Edition 3: November 2019

In this edition

Quickfire updates

  • Sanjana Vijayann is joining our team and bring her creativity and savvy as our new social media volunteer!
  • Emilie Coyle brings her passion and expertise to our 2019 Mentor Squad - welcome aboard!

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On our Two-Year Anniversary...

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!  

Meet our 2019 Scholarship Winners!

This spring we launched our 2019 Call for Proposals, seeking passionate young women from rural Canada to propose an investment in their globally-minded academic, volunteer or social enterprise project. After a rigorous selection process, we are pleased to announce the two winners - Stacey Hougen and Charlottte Connolly!

Stacey was born and raised in rural Alberta, and has a passion for rural development, small communities and newcomers. Stacey’s studies in political studies, international relations, and feminist theory, and her work history have given her a unique set of experiences in rural and global issues. This fall she returned to school to complete a PhD at the University of Alberta in rural refugee resettlement and integration in Canada and the United Kingdom. Read about her early days as a PhD student learning about rural peoples and places in her blog!

Charlotte's passion for activism began at the age of 12, when she started a youth group in her hometown, Chelsea, Quebec to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic. More recently, Charlotte has been active in organizing environmental and social justice campaigns to address the impact of mining in Nova Scotia. Read about her on the ground experiences of learning what it means to be an ally and an activist in her blog!

Learn more about Stacey and Charlotte and how Global HERizons will be supporting them

2018 Mentee Updates

Curious about what our last year's winners are up to?

Last year, Islay crossed the Atlantic Ocean from New Brunswick to set foot
in L'Arche d'Aigrefoin. Working and living with individuals of different abilities, she talked about her first 10 weeks in this new community. Since then, she's accepted the position of house leader and is staying on for another year with her house to continue to develop and grow the relationships with the people who live there. Read about Islay's decision to stay in France for another year.

One year ago, after her volunteer experience in India with the Women's Education Project, Samantha opened Wise, Well & Free Holistic Services on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, providing counselling, mentoring, yoga, meditation, and more! Read Samantha's reflection on one year since opening her business, including lessons learned about starting a new business and her aspirations for the future.

And don't forget to check out Alisha's Instagram @dentistrywithali for updates on what it’s like to be an east coast Canadian girl studying dentistry abroad in Australia!


Wow! Global HERizons is so inspired by the young women leading the charge in the environmental movement, and members of the Global HERizons community attended rallies across the country. We saw an amazing turnout  for the climate strikes in September - young people are changing the world for the better! 

Opportunities for young women leaders

Inspired to take action? Check out a few of these upcoming opportunities ideal for young women interested in developing their professional skills and gaining global experiences!
Want to invest in the next generation of rural women leaders? By donating, you will be providing young women from rural Canada with the support they need to make the leap from local community leader to global changemaker!
Join our community of investors here.

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