“On May 20th Sarah Jamieson and her “PB” & JAMS:RUN4ACAUSE team ran for”Walk in Her Shoes.” 

“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” – Kofi Annan, Un Secretary General (97 – 07)”


In case you missed the one-night screening and salon conversation benefiting CARE Canada at Denman Cinemas, don’t worry because you can watch the short documentaries online. 

Mini Documentary Screening & Salon Conversation Event to Empower and Celebrate the World’s Women & Girls!

Let us take you on a journey to India, Peru, and Africa, as we showcase the power behind the world’s women, witness them come to life on screen as we chronicle thier inspirational stories of triumph over discrimination, sexual violence and poverty. 

In partnership with CARE;  acclaimed award winning social documentary photographer and TED.com speaker, Phil Borges chronicles 4 short vignettes (approx. 10-15mins each), 4 stories of 4 women, remote and mostly unknown , on the vanguard of of a global shift toward gender equality. 

  • Learning to Lead, Orissa India: portrays the transformational power behind education and leadership for girls and women.
  • Vigilante de la Vida, Tocorcori, Peru: shows the importance of maternal health in rural communities for women and the health of their families.
  • Strength in Numbers, Africa: illustrates the power behind small loans like village savings and loans program for women to become entrepreneurs and sustain capital.
  • Abay’s Return: a story of triumph where one little girl defied her community and brought an end to female cutting. 

List of Speakers & Panelists:

Conversation is an integral part of any event; therefore, the ‘Women Empowered” event will also include a speaker panel thematically chosen to introduce each vignette, to touch on the powerful message behind the documentary. This style is representative of a salon conversation experience, as it inspires authentic and organic conversation between the audience. After the intermission, the audience will be offered a chance to ask questions and offer feedback.



Aliya Dossa – 18 year old, Co Founder of Youth4Tap, named one of Canada’s top 25 under 25 environmentalists and TedxKids@BC speaker 2011. Introducing “Learning to Lead.”

Alexandra Borys, M.A International Relations, B.A Political Science  – Project Analyst at Colliers International. Introducing “Vigilante De La Vida” with cross reference to women’s security in local and global rural communities.

Jessica Robson – Leadership & Development Coordinator at lululemon athletica and Volunteer in PR and Communications at BCHRMA.  Introducing “Strength in Numbers” showcasing the importance of women’s leadership in groups and economic strengthening in rural development.

Sapna Dayal –  Executive Director of Imagine1day and part of the team of 1 School 1 Day. “Introducing Abay’s Return.” Sapna’s extensive experience in Ethiopia shapes this necessary perspective of the traditions and cultures of rural Ethiopia.

Local Panelists:

Janet Kreda – Sustainability & Community Planning for Metro Vancouver, Philanthropist

Loretta Cella – Executive Program Director and Founder of Passion Foundation.

Jordan Bower – The Man Who Walked from Vancouver to Mexico

Special Guest: Cliff Harvey, Author of ‘Choosing You!’ & Time Rich Cash Optional; Speaker, Naturopath, Philosopher, Raconteur


Venue Sponsor: Denman Cinemas

Documentaries: Phil Borges, Social Documentary Photographer

Training Sponsor: North Shore Athletics, NSA

Fuel Sponsor: EBOOST Canada

Health Sponsor: Cliff Harvey, ND, Mind Body Coach


Fitness Town.    Palladio Jewlers.    Passion Foundation.    lululemon athletica & A Little More Good. Imagine1day.     Fit to Train Human Performance Systems Inc & YogaFORM.      Scott Robarts Photography.      Miriam Borys, B.Ed, Chef.    Buddha-Full Juice & Smoothies.    TedxKids@BC.

We ask that you look deeply at how you think your participation can make a global impact and how you can empower others to become agents for change in our own community (local and global).

For more information on CARE Canada visit: www.care.ca

For more information on Phil Borges Studio in Seattle visit: http://www.philborges.com/

To make a direct donation to our Walk In Her Shoes Campaign visit my pledge page here:  http://careca.convio.net/site/TR/Events/General?px=1024404&pg=personal&fr_id=1050


  1. Laura Gold says:


    I would love to be a part of this event!

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