On March 3rd we celebrate the 2020 Top 25 Women of Influence™ and offer an incredible opportunity to meet Canada's most accomplished role models. Keynote speakers include Lifetime Achievement award recipient Sally Armstrong, Canadian journalist, author, and human rights activist, and 2020 Top 25 recipient Autumn Peltier, Anishinabek Nation Chief Water Commissioner and clean water activist.
This year's Top 25 women represent a variety of sectors, career stages, and contributions to women’s advancement. What do they have in common? They are all women of influence, who have left their mark over the past year. Some have reached impressive heights in their career, breaking through barriers to become visible examples of what women are capable of. Others are focused on supporting women and girls through their initiatives, both at a community level, and on the world stage. Many are giving a voice to the challenges women face in their lives and careers, helping to initiate important conversations that can lead to lasting change.
Join us as we shine a spotlight on this incredible group and celebrate their accomplishments.
Our Keynote Speakers
Meet Autumn Peltier,
2020 Top 25 Women of Influence Award Recipient
“I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: we can’t eat money or drink oil.”
At only 15 years old, Autumn Peltier is teaching us all to be more responsible about water. Having taken over the position of Chief Water Commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation from her late great-aunt, her activism has earned her accolades and global attention. She received a nomination for the 2019 International Children’s Peace Prize, and has spoken multiple times at the UN, with a clear statement urging the community to respect the importance of clean water.
Meet Sally Armstrong,
2020 Top 25 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
“There’s never been a better time to be a woman.”
As a foreign correspondent, Sally Armstrong has spent decades dedicated to shining a light on the struggles of women and girls in conflict zones around the world, earning her the Amnesty International Media Award four times, and the unofficial title of “the war correspondent for the world’s women.” Her latest effort has been to uncover the reason of why and how women have been treated as unequal for so long.