Doina Oncel is the Founder and CEO of hEr VOLUTION, a non-profit agency assisting girls and young women with access to STEM based education and employment opportunities in Canada. Her educational background in the AWCCA ( Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counseling Advocate) program at George Brown College had prepared her for this adventure as she stands strong behind her belief that women need to be integrated in more opportunities in order for our society at large to flourish. Doina contributes to Huffington Post posting information on her research concerning women in STEM issues. Furthermore, Doina speaks on a variety of issues relating to women’s rights, including access or lack thereof to women in STEM education in Canada.
How can your experience or your business help fellow conference attendees?
My experience working with both, the nonprofit and the business world, will bring a deeper knowledge to the attendees when they are ready to understand more about what social good actually stands for and who will a business help when it decides to become socially conscious. Currently working at hEr VOLUTION developing programs to benefit the youth gain a better understanding of skills needed to advance in the professional world, I know first hand about the importance of supporting young women become the next leaders of our society while they are supporting a small business.
What do you hope to take away from the conference?
I am really excited to be attending this conference to learn more about the existing and new tools which will help me support young women gain new skills. I am also interested in learning what does a small business need in order to better support young women while they in turn are supporting the small business thrive.
What do you think is our greatest social problem today? Any suggestions to solve it?
There are many young people who do not have fair opportunities in the real world while small businesses are not fairly supported to help youth get a fair start at skill building. I strongly believe that once we gain a better understating of how both businesses and the communities can help each other it’s a good start to overcome this. Funding for small business to be able to build capacity for young people is where the big issue is.
What is the most inspiring book you have read?
With my time being limited, yet still want to stay current with what’s new, I read a lot of business blogs Inc, Forbes, Canadian Business to name a few. The real inspiration I get is from the people I talk to every day!
Doina Oncel is attending the #SocialforGood Conference
About the #SocialforGood Conference
If you are a socially conscious individual, entrepreneur, corporation or non-profit organization you can’t afford to miss this conference! Please join us for two days that will evoke conversation, initiate ideas and inspire creative solutions to spread social good in your community and workplace.
#SocialforGood will have you dive deeper then you ever have before and will address:
- What a #socialforgood movement is and why it even matters
- Can a business really make a profit while doing something that makes a difference? Yes! Learn how!
- Ideas and beliefs by change makers and sought after experts.
- We will explore why investing in women is the world best social strategy
- Creative solutions to inspire change in your life, workplace and business
- How to Bring Authenticity and Integrity to Your Business
- How Creating your Business Creates a Whole New You
- How to raise money for your social business or cause
- The best ways to spread your message: Video, podcasts, public speaking, social media and more