UN Women National Committee Canada

May 29, 2015 14:00 ET

Almas Jiwani to Appear as a Special Guest of Honor at GIRL TALK Empowerment Day

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) -

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Almas Jiwani will be appearing as a guest of honor to kick off GIRL TALK Empowerment Day in Oshawa, ONT on Wednesday, June 3rd.

GIRL TALK Empowerment Day hosts girls from all over Ontario to join the discussion on gender equality by taking local perspectives to a global level. Ms. Jiwani will be joining in this forum and will share special message of gender equality with the group.

"It is very important that the girls realize that they aren't just the future leaders, they're the present leaders and that their voices matter," explains Almas Jiwani. "The things they do now can have a tremendous positive impact to change the world. The fact that we can unite our girls and seek their engagement and participation in empowerment is the reality we need to strive to cultivate a new generation female leaders" said Almas Jiwani.

"We are thrilled to have Almas Jiwani, a Global champion of Gender Equality & Ambassador of Peace, attend GIRL TALK Empowerment Day as our special Guest of Honor to share words of encouragement to the 1000+ girls from across Southern Ontario who will be in attendance. Almas is an amazing role model for girls and women of all ages to look up to and we are so excited to have her attend our third annual event!" said Katie Zeppieri, Founder of GIRL TALK Empowerment Day.

GIRL TALK Empowerment Day is a one-day pep rally that unites girls ages 11-18+ from across Southern Ontario and empowers them to make their mark on the world. The day features musical performances, celebrity guests, motivational talks and an interactive lunch marketplace that centers on the themes of: self-esteem, body image, leadership, volunteerism and what it means to be a global citizen.

Get tickets now: www.girltalkempowerment.com

About GIRL TALK Empowerment Day

Success Stories: From a grade 6 girl asking her teachers to start a GIRL TALK Chapter at her school to a teen girl who gave up drugs and turned her life around after attending our 2013 GIRL TALK Empowerment Day, we've been able to leave a lasting impact on thousands of girls with just two events under our belt!

There is so much more to share but I think that one of the best ways to get a feel for the event is to see it in action. Here is a link to watch our Highlight Reel from GIRL TALK Empowerment Day 2013.

Website: girltalkempowerment.com

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