March 8, 2019 by Speakers' Spotlight
Rona Ambrose Recognized by UN Women at the United Nations
The Honourable Rona Ambrose is a passionate advocate for women in Canada and around the world and led the global movement to create the “International Day of the Girl” at the United Nations. She, along with 100 other International Women Innovators, are to to be recognized by UN Women at the United Nations this year.
Rona has had a front seat with the UN on initiatives to improve the lives of girls and women for 15 years. Specifically in Canada, Rona has spent her life fighting for disadvantaged women and girls, and is responsible for ensuring that aboriginal women in Canada were finally granted equal matrimonial rights. Rona also successfully fought for the creation of a Canadian refugee program to bring Yazidi women and girls who have been sexually enslaved by ISIS to safety in Canada.
As a leading force for women’s empowerment and girls’ rights, Rona is participating in the global “She Innovates” initiative that kicks off in New York today on International Women’s Day. She will participate in a discussion around breaking down gender barriers, and help launch the “impossible to ignore” campaign along with representatives from Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and executives from Smart Girl Rising and Facebook. Leaders will showcase how individuals and organizations can join the #SheInnovates movement and create transformative change in the innovation and technology sector for women and girls.
The Honourable Rona Ambrose is a dynamic national leader, a champion for the rights of women and girls, the former Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons, and the former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Speaking on leadership, the rights of girls and women, Canada/US policy, and more, contact us at [email protected] to learn more about Rona and what she can bring to your next event.