Upwardly Global Hosts Public Board Meeting, “Skills Based Hiring for Immigrants and Refugees: Special Focus on Supporting Women”

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On March 9, 2023, Upwardly Global hosted a public board meeting featuring top leaders of new movements for skill-based immigrant and refugee hiring.

This all-woman panel focused on new ways to unlock labor market opportunities for those who have often been left on the sidelines. We were also joined by a Ukrainian refugee who discussed her journey finding skill-aligned work in the U.S.

The meeting featured:

  • Kristina Francis, Executive Director of JFFLabs
  • Christina Dawkins, Director of Women’s Economic Power
  • Jina Krause-Vilmar, President and CEO of Upwardly Global
  • Heather Reilly, Principal at Deloitte Consulting and Upwardly Global Board Member
  • Anastasiia Sokolova, Technical Recruiter at RAJ Technologies Inc. and Upwardly Global program alum

Watch the full meeting on our Youtube channel here!

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