Meet the 2015 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction (left to right). Click on their names below to learn more about their transformative work.

d'bi. young ANITAFRIKA | Arts PROFILE VIDEO
Canadian Poet of Honour, dub poet, and dramatist d’bi. young anitafrika is changing our cultural landscape. 

FIONA CREAN | Public Service PROFILE VIDEO 
Women, both in Toronto and internationally, can thank Fiona Crean for improving their access to public services, jobs, and justice. 

SABRA DESAI | Education PROFILE VIDEO 
Sabra Desai empowers women by building the infrastructures that give them access to education. 

MARILYN EMERY | Health PROFILE VIDEO 
Determined to reach out to our city’s women and work to improve their health, Marilyn Emery is building a new kind of woman’s hospital. 

TERIANO LESANCHA | Young Woman of Distinction PROFILE VIDEO 
Born in a Maasai village, Teriano Lesancha has built a social enterprise for mothers and is building a school for their daughters. 

FIONA SAMPSON | Law and Justice PROFILE VIDEO 
Fiona Sampson and her group, the Equality Effect fought the law and won. Now millions of women and girls are better protected from rape. 

BETH WILSON | Corporate Leadership PROFILE VIDEO 
Beth Wilson is an inspiring mentor and leader, transforming business culture with her commitment to advancing women. 

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