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Leading Women, Leading Girls

The Leading Women, Leading Girls Building Communities program celebrates women and girls in Ontario who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities.  Since 2006, over 400 Ontario women and girls have been recognized for their exceptional community involvement.

 
Leading Women, Leading Girls video
 

Watch and learn about four recipients of this year’s Leading Women, Leading Girls Building Communities award. Hear the accomplishments of May Ye LeeShakira Abubakar, Jessica Van Der Veer, and Nicole Fortier.

 
Nicole Fortier video
 

Francophone culture advocate Nicole Fortier from Orléans is a Leading Woman in her community.  In her own words, watch and learn about what community involvement has given her.

 
Shakira Abubakar video
 

Shakira Abubakar is one of this year’s recipients of the Leading Girls Building Communities award.  Her catalyst was working with orphans in Ghana.  Her most recent project is instilling leadership skills in young women in Ontario.  Get inspired by her story. 

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