Estelle Ah-Kiow is a regular contributor to The NextWomen Business Magazine and a writer at Swiggtalk.com. A student at the University of Toronto, she is very passionate about human rights and current affairs.
Je m’intéresse à l’humain dans son ensemble. Accompagner et trouver ce qui fait briller les gens de l’intérieur. La motivation doit être intrinsèque, et la vraie “aide”, je la vois plus comme accompagnement.
Simone Viger is passionate about media arts education and designing engaging programs for youth. She is the Local Programs and Media Arts Coordinator for Girls Action Foundation, where she develops, coordinates, and facilitates programs for girls in partnership with schools and community organizations.
Emilie Cushman, then a senior at the University of Windsor and her teammates, came up with the idea of creating an interviewing platform that allows admissions officers or hiring managers to record video questions and send them to candidates through email or embed them in their online application process.
Growing up, I experienced many gender-based injustices and I saw it as a prevalent thing happening in my community. As a result, I continue to work hard to foster a society where everyone is equal so that people may have a better quality of life.
There is no particular day when I became interested in social justice. I have always fought for things to be fair. I became more determined to succeed when I saw how children I cared for were judged based on their level of development, culture or sex.
Beth Schmidt graduated from Middlebury College and holds a Masters in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount University. She is a Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Fellow and was recently celebrated on Forbes’ 2013 “30 Under 30” list for her work in education.
When she was just four years old, Molly Burke’s world began to darken: she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a retinal disease causing loss of vision.Drawing from deeply personal experiences, Molly brings audiences, especially students, a uniquely young and current perspective on issues many of them face each day. Her message—that any challenge in life, whether it’s bullying, mental illness or a loss of vision, can be overcome—resonates powerfully.