Heather Barnabe

Heather Barnabe, CEO, G(irls)20

As CEO of G(irls)20, Heather’s career has been built around improving the livelihoods of women and girls, both at home in Canada and around the world. Prior to joining G(irls)20, she managed complex, multi-country girls’ education and women’s health interventions across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America for Right To Play and CARE Canada.

Prior to working on the development and humanitarian projects, she worked with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Heather has experience working with governments, the private sector, and in partnership with other social profit organizations.

She is a member of the UN Women’s WE EMPOWER advisory group, the head of the Canadian delegation for the W20, and on the editorial board of the Women’s Forum. An activist for women’s and girl’s rights, poverty reduction, and senior citizen care, Heather has volunteered her time with many organizations, including the Kin Club, the YMCA, CARE, Holiday Helpers, and the Invictus Games.