Global Heroes - May 2021
One Girl Can: Mackenzie Davis on The Power of Amplifying Female Voices
Education is empowerment—a fact that Vancouver-based charity One Girl Can not only knows, but proves year after year.
Mackenzie Davis, known for her roles in The Happiest Season, The Martian, Blade Runner 2049, and Terminator: Dark Fate, has experienced firsthand how access to education can alter a person’s life for the better.
It’s also something she’s witnessed time and time again through her work with One Girl Can.
Founded in 2008 by Mackenzie’s mother and co-founder of AG Hair, Lotte Davis, One Girl Can works to build schools and provide educational opportunities and mentorship to underserved girls in Kenya.
Although Mackenzie has worked with One Girl Can since its inception, seeing how access to education could change the lives of young girls in developing countries inspired her to become an ambassador for the charity. Now, Mackenzie uses her platform as an acclaimed actress to bring awareness to how One Girl Can is building a better future for girls.
We sat down with Mackenzie to talk about how her work with One Girl Can began, what’s in store for the future, and the power that comes from amplifying female voices.