Plan International readies Girls Belong Here initiative
Charitable organization Plan International Canada is preparing an initiative called “Girls Belong Here.” This will be the fourth year of the program. From Sept. 10 to Oct. 10, 30 young women between the ages of 14 and 24 will participate in day-long events in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal during which they will accompany CEOs, presidents and other senior business executives at their workplaces. Participating companies will include BMO Financial Group, Ikea Canada, Loblaw Companies, L'Oréal Canada, Lululemon Athletica, Manulife, Norton Rose Fulbright, Pfizer Canada, Reitmans, RBC, Scotiabank, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tangerine, Unilever Canada and Universal Music Canada.
“‘Girls Belong Here’ is more than a moment in time for young women,” said Caroline Riseboro, president and CEO of Plan International Canada. “It's an invaluable and continuous learning opportunity for CEOs, presidents and business leaders all over Canada to realize the incredible power within girls. When we talk about leadership, we need to ask ourselves whether we're creating spaces that enable girls and all young people to unleash their leadership potential. By taking part in this program, our corporate partners are making a statement and taking a stand for women and young people everywhere.”