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UWIB Chicago: Speed Networking with Upwardly Global

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Backstop Solutions Group

233 South Wacker Drive

#3960

Chicago, IL 60606

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UWIB is excited to partner with Upwardly Global for a female speed networking event. UpGlo is a non-profit dedicated to helping eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants, refugees and asylees.

Come volunteer your time and experiences to help this great organization. As a volunteer at this speed networking event you will speak to about 5-8 female job seekers for around 10 minutes each. This event is meant to give job seekers practical experience having a professional conversation and to practice their marketing 'elevator' pitch.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, June 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Check-in opens at 5:45pm)

LOCATION: Backstop Solutions Group | Willis Tower • 233 S. Wacker Drive #3960, Chicago IL 60606

AGENDA:

  • 5:45 - 6:10 p.m: Check-in and refreshments

  • 6:10 - 6:30 p.m: Introductions from UWIB and Upwardly Global, followed by mock interview orientation and description of the importance of networking from UWIB board members.

  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m: Speed networking

  • 7:30 - 8:00 p.m: Group feedback discussion and opening networking

ABOUT Upwardly Global

UpGlo is a non-profit dedicated to helping eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants, refugees and asylees. Today there are more than 1.8 million immigrants in the U.S. who are college-educated but are unemployed or significantly underemployed. In their home countries they were engineers, doctors, scientists, accountants, and nonprofit professionals. In the U.S. they become cashiers, nannies, and cab drivers, if employed at all.

To solve this problem Upwardly Global provides customized training and support for these new Americans to give them an equal opportunity to find and secure skill appropriate opportunities and achieve their full economic potential in the U.S. UpGlo also build partnerships so that U.S. employers can benefit from access to this talent pool. The outcome is global talent for employers, culturally competent service providers for diverse communities, and family sustaining incomes for those who were previously unemployed or underemployed.

If you have any questions about Upwardly Global or this event you can contact the Central Region Volunteer and Events coordinator at UpGlo, Karrie Miner, at karriem@upwardlyglobal.org.


ABOUT United Women in Business

The United Women in Business Foundation (UWIB) seeks to foster professional success through education among all women. Through educational programming, mentorship, and community service initiatives, our goal is to help members excel despite the challenges and inequalities that women face in in today’s business environment. While UWIB places a strong emphasis on serving women who are underprivileged, our organization is also dedicated to serving and supporting women with different experience levels ranging from undergraduate and graduate students, to young professionals, female executives, and thought leaders.


HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH UWIB:

If you are interested in UWIB and would like to receive invites to future events, please fill out our free, 5-minute sign-up form here. You can also follow us on Twitter (@UnitedWomen) to keep the conversation going, follow along on Instagram with @uwibfoundation, and like us on Facebook while checking out event photos!

By registering for a United Women in Business Foundation event, you are giving permission for UWIB to use any photos of you from this event for UWIB promotional purposes and for UWIB and UWIB's partners to contact you via email after this event.


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