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Artscape Youngplace - Smart Cookie Club

180 Shaw Street

Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

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An event for black women navigating professional spaces.

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Hey Black Girl! is a community organization that aims to empower through representation. It is a space where young black women can be comfortable in discussing anti-black racism, sexism and colourism that they face whilst navigating through school and into the workplace. We want to offer young black women the opportunity to engage in intimate conversations with women who are experts in various subjects.

This event will focus on life after college on the experience of 3 remarkable women (Aisha Addo, Christine Dikongue and Kadija Lodge- Tulloch).

They will discuss; networking, building a business from the ground up, the intersectionality of being both woman and black and any tips and tricks they’d want to share.

Aisha Addo is the founder of Power to Girls foundation, an initiative that aims to provide young girls with mentors and role models. She works towards creating a space for young women to feel supported. She also founded DriveHer, a new ride-sharing initiative by women for women. Aisha has also been named as one of 100 black women to watch in Canada, she is listed as one of 150 women making history in Toronto.

Christine Dikongué is a bilingual Consultant and producer for tech, creative , governmental and charitable that want to have a social and economical impact. She uses her skills to empower the people and the community around her. Christine Dikongué currently sits on the board of the United Nations Association in Canada ( Toronto Branch) , and she is the Youth Program Director. More recently, she was selected as a Future of Work Young leader and had the chance to meet President Barack Obama. You can find her on the global most Influential People of African Descent list and amongst the Top 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada. In her spare time she enjoys creating multimedia projects, acting and travelling to discover new food and cultures.

Kadija Lodge-Tulloch is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Toronto in Criminology & Sociolegal Studies. Her interests focus on reintegration programming, restorative justice and offender reentry. Kadija is also a research assistant with the Toronto Youth Culture,Crime & Public Security Study as well as a study focused on the psychological  impact that violence has on ex-gang members.She is also involved in her community as a crisis counsellor at Victim Services and Grand Valley Correctional Institution for Women.  

This event is definitely for you if you are looking to network with other young black women; if you need a bit of inspiration to start that business or if you are simply looking for a community to feel supported and safe.

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