Girls E-Mentorship

Who We Are

Girls E-Mentorship Innovation (GEM) is a charitable organization that offers an innovative mentorship program for female youth facing multiple barriers. Each year GEM matches a select group of high-achieving diverse young women in Toronto with successful professional women. Through one-on-one mentorship, seminars, and scholarships we help young women reach their full potential and emerge as leaders.

  • GEMinars. GEM hosts monthly workshops (aka GEMinars) for all of our GEMgirls in the education rooms at the Aga Khan Museum. Each workshop is hosted by a guest expert on topics relevant to the girls. See more about our latest GEMinar and our behind the scenes photos here.


  • INFLUENCERS OF TOMORROW SUMMIT. Last year GEM partnered with friend and supporter The Bishop Strachan School to launch the inaugural event, The Influencers of Tomorrow Summit.  10 students from both organizations came together to design the summit and inspire their counterparts from all across Toronto in grades 10-12 to become influencers in their communities. Read more about it in BSS’s publication The Link.

  • GEMERALD SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED.  Five GEMerald scholarships were awarded at our final GEMinar on June 2nd 2016. Congratulations to Zarah Ahmad, Hira Durvesh, Fatima Waheed, Aliza Fatima and Hajar Seiyad. Read more about this year’s GEMerald Scholarship awards. Would you like to contribute to this scholarship? Contact us at

  • CAREER SPOTLIGHT. GEM recently was hosted by PwC in their offices at 18 York Street. We were treated to a panel discussion with some of PwC’s female executive talking about life and work in the accounting field at PwC. Then we had a fun tour of the Green Roof (featured in the photo), an interactive case study with PwC female mentors and a delicious snack. See more photos of the event here.

  • MENTORSHIP. In December we filmed the Chief Commissioner for the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Renu Mandhane, as a part of our women in leadership video series. Our crew left totally inspired. See our behind the scenes photos of our video shoot. More

  • Mentorship. Why we need female mentors who are just starting their careers? In this article Sarah McNeil makes the case that women new to their careers can be great mentors for high-school girls starting to think about their futures. See why.


  • ArtBlast. We had a blast watching the COC’s Opera performance of Carmen April 9th. We had 20 GEMgirls and Mentors to watch the performance and we were treated to a behind the scenes talk at intermission. Read here why Opera is a Connector and the Top 3 reasons Opera is Awesome!


  • Scholarships. The Bishop Strachan School is offering scholarships to their Summer Academy Math Foundations course for girls entering Grades 9 and 10 to help boost your academic math performance. Read more about it from last year’s recipient who is also now a BSS scholarship student.

    Applications are now closed.