a reflection from Global HERizons founder Amy Bartlett
Holy moly! The Global HERizons community is now two years old! As you know by now, I started this organization to celebrate my 40th birthday as a way to pay forward some of the opportunity I have enjoyed in my life and career thus far, growing up as a young girl in rural New Brunswick, and eventually having the opportunity for incredible learning and personal growth through national and global experiences to help create positive change in the world.
As I wrote in my personal reflection on turning 42 this year, I continue to whole-heartedly believe that women supporting women changes the world, everyday in so many wonderful and inspiring ways. Global HERizons has enjoyed a second year full of growth and experimentation, while at the same time staying true to our core mission: to support ambitious women from rural Canada who want to create positive change in the world, and to support them in their change-making journey with both financial and mentorship support to be able to realize their dreams. As you will read about below, we have added two new young rural women to our growing community of #WomenWhoLead, and I never cease to be amazed by the quality of candidates that come to Global HERizons with their big ideas for making positive change. We have also welcomed a few new faces to the team, both on the Mentor Squad and to our digital communications team (see quickfire updates above) which is such a joy. And there are so many people who make this community tick, including our long-standing Board Members (thank you!) and Alexandra, our tireless communications volunteer with whom I have been working now for almost two years, and who deserves an extra-big shout out for all of our success this year!
Thank you to everyone in our little Global HERizons community for an amazing second year in operation - thank you for your passion and commitment to women's leadership and empowerment, and thanks to each of you for all you are doing to change the world for the better. I can't wait to see what year three holds... watch this space!