Empowering Girls with GDay,Madeleine Shaw,Michelle Lazar

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Madeleine_ShawMadeleine Shaw is a social entrepreneur known for her longstanding commitment to progressive business practices, girls’ empowerment and women’s entrepreneurship.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Madeleine is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario and the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT).

She is the co-founder (with her longtime business partner Suzanne Siemens) of East Vancouver-based Lunapads.com, an ecommerce retailer and manufacturer of natural feminine hygiene products.

She is also co-founder of Pads4Girls, a social change project that provides sustainable hygiene supplies to girls in developing nations to support their school attendance. Since its inception in 2000, Pads4Girls has touched the lives of over 150,000 girls in 17 countries.

She is a Presenter of the Vancouver Social Venture Institute – Women conference, and also enjoys gardening, yoga and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Michelle_LazarMichelle Lazar heads up the Brand team at imagine1day, a Vancouver-based charity focused on education in Ethiopia. She is based in Vancouver but fondly calls Ethiopia her second home. Michelle began her journey with imagine1day as a volunteer and was easily hooked after visiting imagine1day’s projects back in 2011. A lover of people and community, Michelle is inspired every day to share imagine1day’s incredible stories with the world.

More information on imagine1day: www.imagine1day.org
More information on the partnership with G Day & imagine1day: http://gdayforgirls.com/sponsors/test
More info is also in the newest release at www.gdayforgirls.com/media

Upcoming Event:

Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:30am-4:30pm
Villa Amato Ballroom, 3rd floor, 88 E. 1st Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 1A1

Tickets $75 at gdayforgirls.com 

G Day is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate and empower girls aged 10-12 as they transition into adolescence. It is modelled on Canadian social impact success, We Day, and founder Madeleine Shaw hopes to see it replicated in cities globally. The first event for 300 girls on April 28 in Vancouver will include a range of speakers and activities. More than simply a celebration, the event also has a serious side: addressing body image, and the social conditions that underlie bullying.
Please visit the media page to read the official news release and find other resources: www.gdayforgirls.com/?page_id=106

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