The ForUsGirls Foundation, Emerging Young Global Leaders Accelerator, is a full immersive professional development, global leaders, and entrepreneurial training program. We designed this program to empower, develop, and mentor young Black, Indigenous, of Color, identifying womxn aged 16-24.
The Emerging Young Global Leaders accelerator program provides training from Fortune 500 company executives, inspirational entrepreneurs, and leading industry professionals on the UN Global Goals, Global Citizenship, Design Thinking, Business Model Lean Canvas, Agile Project Management, Branding & Marketing, Sponsorship & Pitch Funding.
Also, to provide insights on how to create, design, and launch social-impact focused businesses and social justice community projects.
If you are ready to challenge yourself, learn, develop, and grow both personally and professionally, apply to participate in the Canada & United States North America Summer 2020 Edition.
Applications Open: June 30, 2020
Applications Deadline: July 31, 2020,*
Summer 2020 Edition Cohort announcement: August 5
*Will accept applications until August 4. Applications submitted by the July 31 deadline will receive priority over applications submitted after the deadline.
UN Global Goals: Global Citizenship & Activism
Design Thinking - Innovation & Prototyping
Business Lean Model Canvas & Business Plan Design
Agile Project Management for Teams & Projects
Branding, Marketing & Developing A Brand Identity
Gain professional development training from leading indsutry professionals and innovators.
Pitch your community project or business idea for mico grants to launch your idea.
Receive 3-6 months individual professional mentorship through our YGL Accelerator match mentorship program.
Thank you so much for applying for the Emerging Young Global Leaders Accelerator Program North American - Summer 2020 Edition. Please stay tune for the cohort announcement on Friday, August 7. Successful applicants will be notified via email by August 5th midnight (EST).
The Honourable Bardish Chagger was elected in 2015 as the Member of Parliament for Waterloo.
Minister Chagger is devoted to inclusion and community building. From assisting with recreational sports for kids to volunteering with seniors, she is committed to strengthening the bonds of the Waterloo community.
In an earlier role with the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, Minister Chagger worked to foster diversity within the community and provide opportunities for social and economic engagement. As an executive assistant to former Member of Parliament Andrew Telegdi, she gained a deep understanding of the issues of importance to residents of Waterloo, including manufacturing, technology, and innovation.
Passionate about community involvement, Minister Chagger has lent her support to many different causes and organizations, including the Rotary Club of Waterloo, Interfaith Grand River, and the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin.
Minister Chagger considers herself part of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms generation, and has participated in policy conferences on many issues, including the advancement of same-sex marriage rights and a national manufacturing strategy.
She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science. In 2012, the Waterloo Region Record recognized Minister Chagger as one of “40 under 40” who would lead the Region of Waterloo into the future.
Personal Branding & Thought Leadership
Sponsorship & Financial Management
Creating The Perfect Pitch
Preparation for Accelerator Finale & Pitch Deck
Accelerator Finale & Pitch Competition
Your contributions provides support to the delivery of the accelerator, the team and program participants. Your generous donation will fund our overall mission to empower BIPOC young womxn and girls.