INDIGO GIRLS

OTTAWA

Based in our country’s capital, Indigo Girls Ottawa is our 4th branch. We strive to teach girls what it means to be an empowered young woman both locally and globally. Through our two weekly girl’s clubs, we promote inclusiveness and positivity, while providing girls with the tools they need to realize their achievement!

 

Throughout the year, we also fundraise and host events in Ottawa and the surrounding area in order to support our programming.

 

Contact us to join, volunteer, book a program or donate!
Our Ottawa Branch is continuously hiring Girls' Club Leaders and General Members! To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter no longer than one page to ottawa@indigogirlsgroup.com.
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Sador Bereketab

Co-Branch Leader

My name is Sador and I am a second year Biomedical Science student in the French Immersion Stream at the University of Ottawa. Outside of my studies, I spend my time singing, playing the violin, piano, or some combination of the three! I am constantly inspired by empowered women in my life and wish to do the same for other young girls. As part of Indigo Girls, I wish to help young girls understand the power that they each possess. They too can better our world by taking empowered, and impactful decisions. 

Hadeel Alhadi

Co-Branch Leader

My name is Hadeel. I'm starting my second year of undergrad as a Biomedical Science student at the University of Ottawa. My passions include: creative writing, social justice advocacy, and using science to serve society. Indigo Girls is my way of empowering my community, inspiring young girls to be their own unique selves, and encouraging their individuality and self expression. Strong women have supported me my entire life, and I wish to pass their legacy on and be a strong figure in someone else's story.

Nina Hadžimustafić

Co-Branch Leader

My name is Nina, and I am currently finishing up my Master of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Ottawa! When I’m not studying, my time is devoted to composing music, all-things-mitochondria, and promoting gender equality. For me, Indigo Girls is a way to give back to the community for all of the women in my life that inspired me to strive for my goals. I hope to be able to empower young girls to have the confidence they need to face their challenges with a positive mindset!

Marin Cavanagh

Girls' Club Coordinator

Hi! My name is Marin and I'm studying Heath Science at uOttawa! I'm passionate about building healthy communities which is why I'm really excited to work with Indigo Girls in promoting self-confidence, stress management, self-care and more for young girls in Ottawa. In my free time I enjoy yoga and making coffee in my mini french press. 

Ruby Moon

Community Outreach Leader

My name is Ruby! I’m studying Sociology and Communications in the French immersion stream at uOttawa. Outside of school, I love music, reading, getting active and especially being outdoors. Empowerment is essential to build up individual communities and therefore society as a whole. Strong women are the key to creating a successful community which is why I see great value in an organization like Indigo Girls. 

Valeria Dimitrova

Online Programming Leader

My name is Valeria and I'm a MA candidate studying skill transfer from music to medicine at the University of Ottawa! Aside from studying and piano performance, I enjoy hiking, playing soccer and ultimate frisbee, as well as teaching and discussing the arts and sciences with all ages. I'm so excited to be part of this fantastic group to connect, educate and inspire young women to grow and shine a light for others to do the same. This is especially relevant during the coronavirus outbreak with many remaining physically distant, we must prevent this from diminishing gender equality achievements to date and we must keep pressing forwards in a way that is safe, inspiring and fun! 

Robin Feeney

Branch Development Leader

Hi! My name is Robin and I'm studying Electrical Engineering at Carleton University. I have always been passionate about women empowerment, especially in the aspect of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), because girls can do science too! In my spare time I help high school students build robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition and spend time with friends. After graduation I’m hoping to work with the Canadian Space Agency helping grow Canada’s contribution to space. Working with Indigo Girls has been such an incredibly rewarding experience and I’m so excited to continue to see where this organization goes!

Zoé McGuire

Finance and Fundraising Leader

My name is Zoé! I am an economics student at uOttawa. Outside of school I love to cook, read and advocating for intersectional feminism any way I can. Indigo Girls is an organization close to my heart because it promotes empowerment and provides tools for young women to help them navigate today’s world. 

Rae Landriau

Graphic Design Leader

My name is Rae and I'm currently going into my fourth year of environmental science with specialization in geochemistry and ecotoxicology! Basically, I spend my time playing with rocks and chemicals! In my free time I love to plan, travel, bake and play rugby! I joined Indigo Girls as a way to help empower girls in my community and give them an outlet and safe learning and growing space!

Sasha Moonilal

Social Media Leader

Hi!! I'm Sasha, I'm going into my third year of studying Communications and Business Management at uOttawa. In my free time you'll find me dancing, doing yoga, writing, or baking! I'm super passionate about helping others and lifting others up. I joined Indigo Girls as a way to empower young girls and show them that their possibilities in this lifetime are truly endless! 

Victoria Miron

Co-Equity Leader

Hey! My name is Victoria, I’m in fourth year studying in Joint Honours Criminology and Women’s Studies! Being Co-Equity and Inclusion lead for the Ottawa branch is an opportunity for personal growth in a field that I love. I aim to practice Law as a criminal defence attorney with the knowledge that our justice systems heavily favours  certain persons within our culture. I hope to give marginalized individuals a chance to succeed within the institutions built against them. These types of changes happen first in the community, giving girls the tools and resources they need to live full lives, while having fun doing it. This position is also an opportunity for program growth, integrating ever-growing inclusion within programs and decolonizing practices. I’m so excited to continue to learn and grow with Indigo Girls! 

Tara Sabloff

Co-Equity Leader

Hi! My name is Tara and I am a fourth-year student studying biopharmaceutical science at the University of Ottawa. I'm very excited to be a Co-Equity leader for IGG Ottawa and help make this organization the best it can be. Intersectional female empowerment has always been an important part of my life. From taking women studies classes to watching educational videos to reading feminist books, I am more motivated to make change every day. I am happy to have a place where I can help young girls thrive and achieve their goals.

Busola Dehinbo

Girls' Club Leader

Hey! My name is Busola and I am a third year Health Sciences student at the University of Ottawa. In my free time I enjoy reading novels, baking, and listening to music. Indigo Girls is an amazing group dedicated to forming a community and environment that uplifts young girls and encourages them to pursue their goals and be the best they can be. As a proud women’s advocate, being apart of Indigo Girls gives me the opportunity to work towards promoting equality by breaking gender barriers in our communities, and promoting girl power by empowering young girls. 

Zoe Hoffmann

Girls' Club Leader

Hi my name is Zoe! I am studying Political Science and Communications at uOttawa. When I am not in school, I love to dance, do yoga, and spend lots of time outside. I hope to be able to act as a role model for younger girls and help empower them, as many strong women have done for me. Indigo Girls provides an opportunity for strong women to work together and empower others. 

Ania Britton

Girls' Club Leader

Hey! My name is Ania and I’m currently in my third year of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. My interests include expanding my knowledge on forensics and the criminal justice system and writing. I joined Indigo Girls to hopefully empower other young women and aid them in realizing their true potential. Indigo Girls provides me with the opportunity to be a constructive voice & figure to other women, something that means a lot to me because positivity is a major step towards unity amongst women!

Emily Tran

Girls' Club Leader

Hi! My name is Emily and I'm in my third year of Biomedical Science at uOttawa! When I'm not busy studying, I like to spend my free time painting still lifes, reading about history and listening to music. Having been inspired and guided by so many positive female role models, I'm really excited to join Indigo Girls to do my part in helping the upcoming generation of young girls grow into capable, young women.

Emma Nassif

Girls' Club Leader

I’m Emma Nassif, and I’m heading in to my third year of Biomedical Science – specializing in Neuroscience – at the University of Ottawa. In my spare time, you can catch me dancing, painting, or doing yoga outside! I grew up surrounded by positive female role models, who never failed to lead by example and empower me to be my best and most unique self. With the amazing Indigo Girls team, I hope to pay this forward and play a part in empowering through – and educating about – strong intersectional feminism!

Nada Jama

Girls' Club Leader

Hi there! My name is Nada and I’m a second year Health Sciences student at uOttawa. I love to dance, doodle, go on beautiful bike rides, and eat anything in arms reach. I joined Indigo Girls with the intention to provide as many educational opportunities to young women in their local community. Join us! Let’s be friends :)

Maya Dancey

Girls' Club Leader

Hi everyone! My name is Maya, and I am currently working on my Masters of Science in Health Systems at the University of Ottawa! When I’m not researching and working on my thesis, I love dancing, a good book and finding new mindfulness activities. I joined Indigo Girls as a Club Leader to give back to the Ottawa community, as I know and appreciate the importance of female role models and support. I’m looking forward to working with club participants to become confident and feel empowered!

Tamia Arthur

General Member

Hi! My name is Tamia and I am studying biomedical science at the University of Ottawa. I enjoy reading, listening to music, photography and playing basketball. I am excited to work with Girls Club to help encourage and inspire other girls in the community and help to foster a safe space for everyone to grow and embrace their uniqueness. 

Clare Walker

General Member

Hi! My name is Clare, and I’m going into my second year in anthropology and classical studies at uOttawa! I love to read, go hiking, and have picnics!! I’m so excited to be a part of Indigo Girls to promote empowerment, confidence, and inclusion in girls around our community!

Geneviève O'Keefe

General Member

Hi! My name is Geneviève and I am in my 4th year of undergrad in Biopharmaceutical Sciences (in Medicinal Chemistry) at the University of Ottawa. I have a passion for organic chemistry, and love spending time in the lab! In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading and spending time with my puppy. Throughout my undergraduate degree, I have been thankful for many female mentors who have been instrumental in my personal and educational development. I joined Indigo Girls in order to support and empower girls in and around my community. All girls should feel as though there is nothing standing between them and their dreams; the possibilities are endless. I'm excited to learn & develop new skills with this amazing organization!

Anna Toffani

General Member

Hello! I’m Anna! I am a Communication student at University of Ottawa. I like going to spin class, baking bread and spending time in museums. I also love coffee!! I like being active in my community, and try to help and inspire others. Indigo Girls plays an important role in our society, helping the youth learn about all the possibilities that life can offer. I hope young women can be empowered and inspired through our programs! 

Raquel Furtney

General Member

Hello! My name is Raquel and I am studying psychology at uOttawa. When I am not studying, I love to bake, travel, practice yoga and pilates, listen to music, and spend as much time outdoors as I can. I am excited to be a part of such an empowering organization that is dedicated to inspiring young women and supporting them on their journey!

Mikaela Wasserman

General Member

My name is Mikaela and I am working towards a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. It is my wish to build my life around empowering others by motivating confidence in their self-discovery and self-expression. Having had a longstanding exposure to some exceptional female role models in STEM, I am inspired to make my mark as a woman in academia and am passionate about encouraging the next generation of women to do the same. 

Mia Ference

General Member

My name is Mia! I am going into my third year of Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa. I love learning new science facts, teaching kids science, filming and editing videos, playing piano and dancing!! Being part of a group of empowering women and teaching younger generations the endless opportunities that they can have in their life is why I’m excited to be part of this amazing team with Indigo Girls! 

Bianka Bezuidenhout

General Member

My name is Bianka, and I am a fourth year Translational and Molecular Medicine student at uOttawa. When i'm not in the lab or studying, I enjoy cooking and spending time outdoors. I joined Indigo Girls to be part of a community that empowers young women to be themselves and reach any goals they may have. I have had many excellent female role models in my life and I hope to carry over the passion, strength and confidence that they showed me to other young women.

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