An extended cut of our episode with Bailey Greenspon and Sarah Mariani.

Co-CEO at G(irls)20

Bailey Greenspon is the acting Co-CEO at G(irls)20. She has served in progressive leadership roles overseeing programming and global engagement at G(irls)20 since 2017. With a background in gender equality and development, Bailey has worked with young leaders across the G20, in West Africa, South Asia, and Canada. She is a global advocate for young women’s economic participation and is advancing intersectional, gender-based policies through the G20’s Women’s Engagement Group as the Canadian delegate, as a former advisor to the Department for Women and Gender Equality’s (WAGE) GBA+ Forum, at Canada’s G7 Youth Engagement Group. Bailey is also a proud ambassador for her hometown Toronto. She is a Founding Advisor to Progress Toronto and for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s 6 Degrees, and is most likely found cycling through Toronto ravines.

Sarah Mariani is an emerging voice on inclusive innovation. She leads digital transformation projects at North America’s largest urban innovation hub, is an Executive at Young Diplomats of Canada, and a Girls on Boards program participant currently seated at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Through the Munk School of Global Affairs, Sarah has published research on youth entrepreneurship, public-sector digitalization and the global governance of artificial intelligence. She is a passionate leader and mentor, actively working to bring diverse, youth voices to decision-making tables around the world.


Website: G(irls)20

G(irls)20 is advancing the full participation of young women leaders in decision-making spaces to change the status quo. Through our signature programs, Global Summit and Girls on Boards, we make strategic investments in young women through education and training, building networks, and access to unparalleled opportunities at home and abroad. While advocating for change at the global level through the annual G(irls)20 Global Summit, we are invested in changing the status quo for women at decision-making tables in communities across Canada by placing Girls on Boards.

Young Diplomats of Canada

Website: Young Diplomats of Canada 

YDC is a national, non-partisan, youth-led non-profit organization that aims to break down barriers of decision-making at the highest levels of global diplomacy. 

G20 Research Group

Website: G20 Research Group

Our mission is to serve as the world’s leading independent source of information and analysis on the G20. As scholars, we accurately describe, explain and interpret what the G20 and its members do. As teachers and public educators, we present to the global community and G20 governments the results of our research and information about the G20. As citizens, we foster transparency and accountability in G20 governance, including assessments of G20 members’ compliance with their summit commitments and the connection between civil society and G20 governors. And as professionals, we offer policy advice about G20 governance, but do not engage in advocacy for or about the G20 or the issues it might address.

G7 Research Group

Website: G7 Research Group

The G7 Research Group is a global network of scholars, students and professionals in the academic, research, media, business, non-governmental, governmental and intergovernmental communities who follow the work of the G7, the G8 and related institutions. The group’s mission to serve as the world’s leading independent source of information, analysis and research on the G7/8.

Bailey Greenspon

Sarah Mariani

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