“There are many issues that girls face in different parts of the world, and you as leaders will ensure that we try and mitigate the disadvantages [that girls] may have." — Shekhar Mehta, 2021-22 Rotary International President
This coming Rotary year, 2021-2022, Rotary President Shekhar Mehta is encouraging members to focus their efforts on empowering girls and ensuring their access to education, resources, services, and opportunities so that future generations of women leaders will have the tools they need to succeed.
Both Zone 26/27 and District 5495 have already stepped up and appointed Rotarians to lead brand new Empowering Young Girls committees.
At the Zone level, Immediate Past District Governor Elizabeth Mahoney has been tapped to lead the Zone 26 Empowering Girls initiative. Elizabeth will work with district governors and clubs throughout the zone to support projects locally and internationally that aim to educate young girls.
In District 5495, Kaley Gilmore has been asked to lead our district’s first-ever Empowering Girls Committee. Kaley has long been an advocate of projects that promote education and empowerment for young women. She is the current president of the Sun City Satellite Club.
For additional information, contact Elizabeth at elizabeth.mahoney@ymail.com, or Kaley at kaley.gilmore10@gmail.com.