Monica Smiley, Publisher & CEO of Enterprising Women and President and Founder of the Enterprising Women Foundation is delighted to announce that the Young Enterprising Women Mentoring Program is now officially an international event with the inclusion of a young Canadian entrepreneur.
Nafisa Ahmed, a high school senior from Jarvis Collegiate in Toronto, Canada was the winning recipient and will be traveling to Fort Lauderdale for the Enterprising Women Awards event joining scholarship recipients from San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Raleigh and Ann Arbor this year.
The Enterprising Women Foundation Mentoring Program provides high school girls with an opportunity to meet and connect with outstanding women entrepreneurs & leaders in STEM-based fields and other industries. This event recognizes their leadership potential, inspire them to dream big and focus on the next steps to realize their potential.
COMPAREX Canada, the corporate sponsor is delighted to be sponsoring Nafisa this year. Dedicated to a gender and diverse workforce, COMPAREX Canada GM Jason Mackay says, “Diversity is our strength. Many voices and experiences have been proven to foster richer innovation, relationships and communication.” He adds, “We know Nafisa will enjoy and be inspired by the Young Enterprising Women event and wish her all the best for her future.”
The 15th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference y takes place April 2 – 4th at the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Enterprising Women is a partner in the new Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative.
The initiative supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors — women and men — to increase the interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.