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Girls 20 Summit

18.10.2011 | by Marisa Mazria Katz

I am in Paris getting ready to speak at a conference called the Girls 20 Summit. I have been asked to talk about how ‘girls can use their voice for political change’. The invitation from the organizers–The Belinda Stronach Foundation–first came about because of my work with Words for Change.

The conference is a chance for 21 young women from countries represented in the G20 to talk to organizations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, Newsweek and Intel. Its a concerted effort by many of the panelists to show that there are changes being made to make this world a place that supports and involves “one of the globes most incredible resources–girls and women.”

Other topics that will be discussed during the two day conference includes:

“Girls and Women as economic engines”
“If I knew then what I know now”
“The commoditization of girls and women”
“Using your platform to empower girls and women”

For those who missed the talk, click HERE to see it

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