YES May Newsletter 2019-05-07

Our May Newsletter comes with information on what's happening at the center including Women in Entrepreneurship Month at YES, a Call for Submissions for our What The Pop! Art Exhibition Series, a recap of third Entrepreneurship Speaker Series event "Decoding Tech Entrepreneurship", our Client of the Month, and more!

     



 
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Are you an emerging artist based in Quebec? Looking to reach new markets and make sales? You're invited to submit your application to participate for FREE in our upcoming YES Art Pop-up series entitled WHAT THE POP! More info here>>>

Missed our Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Decoding Tech Entrepreneurship event? Check out the recap and facebook live video here>>>

May is Women in Entrepreneurship Month at YESCheck out what we have in store>>>


Find out how YES helped Nova Lee-Fortier find a job in her field and to nurture her artistic talent in our  Client of the Month feature>>>

Want to join a dynamic team? YES is hiring! If you're looking to work in the non-profit world and you meet the criteria and qualifications, we would like to hear from you! To view our current job openings click here>>>


Want to make your LinkedIn profile shine above the rest? Need business coaching? Looking to take your creativity to the next level? View our Winter/Spring 2019 Program Book here>>>

Want access to exclusive videos and documents to help you reach your full potential? Sign up for the Community Portal here>>>
 
JOB SEEKERS ENTREPRENEURS ARTISTS
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Looking to turn your artistic talent into a profitable career?

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We do this by helping people find a job, start a business or earn income from their art, right here in Quebec.
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ARE YOU AN EMERGING ARTIST LOOKING TO EXHIBIT YOUR WORK AND REACH NEW AUDIENCES? 
 

Call for Submissions opens on Friday May 10, 2019
 
INDUSTRY LEADERS GATHERED TO DECODE TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT SPEAKER SERIES EVENT 
 
On Thursday May 2, we hosted one of our most dynamic panels to date! Invited guest speakers from finance, tech and business captivated a full house at SAP Labs with tales of personal successes and "failforwards", advice on how to secure financing for tech startups and insight into the future of Montreal's thriving tech ecosystem. Moderated by Cindy Fagen, (COO SAP Labs Canada), the panel consisted of Layial El-Hadi (Head of Responsible Finance & Curriculum, Fintech Cadence - FormFintech), Josef Azam (Co-founder & President, Design Shopp), Pascale Audette (CEO, Carebook Technologies Inc.) and Cédric Tawil - Director, Business Development – Entrepreneurship, Montréal International).

Josef, whose humble beginnings started years ago after being in the audience at one of our events, is now at the helm of his own successful marketing firm and proof that even if you don't know where to start, don't have money or connections, you too can succeed as long as you believe in yourself. Check out his opening speech here>>>

We're already at work on the next Entrepreneurship Speaker Series event, so stay tuned!
 
 
BE INSPIRED, LEARN, SHARE, CONNECT AND NETWORK WITH OTHER WOMEN LIKE YOU! 
 
Find out more by clicking here or on the image above>>>
 
 FIND OUT HOW NOVA LEE-FORTIER FOUND A JOB IN HER FIELD WITH THE HELP OF YES
 
Nova Lee-Fortier is a Montreal-born, Laurentians-raised visual artist and graphic designer. After having worked as a freelancer for several years, and then several more as an employee for a large company, a period of transition soon followed. That's when she knew the time was right to step out of her comfort zone and explore her options. Several friends had recommended YES, so in 2018 she attended the Business Skills for Creative Souls Artists Conference and a Jump-Start Your Job Search Express workshop later in April, which ended up being "one of the best decisions" she says she's ever made.

Working with her career counselor, Nova was able to refine her job hunting and interview skills, which led to her successfully land a job in her field, even though she had been out of the job hunting market for the better part of a decade. "I have learned a lot about myself through the process of having to identify my strengths and weaknesses for my job search,” Nova says. “That knowledge gave me valuable insight into other areas of my life.”
 
It was important to Nova to hone her job search skills, but also to nurture and encourage her artistic passion. Under the guidance of YES' Artist Mentorship program, she was accepted into our What The Pop? Pop-Up exhibition series last September, which gave her an invaluable opportunity to showcase her art to the public as well as a chance to learn what it takes to flawlessly organize and deliver an art exhibition. 
"The coaching I have received at YES has been a huge contributing factor in helping me achieve my goals," Nova says. “I have regained my self-confidence and my belief in myself, which is priceless. I am really thankful to YES as an organization and to the team as a whole!"
     
LOOKING TO WORK IN NON-PROFIT? CHECK OUT OUR JOB OPENINGS!
 
 
VIEW OR DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF OUR WINTER/SPRING 2019 PROGRAM BOOK 
 
 
DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • The YES Centre is open, free of charge, to everyone on a drop-in basis from Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm for use of the computers, phone, internet, Wi-Fi, fax machine and  resource library. 
  • We offer one-on-one support to: entrepreneurs (all ages), job-seekers (ages 18-40 years), artists (all ages), as well as a Mentorship Program.
  • Many of our workshops and services are offered online - for a complete listing of all our programs and workshops, click here to view our  Winter/Spring 2019 Program Book.
  • We have an extensive Job Board on our website with full-time, part-time, seasonal, student and casual positions. You can apply for these postings by visiting the centre at 666 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 700, during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm).
For information and updates, visit our website at www.yesmontreal.ca
 
 
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