Women's Careers in International Development & Humanitarianism - A Gendered Perspective
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Women's Careers in International Development & Humanitarianism - A Gendered Perspective

In honor of women’s history month, the RE: project has produced a special highlight compilation from our previous diversity and inclusion series that showcase the diverse career experiences of women, in collaboration with the Women in International Affairs Network (WIAN). In this series, we gathered a number of incredible women mentors at the forefront of the international development and humanitarian sector. This series highlights remarkable women who are changing the international development and humanitarian sector for a more equitable future. Their inspiring interviews share their obstacles, challenges and advice to help us get to know them, as well as how intersectionality has molded their experience. This compilation video showcase a brief highlights of our interviews. If you’re interested in learning more about each Mentor‘s, you can find the link to their individual podcast in the description below. 🎙 [EP 1] features Chris Franks the Chair of Women in Aid and Development. LISTEN HERE: https://www.thereprojectcommunity.com/post/%E3%80%90ep1%E3%80%91careers-in-international-development-humanitarianism-a-female-perspective-with-chris-franks 🎙 [EP 2] features Bhanvi Anand, the Director of Education Initiatives at PNG Sustainable Development Program. LISTEN HERE: https://www.thereprojectcommunity.com/post/【ep2】careers-in-international-development-humanitarianism-a-female-perspective-with-bhanvi-anand 🎙 [EP 3] features Chinyere Sussan Ezinwa, the coordinator of Girls in Parliament (Anambra State, Nigeria), a public speaker, passionate volunteer, Girl-child advocate and social entrepreneur. LISTEN HERE: https://www.thereprojectcommunity.com/post/【ep3】careers-in-development-humanitarianism-a-female-perspective-with-ezinwa-chinyere 🎙 [EP 4] features Cianne Jones: Cianne is a lawyer, women's rights activist, career development coach and founder of WIL Uganda (Women In Leadership), a grassroots female-led charity in Uganda. LISTEN HERE: https://www.thereprojectcommunity.com/post/【ep4】careers-in-international-development-humanitarianism-a-female-perspective-with-cianne-jones 🎙 [EP 5] features Shani Cain, ex-CEO of the Oaktree Foundation, LISTEN HERE: https://www.thereprojectcommunity.com/post/【ep5】careers-in-international-development-humanitarianism-a-female-perspective-with-shani-cain 🎙 [EP 6] features Catherine (Kate) Kiama, the Director of Program at She's the First. LISTEN HERE: https://www.thereprojectcommunity.com/post/【ep6】careers-in-international-development-humanitarianism-a-female-perspective-with-kate-kiama 🎙 [EP 7] features Judith Mwaya, Policy Analyst - Tech for Development Unit at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change Podcast coming soon! 🎙 [EP 8] features Stella Yoh, Investor at IDB Lab. Podcast coming soon! Follow our Linkedin page for content update: https://www.linkedin.com/company/31100334 Join our Linkedin community for discussions and job opportunities: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/10505565/
Write Your Own Success Story - with Pavitra Raja, Program Lead at The World Economic Forum
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Write Your Own Success Story - with Pavitra Raja, Program Lead at The World Economic Forum

Hi Everyone! We are excited to launch a special podcast. 🎙 Our guest mentor is Pavitra Raja, Program Lead at The World Economic Forum, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. 📻 In this interview, Pavitra shares her inspiring professional journey transitioning from a career in law to working on social innovation at a large international organization. Tune in to listen to her interesting work in social innovation, her tips on language learnings & skill development as well as her best career advice for students and young professionals. Full interview link here: https://www.thereprojectcommunity.com/post/write-your-own-success-story-with-pavitra-raja-program-lead-at-the-world-economic-forum ☁️About Pavitra : Originally from the South of Australia, Pavitra speaks six languages and had an amazing . Pavitra also leads the program work on social innovation, having launched programmes, initiatives, announcements, and reports at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York, and leads the global launch of the Social Innovators of the Year Awards at the World Economic Forum. Pavitra has previously consulted with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on legal affairs, public policy, and communications at the UN HQ in Geneva, Switzerland. She managed several policy advocacy campaigns to promote the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals. Pavitra also worked in the private legal sector on cases involving individuals as well as firms in corporate affairs, defamation, intellectual property, and technology law. Pavitra managed legal, policy advocacy, and communications at Music Rights Australia (which works jointly with the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA)) designing and implementing national campaigns to preserve copyright laws in Australia to protect the rights of musicians. Pavitra has also worked in digital marketing, media, and fashion industries. Pavitra holds a Juris Doctor (specialising in Intellectual Property Law and International Law) along with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Political Sciences, and Marketing & Communications from the University of Melbourne. In addition, Pavitra has undertaken study abroad programmes at the University of Oxford, Maastricht University, and the School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg.
Careers in International Development & Humanitarianism - A Female Perspective ft. Shani Cain
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Careers in International Development & Humanitarianism - A Female Perspective ft. Shani Cain

The RE: Project has partnered with the WIAN | The Women in International Affairs Network to create an interview series about the #career experience of remarkable women from the #internationaldevelopment and humanitarian sector. They will be sharing their experience about the obstacles they faced, how they overcame them, and advice for other women embarking on a similar path. Our 5th episode features Shani Cain, CEO of the Oaktree Foundation, as she shares her experience with diversity and inclusion in the International Development Sector, her challenges as a female in the ID sector, and her key #tips for females striving to make a career in the ID field! Shani is the CEO of the Oaktree Foundation, which is Australia's largest youth-led international development agency with over 250,000 supporters. Previously working in settlement, community development and advocacy at the Centre for Multicultural Youth, Shani not only is a CEO, but she is also a Board Member for Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and Executive Member for the Campaign For Australian Aid. She is is an active believer in the ability to change the world and is passionate about youth, gender and climate. [0:00] The RE: Project [0:24] Introducing Shani [1:05] Q1: Diversity issues in ID [4:38] Q2: Experiences & Challenges [09:40] Q3: Opportunities & Comparisons [12:25] Q4: Youth in ID [16:35] Q5: Does Age or Gender affect your career? [21:44] Q6: Advice for young women in ID [25:38] Q7: Improving ID careers for equality [28:40] Q8: Final thoughts to the RE: Project community
Self Care During Job Search - Q&A with Happiness Coach Megan Fine
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Self Care During Job Search - Q&A with Happiness Coach Megan Fine

👇👇👇Check out information on Meg below~~ Megan Fine Certified Health & Life Coach 📧 meg.e.fine@gmail.com 📅Book Appointment: https://calendly.com/coachedbymegan Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-fine/ FB 💻: https://lnkd.in/gCH8QYZ Insta📸: @coachedbymegan FB community 👥: Personal Growth for Young Professionals (https://lnkd.in/g_ju5Pi) With 2020 finally coming to an end, now is the time to take a #breather and focus on healing your tired soul from job searching and #burnout! We are happy to have Megan Fine, a certified health & life coach focused on working with young professionals to help create a life they love without sacrificing their professional goals, answer our community's questions and concerns on job searching and #mentalwellness! ⏱Time Stamps: [0:56] Q1: I am frustrated with this world! I’m smart and passionate about creating impact, but they won’t hire me! How can I deal with my frustration without being harsh on myself or angry at the world? [5:18] Q2: How do I move away from internalizing job market rejections? [9:55] Q3: How do you not compare yourself with other people? [16:13] Q4: Any advice on how to deal with the general fatigue and burn out looking for a job in the midst of a pandemic? [19:01] Q5: I thought I landed my dream job, I even moved to a different country for this job, but after awhile life has not turned out the way I imagined. My job has become a major source of stress for me and work from home plus being in a new country definitely does not help! I feel trapped. I can’t quit my job just yet so what can I do to make myself feel better? [22:53] Q6: How do you deal with the compromise of choosing a job that you’re not passionate about?
Career Building 101: Determination vs Discrimination
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Career Building 101: Determination vs Discrimination

🥳Hi Everyone! In honor of Black History month in the U.K., we are excited to release Part 2 of our 2-part series with Mari-Anne Chiromo, an amazing diversity and inclusion champion for minorities! 🙌🏿🙌🏾🙌🏽🙌🏼🙌🏻 🎦In PT.2, we focus on MAC's views on for influencing people as a woman and minority in the workplace, tips for international graduates and young professionals trying to build a career in the UK, advice for those planning to start their own entrepreneurial venture, and the secret to time management 📺 ⭐️⭐️BONUS STORY TIME: Hear about MAC's experience meeting Mike Tyson, sparring with Julius Francis, and even participating in the 2014 Commonwealth Games!!!⭐️⭐️ 🤩 Interested in PT.1?! Check it out here: https://youtu.be/Vvd_UoGXXhY ☀️ Mari-Anne Chiromo (MAC) is an Assistant Director at EY, and has been with the firm for 8 years. Trained in law, she started her career in global international law firms in London, but quickly transitioned to Knowledge Management and Business Development. Her role at EY is leading on Knowledge Management (KM) for Financial Services focused Advisory teams across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, and her areas of focus are Performance Improvement, Data & Analytics, and IT Risk Assurance including Cyber security. MAC's responsibilities include strategy setting around business efficiency, optimising profitability and competitive advantage through maximised visibility of and connectivity to replicable offerings. ⭐️As a very proud Zimbabwean, a mother (of a mixed heritage child), an African immigrant and a black woman, diversity and inclusion are very important to MAC; Co-chair of EY’s UK & Africa Community, she is currently on a 12 month secondment leading on delivery of a global initiative to get more women and girls into technology, and to enable them to remain and thrive in tech roles and careers once they've been equipped to enter into them. 🏵Valuing Africa and its progression, MAC is also the founder of Positive Afritude, which is dedicated to supporting African entrepreneurs, creating spaces for conversations geared towards knowledge sharing and solution development, and celebrating the untold stories of the innovations and achievements of Africans at home and beyond. #blackhistorymonth #diversityandinclusion #BLM
How To Navigate The Job Market During COVID-19?!
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How To Navigate The Job Market During COVID-19?!

🥳Hi Everyone! In honor of Black History month in the U.K., we are excited to surprise you with a 2-part series with Mari-Anne Chiromo, an amazing diversity and inclusion champion for minorities! 🙌🏿🙌🏾🙌🏽🙌🏼🙌🏻 🎦In PT.1, we focus on understanding and navigating the current job market and how to make yourself stand out in the job pool 📺 ☀️ Mari-Anne Chiromo (MAC) is an Assistant Director at EY, and has been with the firm for 8 years. Trained in law, she started her career in global international law firms in London, but quickly transitioned to Knowledge Management and Business Development. Her role at EY is leading on Knowledge Management (KM) for Financial Services focused Advisory teams across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, and her areas of focus are Performance Improvement, Data & Analytics, and IT Risk Assurance including Cyber security. MAC's responsibilities include strategy setting around business efficiency, optimising profitability and competitive advantage through maximised visibility of and connectivity to replicable offerings. ⭐️As a very proud Zimbabwean, a mother (of a mixed heritage child), an African immigrant and a black woman, diversity and inclusion are very important to MAC; Co-chair of EY’s UK & Africa Community, she is currently on a 12 month secondment leading on delivery of a global initiative to get more women and girls into technology, and to enable them to remain and thrive in tech roles and careers once they've been equipped to enter into them. 🏵Valuing Africa and its progression, MAC is also the founder of Positive Afritude, which is dedicated to supporting African entrepreneurs, creating spaces for conversations geared towards knowledge sharing and solution development, and celebrating the untold stories of the innovations and achievements of Africans at home and beyond. #blackhistorymonth #COVID19 #jobmarkets
Josephine Liang & Stephanie Cantor - Meet the founder Ep 4 - RE:Project x LSE Generate
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Josephine Liang & Stephanie Cantor - Meet the founder Ep 4 - RE:Project x LSE Generate

Hi Everyone! With the support of LSE Generate, we’re proud to interview Josephine Liang and Stephanie Cantor for EP. 4 of our entrepreneurship special, Meet The Founder! 🤩 ▶️ Josephine Liang is the Co-Founder of Dare to Care Packages. As a social entrepreneur and sustainability campaigner with a special focus in food systems, she has worked with organisations like Unilever, Sainsbury's, and Westminster City Council to adopt green practices. With her work recognised on Al Jazeera, BBC, the Huffington Post, in 2019, she was awarded the “Women in Food” award by London Food Link, Sustain, and the Mayor of London for her work in food waste reduction. ⏯ Stephanie Cantor is the Director of Operations at Dare to Care Packages. Originally from the US, she worked as an International Development Consultant for 5 years at PwC in Washington, DC, managing projects related to global health, open innovation, CSR, and capacity building. In 2017, passionate about using innovative solutions to create social impact, she moved to London working for a small charity and as a Project Evaluator for GlobalGiving, before immersing in her studies at LSE full-time. Recently completing her MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at LSE, Stephanie has been working on a social enterprise creating youth employment opportunities in Kenya. ⏺ Dare to Care Packages is a service that was created during #COVID19, where they send/ deliver care packages of essential items like food and hygiene products to people in self-isolation and PPE to NHS in London! 🎦 This interview focuses on the entrepreneurial mindset behind daretocarepack, challenges as a startup in covid, and advice for future entrepreneurs! ☀️Help make a #socialimpact with #daretocarepackdelivered: https://daretocarepackages.com