Panel to discuss importance of mentoring immigrant women

The impact mentoring can have on women in the community will be at the centre of the next Women in Leadership (WIL) meeting on Friday, May 7.

Held virtually from 1 to 2 p.m., the event will include a panel discussion entitled “Opportunities and Experiences of the Niagara Workforce Planning Board’s Immigrant Mentorship Program.”

In September 2020, Brock University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Niagara Workforce Planning Board (NWPB), formalizing the long-standing partnership between the two organizations.

As part of this collaborative relationship, Brock is a partner in the NWPB’s Immigrant Mentorship Program, which pairs established local professionals with internationally trained professionals who are new to Canada and looking to build their careers and expand their knowledge.

Friday’s presentation and discussion panel will explore experiences and outcomes of mentorship programs, including the program offered by the NWPB.

Panelists include:

  • Josie Faccini, Mentorship Program Co-ordinator, NWPB
  • Renee Ji, Student Advisor, Brock International
  • Vivian Kinnard, Chief Executive Officer, NWPB

Details on this and other upcoming sessions, including dates, descriptions and links to join, are available on the Women in Leadership website.

Women in Leadership aims to support women in formal and informal leadership positions and encourage the next generation of potential women leaders. All women and allies are invited to attend. Individuals are welcome to join the WIL channel on Microsoft Teams or to contact  Jeannie Mackintosh to be added to the WIL email distribution list.

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