Women’s Leadership Circle


GGC’s Women’s Leadership Circle is a transformative learning program, a national conversation, and a growing network of inspiring mentors and role models for Canadian girls and women. Its purpose is to catalyze personal and cultural change in support of girls and women, so they can reach their full potential as leaders and citizens.

Authenticity, integrity and courage are the key themes of the Circle. Our belief is that true leadership begins with a solid sense of self. Armed with self-awareness and a clear sense of their values, leaders can say “my inner truth is the rudder for the choices I make about my life – about the work I do and how I do it, about the relationships I enter into and how I conduct them.”

The program is made up of five components: a residential retreat, action learning in support of personal and leadership goals, ongoing mentorship, peer support and ‘paying it forward’ to other Canadian girls and women. During the four-month program, inspiring women from across Canada explore the nature of women’s leadership, the kind of leaders our world needs right now and how they can each serve as catalysts for positive change.


This fall, twenty-eight women from across Canada, committed to developing themselves as leaders and making a difference in the world, attended the Women’s Leadership Circle retreat weekend at the Ecology Retreat Centre in Hockley Valley, Ontario. Meet the group and read their inspirational perspectives on our world’s leadership needs.