The LRC Presents…

Girl Power: The Rising Economic Potential of Women

Journalist and human rights activist Sally Armstrong discusses women and their shifting position in the world.

A week from International Women’s Day, the LRC hosts a discussion on women and their shifting position in the world.

Sally Armstrong says, “The economy is the ticket that women can ride,” and that, “We can no longer afford to oppress half our population”. She details an international realization of the vast economic and financial benefits that come with bringing women to the table.

According to Armstrong, this financial recognition is being coupled by a gradual change in mindset. Today, change is being led by individuals with immense personal will, whether it is Pakistan’s Malala or Kenya’s Milly.

Where is this change happening and who is leading it? How are they different from women’s movements from the past?  Who continues to stand in the way of progress? Armstrong gives us her take.


This event is available free to LRC subscribers or to all those who sign up for our special event subscription offer of $49 for one year of the LRC. Otherwise tickets are $10 for the general public or $5 for students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased or reserved by clicking here. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event begins at 7:00 pm.


Sally Armstrong is a journalist and human rights activist. She is a three-time Amnesty International award winner, and was a member of the International Women’s Commission at the U.N. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of seven honorary doctorate degrees. Armstrong has covered stories in zones of conflict across the globe; from Bosnia and Somalia to Rwanda and Afghanistan. In doing so, she has been awarded the Gold Award from the National Magazine Awards Foundation.  She has eight honorary doctorates. Her most recent book is Ascent of Women: A New Age Is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter.