Margot Franssen


Board Member, Women Moving Millions
Founder, The Body Shop Canada
Co-Chair of the National Task Force on Trafficking of Canadian Girls

Speaking topics: ‘Being a woman’ and funding women & girls

Geographic location: Toronto, ON

Willing to travel? Yes

Website links: Wikipedia, Canadian Women’s Foundation,

Links to past speeches and/or talks: WMM Summit 2012, 2010 WFN Conference

Recommended Fees: Available upon request

Contact Information: Please click here to contact Margot with your request


Margot Franssen, WMM Founding Board Member and Co-Chair, has passionately brought women’s issues to the forefront of Canada’s public consciousness.  Founder of The Body Shop Canada, a company recognized for its ethical business practices, Margot focused their campaigning on “Stop Violence Against Women.”  Margot received the United Nations Grand Award for addressing an issue of vital concern to the UN and was their guest speaker at the World Conference of Women in Beijing.  In 2002 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.  She also received the Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Women Award from UNIFEM in 2004.  After selling her company, Margot devotes her time exclusively to the advancement of women and girls.  She serves as Co-Chair of Women Moving Millions and sits on the board of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, where she served as Co-Chair for six years, and was asked to return to the Board when her term ended.  She also co-chairs and serves on the board the CWF Endowment Campaign and the large gift campaign as well as co-chairs the National Task Force on Trafficking of Canadian Girls.  The mother of three, she and her husband make their home in Toronto, Canada.

Check out Margot’s speech at the 2012 Inaugural Women Moving Millions Summit:

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