The global objective of the project is to support greater gender equality in the US workforce on the part of refugee and asylee women. Specifically, the project will empower 315 marginalized women to escape poverty, realize their potential, and achieve long-term economic stability for themselves and their families. It also seeks to share data on the economic and social contributions of female refugees and asylees in the US, in an attempt to counteract pervasive and damaging negative stereotypes.
Fondation CHANEL is providing financial and technical support to Upwardly Global to expand, deepen its impact and strengthen its operations.
Upwardly Global (UpGlo) prepares immigrant and refugee professionals for jobs that match their education and skills and provides employers with the know-how to create inclusive hiring practices so they can leverage this untapped and valuable potential.
number of female refugees and asylum seekers who have been supported
number of female refugees and asylum seekers who have been placed in jobs
Videos, blog posts and editorials have been produced to address stereotypes about immigrants and refugees