Jumpstart Refugee Talent’s International Women’s Day event for 2021, The Untold Stories of Refugee Women’s SUPERPOWERS. We thank our amazing panelists who delivered an event featuring inspirational stories from refugee women who overcame various challenges, proving anything is possible!

  • Farah Mohamed is a seasoned senior executive with extensive and broad national and international experience in government, social-profit  and  for-profit  sectors. She is  the  founder of G(irls)20 and former CEO of Malala Fund.
  • Peng-Sang Cau   has been named as part of Canada’s Top 19 Tech Titans of 2019 by IBM.  Peng is the  former  President and CEO of Transformix  Engineering Inc. Recently, Peng joined the UNHCR Canada Advisory Council, which seeks to raise awareness of UNHCR’s work through outreach to organizations, business leaders, and key decision makers in the corporate community.
  • Lauren Jade Young   currently works as the Intake and Case Support Officer at  Rainbow Railroad.  She is  a registered Social Service Worker, a member of the Anti-Black Racism Committee at Ryerson University, and the co-chair of the Toronto Police LGBTQI2S Community Consultative Committee .
  • Rez Gardi  joined us from her work on the grounds in the Middle East. She is a Kurdish New Zealander international lawyer and human rights activist. She was awarded the Young New Zealander of the Year for 2017.  She graduated as a Fulbright Scholar with a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School  and  is the first Kurd in history to graduate from Harvard Law.