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Vanessa Lanteigne has worked in a variety of roles in non-profits after completing her studies from the University of Victoria in political science. In Tanzania, she worked at a children’s rights organization whose main areas were to improve gender equality by preventing child marriage, unwanted teenage pregnancy and female genital cutting/mutilation. In Ghana, she trained over a thousand youth in employment and entrepreneurship programs and helped roll out the first Innovation Fund which was then replicated in five other countries to give entrepreneurs seed capital. In Canada, she has worked and volunteered with multiple organizations in the environmental, political and youth education fields.

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