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We are a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing diversity, and inclusion initiatives to ensure equitable opportunities for EVERYONE to succeed.

Since our inception in 2014, we have delivered programs to inspire young women, providing confidence, filling skill gaps and offering a new perspective for problem-solving. But despite our best efforts, the fact is; there are still many barriers holding young women back from career opportunities in skilled trades, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), emergency response, entrepreneurship, and advancing women in society. And at this current rate of growth, women’s representation in senior management roles will take 147 years to reach equal opportunity.

The unfortunate reality is, this diversity gap in industry is depriving Canadian businesses of the thought innovation that diversity brings.

AND THAT IS WHY WE EXIST!

Our team collaborates with speakers, community leaders and businesses, to inspire female students, women and under-represented communities through virtual conferences, Career Expo’s, workshops and hands on activities.

We connect industry directly to students, facilitating awareness and career exploration. Helping businesses attract, recruit and fill their talent pipeline, while also supporting them to advance their talent as the business grows for the future. Additionally, we focus our passion and expertise on providing resources, workshops and best practices to businesses, driving diversity and inclusion initiatives a crossed all industries.

We are all in, to explore innovative paths in creating synergy and a winning workforce!

With the support of our change-makers like yourself, we can continue to close the workforce gender gap, and lead diversity and inclusion initiatives across Canada, and across the world.

ALL IN. WE WIN.


MEET THE TEAM

Nour Hachem Fawaz

NOUR HACHEM FAWAZ

President and Founder

Nour draws on 10 years of experience as a workforce advisor, mentor, and influencer to inspire youth to make informed career choices that challenge the status quo. Her outreach and advocacy has resulted in numerous awards including the University of Windsor’s Alumni Association “Odyssey Award”, the Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor (WEST) “Innovation Award”, and the Leadership Windsor Essex “Alumni Award of Distinction”.

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STACEY KERSLAKE

STACEY KERSLAKE

Marketing & Events Manager

Stacey has over a decade of marketing experience working in the Canadian Music Industry, with artists such as Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons, Niall Horan and more. Stacey worked for Warner Music and Universal Music Canada, before landing at MRG Live to lead the marketing team.

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SEBA HADDAD

Branding Manager

Seba attended St.Clair College for Graphic Design, University of Windsor for Communication Studies and Centre for Creative Studies for Art Direction. She has over 2 decades of experience in branding and design, publishes her own journal series titled “The Journey”, and has given a TEDx talk in Dubai, UAE. Seba’s aim is to inspire action, shift perspectives, open minds and hearts, and connect. 

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MARISSA STEIN

Partnership Development Coordinator

Marissa is a University of Windsor graduate with demonstrated experience in fundraising and project management within the not for profit and human resource industries. She brings experience of building partnerships, leading volunteer groups and international studies. Marissa brings a human-centric mindfulness that enables groups to innovate and thrive!

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HADEEL EL-ZUBEDI

Program Development Coordinator

Hadeel received her Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University and her BA (H) Psychology from University of Windsor. She has expertise in clinical practice, advocacy, social services, public education, community building and organizing; addressing unmet needs such as: program delivery, trauma-informed practice, service accessibility and integration/settlement for under-represented populations.

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CATRINA FRANZOI

Content and Events Coordinator

Catrina holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Communication, Media and Film studies from the University of Windsor and a Post Graduate Certificate in Social Media Marketing from Conestoga College. She runs her own YouTube channel called Ninni’s Thoughts and recently organized a virtual wellness retreat called “Courage, My Love” to help people process the mental effects of COVID-19.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair of the Board  Teresa Piruzza, External Affairs, FCA CanadaVice Chair of the Board  
SecretaryJonathon Azzopardi, President, Laval
Board MemberFrank Abbruzzese, President, AlphaKOR | Co-Founder, WEtech Network Alliance
Board MemberDina D’Andrea, Associate, Bezaire & Associates

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