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 talented professional women. Through one-on-one mentorship, seminars, scholarships, and internships, we help young women to reach their full potential, develop skills for their future and engage in influential relationships.
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.
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, LinkedIn, 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.
“I have always been scared of uncertainty and feared rejection. GEM taught me that rejection is simply a redirection and that I will have no problems finding my own path. Having guidance from my mentor, I now have more confidence in my skills and abilities.Through GEM, I was provided guidance through my final year of high school and as I prepare to embark on the next chapter of my life.”
– Jennifer M; 2017-2018 cohort