8 December, 2017 12:17

Second mentoring meeting took place in Kyiv in the framework of the project "I Can!"

On December 7th, second meeting of Kyiv universities’ students with mentors of the project "I Can!" took place in Kyiv. PR Director of Coca-Cola Ukraine Olesya Zhulynska, editor-in-chief of ELLE Ukraine Sonya Zabouga, TV anchor and public activist Uliana Pcholkina, publisher and director of the Osnovy Publishing Dana Pavlychko, Head of Weldi Ukraine Nadiia Vasylieva participated in this meeting as well. The first event in this format happened during the presentation of the project a month ago. In the future these meetings will be held on a regular basis. You can find out the dates and apply for participation on the website ican.org.ua.
Second mentoring meeting took place in Kyiv in the framework of the project "I Can!" / Elena Pinchuk Foundation

During the meeting, mentors answered questions from the project participants and shared their experience in building a career and making complex decisions that influenced their professional and personal success.

The project "I Can!" (ican.org.ua) is designed to enable women who became famous through their successful work in politics, business, fashion, social and charity projects are ready to share their success stories and achievements, and support young women who are just beginning their journey. To join the project, you need to go to the website ican.org.ua and apply to be able to invite project speakers to Ukrainian schools and universities or send a request for mentorship.

Through the project "I Can!", women leaders will share their experience and knowledge with the youth. But any woman who is on her way to her dream can approach our project members for help.

History of the project

The presentation of the project, which is being implemented by the Elena Pinchuk Foundation with the support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, took place in November 2017 at the Taras Shevchenko National Museum.

Within the framework of the project, well-known Ukrainian women recorded short video interviews, where they talked about their life stories. Those stories should be the source of the inspiration for the thousands of young women who are at the very beginning of their careers and who are not always confident in their own strengths. Each woman who has agreed to share her professional successes, will conduct a series of lectures, hold several meetings with young women and will become their mentor.

Currently more than 30 well-known women have become the mentors of the project. Journalists Oxana Sokolova and Olena Froljak, athletes Lilia Podkopayeva and Alina Shaternikova, parliamentarians Olena Kondratiuk, Olga Belkova and Mariya Ionova, designers Anna October and Svitlana Bevza, Chairman of the Ukrainian Fashion Week Irina Danilevska, civil clerks, academics, heads of major international companies and corporations are among them. New names keep coming on this list.

First of all, the project’s goal is to create the new role models, share success stories, demonstrate that many women in Ukraine hold high positions, manage their own businesses and become famous in the art world.

For detailed information, please, contact Pavel Piminov, Communications Director, Elena Pinchuk Foundation: +380 44 490 4805, P.Piminov@antiaids.org.

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