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The Improbability of Denting the Glass Ceiling Standing Still | Avril Espinosa-Malpica | TEDxUBC

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Avril tells the story of how a brain aneurysm made her realize that she had fallen short of her aspirations. Here, she describes this process and how it compelled her to become passionate and strongly work for women empowerment issues. Avril Espinosa-Malpica will be talking about “The Improbability of Denting the Glass Ceiling Standing Still” at this year’s conference. Avril is a CanExport Program Officer of Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, where she supports Canada’s efforts to diversify its export markets and to build a sustainable and inclusive economy (particularly for women, youth, visible minorities and indigenous peoples). Outside of the office, Avril is a Young Director of the G(irls)20 Girls on Boards initiative, which aims to achieve gender-balanced representation in leadership roles. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Immigrant Women’s Services Ottawa – an organization that advocates for immigrant, abused and diverse women. As well, Avril helps advance dialogue on Canada’s role in global affairs as part of the Canadian International Council – Vancouver’s Executive Committee. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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