BIPOC women founders face economical and social barriers in addition to racial barriers when they start a business. Often times, we have to go through an added layer of dealing with this complexity as we handle day to day interactions, conversations, and relationships. Photo by Ümit Bulut on Unsplash Why wait till you learn the … Continue reading 3 Lessons I Learned as a Woman of Colour in Entrepreneurship
I was part of the Women's Intensive Leadership panel yesterday to discuss Women Leading Change during the COVID19 crisis, and some of the ways this has impacted women. Along with some of the ways we need to change the system and our own behaviour to make sure it's not leaving people behind. Here are the … Continue reading Women Leading Change: Crisis, Disruption and Systems Change
My first time visiting Leyden High School was two summers ago, when I also visited Chicago for the first time. I was there to conduct an Equity and Inclusion workshop for staff and teachers, as part of their summer Professional Development. I was very inspired by the teachers and admin staff. Their dedication to make … Continue reading How a Chicago Lunch Program is Supporting Families During COVID19
When we think about access to media, news, radio, and broadcasting, we often think of white, heteronormative thoughts, ideologies and voices put together to formulate our society's collective voice. This is not representative of marginalized voices; voices who have fought and spoken up about equity, peace, justice, and democracy for centuries. Voices who have fought … Continue reading Changing the Narrative: media, podcasting, storytelling. What’s your story?
Take a look at Parkdale Centre's 2019, a year in review, with some program, events, and people highlights & gearing up for 2020's new year goals!
What are some of the goals you have for 2020 when it comes to your business?
One of the most pressing challenges of women entrepreneurs is to access the right support system, networks and mentors at early stages of business planning.
It's been a while since I've written on this blog. I'm excited to be back and share more of my journey here. I have a new focus now, but still on the same mission to empower and elevate people's work, and create equitable opportunities for all. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash I stayed away from it for … Continue reading New focus. Same mission.
it's time to stop calling it diversity and inclusion, it's equity and inclusion in the workplace
My name is Rusul, I founded Parkdale Centre in early 2017, to fill the accessibility and inclusivity gap to innovation, tech and entrepreneurship, especially for underrepresented groups: women, newcomers and those from low-income backgrounds. Before Parkdale Centre, I co-founded The Writing Project, a student publishing platform used in the U.S. by educators and students to … Continue reading About Me