January 30, 2020, Suzanne F. Stevens receives the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers awarded by the Governor General, Canada’s highest volunteer honour, for her dedication to amplifying the voices of African women. 

Ruth Douglas giving Suzanne F. Stevens Sovereign's Medal

Ruth Douglas giving Suzanne F. Stevens Sovereign's Medal

Suzanne founded the YouMeWe Foundation in 2007 and raised funds for 26 tertiary education scholarships for women leaders in Africa. She traveled through 17 African Countries and interviewed 70 African women pioneers for WisdomExchangeTv.com to educate and inspire future leaders. The award also recognizes her for service as the national president of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).

Suzanne received the medal from a fellow award recipient Ruth Douglas, founder of Fifth Story and News Canada. Ruth and Suzanne’s passion for educating future women leaders in African ignited on their first trip to Kenya in 2007, where they learned the power of education to transform the lives of women, their families, and their communities.  

Suzanne was privileged to receive the award at the launch of her book: Make your contribution count for you, me, we. An evolutionary journey inspired by the wisdom of pioneering African women. 

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Suzanne F. Stevens - YouMeWe
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