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Supporting women in the workplace, today and tomorrow

March 26, 2020

As March is Women’s History Month, there’s no time like the present to appreciate the female mentors, colleagues and leaders we find ourselves surrounded by every day at NATIONAL.

With 40 per cent of our partners and 67 per cent of our staff being women, there’s no shortage of role models to look up to as a young female professional in the NATIONAL network. For someone growing their career, being surrounded by such a high percentage of women in the workplace is inspiring and exciting.

NATIONAL is also a place that champions women making waves in the world at large. In our Women Inspiring Leaders series, we invite change-making women to share the stories of how they’re blazing new trails—in journalism, film, medicine and more.

For International Women’s Day this month, the Toronto office’s CSR committee wanted to pay it forward to women outside our own office, and support others in the community building their own careers. On March 5, we held a clothing drive to bring together donations for Dress for Success, an organization focused on helping women achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, developmental tools and professional attire.

For International Women’s Day this month, NATIONAL held a clothing drive to bring together donations for Dress for Success, an organization focused on helping women achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, developmental tools and professional attire.

Our Toronto clothing drive generated over 15 boxes of outerwear, clothes, shoes, accessories and new makeup, toiletries and hosiery. We also gathered donations of men’s clothing for an organization friendly to Dress for Success, Dress Your Best, which provides support to men seeking employment.

When you’re surrounded by bold thinkers who lead by example and help boost others up, it’s easy to feel inspired to bring your best to your own work every day. During Women’s History Month, we hope to have been able to pass some of that inspiration along to others starting their professional journey—who may become mentors of the future, too.

For tips on how to empower yourself and other women in the workforce, take a read of this great piece by our colleagues Chloe Mills and Kate Greenwood.

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