#Give like a Girl  (100 Girls Victoria) – October 19, 2016

Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas St. (map)
7 pm - 9 pm

* Please note that the speaker’s presentation wip1160675-copiell begin at 7:15pm

Fall school classes are in full swing and so are our upcoming speakers for the October meeting. Two local girls, Ella Stanger and Lily Coté, started 100 Girls Victoria at age 11. They have titled their talk to us as #GivelikeaGirl.

These energetic young women have held three meetings in which they have raised over $1,200 for local charities. They have inspired many other young girls to want to give back to the community they live in. Even at such a young age, they understand that they are creating an experience that will empower the participants to learn how they can make a difference by collaborating with others around causes that matter to them.

Ella and Lily were successful in engaging corporate and community support to create a logo, build a website, and acquire T-shirts and signage. They have appeared on Chek News  and Skype on the national show Canada AM. Community partners are coming forward offering to match donations from the girls’ meetings. They recently were honoured with the 2016 YoUnlimited Women of Potential award recognizing their efforts with 100 Girls Victoria.

Their ultimate goal is to get 100 girls between the ages of 8 and 13 to a meeting and with the help of high school aged chaperones, have the meetings be fully kid-run.

Their mothers will accompp1160670-copieany them at our event and take part in a Q and A session as well. Angela Coté is a Business Growth and Franchise Specialist as well as an M&M Meat Shops multi-unit franchisee in Victoria, BC. Angela was immersed in the development of M&M Meat Shops from a young age, as her father is the founder of the national coast-to-coast franchise which grew to over 470 locations since 1980. Angela is very community oriented and has been involved in many leadership initiatives in philanthropy.  Angela was presented with an opportunity by her philanthropic father, who upon selling M&M Meat Shops in 2014, offered her $350,000 to hand  out in small increments to various Victoria charities.  Angela has met with various community leaders, non-profit executive directors and other philanthropists to research causes and organizations doing great work in the community. Like daughter, like mother!

Ella's mom, Diane Lloyd, is currently the interim CEO of the Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, and also runs her own coaching business, Inspired Results. In her extensive career, she has served in leadership roles with the Vancouver Island chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Royal BC Museum Foundation, at UVic in Corporate Strategic Partp1160663-copienerships, and with the staff of the Manitoba Games and the Pan Am Games. She was a synchronized swimming coach and specialized in developing sponsorships and high performing teams. Like this delightful duo!

Please circle your calendars and come early to this
interactive first speaker evening presentation on October 19!

All our General Meetings are open to the public:
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