G Day: A Day for Girls

G Day is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate and empower girls aged 10-12 as they transition into adolescence. 

G Day Vancouver is going global with their new Charity Partner imagine1day


* April 28th, 2014 from 9:00am - 4:00pm; Villa Amato Ballroom (3rd floor, 88 E. 1st   

   Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 1A1)

* Tickets are $75 and the event is limited to 300 girls.

* Conceived by Lunapads Co-Founder Madeleine Shaw and a team of leaders in 

* Speakers include media personality Suzette Amaya (Big Brother Canada, APTN,  
   CBC), business mentor, advisor and Blo Blow Dry Bar co-founder Devon Brooks,
   'Sexplainer' Marnie Goldenberg, and Aboriginal musical ensemble, M'Girl. The full 
   speaker list and general information can be found at www.gdayforgirls.com.

G Day For Girls: Blog - Read G Day Stories from many women and bloggers. Click here to read my G Day Story. 

Madeleine Shaw Bio:
Madeleine Shaw is a social entrepreneur known for her longstanding commitment to progressive business practices, girls’ empowerment and women’s entrepreneurship.

She is the co-founder (with her longtime business partner Suzanne Siemens) of East Vancouver-based Lunapads.com, an ecommerce retailer and manufacturer of natural feminine hygiene products.

She is also co-founder of Pads4Girls, a social change project that provides sustainable hygiene supplies to girls in developing nations to support their school attendance. Since its inception in 2000, Pads4Girls has touched the lives of over 150,000 girls in 17 countries.

Relevant Statistics

* Girls between 11 and 14 see on average 500 ads a day. – Frank W. Baker
* Canada has the 9th highest rate of bullying in the 13 year-olds category on a scale of  
* At least 1 in 3 adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently. 
* Any participation in bullying increases risk of suicidal ideas in youth. (Canadian 
* Girls are more likely to be bullied on the Internet than boys. (Canadian Institutes of
* By the age of 14 more than half (55%) of Canadian girls already feel pressure to be 
   beautiful. (Dove)
* Nearly half (47%) of Canadian girls between the ages of 10 and 17 have avoided social
   activities like going to the beach, participating in physical activities, going to school or
   giving an opinion because they feel badly about the way they look. (Dove)
* While 13% of Canadian girls (ages 10-14) are comfortable calling themselves 
  ‘beautiful’, this number slides to 6% for girls ages 15-17 and to only 3% for women 
  (ages 18-64); the percentage of girls who claim to be confident declines from 76% of 
  girls 10-14 to only 56% of girls 15-17. (Dove)

My two girls are still young, but when they're old enough to attend future G Day's I'll take them. What a wonderful and uplifting group to be a part of. 

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth SommervilleMarch 11, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    I think this is a fabulous Day to celebrate girls at that very influencial age....to let them know....just who they are.... is perfect!

    I have heard of the program pads4girls and I salute Madelaine Shaw & Suzanne Stevens! Thier involvement in providing young girls with natural feminine hygiene tools is allowing them to go to school! What a beautiful gift!

    Elizabeth Sommerville


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