Girls – me included – need role models. Finding someone you admire and learning about how they live their lives can help provide you with a road map for your own journey.

Almost every week, I interview someone who has decided to join the Because I am a Girl movement. I love how each of them finds their own way to make a difference in THE GIRL ISSUE – they’re definitely role models in my book! Here are just 10 of my favourites:

  1. Every year Sara and her daughter, 10-year-old Maddy host a fundraising run for girls – so far they’ve raised over $50,000!
  2. Kama is a Canadian teacher who travelled with Because I am a Girl and smartwater to Rwanda to help build a school residence.
  3. Sylvie sponsors 10 girls through Plan’s child sponsorship program.
  4. Miranda started a Because I am a Girl club at her school – check out our Q&A with her to learn her tips!
  5. Minister for the Status of Women Canada, MP Rona Ambrose has made the GIRL ISSUE a priority, helping the Day of the Girl to become official.
  6. MuchMusic VJ Sarah Taylor visited Ethiopia to learn and raise awareness about drought and hunger.
  7. Felix, a student in Toronto, volunteered at the Plan4Change summit, helped organize a roundtable on the Because I am a Girl report and hosted a Pink LemonAID stand!
  8. Sydney is a member of the Because I am a Girl Speaker’s Bureau and she also organized a Slumber-Raiser in support of girls at her school – she shares how she did it in her Q&A!
  9. Lizo hits the streets for Because I am a Girl as a canvasser. Have you ever spotted him on a Toronto street corner?
  10. Christina is the host of The Girl News from Because I am a Girl – it comes out each month!
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Who is your biggest role model and why? Tell us in the comments!

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