The women of the Maiden are amazing and the work they’re doing through the leadership of skipper Tracy Edwards to educate young women is inspiring.
Saint John is the only Canadian port of call for the iconic racing yacht Maiden in its current three year mission - sailing to 40 destinations in 20 countries – to promote and raise money to educate and elevate girls across the globe.
In 1990, Maiden crossed the finish line of the Whitbread Round the World Race and skipper Tracy Edwards, MBE and her crew raced into the history books as the first all-female crew to sail around the world. You may have seen the movie.
Maiden now serves as a Global Ambassador for the empowerment of girls through STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) programs and studies, serving to inspire women and girls all over the world and its foundation, The Maiden Factor, raises funds for girls’ educational programs across the globe. It’s estimated 130 million girls around the world are currently denied an education and research show that given 12 years of education, girls can change their futures, their communities and the world.
Tonight more than $20,000 was raised during a fundraiser hosted by Port Saint John and DP World to support local and international charities aimed at educating girls.