The Girl Effect: Empowering Girls Globally
Join a free public dialogue on Oct. 10, 2012, 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 such as former City councilor Ellen Woodsworth and social entrepreneurs like Lunapads’ Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens will share their local/global vision for girls. Register to save your seat!
Tickets: Free (please register on Eventbrite)
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 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 CitiesInternational, 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 Lunapads.com 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
The event is co-sponsored by the Girl Effect YVR (a local chapter of girl champions), Plan Canada in support of their Because I Am a Girl campaign, the Vancouver Public Library, and the United Nations Association in Canada.