GROW Women Leaders is a revolutionary talent platform designed to help women, particularly immigrants and Black, Indigenous, Women of Colour (BIWoC), get hired and advance their career by providing them with unparalleled opportunities to secure meaningful employment. With a strong focus on equity, diversity, inclusivity and accessibility, our platform aims to bridge the gap between talented women and their professional aspirations, creating a pathway to success in the ever-evolving workforce, as we balance the employment scale one woman at a time.
Creating a worldwide movement dedicated to empowering and advancing local marginalized women, supporting their cultural, economic, social, civic engagements and balancing the employment scale one woman at a time.
‘‘Building Women Leadership’’
Providing a platform to empower women especially immigrants through their development and advancement, therefore, creating decent work and sustainable economic growth to reduce inequality while growing forward in leadership.
Our mission is to empower women, particularly immigrants and minorities, by fostering their personal and professional development, enabling them to advance in their careers. Through our initiatives, we aim to create opportunities for decent work and foster sustainable economic growth through inclusive hiring, ultimately addressing inequality in the workforce and promoting leadership growth.
We help employers to build a more productive, sustainable, equitable, excellent, diverse, inclusive, and accessible workplaces by giving them access to tap into a fresh, qualified competitive talent pool.
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”.
Not only do we holistically Support women, especially immigrants and minorities in achieving their career goals by helping them get meaningfully hired, we also support employers by ensuring that their needs of a highly skilled, innovative, reliable and inclusive workforce are fully met.
We are dedicated to empowering women to achieve a harmonious balance between their careers and personal lives, enabling them to excel in their respective fields. We inspire and support women in their pursuit of success, fostering a culture of inclusivity and diversity within organizations. Our heartfelt commitment lies in ensuring that these women have the necessary resources, opportunities, and support to thrive and contribute meaningfully to their communities through professional coaching, consulting, training, networking, and publishing.
Hand in hand with our partnering employers, we encourage women to aspire to greater heights in their career and pursue leadership positions. We advocate for the hiring of highly qualified women professionals, recognizing the unique talents and perspectives they bring to the table. Through our thoughtfully designed programs and robust professional networks, we aim to create a thriving ecosystem that encourages women to embrace their full potential and make a significant impact in their communities and beyond.
In our pursuit of balancing the scale of employment one woman at a time, we have developed and advanced women's employment opportunities by crafting strategies that benefit both candidates and partner employers. Through GROW, highly qualified women secure jobs, fostering a dependable and inclusive workforce for our partners. Our co-creative hub provides continuous candidate support with training rooms, workstations, event spaces, and childcare services. Employers can confidently hire reliable and focused women professionals from our thriving community.
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A significant number of highly qualified women from visible minority backgrounds encounter challenges when it comes to finding job opportunities that align with their education. Around 30% of these women face difficulties in securing employment that matches their qualifications, and an additional 21% report experiencing discrimination during their job search. These troubling statistics have served as the catalyst for our initiative and have spurred us to undertake further research. One of our torchlight projects, known as Project 150, focuses on investigating and addressing the inequalities that these women face in the workforce.
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An estimated 30% of highly qualified visible minority women are less likely to get a job matched with education, while 21% experiences discrimination. This appalling statistic is part of what launched our initiative and prompted further research into the inequalities that exist through projects such as Project 150.
Project 150, also known as The Accomplished 150 Immigrant Women in Canada, involved comprehensive interviews and the collection of stories from over 200 women across Canada. These women overcame numerous challenges to become successful immigrants in Canada.
Their stories were used to inspire thousands of other women across the country through the following activities:
* Speak Out Women Series
* Award Night of Accomplished Immigrant Women in Canada: a yearly event with speakers and awards given to outstanding women in various areas and vocations
* Book Publishing: The publishing of Project 150: Untold Stories Of Immigrant Women in Canada: Challenges, Successes & Accomplishments.
It was during the course of Project 150 and through the research that I realized that there were similar gaps and barriers women were facing that needed a solution. Women, especially immigrant and BIWoC women needed guidance, connections, and support on how to move forwards with their careers, and
a way to break through some of the systemic barriers they were facing. Through my own experiences as an immigrant woman, and those gathered during Project 150, I believe that the best way to bridge the gap of inequalities is a well-calculated measure of helping women get hired and advance their career, while creating opportunities for companies and professionals to grow and thrive.
Women, especially immigrants and minorities, get support in connecting with employers looking to diversify their workplace. We are building a database of diverse, educated, and talented professionals to match with companies looking to diversify and drive business growth.
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