* Girl Connected 2020 chapter is currently underway applications are now closed, please stay posted for next year’s round of applications.

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Mentorship

GIRL CONNECTED officially launched its first membership based chapter in Toronto February 2020, with main focuses spanning across Music Business and Administration, Event Production, and A&R. The Girl Connected Mentorship Program (GCMP) will be providing 20 aspiring female professionals the chance to participate in a year-long one-on-one mentorship with an industry-giant based on their field of interest, professional ambitions and goals.

Selected mentees will be attending quarterly meetings with their mentors where they are able to communicate any questions or concerns about their field, discuss projects, strategy and complete appropriate evaluations. Mentees also have the opportunity to work and share space on a weekly basis with the Girl Connected program leader to truly ensure they are provided with the tools they need to succeed. Lola Media Group CEO, and Girl Connected founder Lola Plaku, will also be available throughout the process for additional feedback, overview, and program support to all mentees.

Events

View photos from our first event on Facebook

GIRL CONNECTED EVENTS is a public platform created to offer a larger conversation about women in the entrepreneurial landscape, examining the intricate role of leadership and success.

GIRL CONNECTED EVENTS includes but is not limited to workshops, speaking engagements, industry and influencer roundtables, discussion panels, and mentorship sessions. The aim is to provide aspirational young women with advice & guidance on how to overcome challenges and where to direct their attention when it comes to achieving their dreams and attaining success.

A CONVERSATION WITH OUR 2020 INSTRUCTORS was the first of our quarterly public conversations for the Toronto chapter. It took place on February 28th, 2020 inside Daniels Spectrum. The kick off event engaged in a conversation with our year long mentors to discuss their involvement in the program, their experiences in the music industry and their role as leaders and mentors to the younger generation. The event was moderated by founder Lola Plaku in conversation with Krystyn Price, Riggs Morales, Adam Zia, and Nicole Wyskoarko. The event was made possible by Factor & The Government of Canada, and Puma.

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