RESCHEDULED: 'Moving Up' Underemployed Professional Immigrant Women Forum
Thursday, 9 March 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AST)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
'Moving-Up' Underemployed Professional Immigrant Women Forum
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia's (ISANS) two-year project on Moving-Up Underemployed Professional Immigrant Women will be concluding this February.
We are hosting a forum to share an overview of the project, strategies for employers and human resources professionals to implement change, and 'tools' to help improve their workplace practices.
Professional immigrant women will speak about their experiences, and champion employers in the region will give testimonials and talk about their successes hiring and 'moving up' immigrant women.
The Forum will feature outcomes of the project including:
- Recommendations on how to break down 'barriers' to professional immigrant women 'moving up' in their careers
- The 'tools' and strategies employers need to improve hiring and advancement policies
- 'Best practices' to make your workplace more diverse, inclusive and welcoming to immigrants
Together we can create opportunities for growth, development and support for immigrant women.
See the agenda below.
This event is FREE but seating is limited so please register ASAP!
8:00 to 8:30 HOT BREAKFAST
8:30 to 8:45 Welcome and opening remarks
8:45 to 9:15 Introduction to the project
9:15 to 10:00 Panel 1 - Insights from Professional Immigrant Women - Professional immigrant women from private, government, post-secondary and health sectors talk about their personal experiences, focusing on successes and how they overcame the barriers.
10:00 to 10:20 Discussion and questions
10:20 to 10:40 NUTRITION BREAK
10:40 to 11:25 Panel 2 - Employers from private, government, post-secondary and health sectors share their experiences/best practices in hiring and promoting professional immigrant women.
11:25 to 11:45 Questions and comments
11:45 to 12:00 Wrap-up and Call to Action
We hope you will join us for this important event!
If you have any questions please contact:
Coordinator Underemployed Professional Immigrant Women Project
firstname.lastname@example.org | 902.406.8854
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Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
ISANS is a leading community organization that welcomes immigrants to Nova Scotia. Working in partnership, we offer services & create opportunities to help immigrants to participate fully in Canadian life.
ISANS recognizes the key role of immigrants in Canadian society. We work with newcomers to help them build a future in Canada. We provide a wide range of services to immigrants, from refugee resettlement to professional programs, from family counselling to English in the Workplace.
For more information visit www.isans.ca.