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HEADLINEWhy Women May Face a Greater Risk of Catching Coronavirus
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New York Times
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Mar 12, 2020
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Health experts worry that the roles women hold in society, such as nurses or caregivers, place them squarely in the virus’s path. >> COVID-19-related; women

HEADLINEEthical fashion? These women offer a new pattern.
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Christian Science Monitor
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Jan 08, 2020
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Some critics voice concerns they never act on. When Hoda Katebi couldn’t find the kind of fashion company she wanted to do business with, she created it herself - an immigrant and refugee-run fashion production cooperative on Chicago’s North Side, called Blue Tin Production. How is her vision of a humane workplace playing out? >> Fashion. Sewing; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEEntrepreneurship group offers a boost to newcomers from China launching businesses in Canada
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Globe & Mail
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Jan 05, 2020
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Toronto-based WeWorkingWomen, a group of Chinese entrepreneurs and businesspeople fills an education gap for Chinese newcomers and has built a community of like-minded women who can reach out to each other for support. >> Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEWhy immigrant women are struggling to get work in Vancouver’s tech hub
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CBC
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Dec 31, 2019
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Women who are new immigrants in B.C. have an especially difficult time finding jobs in the tech sector, according to a Vancouver-based diversity and inclusion expert. 'Often, immigrant women who come in don't have the self-confidence or even the mindset to approach people that they don't know at all and form that first connection,' says co-founder of Immigrant and International Women in Science. >> IT (Information technology); Women

HEADLINE‘A healing farm:’ Produce project helps Yazidi refugees in Manitoba plant roots.
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CBC
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Dec 24, 2019
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Hundreds of Yazidi refugees harvested more than 9,000 kilograms of produce this year as part of a special farming project in Manitoba. The food was given to refugee families and leftovers were sold at farmers markets or given to food banks. >> Farming; Women

HEADLINEFrom Aleppo to Quebec City: Syrian refugees’ kitchen co-op makes a home in provincial capital
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CBC
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Dec 24, 2019
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Women at Aliments Ensemble cook up Syrian treats, learning French and job skills while they're at it. >> Food preparation and service; Basic skills with English; Entrepreneurship; Training with newcomer focus; Women

HEADLINEMaking women look and feel great
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Winnipeg Free Press
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Dec 09, 2019
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Dress For Success Winnipeg (Clothes Close until Nov, 2019) provides support, professional attire to help clients get into workforce. >> Women

HEADLINEProgram arms women with credentials in fight against poverty
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Toronto Star
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Nov 16, 2019
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A newcomer woman from Peru, now living in Toronto, is finding success after going through YWCA's Commercial-Residential Painter Decorator Pre-Apprenticeship program, part of its larger Women in Trades program. >> Construction; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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CNN
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Oct 26, 2019
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I'm not this exceptional human being,' Ibrahim said. 'There are millions of refugees right now who are not being given the opportunities that I have been given. And if they were, they would do incredible things.' >> Health care; Women

HEADLINELondon agency showcases immigrant entrepreneurs in new campaign
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The London Free Press
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Oct 15, 2019
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Kay Habib, an interior designer and owner of Skilled Accents in London, Ontario, an immigrant herself from Pakistan, started her own an interior design business. In 2018, she began rescuing discontinued fabric samples and swatches to manufacture decorative pillows. Her company now has a showroom in northwest London and employs nine Syrian and Iraqi refugee women. >> Sewing; Entrepreneurship; Women