Summit highlights the prowess girls and women have on economic prosperity
TORONTO, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The positive impact of girls and women will be on the agenda this week as the G(irls)20 Summit takes centre stage in Toronto. Twenty-one girls from the G20 nations and the African Union have come together to discuss how girls and women can help solve some of the world's greatest challenges. While in Toronto, the delegates will work together to develop tangible solutions and will participate in various workshops addressing financial literacy, media relations, problem solving, and how to utilize social media and technology to communicate globally.
"The G(irls)20 Summit delegates are 21 young women coming together to be catalysts for change," said Belinda Stronach, founder of The Belinda Stronach Foundation, the organization spearheading the Summit. "They have an opportunity to work together to identify and collectively come up with concrete solutions that will change minds, change lives and quite literally, change the world."
The delegates will present a Communiqué based on discussions throughout the Summit at a press conference on Friday, June 18.
The 21 delegates were selected from among hundreds of applicants and were chosen based on their responses to questions that focussed on leadership, personal triumph and analytical skills.
1. Laura Dolozi (African Union) 12. Alberta Pelino (Italy)
2. Maria Julieta Leiva 13. Aiki Segawa (Japan)
(Argentina) 14. Tania Patricia Montemayor
3. Jane Harris (Australia) Arroyo (Mexico)
4. Thais Moraes (Brazil) 15. Anna Olegovna Malinovskaya
5. Leah Clare Stuart-Sheppard (Russia)
(Canada) 16. Anwar Islem Basunbul
6. Xinyun Zhang (China) (Saudi Arabia)
7. Simona Nicoleta Popa 17. Nomathemba Sibanyoni
(European Union-Romania) (South Africa)
8. Inès Le Bihan (France) 18. Eun-Hyang Go (South Korea)
9. Alexandra Valerie Rose Rieger 19. Irem Tümer (Turkey)
(Germany) 20. Ruby Elizabeth Tabner (United
10. Tanvi Girotra (India) Kingdom)
11. Kartika Nurhayati (Indonesia) 21. Judy Lee (United States of
The agenda for the week provides a broad range of presentations, discussions and information sessions. For complete details, go to: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2010/14/c4896.html.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Honourable Belinda Stronach
Opening Panel -- What is the greatest challenge facing girls and
women today? What practical solution would you put in place to
address the challenge you have identified?
- Pamela Shifman, NOVO Foundation; Swan Paik, Nike Foundation;
Sarah Kambou, International Centre for Research on Women;
Jill Sheffield, Women Deliver; Zainab Salbi, Women for Women
The Common Sense of Education Presentation and Q&A with Ndungu
Kahilu, Plan Canada (Nairobi)
Photo Opportunity -- G(irls)20 Delegates meet the Federal, Provincial
and Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women
The Economic Prowess of Girls & Women Presentation and Q&A with Reeta
Roy, President, the Mastercard Foundation
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Maternal & Child Health Presentation and Q&A featuring a screening of
No Woman, No Cry
Only pre-registered media will be granted access.
G(irls)20 Summit Reception with Belinda Stronach. Only pre-registered
media will be granted access.
Friday, June 18, 2010
G(irls)20 Press Conference where the delegates will present the
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Photo Opportunity: Physical activity session led by five-time
Olympian, Charmaine Crooks
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Meeting with MPs and Senators hosted by Senator Frum and Speaker
A coalition of more than 23 national and international organizations is working with The Belinda Stronach Foundation on this worthy initiative. G(irls)20 is also generously supported by more than a dozen private sector partners including Aeroplan, Dove, Veritas Communications, MacroBlu and Google. Aeroplan will be donating thousands of Aeroplan Miles to fly the girls to the Summit in Toronto.
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About 3.3 Billion Ways and the G(irls)20 Summit
Led by The Belinda Stronach Foundation, a coalition of national and international organizations has come together to raise awareness about the pivotal role girls and women play in ensuring economic productivity. Partners in the program include: Aeroplan, B5Media, Buck Productions, Canadian Crossroads International, Canadian Global Campaign for Education, Canadian Women's Foundation, Care Canada, Catalyst, CTV, Dove, Engineers without Borders, Free the Children, The Girl Effect, Girl Impact, The Globe and Mail, Google, International Center for Research on Women, Korean Women's Association United, Macro Blu, Make Poverty History, ONE, Oxfam Canada, Plan Canada, Right to Play, Save the Children, Standard Chartered, TakingITGlobal, The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Veritas Communications, Virgin Unite, Vital Voices Global Partnership, War Child Canada, Women for Women International, Women's Executive Network & 889 Yonge.
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