Webinar: Job-Ready, Set, Go! Connecting Immigrant and Refugee Youth to Employment

October 12, 2016

Source: Mitt Liv

Source: Mitt Liv

Learn about enterprising ideas from Stockholm and Paris that are connecting talented young people to jobs while helping businesses tap the diversity advantage – it’s a win-win solution. Social enterprises led by Ashoka changemakers at Mitt Liv (Gothenburg) and Mozaïk RH (Paris) offer training and mentorship programs that help prepare under/un-employed immigrant and refugee youth for the labour market while promoting the values of corporate diversity and leadership to employers.

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  • In Gothenburg, Mitt Liv’s The Chance of a Lifetime program matches immigrants with pre-screened mentors from the professional and business community. Newcomers gain access to insider knowledge, skills and network, while mentors gain knowledge and insight on how to promote and manage diversity as an asset within their workplace.
  • In Paris, Mozaïk RH is the first French recruitment agency and HR consulting non-profit specializing in the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity. Mozaïk RH matches marginalized young people from low-income neighbourhoods with employers by arming them with employability skills.


saba-mosazghi-pic1Saba Mosazghi, Mentor Coordinator, Mitt Liv  (Stockholm, Sweden)

Saba Mosazghi  is the Mentor Coordinator at Mitt Liv and is responsible for running the Mitt Liv’s mentor programs which entails recruitment and outreach for  300 participants. Prior to joining Mitt Liv, Saba worked in New York as an Accountant, and has also worked in the city’s nonprofit sector.  Saba’s passion for diversity and integration stems from her own immigrant experience, having migrated to Sweden in the early 90s due to the war in Eritrea and experienced the great challenges immigrants face finding employment. She holds a Bachelor degree from Berkeley College in New York.



 gabriel-lenotGabriel Lenot, Operations Manager, Apprenticeship and Internships, Mozaïk RH  (Paris, France)

Gabriel Lenot graduated as a psychologist in 2004. Since then he has worked as a Human Resources professional in various firms (such as Adecco, Apple) mostly in the IT sector. In 2010 he joined Mozaik HR where he is Operations Manager in charge of all projects led by the association. Mozaik RH is a nonprofit recruitment association working to promote equal opportunities and diversity through the professional placement of young graduates originating from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Through its work with public and private companies, Mozaik helps bring talented leaders from marginalized social groups to the forefront of French society.

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No cost to participate. You will need a computer with internet access and speakers.  Pre-test System Requirements.  Adobe Connect requires the Flash Player plugin, download version 11.9 or above to run.


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