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We're really excited to represent Waterloo Region in this week's She Talk interview! Meet Meaghan Martin: Assistant to Member of Provincial Parliament Michael Harris, Public Speaker, Child Welfare Advocate Founder of Sleep Tight Waterloo Region and SO much more. Here's just a tidbit or two but trust us, you'll want to hear her story in full on April 30!

Dianne Bondy - is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive view of yoga asana and philosophy inspires and empowers thousands of followers around the world – regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability.

The things this 2012 Young Woman of Distinction did before the age of 18 to transform her community stayed with the Women of Distinction committee for a long time. We were so inspired to see Andrea Wong has continued to tread an impact, and has received more accolades for her leadership in the healthcare field. You'll be inspired be too: read on!

The broad strokes of 2014 Women of Distinction winner Michele Braniff range from art to politic, and have one unified theme: she is always looking to the next opportunity to make impact where she lives. Find out more about this colorful catalyst of innovation!

Our team so enjoyed meeting this spunky, lighthearted, and well-loved local radio host in 2014. Since then, she's stayed engaged in our work and an active mentor for our girls. Hear what keeps Lisa Drew fueled and fired up for those very, VERY early mornings!

Next up in our Women of Distinction Alumni interview series is Linda Innannen. This WRDSB teacher inspired the pants off us in 2015 with the many intentional ways she built an empathetic classroom and school culture. Read on to hear how her award win helped shift her focus as a leader.

This week we're catching up with Women of Distinction Alumni Mano Duggal, owner of Phidon Pens. Hear about how she's staying inspired everyday, so that you can get some for yours! 

Here it is: the second in our 6-week series of Women of Distinction Alumni interviews! Up this week is Christine Vigna, former Young Woman of Distinction and now Presidenct of YWCA Cambridge Board of Directors!

While Tahani Aburaneh's face might look familiar, her personal story of triumph and tenacity is gonna blow. your. mind. Here's a sneak peek into her world!

Disclaimer: Alexis Gordon is about to upstage your morning or evening. Dive deep into this Stratford actress' thoughts on humility, sponges, and the ukelele. Meet her in person at She Talks on May 1!

It's time to disrupt your morning with some inspiration from Women of Distinction Winner (and now Women of Distinction Committee Chair!) Sarah Daly. 

Brevity is bold in the hands of Lorelei Williams. This powerhouse woman has an amazing story to tell: hear it first hand at our first inaugural She Talks event on May 1!

We're super proud to have the young and aspiring Madiha Syed performing an original spoken word piece at She Talks! Trust us you'll want to hear it first hand on May 1!  

The woman, the icon, the legend... you know who we're talking about! Lynn Spence, a long-time friend of YWCA Cambridge, lent us a few insights. But her words, like her style, are much better when seen up close... trust us.  Grab your tickets to She Talks so you can hear more from her on May 1!

Tip: the following experiment in empowerment pairs perfectly with your morning coffee :) Get your micro dose of Eden Hennessey here, and make sure to get your ticket to She Talks to soak in this inspirational woman's story in person on May 1!  

From November 25, the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls, to December 6, our National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign draws attention to violence against all women and girls and the need for action. The campaign name originates from a rose button created after 14 young women were murdered on December 6, 1989 in Montréal at L’École Polytechnique.

The weeknight streets are full, coffee shops are buzzing, and the radio stations are full of festive tunes. It’s a time of year YWCA Cambridge staff love: from their holiday themed window display to cookie decorating workshops, there’s no shortage of joy around here.

As the final days before the Equal Are We conference arrives we thought you might want to hear from the speakers themselves about why they are involved in this initiative. Each speaker has a story and a message to share with our audience and the community.

Just under a year ago, after lighting City Hall in Cambridge red to support the end to violence against women, Mayor Doug Craig sat with Kim Decker and Megan Lambe of the YWCA Cambridge to figure out how to change his community for the better. To educate them on things he admitted he didn’t know enough about and to push the conversation about gender equity into the forefront. How? A conference called Equal Are We.

What will you be doing on Friday, April 17, 2015? It seems like an ordinary day, among many ordinary days.  However it is a special day for all Canadians, as we celebrate the equality rights that were enshrined in our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on this date in 1985.

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