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Karen L. Jurjevich

A school principal and a lifelong learner, I aim to help young women become transformational leaders.

As an educator for 30 years, Karen Jurjevich has helped thousands of young people chart their individual pathways to success. She is the Principal of Branksome Hall, a leading International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls in Toronto. She is passionate about educating girls to take their place in the world as transformational leaders. She has served on the boards of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario. She graduated with a Masters in Education from the University of British Columbia.
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Why Education Matters So Much to Girls

"If you are not educated, you are nothing." This terse statement comes from a young girl in Zambia, who was an appreciative beneficiary of the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) program. While I can't agree with the extreme nature of the conclusion, this girl's statement illustrates the power of education, particularly for females.
03/07/2015 09:14 EST