Empowering young women

March 26 2024 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Warehouse Venue, Toronto

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This hands-on event for high school students of all genders explores career opportunities that champion women and allyship in the workplace.

Empowering Young Women is a one-of-a-kind event open to all high school students. The event inspires young women to consider rewarding careers in a range of industries. Young men and non-binary allies are also invited to join in conversations about allyship and the importance of creating a gender-inclusive working environment.

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What to expect:
  • 250 high school students from Central Ontario will come together at this unique event.
  • Inspirational industry expert speakers will share real-world stories and inspire students to consider future careers.
  • Experts from a wide range of sectors – from skilled trades to finance and everywhere in between – will share their experiences and the importance of allyship in the workplace.
  • Mentor sessions led by 70 women volunteers will allow students to explore career paths and opportunities.
  • Students will visit a career marketplace, where they’ll hear from our partner organizations about all the exciting early career opportunities available.

"One of my students commented to me that she was so inspired. On behalf of all of the teachers, thank you for providing all of these valuable opportunities to our students"

Teacher, Iona Catholic Secondary School
Empowering Young Women 2022

"My favourite moment of the event? When I got to connect with students and share our insight and receive feedback from them."

Volunteer Career Mentor
Empowering Young Women 2022

"Thank you JA Central Ontario for hosting a wonderful event today! It was great to see some young men in the mentoring sessions too - future allies!"

Volunteer Career Mentor, Kyndryl
Empowering Young Women 2022

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