As a musician, jazz-pop chanteuse Jill Barber always found ‘girls with guitars’ night or other female-only music events ghettoizing, but that is far different from mentoring other females. That’s why she said yes to Girls Action Foundation’s Light A Spark initiative.
“Essentially, I’ve been invited on as a 'spark' and as a mentor to young women,” Barber tells Samaritanmag.com. “The idea is to inspire younger women to follow their dreams or have confidence and pursue whatever it is that they want. It’s helping them enter it as a women in an industry and not as a woman amongst solely women doing something.”
Barber, who is currently on tour across Canada in support of her latest album, Mischievous Moon, will attend a networking event on May 12 in Vancouver, where she lives. “That will be my first opportunity to have face time with the young people,” she says.
Girls Action Foundation is a national non-profit supporting more than 240 partnering organizations and projects, which reaches more than 60,000 girls and young women, including those in remote, marginalized and urban communities in Canada.
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