MAY 2017

LUNCHEON AT THE BEACONSFIELD GOLF CLUB

Beaconsfield Golf Club

Please join us for a luncheon on Wednesday, May 31st, at the Beaconsfield Golf Club. Wanda Bedard, our founder and president, and Debbie Frail, a member of our executive committee, will discuss the impact of our innovative Mobile Learning Lab in Sierra Leone. In addition, Wanda will share stories and discoveries of her recent trip there.

The luncheon will take place at the Beaconsfield Golf Club from 12:00-1:30 pm (with registration from 11:30 am). The tickets may be purchased for $100 each. Tax receipts of $50 will be issued in February 2018.

To buy tickets, please click here. (The deadline to register is May 22nd.)

International Women’s Day – Vancouver

By Paula Gallagher

I was excited to be invited to be a panel member of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver’s at Hycroft annual event celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th. This year’s theme, Educating Women and Girls Changing Our Communities and the World, was a perfect fit for the 60 million girls Foundation!

(l. to r.): Paula Gallagher, Dorothy Shaw, Lois Nahirney

My co-panelists were Dr Dorothy Shaw, a renowned gynecologist and obstetrician, and Lois Nahirney, chair of the Premier’s Women’s Economic Council. Dr Shaw provided an overview of women’s and maternal health issues internationally and in Canada, and Ms Nahirney illustrated the continuing challenges that women face in the workplace. My focus, of course, was on the need to educate all girls, and to highlight the overwhelming evidence proving the benefits of education to the girls individually, their families, communities and nations.

The talks were very well received. We broke into small groups for additional discussions and questions. Many of the attendees were surprised at the number of girls still unable to access a basic primary education.

The event was a success: enjoyable and informative to participants and panellists alike. I know it certainly raised awareness of the ongoing and pressing need for prioritizing girls’ education!

Many thanks to UWCV for its continuing support and advocacy on behalf of girls and women.

Watch this inspiring talk given by our president and founder at theTEDxMontrealWomen event.

SPEED NETWORKING FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
60 million girls will be hosting a speed networking event 
for young professionals at the end of the month. 
Stay tuned for exact date and details on our Facebook page!

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