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As the founder and CEO of G(irls)20, Farah Mohammed has developed a reputation both in Canada and abroad as a trailblazer for women’s rights in the corridors of power. She has conversed with world leaders and heads of industry, bringing the message of her organization to international power brokers each year at the G20 summit. At this year’s summit in China, G(irls)20 will again be present to remind global leaders of their commitment to create 100 million new jobs for women by 2025. Originally from Uganda (her family took refuge in Canada after being expelled from the country in 1972 by Idi Amin), Mohammed has since become a shining example of the successful immigrant experience. She will oversee the launch G(irls)20’s Bootcamp for Brains and Girls on Boards programs this summer, which aim to increase female participation in leadership positions.