Mitt Liv

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Mitt Liv

Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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In the close-knit culture of Sweden, corporate hiring operates on networking, personal relationships, and references. To a large degree, immigrant communities do not have access to these resources. Most live in segregated communities that are similar in design to American urban housing initiatives of a generation ago. In immigrant communities, young women face the greatest obstacles to success in the job market. Sofia has launched a program that matches the most dynamic and entrepreneurial young women with Swedish entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Beginning in Goteborg on Sweden’s west coast, the program is poised to spread to Stockholm and Malmo. Sofia has also been asked to address Danish companies interested in adopting her approach.

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Sofia has created a for-profit mentorship program which tackles issues of unemployment and poor integration amoung young immigrant girls in Sweden. Her program offers professional development and contacts for young girls, who offer their expertise to companies in return through lectures and focus groups.