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Name: Rotimi

Country: Nigeria

Profession: Personal Banker

Rotimi, a pension fund and client relationship manager in his home country of Nigeria, joined Upwardly Global. From the very beginning of his search, Rotimi consistently displayed a positive attitude, firmly believing he would one day find success in the U.S.

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"Upwardly Global gave me user-friendly tools that I applied not only for job searching but also to build professional relationships. The training helped me realize my strengths and recognize the areas where I need to develop my talents."

Name: Helena Alemu

Country: Ethiopia

Profession: Research Consultant

Company: UNICEF

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From Helping Africans in Africa to Helping Africans in the United States


Struggling to meet the needs of her family members, Alizata came to Upwardly Global committed to make a better living for herself and her family and to find work that utilized her professional skills. Her focus and determination paid off. She is working as an advocate for the rights of immigrants.


Alizata

Case Manager

Cote d’Ivoire

Master of Business Administration and Management
Bachelor of Business Administration and Management



Alizata holds the prestigious honor as Upwardly Global's 300th placement! Originally from Cote d'Ivoire, Africa, she arrived in the U.S. with extensive hands-on sales and marketing experience.  In her home country, Alizata served as a Financial Counselor, doing important work helping to mobilize a group of community leaders to  promote microfinance as a potential solution to help alleviate her country’s significant poverty.  According to the World Bank, in 2008 49% of people in Cote d’Ivoire lived on less than 1.25 US dollars.  Alizata also worked with local small businesses, offering training in accounting, budgeting, management, and finance, working to help foster financial literacy in her community. Despite her significant experience and accomplishments, after migrating to the U.S., the only work Alizata could find was as a home health aid.  Struggling to meet the needs of her nephews and nieces as well as the additional ten family members that she supports, Alizata came to Upwardly Global committed to make a better living for herself and her family and to find work that utilized her professional skills.  Her focus and determination paid off.  She accepted a position as family case manager for the African Services Committee, working as an advocate for the rights of immigrants.  Fluent in Bambara, French, and English, Alizata now uses her skills and experience to serve the large African community in New York City, in the same way she once served the community in her home country.

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