G(irls)20 mobilizes girls and young women for impact locally, nationally and internationally. Designed according to G20 Architecture, G(irls)20 brings together one delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European & African Unions, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the MENA region to discuss, debate and design solutions that will economically advance girls and women around the world. These solutions are prepared in the form of a communiqué and are presented to the G20 Leaders for their consideration.
After the Summit, delegates return to their home and put their ideas into action by designing and executing their own initiative or partnering with another social profit entity. G(irls)20 is a non partisan, registered charity in Canada.
A world in which girls and women are able to participate fully in the economic growth, political stability and social innovations of their countries.
Advance the full participation of girls and women globally through their economic and educational empowerment.
Our mandate is to work in partnership with individuals, foundations, the social profit sector, governments and the private sector to economically empower girls and women to be agents of economic and social change. Click here for a list of our partners.
What Does G(irls)20 Do?
In existence for more than 4 years, G(irls)20 takes a multi-pronged approach to empowering girls and women in Canada and abroad.
1. Invest in Summit Delegates (girls aged 18-20) through workshops and skill building investments. Workshop topics include: financial fundamentals, building a social profit entity, navigating the digital divide, media and communications training, leadership, negotiation training and entrepreneurship.
2. Designed according to G20 Architecture, on an annual basis, a global Summit is held. This annual event brings together one delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European Union and African Union, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the MENA region to discuss, debate and design solutions that will economically advance girls and women around the world. At the Global Annual G(irls)20 Summit delegates engage with international experts, consider recommendations made by our partners and thru a moderated session, they design and then deliver a set of recommendations in the form of a communiqué to G20 Leaders for their consideration.
3. After this Summit, delegates return home and are enrolled in a global mentorship program. This gives them access to a
a panel of mentors who assist the delegate to create and implement their own initiative (or support the work of our strategic partners) to economically empower girls and women in their own communities. Some applicants, who were not chosen as delegates but exhibit high potential, are also matched with a panel of global mentors.
4. Develop and maintain an online alumni network with former delegates. G(irls)20 Ambassadors work together on projects, identify opportunities for one another and help shape Summit agendas and opportunities. Ambassadors, with support of G(irls)20 staff, are encourage to speak about the Summit experience at their schools, community events, meet with the government and respond to media requests.