Posted by Zone 28 Assistant Ambassador Tamara Larson

What does it mean when we talk about Empowering Girls? Why is it so important to Leave No Girl Behind?  This Rotary year, President Shekar took the important first step in creating an Empowering Girls Presidential Initiative to open the door to this very important conversation. Rotarians across our Zones stepped up to the plate to work with clubs and Rotary members of all ages to share, work together, and support clubs and Districts to Empower Girls.  Not only were new initiatives started, we started to look at our existing projects and community partners as to how we can support women and girls, not only from an international perspective, but in our own back yards.....

  • Empowering Girls Youth Leadership Program in partnership with Toastmasters

  • Period Poverty

  • Human trafficking

So much great work is being done yet there is so much more work to do!

We are so excited to have the support of future Rotary International Presidents, Jennifer Jones and Gordon McInally, as we continue our Empowering Girls initiative and now, we need YOUR help!

Do you have an Empowering Girls champion in YOUR district? We are looking for champions to support our Empowering Girls Ambassadors as they reach out to clubs and Rotary members to share the message and support projects locally, nationally, and internationally.

Want to learn more about what is required? Reach out to Zone 28 Ambassador Carol Tichelman