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THE ROTARY CLUB OF VICTORIA LAUNCHES THE EMPOWERING GIRLS PROJECT

Our first session: JUDGEMENT AND HOW TO POWERFULLY MOVE THROUGH IT

Free! ONLINE & INTERACTIVE! Feel more confident! EVERYONE WELCOME
WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 29 AT 3:OOPM PST WHERE: ZOOM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87153814528?pwd=NlF3ME5KNXpWN0txdEJYVW1aYjdwZz09

passcode: 201878

WHAT On April 29 at 3 pm PST Victoria Rotary Club will offer a free, public seminar with a well-known keynote speaker focusing on the fact that we live in a judgmental world which can have long-standing negative effects on girls and young women, damaging their sense of self worth. This session will be recorded and offered to school guidance departments.

WHO Our keynote speaker, Natalie Dumond, is known for helping leaders and teams build their capacity for courage, candor, vulnerability, trust and authenticity in the workplace. Using her coaching credentials and over 15 years of corporate experience, she shows organizations and leaders there is a different way to lead, one that fosters improved business outcomes and better communication. Natalie has joined us in this initiative because she sees the detrimental effect of the fear of judgement among so many women.

WHY According to the United Nations, empowering girls includes five components:

  • Their sense of self-worth
  • Their right to have and to determine choices
  • Their right to have access to opportunities and resources
  • Their right to have power to control their own lives, both within and outside the home
  • Their ability to influence the direction of social change to create a more just social and economic order, nationally and internationally

Empowering girls aligns with Rotary’s areas of focus and the goals of our Action Plan. We can increase our impact through projects that protect, empower, and create equity for girls

As one of his key initiatives Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta is prioritizing projects that focus on improving the health, education, well-being, and economic security of girls

across the globe. He is encouraging clubs and districts to empower girls in all of the service initiatives they undertake during the 2021-22 Rotary year. This initiative will continue under President Elect Jennifer Jones, our first female and first Canadian RI President.

Rotary Victoria President Patricia Crossley has worked with girls and young women in six countries ranging from the severely deprived to the affluent.  She has taken on the role of Zone Ambassador for the Empowering Girls project for our local Rotary District 5020.  She is delighted to be working with a dynamic and creative team in Victoria that has come up with a unique way to support girls and young women. She trusts that this will be the first of many offerings covering a wide range of topics. 

Patricia Crossley,
President, Rotary Club of Victoria
rcv.president@ rotaryvictoria.ca

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