2017 saw women’s voices elevated in a number of ways like @womensmarch now Many are asking what next? This humble website has generated such positive response, as a celebration of the many women who are making cities more liveable.
This past year I marched with the best in YYZ and celebrated with WXN Canad’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Let 2018 shine even more light onto the thousands and thousands of talented, strong, and influential women on this planet. The are indeed the change-makers.
I am Leslie Woo . This site is inspired by so many amazing women – some who I call friends, some who I have worked with and some who I have admired at a distance. A special shout-out to the 34 women of the IWF Womens’ Fellowship Class of 2011-2012 with whom I explored leadership from all angles. This site is the legacy from that year.
WIth the truly inspired and humble Godyne Sibay at Jan 2017 Womens March Toronto
In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half our human population, 3.3 billion people, will be living in urban areas. By 2030, this is expected to swell to almost 5 billion. Half of these will be women.
People are moving to urban areas seeking new opportunities, new options, freedom in choices, and better resources. Women in particular believe that they can improve their status, position, and their children’s opportunities by seeking work and educational opportunities for themselves or their children in the cities. Many even venture beyond their own countries in search of a better quality of life. Billions of women have an important role to play in building the cities of tomorrow.
“No one else knows what I am capable of but myself” Ann Miura Ko, Co-founding Partner FLOODGATE (October 2012)