Maeghen has been awarded one of the titles in the prestigious ‘Top 40 Under 40’ for Avenue Magazine because of training and teaching a large amount of autistic students. She has also received an award from the Prime Minister of Canada in recognition of positive contributions to the community.
Multiple other accomplishments include national and international referee and team Canada coach, motivational speaker, corporate keynote speaker, self defense and anti-bullying educator, corporate health and wellness coach, personal fitness trainer, Canadian Cancer Society fundraising gala board member, and ambassador for Gems for Gems which works in Canadian women’s shelters for victims of domestic violence.
Maeghen is also responsible for leading the the International Woman in Martial Arts Initiative – in partnership with WKU World. This initiative is focused on empowering, supporting, encouraging, developing and providing equal opportunities to women in martial arts, while encouraging new women into the sport.
As Maeghen is working with the team Canada schools as well as woman’s charities, the initiative would encourage the education of these community women (and men) to be more welcoming and inclusive, and less intimidated by martial arts schools and classes. It would provide more confidence and awareness for people in negative situations, show value in training, help others become a black belt, and provide opportunities for competition. The initiative would also present possibilities for others to own a dojo, and provide woman-to-woman support, showing the girls and ladies how strong and capable they are of achieving any goal they set their minds on.