GROW Women Leaders group picture at our yearly event


GROW Women Leaders is a leading career leadership development and advancement training platform with soon to open co-creative space created for female founders, managers, executives, politician, entrepreneurs and CEOs of the future. With our growing community, and a unique learning model and connection women are provided with the opportunities, tools & resources required to grow in leadership and within the entrepreneurial field by using mentorship, hands on and real life project to learn skills required to LEAD!


We  also partner with organizations to help train, screen, prepare, and retain diverse talent for their company. Through our training and recruiting platform, companies are able to tap into untapped labour pools. making well matched diverse placements between employees and positions.


Creating a worldwide movement that empowers and advances local marginalized women’s cultural, economic, social and civic engagements. 


"Building Women Leadership"

Providing a platform to empower women through their development and advancement, therefore, creating decent work and sustainable economic growth to reduce inequality while growing forward in leadership. 



We SEED (Support, Encourage, Empower and Develop) aspiring women leaders, one woman at a time by giving them a platform where they can grow forward”.



We support women to rise to higher heights in every aspect of life by implementing practical efforts such as training, recruitment  and space for leadership entrepreneurship advancement.  



We encourage women to live full, confident, and bold lives while making a positive leadership impact within their communities and the world as a whole. We facilitate this by providing well-curated programs, as well as creating and nurturing healthy professional networks of valuable connections.



We empower women so they can gain the self-confidence they require to contribute to their community and the advancement of their career ventures. We facilitate this through professional coaching, consulting, training, networking, and publishing.



We develop women so they recognize their potential to close gaps of inequality. We facilitate this through personal, employment, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement development and advancement.


Gradual Rising of Women (GROW) founded


Gradual Rising of Women  (GROW) is formed by Tracy Barry Folorunsho, a Nigerian-born Canadian.


Tracy came to Canada from a poor background and all she dreamt of upon landing in Canada was to get married and have kids. Later, she decided to change her life and find her true purpose in life and started going to school and being productive.


That's when she learned that her struggle as a mother of five kids was a common story among many immigrant women and decided to create an inclusive platform for women to share their stories of struggles and successes in Canada 

Project 150


Project 150: Untold Stories of Immigrants was launched.  ​

Through Project 150, interviews and stories were collected from more than 200 women across Canada who overcame adversities to become successful immigrant women. The stories were used to inspire thousands of other women across the country through the following activities:

  • Speak Out Women Series: 

  • Cultural Award Night: a yearly event with speakers and awards given to outstanding women in various areas and vocation

  • Book Publishing: Project 150: Untold Stories Of Immigrant Women in Canada: Challenges, Successes & Accomplishments was published by Tracy  



Grow Women Leaders Summit launched. Now a popular yearly even

Women Leaders in the City

GROW Women Leaders Workshops (personal & career development)

GROW Women Leaders Initiative

Academy Planning

Research and Planning


GROW Women Leaders Initiative.

Collation of research and data for new programming and services.

GROWTalks Series launched



Full launch of Grow Women Leaders services and courses

  • The Academy- CC+P: Professional Step-Up, Entrepreneurship & Civic career leadership training

  • Recruitment- Access Women Leaders for Employers

  • Career Consulting and Counselling Services 

  • Co-Creative Space and GWL 2.0 (Online)