Success Stories

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    Networking is an essential part of an individual’s professional development. A professional network is a great resource for professionals to connect, collaborate and share their knowledge with each other. That was Jenny Okonkwo’s vision in founding the Black Female Accountants Network (BFAN). She tells us how she went about it.

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    A diverse professional network can be very helpful for newcomers looking for meaningful employment. But how does it work in practice? Marcela Chein, President, EXATEC Ontario, a Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) association, talks about how joining a professional association helped her build her network and find employment in Canada.

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    Over the past decade, Veronica Seeto has dedicated her time to mentoring immigrant I.T. professionals to help them reconnect with their careers in Canada. In fact, she’s completed 26 partnerships to date. Having immigrated to Canada herself at the age of 13, she was keen to use her professional expertise to give back for the opportunities she’s been afforded throughout her education and career. We caught up with Veronica to talk about what keeps her coming back, and why she thinks mentoring can play a vital role in the growth of Canada’s I.T. sector

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    Since 2013, Professional Immigrant Networks association leader Dr. Syed Jaffery has been helping international medical graduates find meaningful employment through his association, TNO-IDEAS. He talks about why he set up his association and the work they do in helping their members connect to meaningful employment.

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    When Lora Yekhshatyan first came to Canada, she connected with Issie Lyon through The Mentoring Partnership. Five years later, we reunited Lora and her mentor Issie over coffee to reflect on their insights on working Canada, the value of diversity, and how the mentoring experience benefits the person giving their time, as well as the person receiving.

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