Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

Category: Empowering girls

Working with Youth: “Let’s Learn as Much From Them as We Expect Them to Learn from Us”

A person wearing a suit holds a folder with the united nations logo on it under their arm.

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) is the principal intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. This year, when the commission met for its annual two-week session in New York, grantees of the Canadian Women’s Foundation were there to represent their communities and bring […]


On International Women’s Day, Let’s Remove These Six Barriers to Women’s Leadership

Paulette Senior speaks at a podium.

“Hey Mom, what’s the glass ceiling?” “Is it true there’s a motherhood penalty?” “What about the leaky pipeline — what’s that?” Imagine a future where girls don’t hear these terms because they don’t exist. That vision is inspiring us as we mark . This year’s theme, , calls attention to progress we’ve made toward a […]


Fictional Heroines to Love in 2019

Woman reads a book

I love a good heroine. And I love a badass heroine even more. An awesome female protagonist is so much of what draws me in, and ultimately makes me fall in love with a book. I read hundreds of new Canadian fiction novels every year for , and the books I choose to feature all […]


Handmade Creations and Healing with Sigrid Naturals

Sigrid holds a can of healing salve.

Written with help from Stephanie Keon. I live and work in the Wilno hills where I was raised. My nails are often dirty, and my hands are strong from pulling plants from the earth, carrying huge vats of olive oil, and chopping beeswax. These ingredients are at the heart of my handmade products. Due to a difficult […]


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