responsibilities, that we get to personally choose, is special in different ways.

This is what G(irls)20 represents to me. I have always been passionate about supporting and investing in young women. They bring a unique and valuable perspective and their voices are not adequately represented here at home or abroad. At G(irls)20, investing in young women is at the heart of our mission. It provides valuable training, mentorship and networks that increase confidence and inspire these future leaders to believe they can achieve their goals, regardless of how lofty.

As chair of the board, I am honoured to support this organization and work with a like-minded board equally committed to this mission. From our founding board members who almost a decade ago believed in the original vision, to the current expanded board who invest their time, deep knowledge and resources to G(irls)20, I am incredibly grateful and honoured to serve alongside each of them. No organization can be successful without invested, passionate people such as each of them. As we approach our 10th global summit, we believe it’s a transformative window for us to expand our board and broaden the talent available to support the organization.

In order to better serve our mission to advance the participation of young women through economic and educational empowerment, G(irls)20 is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Natasha Koifman, Dr. Rumeet Billan, Elizabeth S. Dipchard and Tanvi Girotra. These new members bring a diverse wealth of knowledge and talent and will be valuable assets to the board and organization.

I am so excited about the upcoming Tokyo summit in May, the Girls on Boards’ forum in June and all the amazing ways G(irls)20 will support young women in 2019.

– Carrie Kirkman, Chair, G(irls)20 Board of Directors