Intersecting Technology with Careers for Youth

By Doina Oncel on October 6, 2016 under HVThinkTank Success

We are really excited to work with Magnet Today to bring you closer to getting hired!

On October 11, 2016 Magnet Today will join our hEr VOLUTION Think Tank Accelerator to show youth how to use technology to help them with getting their first career.

  • Are you between 15 and 29 years old?
  • Are you looking for work?
  • Do you need the extra help with building your online job search profile?

Then you are invited to join us for our upcoming Career Day!

This session is for everyone who is interested in learning how to use technology to get their first job or change careers.READ MORE

#HVThinkTank: Helping Young Women In Conflict With The Law Realize Their Potential

By Doina Oncel on July 6, 2016 under HVThinkTank Success


‪#‎DidYouKnow: Young women in conflict with the law are also victims of abuse? ‪‎Fact: According to Council of Elizabeth Fry Society of Ontario, 71% of young women reported physical abuse prior to conflict with the law.

#‎DidYouKnow: Young women account for 2,147 crimes per 100,000 versus the rate of 10,084 among young men in the same age group? These sexist biases also contribute to the higher rate of incarceration of young women as compared to men remanded or charged in similar circumstances.

#‎DidYouKnow: The inequality of poverty and homelessness is associated with many types of survival activities of youth that are increasingly likely to cause them to be criminalized? Homeless youth, who must rely on selling their own bodies to survive, as well as those who first panhandle, or gather in groups, are at significantly increased risk of being criminalized.

#‎DidYouKnow: Youth whose parents are marginalized, have disabling mental health issues, and/or are criminalized, have a 62% likelihood of being criminalized or imprisoned themselves?

#‎DidYouKnow: Most criminalized women have low levels of education, limited employment and economic records, and usually live alone in extremely poor housing conditions?READ MORE

What does it take to raise confident women in today’s society?

By Doina Oncel on May 24, 2016 under Math Success

DSC00679Being a young woman in today’s society is not an easy and effortless thing to be. Although there were some attempts by a few brands to use the media to tell women that they are sufficient  just by being themselves, the messages that we are not good enough as women are still predominant. Based on many conducted surveys, young women are faced with the challenge of belonging in the society and, in order to feel accepted, some of them go to extreme measures.

What we know for sure is that positive self esteem is a key source to change the way women look at themselves. Confidence attracts excellence and vice-versa. What does it take to raise confident women in today’s society?


Investing in education for girls is one major component in overcoming the self esteem struggle. However, if we still use the same teaching methods that were used centuries ago we will not be able to see positive results, we will not be able to disrupt a movement or revolutionize the way young women will be influenced to learn about themselves and their roles in society.  Education has to become main concern at home with parental involvement.  Parents need to take a stand in their daughters’  learning and teaching young women to read between the lines is crucial to how they will see the world and themselves.  21st Century Learning is an important factor which is overseen in schools today. Books still reflect the men of the society from the past who are recognized as innovators while the women who’ve made an equal or greater impact have been neglected.