International Volunteer Day 2021

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Words by Bianca Asanache   Volunteer now for our common future “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn As a volunteer-run organisation, on the International Volunteer Day, we want to celebrate the people who offer their skills, […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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Words by Bianca Asanache   **Content warning: This article discusses domestic violence and coercive control that may be distressing to some readers. If you believe that the article will be a trigger for you, then you may choose to forgo it.** I know someone. More than one. I know people very close to me. Actually, […]

Networking like a pro

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Words by Bianca Asanache   Networking is an essential step of the career advancement process. Not only helps with meeting new people but it’s necessary to expand knowledge, gain different perspectives, open your horizon and unlock possibilities that might not be available to you otherwise. For women, networking can be especially helpful because we’re more […]

Is There Really Gender Equality in the Workplace in 2021?

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Words by Diana Milena Lopez Duque  “Since the very first time I met my manager, I was shocked when he told me that he can’t stand a woman who gives him orders or who earns more than him. But that wasn’t the worst part. Months later, I had to quit my job and seek immediate […]

Taking a leap of faith

Words by Diana Milena Lopez Duque   Who says that migrating to another country is an easy job? If anyone thinks it is, please give us the secret recipe. We, migrants, took a leap of faith moving to another country. From the very moment we are at the airport, saying goodbye to our family, with […]

What happened to you? Let’s talk about migration and mental health

Words by Bianca Oana Asanache You’ve come a long way, you made it this far.  Studied hard and worked harder to gain experience. Worked your bum off climbing up the ladder of success.  You proved to your family, your workmates, your boss, and ultimately to yourself, that you have what it takes. Then you move countries. You […]

Resume Mistake Which Could Be Costing You Interviews & Opportunities

Words by Bianca Oana Asanache Is your resume working for you or hindering your potential?  The biggest mistake people make when writing their resumes is being generic and focusing only on the tasks they performed, rather than on quantitative achievements. When checking your resume, employers look for three main elements: experience, education and skills. If you’re […]

International Women’s Day 2021 #ChoosetoChallenge

Lessons from #ChooseToChallenge Month “You’ve got to tell the world how to treat you. If the world tells you how you are going to be treated, you are in trouble.” James Baldwin. This year, the International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge gender bias and inequality. This campaign’s highlights go beyond simply celebrating women’s performances. It’s […]

Migration, Roots & Identity

Words by Bianca Oana Asanache     To uproot   verb [ T ] 1) uproot verb [T] (plant) to pull a plant including its roots out of the ground 2) uproot verb [T] (person) to remove a person from their home or usual environment   (From the Cambridge Dictionary)   Uprooted, interrupted, removed, displaced. […]

Interview by Shankar Pillai (MAHRI)

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Our founder of Professional Migrant Women (PMW), Fabiola Campbell, had the privilege to be interviewed by Shankar Pillai (MAHRI) this week.   If you listen to the interview and there is something that resonates with you, please let us know here or in a private message. We are on a mission to communicate your needs more effectively!   […]