Call for Applications

G(irls)20 Girls on Boards for young women living in Canada.

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Application Deadline: May 14, 2018.

Girls on Boards, launched in 2017, places community minded, motivated and trained young women living in Canada, between the ages of 18 -25, on non-profit governance boards in their communities. T After completing online trainings and several months of coaching with a G(irls)20 approved coach, young women (“Future Board Members”) begin their 1-year term on the board.
What else is involved?

Future Board Members take the online DiverseCity onBoards training which covers:

  • Board Essentials
  • Legal Roles & Responsibilities
  • Finance Fundamentals
  • Commitment to Diversity
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Resource Development

Future Board Members, Coaches and Board Mentors all take Gender-Based Analysis Training to lean how:

  • Unconscious or implicit bias in the workplace
  • Gender bias interacts with race, class, age, ability
  • To conduct gender analysis on workplace policies, culture, and organizations’ programming
  • To develop policy interventions to address gender inequities

Coaching and board mentorship – Each young woman is matched with an older woman, established in her career (minimum 2+ years board experience) as well as a mentor on her board – both support the Future Board Member’s professional and emotional growth.

Private online portal– Peer-to-peer learning by sharing experiences, seeking input on challenges, sharing resources, and participate in a bi-monthly “Ask Me Anything” online panel with a board mentor.

In-person Forum – In September 2018, G(irls)20 will host an in-person forum to convene all participants in order host focus groups and share out best practices.


  • Any young woman living in Canada, born between 1993-2001 (inclusive)
  • Eagerness to contribute to their community and country;
  • Ready to commit 1 year of volunteer service to her community
How long is the commitment for Boards/Coaches/Participants?
  • Participants: Training (about 12 hours to complete the on line course between June and August); Board involvement (a minimum one year); working with a coach (1 year).
  • Coaches: 1 year; summer 2018 will require a commitment of approximately 5 hours per month. Following that, we request availability for ad hoc check-ins with the participant. A coaching program will be provided for your ease.
  • Boards: 1 year term (i.e. September 2018 – September 2019, depending on when your board sits).

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