Bailey Greenspon

Bailey Greenspon
  • Acting Co-CEO, G(irls)20

Bailey Greenspon is the Acting Co-CEO at G(irls)20, a global charity advancing young women in leadership and decision-making spaces. 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.

Democracy According to Bailey Greenspon

Why did you get involved with DemocracyXChange?

In the past few years, we’ve seen the small “democracy sector” transform into a creative, youthful, diverse space. I want to get involved to help welcome in new activists and advocates who at the intersections of different issues pushing for progress.

When did you first start to care about democracy?

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t care about democracy! But I do specifically remember taking the bus over the US border with hundreds of other women, joining half a million others as we marched in Washington for the 2017 Women’s March and saw, with my eyes, what the “power of the people” can do.

What democracy book/article/podcast/show/movie has had an impact on you during the pandemic?

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded – INCITE

My Sessions