for GEMgirls

Applications are open! We are offering four scholarships for our 2016-17 cohort. Click below to learn more and apply today

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Mentor a GEMgirl

Empower and inspire high school girls in Toronto and help them succeed by joining
our community of mentors

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Become a Mentee

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 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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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 build an all-star LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is a great place to start building your personal brand. It’s an online network where you can make connections, gain access to opportunities, and research career paths! But the only way you can use LinkedIn to its fullest potential is to
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Fatima Waheed: Why become a GEMgirl?

Fatima Waheed was one of our amazing GEMgirls in 2015-16. Her mentor was Natalie Ceccato. We interviewed her about her experience in The GEM Program. -What did you love about the GEM program? -My favorite part about the GEM program was being part
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Scholarship applications are open!

On May 13th, at our final GEMinar, we will be celebrating the end of the 2016-17 GEM program by awarding four scholarships.  All GEMgirls  are invited to submit their applications.   SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE GEM Scholarship ($1000) GEM Scholarship ($1000) The Bishop Strachan
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Roz McLean and her secrets to success

Roz McLean is an Associate at Burgundy Asset Management and was the talented speaker at our GEMinar Three. GEM interviewed her to find out her secrets to success. Here she talks about her motivations, time-management skills, and passions -Did you always
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Sadia Khan: Why become a GEMgirl?

Sadia Khan was one of our amazing GEMgirls in 2015-16. Her mentor was Tara Breckenridge. We interviewed her about her experience in The GEM Program.  -What did you love about the GEM program? -I loved the GEMinars. It was very insightful to
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We’re hiring: Fundraiser (part-time)

Role: Fundraiser (Part-time, contract, option to extend) Girls E-Mentorship (GEM) is a charitable organization founded in 2012 that offers an innovative mentorship program for motivated high school girls in Toronto, facing socio-economic barriers. GEM’s mission is to equip girls with the
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