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Harmy MendozaHarmy Mendoza
Toronto, ON
Nominated by: WomanACT

Harmy wants to live in a world free of violence, where women and girls are given the same opportunities and can reach their full potential. A recognized visionary and leader with more than 15 years of experience in the Anti-Violence field, Harmy has worked on the front-line and in policy development and training fields. For the past nine years, she has led the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT) through a series of positive changes, including becoming a charitable organization and the envisioning, planning and creation of the WomanACT’s Soul of A Warrior Awards, the first award for front-line staff working in the Anti-Violence sector in Toronto. Harmy’s favourite phrase is: “Inspiring, encouraging and positive leadership can only be earned and never be just claimed”. She appreciates, enjoys and values working every day to develop provincial and city-wide networks with professionals in diverse industries, such as judicial, corrections, corporate and community-based organizations, to address systemic gaps and ensure effective approaches to woman abuse issues. Harmy holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Immigration and Settlement Studies from Ryerson University.