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The Girl Effect: Empowering Girls Globally, Oct.10

Beyond Words Publishing

The Girl Effect
about Girls.
and  Boys.
and Moms and Dads
and Villages,
and Towns
and  Countries.
Join the conversation this evening,
the night before  International Day of the Girl Child
to discuss The Girl Effect,
the positive ripple created inside a community
when girls are empowered with access to
education, economic independence and healthcare.
Civic leaders, social entrepreneurs and child advocates
from across Vancouver will share their local/global vision for girls.

Wed, October 10, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKay Room 350 W Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6B Canada  (map)
Agenda 6:30 – 7:00
Doors open + registration 7:00 – 7:10
Welcome // The Girl Effect + UNA-Canada 7:10 – 7:15
VPL Spokesperson 7:15 – 7:55 Speaker Presentations
Ellen Woodsworth
Ellen Woodsworth is a speaker, writer, activist and community organizer. She served as a Vancouver City Councillor from 2002 to 2005 and 2008 to 2011, working for social justice, economic equality and environmentally sound planning. Ellen is the Founder and National Chairperson for Women Transforming Cities International, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming cities into Ideal Cities in which women and girls are actively involved in the electoral process and in which local governments are responsive to the priorities of women and girls. Suzanne Siemens and Madeleine Shaw, co-founders of and Pads4Girls Suzanne Siemens and Madeleine Shaw are Vancouver-based social entrepreneurs well known for their longstanding commitment to green products, progressive business practices, women entrepreneurs, ecommerce and social media as well as Pads4Girls, a social change project that provides sustainable hygiene supplies to girls in developing nations to support their school attendance.
Other speakers TBD 7:55 – 8:00 Break 8:00 – 8:05 Introduce Moderator 8:05 – 8:55 Panel Q&A 8:55 – 9:00 Closing remarks


Coco Lefoka (L), Community Outreach Extraordinaire

and Dara Parker (R), Executive Director of QMUNITY 



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