Blog: What’s Happening Now?

As G(irls)20 moves to host their 9th annual summit in Argentina, they do so at a pivotal time in history. The feminist movement in Argentina is in a growing state of excitement and awareness. Argentina has always had a strong history of organizing women’s movements....

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Making Waves

In just two months, young women from countries around the world will meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 9th G(irls)20 Global summit! The delegates, representing 26 countries from South Africa to Russia, Columbia to Japan, will discover they share a universal...

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A New Outlook on Adversity

In 2017 I joined G(irls)20’s Girls on Boards program. As a Queen’s University Commerce student, with a background in tech-based start-ups, I hoped to one day leverage my background in finance and experience with tech to make investing more accessible for people of any...

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Invest in Change, One Girl at a Time

My awareness of human rights violations began when I visited a relative in a Syrian jail. As a child, you are taught that only ‘bad’ people go to jail. Yet, before learning to read and write, I learned that this wasn’t always true. I learned that ‘good’ people could...

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3 Ways to Get Involved at G(irls)20

At the beginning of a new year, we often find ourselves re-evaluating our day-to-day and seek out ways to do better, be better and become more involved in our community. Every year, around this time, G(irls)20 receives countless emails, tweets and messages asking how...

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What The World Needs Now Is Empathy

By Carolann Edwards, Global Director of Learning and Organisational Development, Norton Rose Fulbright “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of … no, not just for some, but for...

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Japanese Women And Men Should Walk Together

By Akane Nakamura, G(irls)20 Delegate, Japan “A woman should walk three steps behind a man.” For generations, this saying has shaped the mindset and image that women should be protected and men should take the lead. Sadly, this attitude is still common in...

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Young Women Use Social Apps For Social Change

By Kate Cyr, G(irls)20 Delegate, USA My strongest community exists on Whatsapp, the platform of choice for my closest, yet geographically distant, friends to discuss their daily successes and struggles. Social media is revolutionizing our relationships, from how we...

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How We Can Help Empower Mexican Girls

By Mariana Vieyra Caballero, G(irls)20 Delegate, Mexico Last year, my perception of economic empowerment changed completely. I had the amazing opportunity of being a museum docent at Querétaro’s Museum of Art (MaQro), the only one in my city that provides tours...

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Women Speak to G(irls)20 at the Chengdu G20 Meeting

It may not be the best thing to say but it’s a tumultuous time in the global economy. Loaded comment right?  Well, last week I had the rare opportunity to attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Chengdu, China. There were discussions on...

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It’s Simple: Education is Key

By Shyla Devi Gupta, Official Global Correspondent, G(irls)20 Summit 2016, Beijing, China Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America, Hilary Clinton, once said, “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the...

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G(irls)20 Meets The G20 Finance Ministers

Attending a G20 meeting is a rare opportunity for a teenage girl. It’s an honour to be at an event where decisions are made that affect our entire planet and to have the chance to meet key decision makers. At every chance, I’m making sure to talk about the...

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A G20 Leader Who Walks The Talk

It is what you would expect of a meeting of 300 business leaders and politicians; intense security, multiple languages all at once, firm handshakes and jockeying for the best seat in the house — I think we call this organized chaos. Just 30 minutes earlier and...

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Women Don’t Want Privilege, They Want Equality

Whenever I’m asked about women empowerment, I always say the same thing: I believe with all my heart that the 21st century is the era of women. The most important trend in today’s world is the rise of female participation in the labour force. This is both...

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Women in Leadership

By Brittni Tee, G(irls)20 Mobilizer It’s effectively undisputed that the women of my generation have it better than any other generation of women that has come before us. Without question, we enjoy better education, more legal rights and significantly more...

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Teen Voices at Women’s eNews, Delegate Articles

Check out some of our 2014, G(irls)20 Delegate articles on Teen Voices by clicking on their names below. Teen Voices is the girl news site of Women’s eNews that delivers news about teens to a global audience and incorporates teens into the production of news. They...

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Huffington Post, 2014 Delegate Blogs

Click on the article titles below to read our 2014 Delegate blog postings on Huffington Post! – “What Australia can do for Women at the G20 Summit,” by Anna Wiseman, representing Australia. June 16th, 2014. – “So You Want To Be A Leader?” by Seerat Zahra,...

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Swiggtalk, 2014 Delegate Interviews

Swiggtalk, an online community that empowers girls and women to ‘share, learn and lead’ has interviewed some of our 2014 delegates. Read their exclusive Swiggtalk interview by clicking on the delegates name below. Amelia da Gama, representing France. Cynthia Sularz,...

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The Power of Fathers

By Nyiri DuCharme, G(irls)20 Mobilizer Girls can’t do math. Or at least, that’s what we’re told from a young age. Not too young though – studies have shown that until about junior high, girls actually outperform boys in science and math. To borrow the words of Chelsea...

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G(irls)20 Summit 2012

By Angelica Casado Delegate – Australia Arriving in Mexico City for the 3rd G(irls)20 Summit has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life, and I’ve only experienced 5 full days of action. At this summit, I have the honor of representing Australia. I am...

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Hiring Women a key for Korean Companies

Submitted by Yoomin Lee, South Korea’s Delegate for the G(irls)20 Summit 2013 Moscow. In Korea, women are referred as a Christmas cake. December 24th is the marketable day for a Christmas cake to be sold, the 25th is day for the word “somehow”, and when it comes to...

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Education’s Impact on a Woman’s Economic Future

By Linda Ma, 2013 G(irls)20 Summit Delegate, Representing Australia Education’s Impact on a Woman’s Economic Future Last year, like many young Australians, I took a ‘gap year’ after finishing high school. I spent much of it travelling, living and working in Asia,...

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Trying to Solve the World’s Problems

By Jennifer Hollet, G(irls)20 Summit Russia Moderator Waiting in line at the Kremlin with all of the G(irls)20 delegates wearing their official t-shirts, a man who spoke English asked me if we were an organization. “Yes,” I replied. “Are you trying to solve the...

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Top 10 Communication Tips

By Olivia Zed Strong communication is one of the single most important things for any relationship. This can be a relationship between you and your friend, a coworker, an audience, or anyone else you find yourself in a conversation with. I’ve began to realize the...

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Making a Difference: Caterpillar’s Stacey Del Vecchio

My girlfriends are engineers – compassionate, beautiful, well-educated and yes…smart women who are out there making a difference. My friends are designing implants to deliver pain medicine for those with chronic pain. They are working to keep clean water flowing to...

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OPPORTUNITY: Be paired with a Google Mentor for a year!

The G(irls)20 Summit is partnering with our friends at Google for a post-Summit G(irls)20 Summit Mentorship Program. We want to provide you with a mentor to help you develop business plans, guide you in career choices, or just to be a sounding board for your ideas on...

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Mikhailov and Partners on Media and Communications

This energetic workshop helped the delegates learn how to work with the press. The presentation focused on creating a communication strategy, tailoring messages and making an impact in an interview. Ellen Pinchuk spoke to identifying stakeholders, creating juicy...

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Google on Using Technology to Amplify Your Voice

June 14 kicked off the start of workshops for our G(irls)20 Delegates! We began with Gulnara Lastovetsky and several members of her team at Google, leading a workshop to enlighten the delegates by explaining how Google operates several applications that will allow...

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NEWS: Apply by June 20 for a Google Mentor!

The G(irls)20 Summit is partnering with our friends at Google for a post-Summit G(irls)20 Summit Mentorship Program. We want to provide you with a mentor to help you develop business plans, guide you in career choices, or just to be a sounding board for your ideas on...

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Moving toward the Summit

Applications are in and we are well underway in selecting the next cohort of G(irls)20 Summit delegates. Since its launch in 2010, the G(irls)20 Summit has received hundreds of applications, from amazing girls all over the world who have innovative ideas and the drive...

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G(irls)20 Summit 2012

By Angelica Casado Delegate – Australia Arriving in Mexico City for the 3rd G(irls)20 Summit has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life, and I’ve only experienced 5 full days of action. At this summit, I have the honor of representing Australia. I am...

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Women are the Motor the Economy, Development and Change

By Mariana Barragan When Coralie, from Girls 20 staff invited me to write about Margarita Zavala, Mexico´s First Lady, I did not have to think twice to say yes. I wanted to write about her to distinguish that aside from being the First Lady (name she doesn´t even like...

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Mexican First Lady Welcomes G(irls)20 Summit Delegates

The third annual G(irls)20 Summit opened in Mexico City today with an impactful visit from First Lady Margarita Zaval and Ambassador Patricia Espinosa, Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. The first day of the Summit focused on the economic potential of investing in...

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Huichapan Visit

A Canadian Embassy-sponsored field trip to a small farming village near Huichapan sparked our entrepreneurial spirits. Our new friend Ricardo toured us through woman-owned farms using innovative approaches to sustainable farming including the use of hydroponic...

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G(irls)20 Summit: 3.5 Billion Ways to Change the World

By Disty Winata Delegate – Indonesia 1 Summit. 21 Delegates. 50+ National and International Partners. 3.5 Billion Ways to Change the World. This week, 21 girls representing each of G20 member countries and Africa Union selected from hundreds of applicants will gather...

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Nike Foundation’s Story Telling

How Do You Start With A Girl And End Up With A Better World? It’s called the “Girl Effect” (#girleffect.org) The Girl Effect movement is well underway, and it’s reframing the conversation about the role of girls in shaping the future. Storytelling has a powerful role...

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What the Girls Have to Say

By Jennifer Hollett, G(irls)20 Summit Moderator It’s always frustrating when the math doesn’t add up. Especially basic math. Women make up slightly more than 50 per cent of the world’s population, yet when you look at the political positions that represent a nation,...

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G(irls) 20 Summit: Catching Up with Women Farmers

By Rekha Mehra International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) We step out of the dimly-lit meeting room into the cheerful hubbub outside. We are in a village in western Tanzania, not far from Lake Malawi, among small-scale farmers. Young women and men are crowded...

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The G(irls)20 Summit: The Next Steps Forward

The third annual G(irls)20 Summit will be held in Mexico city between the 23rd and 31st of May this year, gathering 21 women between the ages of 18 and 20 representing the G20 nations and the African Union. These women will have the opportunity to discuss the...

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Welcome to the first G(irls)20 Summit Blog Spot!

From May 23rd to June 1st you can visit this page and read about the delegate’s site visits, meetings and of course, the summit itself! For many of our delegates this will their first time outside of their home country; for others, this will be another stamp in their...

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