Claiming YOUR Space in the Workforce
Future Black Female is partnering with organizations in the Niagara region to host a conference focused on the unique needs of Black girls and women entering the workforce.
The conference will drive towards systemic change as we advocate for an inclusive workforce in Ontario.
About the Keynote Speaker: Dr. Beatrice (Betty) Moraa Ombuki-Berman, PhD, ME, BSc, a Full Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Computer Science, Brock University is the Keynote Speaker. Raised in Kenya and educated in Japan, she is the past Graduate Program Director of Brock’s Dept. of Computer Science and the Founding & former Interim Chair of Brock’s New Department of Engineering. She is an inspirational multi-lingual Black woman claiming her space in a field with very few Black women. She currently Co-Directs Brock’s Bio-Inspired Computational Intelligence Group.
Workshops and panels will focus on:
Ageism - how GenZers are experiencing discrimination due to their age.
Micro-aggressions against Black girls and women in professional spaces (including school/college/university).
Diversity - what exactly does that mean and why is it relevant to the success of Black girls and women in the workforce.
Mindfulness and self-care for professionals
Professional development skills (e.g. interview and resume building)
This conference will provide strategies for equity and inclusion of Black female youth in the workforce and make sure their careers begin in nurturing environments where they are empowered to make meaningful contributions.
District School Board of Niagara
St. Catharines Downtown Association