2020 Constantine-Yorkville Virtual Run
2020 Constantine-Yorkville
Virtual Run
September 19th, 2020 (or 26th if raining)

GEMinar 4: Getting Your Goals

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January 16, 2023

Thank you to HP for hosting GEMinar 4: Getting Your Goals this past Satrurday!

We started off the morning with a Keynote address from Cynthia Mooney, Solutions Delivery Executive at HP. Cynthia took us through a timeline of her 30-year career, highlighting the importance of appreciating all the steps in one's career journey – including both career advances and set-backs.  

GEMgirls then got to learn about the job searching process from our Program Lead, Rebecca. Rebecca talked about the importance of self-reflection, research, document development, preparation, practice, and following up when looking for new jobs!  

After working on a Case Study in breakout rooms, GEMgirls learned about the Growth Mindset from Lina Wang, HR Business Partner and Talent Acquisition Advisor at HP. In this fantastic session, Lina took us through a presentation on what exactly growth mindset is, the difference between a fixed mindset and growth mindset, how to move towards growth, and the power of the word ‘yet’. Rather than dwelling on the past or the present, GEMgirls learned that we must always focus on building your talent and experience over time. This is best done with the help of a mentor or friend!  

Finally, Mentees and Mentors worked on shifting their language to support a growth mindset in a breakout room activity designed by our Program Lead, Rebecca (, took us through an activity on shifting your language to support the growth mindset.)

At the end of the GEMinar, the winners of GEM’s Outreach Challenge were announced. Congratulations to the following GEMgirls on their fantastic contributions!  

  • Outstanding Group Achievement: Aditi Atodaria, Umber Bhullar, and Aparnaa Thayananthan  
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Amna Yousafzai  
  • GEM Champions: Haleema Ahmed, Maureen Saha, and Simitha Ramthas  

Thank you to all participants in the Outreach Challenge – we appreciate all the hard work you put into recruiting the next cohort of GEMgirls!  

Support #TeamGEM at this year’s Yorkville Virtual Run!

This year, the Yorkville Run will be held virtually from September 13th to September 27th, 2020. Below are the different ways you can participate and support us this year.

1) REGISTER TO Run or Walk with #TEAMGEM

Together, from the safety and comfort of our own neighbourhoods (or anywhere you choose, as long as it abides social distancing rules) we will be RUNNING or WALKING for #TeamGEM on September 19th, 2020 (or on September 26th if it’s raining).

Click here to register

All registered participants will receive a Premium Race Kit and customized Starter's Medal.

To prove your participation, you must do one of the following:

  • Record your run by using our custom Starter's Medal and/or a GPS App such as STRAVA, ASICS RUN KEEPER, or NIKE PLUS and submit your time and a photo of your time to your Race Roster profile.
  • Post a selfie/run photo or video taken during or after your run on Facebook or Instagram and follow @YorkvilleRun and tag ​#TeamGEM, #YorkvilleRun, and #Constantine5K. There are several partner prizes to be won!

We have a roster of GEMgirls who would like to run for #TeamGEM. Donate now to help them register!

3) Donate to a #teamGEM runner

If you can't make it, you can also support a #TEAMGEM runner.

Dates to Remember
Tuesday, September 8th
to Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Race Kit Pick-up. Participants will be notified via email where in Yorkville you can pick up your race kit.
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Virtual Event Kick-Off. Join the Constantine Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Kick-Off by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Run or walk anytime, anywhere for #TeamGEM!
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
#TeamGEM's back up day should weather prevent the run on the 19th.
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
at 5:00 PM
Winners of the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s fundraising prizes will be determined.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Join the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Closing Ceremony by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live. Hear from our partners and share in the run's exciting fundraising achievement! Fundraising prizes will also be rewarded.

Your support at the Constantine-Yorkville Run this year will raise awareness and funds for the GEM program, which directly impacts young women in our communities and gives them the skills and tools they need to succeed.

Thank you for supporting mentorship!

Questions? Contact us at info@girlsementorship.com


Share your participation and support on social media! You can retweet/share GEM’s run postings or use our branded material for the run.

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