ARS Inspiring Young Professional Women -
Toronto - Community members had a rare opportunity to hear from female industry leaders at the A.R.S. Breaking Barriers to Success: A Female Leader’s Perspective event on Wednesday, June 18th 2014. The evening’s guest panelists Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of Civic Action Alliance; Ani Hotoyan-Joly, CFO of Coventree Inc.; and Agnes Di Leonardi, General Counsel, Mazda Canada Inc.; each shared stories of the positive experiences and challenges they faced along their professional journeys.
The panelists’ candid stories had audience members laughing and crying, while learning some important strategies for their own success. Attendees were instructed to be open to networking and mentoring opportunities, to understand their unique strengths and skillsets, build a supportive network, access resources and not to fear taking risks. Above all, by sharing stories of their own journeys, the panelists inspired each and every one of us that with the right attitude we can ‘have it all’ and achieve both our personal and professional goals.
This was the inaugural event organized by the ARS Inspire for Tomorrow program as it launches a professional women’s network. An initiative of the ARS Toronto Roubina Chapter, the program aims to create opportunities for networking and mentoring among female professionals within the Armenian community. “Our people are our richest resource,” committee member Rosaline Papissian said in her welcome address at the event. Role-modeling opportunities as well as the ability to network, share industry insights and resources are just some of the benefits of building a strong professional network.
For those interested in learning more about the ARS Inspire for Tomorrow program, email firstname.lastname@example.org and lookout for upcoming events scheduled for this fall.