On March 3rd we celebrate the 2019 Top 25 Women of Influence and offer an incredible opportunity to meet Canada's most accomplished role models. Join special guests Sally Armstrong
, Canadian journalist, author, human rights activist and Lifetime Achievement Recipient, and Autumn Peltier
, Anishinabek Nation Chief Water Commissioner, clean water activist and 2019 Top 25 Award Recipient, as we shine a spotlight on this inspiring group.
- 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, "I've said it once, and I'll say it again: we can't eat money or drink oil."
- As a foreign correspondent, Sally Armstrong has covered the struggle for women's rights around the world for decades, earning her the Amnesty International Media Award four times. She has spoken to countless women and girls, sharing their stories and uncovering the reason of why and how women have been treated as unequal for so long. Armstrong's 2019 CBC Massey Lectures focus on the historical roots of gender inequality, where she states "There's never been a better time to be a woman."
This year's Top 25 women represent a variety of sectors, career stages, and contributions to women’s advancement. Their unique accomplishments are impossible to compare against each other, which is why the Top 25 is designed as a celebration rather than a ranking. Community is more important than competition.
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 life and careers, helping to initiate important conversations that can lead to lasting change.
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