Meet 19 Girls Who Will Defy Normal This International Day of the Girl

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Globally, girls have too few women to look up to in positions of leadership. In Canada, for example, only 15% of CEO positions are held by women. Female leaders represent fewer than 10% of the UN’s 193-member states.

We have come to accept a world where ‘normal’ is inequality in the workplace.

This International Day of the Girl, we’re working with 19 inspiring young women to Defy Normal.

In the days leading up to and on October 11, 2018, Girl Ambassadors will be sharing the roles of Canadian corporate, charity and government leaders, and media personalities for a day to challenge stereotypes about the capacities of females in the workforce and to demonstrate the need for girls to be visible in society and have their voices heard.

Meet this year’s defiant girls who are determined to set a new precedent on Oct. 11!


International Day of the Girl provides an important opportunity to shine a light on specific issues, and have communities around the world join together for global action.

Every day in Canada and around the world, girls and young women are denied equal opportunity to become leaders, to make decisions that affect their lives, to raise their voices and to be heard – and we have come to accept this as normal. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

See how this October 11th we’re empowering young women across Canada to #DefyNormal.

Learn more about International Day of the Girl!