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Project Report | Mar 24, 2022
It's a Wrap and New Beginnings

By Kelly Brantner | CEO

2018 Global Summit Delegate Photo
2018 Global Summit Delegate Photo

G(irls) 20 continues to implement their new strategy as reflected in their name change to Fora: Network for Change.  With this new direction comes new programs, stronger core programming and new initiatives to ensure their long-term sustainability.

We’re pleased to introduce in this final report a key new strategic initiative by Fora to support their continued growth, how BBS will to support them moving forward and our next steps in supporting women entrepreneurs.

The 2022 Global Leadership Summit application deadline of February 25 has passed. The next steps in the delegation selection process are now underway with the evaluation of the application packages and the interview process.  As mentioned in our January update once the delegates are selected, the Fora team will assess each delegate’s access to the COVID vaccine and other travel restrictions and realities. With this information, a decision will be made about when the Global Summit will be held and the format.

Your donations will be allocated, as promised, to the delegates expenses whether the next Summit is virtual or in person. If virtual it will be allocated to the bandwidth/technology costs of the delegates and if held in Toronto for the costs of visas and other travel expenses. Fora is committed to ensure the Global Summit is "barrier-free, including covering the costs of travel, visas, and COVID-19 related considerations for all delegates."

In addition to the Global Leadership Summit, their Canadian program Girl’s on Boards is now accepting applications for its’ next intake with a deadline of April 25, 2022. By placing experienced, emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds at the board table, Girl's on Boards is putting forward a new vision for governance in Canada.

On March 2 Fora officially launched Elevate, a social enterprise offering customized training that empowers young women and gender diverse individuals to navigate a pathway to leadership in corporate spaces.

Elevate content is created for junior professionals in the corporate space, who are interested in leadership but don’t identify as leaders yet. Content is curated to address the experience of young women and gender diverse individuals. The creation of this new social enterprise will directly support Fora’s current programs, their operations as well as the development of new programs.

With the launch of Elevate, BBS will shift its’ support to opening our corporate and non-profit network to Fora for various purposes including mentorship, program development expertise and potential new non-profit boards for the Girl’s on Boards program.

The other new beginning we wish to touch on briefly is our next women's initiative with Activate Action, a Kenya based group with a mission to “to build an inclusive social environment for young people living with HIV and disability.” Our fundraising focus will be on their new program that helps women living/affected with HIV to develop entrepreneurial skills and start their own businesses. Not only will this program reduce the poverty levels of this group but will support the elimination of violence against women and enhance gender equality through entrepreneurship. We look forward to soon introducing you to Activate Action!

We’re very excited for Fora and the launch of their division Elevate. We’ll continue to share updates via the BBS Facebook page about the organisation, their remarkable alumni, and our on-going collaborations.

In closing, we want to take a minute to thank all of our GlobalGiving donors and supporters.  We truly appreciate your trust in us and our mission to support small, purposeful and high-impact non-profit initiatives.

Thank you!


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Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong SAR
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Hong Kong , Hong Kong SAR

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