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YW Kitchener-Waterloo partners with McMaster University Continuing Education to help women launch into tech roles through a fully funded certificate program KITCHENER, ON, September 23, 2021 – The YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo’s (YWKW) innovative employment training program, In Her Shoes, has partnered with McMaster University Continuing Education to offer its YWCA Reskilling Uplift in Specialized Technology initiative. Uplift is a virtual program whereby learners receive a Certificate of Professional Learning in Data Analytics from McMaster University Continuing Education. The first cohort of classes is set to begin on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 and will run on a part-time basis until July 2022. The...

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We are very happy to announce that the Entrepreneurship & Employment Newcomer Women's Program has been extended for another year!  The next round starts on September 13th, 2021 and it is all online! Our entrepreneurship & employment programs are available in two streams - one for those still wondering about the how-to’s, possibilities, and what is involved - which we call the beginner stream.  The other stream is the advanced stream - for those that have a product, an idea and need an extra boost of support to get the side hustle off the ground!  There are more details below...

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Sponsored by Libro Credit Union, hosted by In Her Shoes and presented by Define + Design Co. "Cracking the Instagram Code" is an interactive workshop to help participants understand Instagram algorithms, and learn how to use their Instagram page effectively to grow their business online. Participants will learn the essentials of IG for a professional presence over three days of LIVE training in the areas of: Monday March 22nd @ 1pm Day 1: Creating an IG Account Worth Following – 60 minutes Brand - stress the value of creating an account that has an aligned and consistent brand = better experience...

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We were absolutely delighted to be a part of this article that shares some of the best places to do thrift shopping in the Waterloo Region in this blog post from kwjoy.co.  Thank you so much to Sarah Francis for writing this article! Did you know that In Her Shoes runs three successful employment and entrepreneurship programs? All sales from our store, online store and auctions go directly to these programs! In Her Shoes is a social enterprise of the YW Kitchener-Waterloo.  It was established in February 2018. All accessories that are sold are donated by our community, so they...

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“Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a plague.” I’ve thought about this phrase a lot.  It’s likely that if we were to ask William Shakespeare what he would have thought about this, he wouldn’t be impressed at all. After all, King Lear is a play, and part of the point of a play is that it is seen.

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