Success Stories

PINs leaders have made many contributions to the community. Get inspired by reading their stories of success below.

International Women’s Day – Stories from Three Immigrant Women

March 17, 2021

On International Women’s Day 2021, three PINs leaders share their stories as immigrant women of colour in Canada, and how it’s different to the experiences of Canadian-born and even immigrant men, plus their advise for other immigrant women.

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How teaming up with other professional immigrant networks led to great success for the Black Female Accountants’ Network and their flagship event

August 11, 2020

“A lot of work went into hosting that summit, so we were proud of that event and the collaborations we had with the other PINs associations,” says Diane Williams-Tyrell from the Black Female Accountants’ Network (BFAN) of the inaugural Women in Leadership Summit held in 2018. The successful event was led by BFAN with the […]

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New Realities for Employers and Employees due to COVID-19

July 17, 2020

“So, as we prepare ourselves for coming out of quarantine, I wanted to share three lessons about resilience I learnt as an immigrant that helped me, in the hope that it may help you, too.”

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Creating Opportunities for Immigrant Professionals to Succeed

September 11, 2018

Gerard Keledjian has been an active contributor in TRIEC’s Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) program through his association, the New Canadian Media Professionals’ Network (NCMP). He talks to us about his journey as a newcomer, a PINs leader, an entrepreneur and what helping other immigrant professionals means to him.

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Ana Peniche – Advancing to Success

June 29, 2018

Ana Peniche was a mentee in the 2017 cohort of the Collaborative Mentorship Program launched by Hispanotech. She talks about her experience in the program, how it helped her find success in her career, and why mentoring is useful for newcomers to Canada. I grew up in Mexico City, where I spent 5 years in […]

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