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Launch: Women in Motion: "Step up and lead: a millenium mentorship program"

    Bell Canada - Founding Sponsor
    Women in Motion continues its tradition of excellence in leading edge,   
    motivational career programs for youth with the launch of "STEP UP AND 

    TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Women in Motion is the largest student career
conference organization in Ontario having presented 30 conferences and events
and outreached more than 16000 students in the past 23 months. Women in Motion
is a non-profit incorporated organization with in-kind offices situated in
Toronto at Yonge and Bloor in the Chartered Accountants of Ontario building.
    This exciting new initiative will link up 50 of the top senior female
students from both the Toronto Catholic and Toronto District Schools Boards
with dynamic female leaders in the work force. We acknowledge Bell Canada who
has "stepped up" as the founding sponsor of this exciting initiative!
    Students will participate in a facilitated mentorship program with their
mentors that focuses on leadership development. The program is held over a 4
month period during which 3 motivational breakfast events will be held to
facilitate the development of a meaningful relationship. Mentors and students
will use email and an electronic bulletin board for communication purposes and
to reinforced the importance of technology in the workforce.
    The Official Program Launch: February 2, 2000 from 6-8pm. Royal Bank at
200 Bay Street on the 40th Floor, South Tower at the corner of Bay and Front
Streets in Toronto. Over 200 people will be in attendance including students,
parents, mentors, educators, the Women in Motion Mentorship Committee and
other invited guests.


    6:00-6:30  Arrival and Mingle

    6:30-7:00 Speakers:
       Welcome from Royal Bank (host) John Legg - Senior V.P. Service
        Delivery Royal Bank
       Greetings from the Ontario Government - The Honourable Margaret
        Marland - Minister Responsible for Children
       Founding Sponsor - Ginny Dybenko - V.P. Sympatico Services Bell Canada
       School Board - Johanne Stewart - Director Toronto Catholic District
        School Board
       School Board - Mary Low - Executive Officer Responsible for Academic
        Accountability Toronto District School Board
       Akela Peoples - Executive Director - Women in Motion, National
        Director of Employer Relations - The Institute of Computer Studies

    7:00-8:00 Program overview: mentors, students and parents

    Mentors include leaders from Bell Canada, Royal Bank, The Institute of
Computer Studies, IBM, Women in Capital Markets Canadian Forces, Sky Dome,
Bank of Montreal, Human Resources Development Canada, RSC Dominion Securities,
Clearnet, Toronto Web Girls, Canadian Stage, DeVry, Cisco, Synapse Creatives,
Dalerose Homes, Toronto Dominion Bank, Nortel Networks, Ontario College of
Teachers, Ontario Government, Women of Influence, Arthur Andersen, Xerox,
George Hull Centre, Toronto Fire Services, VBDI, CGI, York University,
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, Toronto School of Business, Granby
House Productions and NADUM.


For further information: Call Lisa Del Greco, Programs Co-ordinator 
Women in Motion at (416) 962-4946 or; ONSITE 
CONTACT: Russ White, Director Women in Motion

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