This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!

Dedicated to everyone who made G Day possible

Yesterday’s front cover story – the fourth that Conscious PR has achieved – might reflect well on me or my company because of – well, what it is. But the truth is, I don’t feel we can take credit for something like this. Because a project like G Day was a team effort. Let me explain.

It started with a dream that Madeleine had for herself, that, decades later, she felt she needed to share with the rest of the world. Along with a team of people that believed in her vision, we got together to produce the first G Day in April and then the second on November 2nd.

On Sunday, I did not expect CBC TV and Radio to show up, nor the additional calls from reporters and photographers wanting to come and cover the event. But they did, and one of those stories happened to turn into a cover story the next day. So, we put out the call, and this is one of those things that turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

Suzanne Siemens, Madeleine’s business partner and co-producer of G Day, was the main voice in the Sun article but I felt that the reporter – more so than others who have talked about G Day before – really GOT the idea behind G Day. It’s not just a day for girls, it’s a movement and a social force that will hopefully lay the foundation for these girls to be better prepared for what’s to hit them in their teen years and beyond. And, that kickass photo of Tree Walsh on the cover, raising up the girls – reflected so well what G Day is about.

This G Day, I knew a few girls who attended and so I watched them and I saw their smiling faces and their sense of curiosity and amazement. It’s something I had very little of at that age, and so I can directly see the ripple effect that G Day has on the people who attend, both girls and adults alike. You can’t say that about many events you go to.

We are the village for these girls (and all young people), whether we want to be or not. The organizers, the speakers, the media, the people like my sister who bought tickets for the girls and their Champions – we are all the village.

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