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Alumnae 2022

Krishnakali Pathak

Hello, my name is Krishnakali Pathak, and I am currently in my second year of high school (2021-2022) at Port Credit Secondary, Mississauga. I have participated in various community related projects in my school, the most recent one being fundraising for the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which was later donated to the Red Cross. Ever since I was a kid, I had always feared trying new things, but as I got to highschool, it exposed me to different kinds of activities that helped reduce my fear and taught me that there is nothing wrong with learning new things every day. I hope that trying out for volunteer organizations such as Empowher will give me the opportunity to learn new things to enhance my daily life.

Sahiba Sethi

My name is Sahiba. I am seventeen years old. She/her are my pronouns. My long-term intention is to pursue a career in the life sciences. In the future, I would like to work as a pharmacist. I became a member of EmpowerHer peel after attending one of their financial webinars. I was impressed at how effectively I was able to connect with ladies from other professions. I'm hoping that by connecting with more individuals through EmpowerHer, I'll be able to improve my self-confidence and become the version of myself that I've always wanted to be.

Zahra Anjum

Zahra Anjum is a tenth-grade student who was born and raised in the GTA. She is volunteering at EmpowHer because she wants to learn crucial life and work skills through an empowering and kind community. Meeting inspiring and strong women is one of the many benefits she believes she will receive by volunteering at EmpowHer. Her future plans include attending Med school and becoming either an anesthesiologist or a surgeon. Zahra enjoys reading, watching movies and T.V shows, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the world. She enjoys working with and helping others. Additionally, event planning and graphic designing are amusing and intriguing to her. She would love to make a difference and change in the world and inspire other young women.

Ariana Khairulla

Ariana Khairulla is a high school student in the Peel District School Board. From a young age, she has enjoyed reading, writing, and playing video games. She plans to pursue a career in business, in either Human Resources or Communications. Ariana has always fought in whatever way she could for gender equality. She strives to let the whole world know of what she thinks on the subject one day. She joined EmpowHer to enhance and learn skills that could be used later in life.

Sanjana Patel

Hello, my name is Sanjana Patel. I am a first year student at the University of Toronto that is pursuing Business Management. In the future, with my degree I would like to specialize in finance or accounting as I have a desire to work in the Finance Industry and currently am looking for positions that can potentially help me obtain a FInancial Analyst role in the future. Since grade 11, after taking my first accounting course I have been gravitated to the field, which led me to joining DECA Ontario, participating in case studies in the finance category that helped me with my problem solving skills and analytical skills. It also helped me play a role in a Financial Analyst position, being able to see what responsibilities and roles they play in a business. As a woman, I understand that there are many barriers in my path when it comes to breaking glass ceilings and the norms of women in business environments. I hope to challenge these stereotypes through my work. I have previously worked for organizations such as United.lly where I promoted women empowerment and was part of Zonta in high school, a club that advocates for women’s rights. Using the previous experience and knowledge I possess I seek learning opportunities to grow as an individual.

Sankavi Piratheepan

Hello, my name is Sankavi Piratheepan and I am currently a grade 10 student. If you got to know me, you would learn that I am a hard working and empathetic individual, which is what drives my passion for joining organisations such as EmpowHer. Being a part of such groups provides me the opportunity to learn more about my interests so that I can help others and make a positive change in the world. As for my hobbies, when I'm not completing school work, the arts have become a main form of relief and expression for me, whether that be painting, singing or listening to a new artist. Additionally, I truly enjoy volunteering and have been doing so for the last few years, as well as participating in extracurriculars such as school clubs. I find that dedicating time towards those things, gives me new experiences and knowledge I would've otherwise not gained. Overall, I’m an individual who is always willing to expand my horizon and can’t wait to see what lies ahead with EmpowHer.

Manmeet Dayal

Hi, my name is Manmeet. My hobbies are swimming, reading, coding, and ice skating. I am volunteering because I want to gain new experiences and get involved in my community. In the future I would like to be a computer programmer or applications architect.

Aneela Chaudhry

Hey, my name is Aneela Chaudhry, I’m 16 years old and in grade 11. I think that Empowerher is an amazing opportunity to gain new skills while giving back to the community and, like it says in its name, empower women. Women are the backbone of our society and it is only now that they are beginning to be recognized for all the accomplishments, hard work, and sacrifices that they have made. Women are changing the name of the game and forcing the world to acknowledge them as MVPs. I want to be a part of this change and heal the wounds of those who don’t have anyone to look after them. That is why I want to head towards the medical field, I want to be able to travel to different countries, to those who are in need of healthcare and make a difference in their lives however miniscule.

Muskaan Dhaliwal

Hello! I am Muskaan and I am currently a grade 10 student. I am 15 years of age, and have participated in multiple clubs, and events at my school and in my community. I have participated in music councils, athletic councils, volleyball teams, debate committees, and more. In my community I have joined religious campaigns, volunteered, and done copious amounts offund-raising. As a child I spent my summers fundraising money for Terry fox – raising about $600 in my years. Stepping out of my house and into my community allowed me to build fundamental skills that aid me everyday. I wish to continue to grow, and improve qualities that will contribute to making the future of equality an achievable destination.

Agamjot Kaur

Agamjot is an eleventh-grade high school student residing in the peel region. Over the past couple of years, she has become interested in the social sciences and humanities. She one day hopes to teach these subjects! Agamjot is persistent, passionate, a good communicator and an extrovert. She joined the team to gain skills and experience, make connections and give back to her community through the exceptional initiatives at EmpowHer!

Allisha Saini

Hello! My name is Allisha Saini and I am in grade 11. I am currently in school on the last leg of my semester! I don’t know what i plan on fully pursuing yet because I like a little bit of everything! I’m really interested in STEM related stuff or law! Fun fact Cleopatra wasn’t actually Egyptian! She was Greek!

Abeer Ali

Hi, my name is Abeer Ali and I’m 15 years old. I am in grade 10 and I am from Pakistan. I have been in Canada for about 3 years. Before Canada I used to live in the UAE. Many people don’t know where that is, it is the country where Dubai is located. Some hobbies of mine would include drawing which i recently started to learn, reading which is my go to thing to do when I have no work to do, baking and writing as I have written above in my 3 skills. During the elections, I campaigned/volunteered for Iqra Khalid, which was a wonderful experience. I have also volunteered to help teach girls in India english.

Parvini Coonjoobeeharry

I'm volunteering to enrich my skills as well as be of service to others. I want to put myself in environments that allow me to grow emotionally and intellectually as such. Volunteering with Empowher enables me to connect with other ambitious women and learn from what they have to offer. My future plans for my career begin with post-secondary education at a university in engineering or computer science. I'm intrigued by this path because for one I'll always be challenged and I would be able to apply my skills to help in many aspects of society like health, public welfare, the environment, etc... In such a male-dominated field, it can be hard for other women to show their interest in these careers. I want other young girls like myself to see that it's possible for women to be successful in STEM.

Kira Hamilton

My name’s Kira (she/her) and I currently attend high school in Brampton. I’m 16 and right now I hope to pursue a career in studying geriatric neuroscience aka studying old people’s brains. I am someone who always listens to others opinions and is open to new and different topics. As a female I believe that being within programs such as empowHer will lead to strong, independent female leaders of the future. I hope to be one of those future female leaders and maybe even inspire somebody?? If not, I’ve inspired myself which is just as important. #girlboss

Mahum Qureshi

I'm in grade 11, and I would like to go into business and accounting. I love to paint, sing, read, watch movies and do research about things that are happening around the world.

Muskaan Sahi

Muskaan Sahi is a high school student in the Peel District School Board. When she has free time, she enjoys watching movies, listening to music and reading. Muskaan was born and raised in Canada. She wants to go into a career in finance. Muskaan is passionate about the environment, and gender equality. She joined EmpowHer to attend workshops, create new friends with the same interests, and learn skills that can be applied in her future career.

Heaven Getahun

My name is Heaven Getahun; I am Studying Business Administration Marketing in my last semester. My background, I am from Ethiopia, grew up in Sudan and came to Canada 5 years ago. I speak different languages, English, Arabic, and Amharic, and I understand Tigrinya. I work part-time as a cashier in Fresco grocery store and work online with CanTalk as an interpreter. I am involved in volunteer tutoring programs under the Ethiopian orthodox church. I had other volunteer experience with interpreting and tutoring programs with kids. I enjoy spending time with family friends and learning new things. I am a patient, motivated and energetic person; I look forward to building more new skills and my network with Empower.

Lovina Chadha

Hi everyone! My name is Lovina Chadha and I am a 15 year old High School student in Ontario, Canada. I joined Empowher because I see strength and growth in females whom this organization has helped and see rise in it’s experiences, milestones and initiatives. I set forth my image and persona as an inspiring, driven and positive individual that only wishes for the advance of our female community. Those who are categorized as a minority in scattered parts of the world are who I strive to perform and put in effort for. As a young girl and uptil now, my major parental figure has been my able-minded and motivating mother. Her presence, encouragement and teachings have displayed the understanding of an accomplished woman in my head. Due to this, the standards I now set for myself are one’s that I’ve seen my mother achieve by raising me. My everyday motive is to be the change or persuasion that I wish to see in the world. Female empowerment is one of the globe’s greatest objective’s and I’m participating in Empowher to attain that goal.

Japnaam Kamboj

Hi! My name is Japnaam and I’m looking forward to creating change in my community! I’m volunteering for EmpowHER because I hope to be provided the opportunity to work with other women and young girls that also want to make a lasting impact in our community. I’ve seen countless women in my life, and on the internet, be disparaged, solely due to the fact that they are women, and it’s an issue I genuinely care about. I want to be a part of the solution. I want to be a part of a program that helps other young women just like me understand the power and capability they really have, and how they can achieve success in the career of their dreams. As a career, I hope to pursue medicine and become a physician. Not many women or girls choose to pursue a career in S.T.E.M, but I believe that with programs such as EmpowHER, more women will be able to do a job they love.

Samanta Sohail

I am Samanta Sohail, currently studying grade 11 at Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School. I have done multiple volunteering ranging from participating in the Finastra Hack to The Future Workshop, which enabled me to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving methods to come up with strategies to help banked/underbanked issues. Furthermore, I was a member of Youth Lead, where I gained the most amount of experience from attending the workshops like Elevator Pitch and leading the event planning team for the Evergreen Event. Not only this, but I attended the main event and training sessions to prepare for STEM1 Coding and Roboics Academy’s Jr Hacks Event, which was another great opportunity for me to interact and discuss students’ interests in coding. The reason why I joined Empowher is that I want to enhance my communication skills and be able to present the best of my skills amongst the great and passionate members of the program. I enjoy doing art and meditating in my free time.

Krishantini Jagadees Malathi

I am a grade 10 IB student.. I am a curious, persevering and diligent individual who likes playing the violin and badminton, reading fantasies/thrillers, doing photography, and spending time outdoors in her free time. I love travelling; especially going on road trips! My life motto is: "live everyday like it's your last."

Palvi Chahal

Hi! I’m Palvi Chahal, my pronouns are she/her and I’m currently a sophomore in highschool. I joined EmpowHer because I’ve always been passionate about women’s rights and I believe women are great leaders. My hobbies include doing arts and crafts, dancing, listening to music, and volunteering. I look forward to working with an amazing team to make a positive impact in our community!

Amna Rehman

As a current high school student, Amna aims to gain experience through volunteering at various organizations and programs. She has helped plan events that have contributed to the community in a positive way and she is passionate about working towards the empowerment of minorities in our society. She is also looking to pursue a career in the medical field and always strives to gain high marks in her studies. Additionally, she loves to paint, bake, read, and spending her time outdoors or binging new shows. She is adventurous and her curiosity helps her to be more enthusiastic in learning new things. Additionally, she has worked as a Youth Carrier before for 3 years where she achieved a good sense of responsibility and time-management. In the future, she hopes to work and study hard to get admission into a good university, while also using her time wisely to contribute the goal of empowering ethnic-groups in our neighbourhood.