Networking + Workshop Event: PITCH YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS!

Thursday, 22 August 2019 18:30 – 21:00
Location: The Blake House, 449 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Category: Networking

Whether you are an entrepreneur or business owner looking for clients, collaborators, or employees; a job searcher, newcomer or career changer looking for work or inspiration, or a connector looking to expand their network or knowledge, we look forward to hosting you. Join us August 22nd for a special Networking Event + YWiB presentation! Be sure to also stick around for our YWiB giveaways before the night ends!

Get your tickets today and get ready to grow, connect, and succeed!

Our networking events provide a great opportunity for young professional women to connect and be inspired. Does networking make you anxious? Don't worry! The YWiB team will be on hand to mingle alongside you to help you make meaningful and relevant connections. Whether this is your first time networking or your 10th, we guarantee you will enjoy your time with us. Our relaxed, non-judgemental and welcoming environment lets even those who consider themselves 'bad' at networking, shine and be their best selves.

Do you struggle to deliver a clear pitch, whether it be for your business or career? Do you feel you lack the confidence to express what you bring to the table? Is it hard for you to talk about your professional accomplishments or ask for what you know you are qualified for?

At this event, you'll learn pitch frameworks tailored for women-identified leaders and practical skills for getting your message across. Our guest speaker Niduk D'souza will share her experience with pitching and best-practices you can apply to your own pitch. We will also be joined by Abhi Bhatia who will explore aspects of self-awareness as it relates to her life and journey.
6:30pm | Doors open and check-in starts
7:00pm | Event officially starts
Featured Speakers:
How to Pitch Yourself or Your Business with Niduk D'souza
Self-Awareness Chat with Abhi Bhatia
9:00 pm | Event ends


Niduk D’souza has been a nonprofit leader and advocate for over 17 years. From working with grassroots community organizations across Africa and Asia to large donor organizations in the UK and North America, Niduk has helped hundreds of nonprofits raise more money, think strategically and implement their programs effectively. In 2006, Niduk helped to build Kenya’s first free children’s library - Nguuni Children’s Education Centre. Over a decade later, over 100,000 children have read, studied and played here.

In 2018, she launched her latest social business, Impact With Intention, an online educational platform for nonprofit leaders. Taking her years of experience teaching and practice in the field of helping nonprofits both online and in-person she has designed this educational and learning resource for small nonprofit changemakers and leaders to strengthen their capacity across 4 pillars: Governance; Fundraising & Communications; Project Management and; Monitoring & Evaluation.

Niduk has also recently joined the leadership team at UP Fundraising, where she is leading a new division focused on fundraising strategy and stewardship.

Previously, Niduk founded and ran an international development consulting practice working global across all major development focus areas. In 2018, her practice was acquired by PGM Africa. She has also served on the boards of a number of nonprofits from development charities such as The Haller Foundation, Livingstone Tanzania Trust to arts-based nonprofits such as The Red Betty Theatre. Earning the Max Rotman Humanitarian Award, Niduk is also recognized as a community influencer for visible minorities and women by the Canadian Armed Forces.

Niduk holds a Bachelor of Arts specializing in Industrial Relations from McMaster University. She conducted a review of minimum wage policy in Ontario for the Ministry of Labour. She continued further academic work in worker’s rights, economics and law, at the London School of Economics and Political Science earning a Masters in (Economics) International Management and a Masters in Research Methodology and Statistics at Middlesex University while pursuing her doctoral research. Most recently she completed a case study on Coal Mining in Mozambique and the Leading of Nonviolent Social Movements at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has published and presented at numerous conferences.

Abhilasha Bhatia, 'Abhi', is a Software Engineer at Finaeo Inc., a growing Canadian startup in the insurance technology space. She has 5+ yrs experience working in the technology industry in Canada and US - Toronto, Silicon Valley, Tampa. Prior to that, she has 6 yrs of educational experience pursuing courses in Computer Science and Engineering. Abhi wants to use technology to engineer solutions for moonshot ideas that would take humanity to the next level, currently in the insurance industry with Finaeo.

Abhi grew up in India, in the city of Kanpur, in a family of 12 which included parents, grandparents, sibling, cousins, uncles and aunts. The perks of growing up in a big family were having a playful childhood with sibling and cousins and listening to anecdotes from grandparents. The family always encouraged and supported kids for higher education and picking up fields that would help in critical thinking and reasoning. Abhi feels this has been a crucial element in her upbringing that has helped her see different avenues that life can bring and explore awareness.

Abhi believes that it is important to educate young women about their rights, the importance of self-awareness, changing a mindset from feeling victimized to challenging norms and believing in themselves and always staying curious. She has been exploring leadership through people and books. She is very excited and looking forward to interacting with amazing women attending YWiB networking event!"


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