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Applications are open! Join our mentorship program and learn how to achieve your grown up aspirations

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Mentor applications are open! Support the growth of future female leaders and help girls succeed by joining our community of mentors

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Experience the power of mentorship, make new friends and gain access to exclusive scholarships and internships

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Realize Your Potential

Develop skills for your future, engage
in influential relationships, and become
a problem-solver of your community

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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, we match a select group of high-achieving diverse young women with successful professional women. Through one-on-one mentorship, seminars, scholarships, internships, and a summit, we help young women to reach their full potential, develop skills for their future and engage in influential relationships.

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Mentorship

Mentorship is an innovative and effective way to help female youth realize their full their potential and emerge as empowered young women, future female leaders, and problem-solvers of their communities.
Our mentors are carefully chosen for their professional success, their ability to connect and their commitment to improving the lives of our GEMgirls. Mentors share their knowledge and experience to support GEMgirls as they navigate key issues in their lives.

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Sponsorship

Working together makes us stronger. This is why we build partnerships with other like-minded organizations. We also strive to work with institutions and businesses that want to build a better Toronto. Currently, we are working with MaRS, PwC, Burgundy Asset Management, Royal Bank of Canada, Thornecliffe Neighbourhood Office, and Culture Link. We also continue to collaborate with the University of Toronto to measure the social impact of our work.

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How to Give and Receive Feedback

Feedback is necessary to grow, improve and reach your potential. Whether it be a second opinion on your English essay or a perspective on your company’s outreach event, being open to receiving feedback, listening to perspectives, building self-awareness and acting
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Hira Durvesh: Why become a GEMgirl?

Hira Durvesh was one of our amazing GEMgirls in 2015-16. Her mentors were Alison Simpson and Alexis Wolski. We interview her about her experience in The GEM Program. -What did you love about the GEM program? -My favourite part of The GEM
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We’re hiring GEMgirls: Bloggers + Outreach Interns

BLOGGER INTERN Spring Placement (2 positions) Job Category: Part-time, Contract Contact Length: February 20th- May 20th Job description This is a contract position for a four-month internship with Girls E-Mentorship Innovation (GEM). The successful candidate will write monthly posts and articles for GEM website and
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Selina McCallum: Why become a GEMgirl?

Selina McCallum was one of our amazing GEMgirls in 2014-15. Her mentors were Amoryn Engel and Sharlyn Carrington. We interview her about her experience in The GEM Program. -What did you love about The GEM Program? -My favourite part of the GEM
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How to communicate effectively and build networks

Communication plays a key role in everyday interactions. Imagine you find yourself in a situation where you meet an executive of a company you want to learn more about, a job recruiter, or someone who has a career in the
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A girl and her mentor talking about personal branding strategy

Tips to develop a successful personal branding strategy

Everyone has goals, ambitions and unique things about their personalities that make us who we are. Sometimes people forget how important personal branding is, and this GEMinar helped us realize that. The first step to developing a successful personal branding
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