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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
Contribute to the professional development of BIPOC young gender diverse womxn, as they prototype designs for community projects and social businesses to support the UN 17 Global Goals.
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
Nadia Theodore joined the Canadian civil service in 2000. She has made her career in the Trade Agreement and Negotiations Branch of Global Affairs, holding leadership positions on several recent and major trade initiatives of Global Affairs Canada, including serving as one of the two Deputy Chief Negotiators for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and as the Executive Director of Canada’s Secretariat for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
Consul General Theodore previously served at Canada's Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization and at Canada's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in Geneva Switzerland. Directly prior to being named Consul General for the US Southeast, in August 2017, she served in Ottawa as Chief of Staff and Executive Director to Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade.
With over 10 years of trade policy experience, Ms. Theodore’s appointment came as Canada, Mexico and the United States launched negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As part of Canada’s international trade negotiating team, Ms. Theodore built a reputation for forging strong partnerships with government and business leaders and managing complex, priority trade initiatives.
Ms. Theodore was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and an M.A. in Political Science from Carleton University.
After working for a number of years in marketing at Bell Canada and AT&T Canada, I moved to Aruba to lead a mobile telecom startup called Digicel. After six years at the helm of this successful startup, I looked for another challenge and ran for public office. In 2009, I was elected to become the Minister of Economic and Social Affairs for Aruba and was re-elected in 2013 as the Minister of Education. After serving two terms in the office, I returned to Canada in 2017. Since returning, I’ve established my own consulting company and am a Certified Leadership Coach.
I am also a Government Affairs Committee member of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce. My unique and diverse professional experiences have been shaped by a deep desire to create a meaningful impact on people and communities and I have dedicated a large portion of my career to advocating for gender equality, children’s rights, education reform, and equity & inclusion.
I believe my years of experience in leading a country delegation at the Committee for Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the United Nations, extensive work in policy setting to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion, coupled with my leadership experiences in a start-up and major corporations , would be an excellent fit with this program.
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Join The ForUsGirls Foundation at our new office in Kitchener's SDG idea Factory as we celebrate our 8th Anniversary & YGL Scholarship Reception. We will raise funds to support our local programming & scholarships. A live stream will be available.