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Canadian women are changing the world for the better everyday. But for women who have grown up outside of our urban centres, it can be difficult to get access to opportunities, navigate contexts and build key relationships to translate their ambitions into global impact.
Global HERizons believes in the power of all women to change the world, and provides young women from rural Canada with the opportunity to receive a modest financial contribution to their academic or career ambitions, accompanied with expert mentorship support to help build bridges between local and global impact.
This spring we launched our 2019 Call for Proposals, seeking passionate young women from rural Canada to propose an investment in their globally-minded academic, volunteer or social enterprise project. We received many strong proposals from women in rural communities across the country, and after a rigorous selection process, Global HERizons is pleased to announce the two successful winners of this year’s competition, Stacey Haugen and Charlotte Connolly!
By accompanying our financial support with guidance, insight and perspective from some of Canada’s successful female leaders and changemakers, we hope to provide a springboard for rural women who may not have the personal networks and connections to the national and global spaces, but who have the essential knowledge, skills and passion that the world needs to tackle some the most pressing issues facing the planet and its people.
We are thrilled to be investing in these women as they work to change the world and their communities for the better!