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Sharla Brown is a Canadian social entrepreneur, philanthropist and humanitarian who has been passionate about entrepreneurship, leadership and social issues her entire life. In the last 10 years Sharla has received 12 business and social impact awards, including the international WEF Iconic Women in Social Enterprise Award in 2016, and a nomination for the Ontario Premier’s Award in 2017.

Sharla mentors, teaches and inspires women and girls to embrace their leadership potential. She empowers those around her to use their gifts to create a purpose-driven life doing what they love because she believes that each person’s gifts are like pebbles they can toss into the water, creating ripples that positively impact the world around them.

In 2015, Sharla travelled to Ecuador with Me to WE, and a world-changing ripple effect began through her creation of One Woman and One Girl. These global social enterprises are on a mission to help women and girls around the globe live their dreams and reach their full potential through education and empowerment!