We were delighted to welcome the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, to Elmwood on May 13th. President Grabar-Kitarović is a remarkable leader, having been elected the first female President and the youngest President in Croatia's history. She recently became Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, a highly prestigious organization of current and former women Presidents and Prime Ministers. During Monday’s visit, she spoke with our Grade 8 and 9 girls about believing in yourself, seizing opportunities and challenging stereotypes. We were thrilled she chose to spend time with our students during her official state visit, which also included meet-and-greets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette.