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Amanda Kingsley Malo

Founder, PoliticsNOW

Amanda Kingsley Malo is an educator, community organizer, and advocate for gender equality, demonstrating a profound commitment to education, public policy, and equity throughout her career. As the founder of PoliticsNOW, Amanda has led numerous initiatives to advance gender fairness and equality within Northern Ontario's municipal councils. Her innovative strategies include developing a comprehensive workbook, conducting live workshops, offering free resources, and fostering a dynamic online community to equip women with the tools and knowledge needed for political leadership. By amplifying women's voices and impact in politics, Amanda has supported over 80 women's campaigns and facilitated the election of 60 women to municipal councils across Ontario. Additionally, she passionately advocates for civic education, promoting civic literacy across all age groups.

Amanda's remarkable contributions have been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the Queen's Platinum Jubilee award pin, a 40 Under 40 award, the Distinguished Alumni (Trailblazer) Award from Laurentian University, and the Rachel Proulx Memorial Award from BPW. Her impactful work earned her the title of "Canada's Changemaker" when she was featured in a CBC documentary called We Are the Change in honour of Canada150, solidifying her legacy as a trailblazer in her community.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Education from Laurentian University, and a Master of Education focused on Educational Policy and Leadership from OISE at the University of Toronto, Amanda's work is driven by a steadfast commitment to creating inclusive and equitable communities. Proud to call Greater Sudbury home, she tirelessly works to make Northern Ontario a better place to live, driving positive change one initiative at a time.

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