Webinar: It’s Not Just Getting a Job: It’s Building a Career

October 20, 2009


On October 20, 2009, Cities of Migration hosted guest speakers, Sherazade Langlade, from New York’s Upwardly Global and Beatriz Hernandez de Fuhr, from Copenhagen’s KVinfo, internationally recognized experts in the fields of mentoring and labourforce integration, for a 60-minute international webinar on human resource strategies that recruit, retain and result in the successful integration of skilled immigrants and increased diversity in the workforce.

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Sherazade Langlade
New York Managing Director, Upwardly Global

Sherazade’s extensive background in program management and corporate partnerships include previous roles as Manager of the Nonprofit Leadership Development Institute at the United Way of New York City and Director of Volunteer Programs for Habitat for Humanity where she created new programs focused on creating community value, individual impact and engaging the corporate and academic sector to partner in solving society’s challenges. She was a National Urban Fellow, Class of 2005. Sherazade was born in Paris, France to parents of French and Algerian heritage. She moved to the United States in 1984. Sherazade’s native language is French.

Beatriz Hernández de Fuhr
Mentor Network Program Coordinator, KVINFO

Beatriz is a journalist and a researcher with KVINFO, The Danish Centre for Information on Women and Gender, a modern self-governing institution dedicated to bringing women’s politics and women’s research to the forefront of cultural debate in Denmark. Beatriz has worked many years with building partnerships for international cooperation and program development, and now she is part of KVINFO’s national Mentor Network for women from all ethnic backgrounds, a program which has more than 4000 members representing over 125 nationalities – the largest of its kind in the world. Beatriz was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and her mother tongue is Spanish. She has been living in Copenhagen for the past six years.


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