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LIGHTNING RELEASES: Toronto, ON, Canada – March 7, 2014 – – Designed according to G20 architecture, G(irls)20 brings together one female delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European and African Unions, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the MENA region. The young women will debate and design solutions that will economically advance girls and women around the world. These solutions will be prepared in the form of a communiqué and presented to G20 Leaders for their consideration.

After the Summit, delegates return to their home country and put their ideas into action by designing and executing their own initiative or partnering with another enterprise in the social profit sector, academic or private sector. Examples of delegate activity can be found here.

The fifth Official Summit will take place in Sydney, Australia from August 25th – 28th. Previous Summits include: Canada, 2010; France, 2011; Mexico, 2012 and Russia, 2013. Prior to each Official Summit, delegates are immersed in 3 days of workshop training provided by private sector and social profit partners.

Through an open global application process, any girl between the ages of 18-20, from a G20 member country, European and African Union was encouraged to apply. This year, G(irls)20 has extended the opportunity to include a representative from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the MENA region. Selection is based on the applicant’s responses to questions that focus on leadership, personal triumph and analytical skills and their ability to find innovative solutions to economic challenges both in their communities and globally.

“G(irls)20 cultivates future generations of female leaders through education and entrepreneurism,” says Farah Mohamed, president, G(irls)20. “By collaborating with private and other social profit sector partners we are in a unique position to offer G20 Leaders with scalable solutions for the challenges they will be tackling next November in Australia, including: inclusive growth & employment, infrastructure and sustainability. The G(irls)20 Summit delegates are a resource the G20 Leaders can count on.”

THE 2014 G(IRLS)20 SUMMIT DELEGATES

Country

Name of Delegate

Afghanistan

Fatima Hashimi

African Union (Tunisia)

Belkiss Anane

Argentina

Julia Kornberg

Australia

Anna Wiseman

Brazil

Fernanda Gabrielle Lagoeiro

Canada

Estelle Ah-Kiow

China

Liang Qian (Charlie)

European Union(Greece)

Anna Lali-Tsilidou

France

Amelia Da Gama

Germany

Nabila El Arbi

India

Vandinika Shukla

Indonesia

Ayendha Kukuh Pangesti

Italy

Caterina Milo

Japan

Misato Oi

MENA (Egypt)

Sarah Mesbah

Mexico

Veronica Estudillo Velasco

Pakistan

Seerat Zahra

Russia

Alina Gabdrakhmanova

Saudi Arabia

Zainab Ahmed Alabdrabalnabi

South Africa

Annabel Fenton

South Korea

Clara Sun Young Whang

Turkey

Deniz Demirciolu

United Kingdom

Lily Malcolm-Watts

United States

Cynthia Sularz

G(irls)20 Summit is powered by more than 50 national and international partners including our

KEY PARTNERS: AGRIUM, AIMIA, CATERPILLAR, GOOGLE, MACROBLU, NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT, NOVO FOUNDATION

OFFICIAL PUBLIC RELATIONS PARTNER: BURSON MARSTELLER

STRATEGIC PARTNERS:

AISEC, AWARE GIRLS, ASHOKA, WOMEN DONORS, CANADIAN YOUTH BUSINESS FOUNDATION, CATALYST CHILD & YOUTH FINANCE INTERNATIONAL, CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE, FOUNDATION FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS, G20 YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ALLIANCE, GIRLS NOT BRIDES, GIRL RISING, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & GIRLS, HELP WE’VE GOT KIDS, HUFFINGTON POST, ICRW, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN, MDC PARTNERS, MEDIA STOCKADE, ONE GIRL, OPPORTUNITY COLLABORATION, NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE, OUR SAY, PLAN CANADA, RELAY VENTURES, TAKING IT GLOBAL, NAZINDIA, UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION IN CANADA, VITAL VOICES, WORLD PULSE, WOMEN DELIVER, WORLD ASSOCIATION OF GIRL GUIDES & GIRL SCOUTS, YWCA.

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For additional information and interview requests, please contact:
Farah Mohamed
President & CEO
G(irls)20 Summit

E: Farah.Mohamed@girls20summit.com M: 647 801 4402