February 16, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario
G(irls)20 today congratulated its Founder and CEO, Farah Mohamed, on her appointment as CEO of the Malala Fund.
Farah will continue to serve as CEO of G(irls)20 through to the end of June 2017, leading the organization through its annual Global Summit and Bootcamp for Brains signature events, and the launch of a new program, Girls on Boards. A search for the new CEO of G(irls)20 is already underway and to ensure a seamless transition, Farah will continue to serve in an advisory role moving forward.
“The opportunity to create and lead G(irls)20 has been, without a doubt, one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Through partnerships with the private sector and social profit organizations, we have engaged the G20 in a unique and impactful way while at the same time, made strategic investments in girls and young women around the world so they can reach their full potential,” said Farah Mohamed. “While it will be tough leaving behind something that has been the centre of my life, I’ll be bringing so much of it with me in my work with Malala and the Malala Fund team.”
“This is the kind of day that every successful organization born of the vision and drive of its founder knows it must face: the day when our founder moves on and we continue to grow without her day-to‐day guidance,” said Carrie Kirkman, Chair of the G(irls)20 Board of Directors. “Farah has assembled a strong team who will build on the success of the organization to date; I am pleased to lead the Board of Directors at this exciting time.”
G(irls)20 was the first social enterprise to advocate to G20 Leaders that they launch a srategy to increase female labor force participation. In 2014, G20 Leaders committed to creating 100 million jobs for women by 2025. At the same time, the organization operates at the grassroots level and on the basis, that educating girls and young women will improve communities, strengthen economies and improve social and political stability. This Canadian based, globally active recognized Charity offers programs for females between the ages of 15 and 25 in Canada and around the world, to help them obtain and enhance skills, entrepreneurial spirit and to strive for economic independence.