Girls Write Now is thrilled to partner with RBC for over four years, helping give young writers access and exposure to an industry in need of their talent and skills. Communication is everything, no matter what field, and our partnership with RBC positions us at the nexus of growth in storytelling for all industries.
Partnering for College & Career Readiness
From publishing to finance, there is a market demand for stellar communication—and in partnership with RBC, Girls Write Now is meeting it, mentoring young people to be creative thinkers, clear writers, and competitive candidates for the trails they choose to blaze.
During the course of the spring of 2019, RBC employees served as volunteer “mentors for the day” in a series of five employee-engagement events from college and scholarship writing to internships and careers.
RBC Team Presents at Girls Write Now Career Day
At our 2019 Career Day, hosted by The New York Historical Society, Girls Write Now mentees learned about a plethora of different career options, including finance, freelance, media, publishing, and more. Thanks to the RBC team, mentees discovered how to combine creativity with finance— two industries that might have seemed distant before!
Board of Directors
Mustafa Topiwalla Joins Girls Write Now Board of Directors
Partnership with Girls Write Now opens up pathways for partner leadership opportunities, such as board placement.
Girls Write Now Honors RBC’s Patrick Shields and Mustafa Topiwalla at 2019 Awards
At our 2019 Girls Write Now Awards, we were thrilled to recognize Patrick Shields, Head of US Corporate Banking at RBC and Mustafa Topiwalla, Managing Director, Corporate Banking at RBC, as honorary chairs. Thanks to their work and partnership with Girls Write Now, we are able to continue to provide access to creative career pathways for today’s young leaders.
For the past two years, RBC Foundation has supported Girls Write Now’s Writing Works and Writing 360 Programs. Both programs align with RBC’s signature program, The Emerging Artists Project, which supports organizations that provide opportunities to support the career trajectories of aspiring young artists in visual arts, music, theatre, performance, literature and film.
AREAS OF FOCUS
RBC employees act as “Mentors for the Day”, bonding with colleagues and inspiring young leaders about future career pathways.
Writing Works Initiative
RBC’s support of Girls Write Now has allowed us to transform our Writing Works initiative into a full college and career readiness program, supporting nearly a hundred mentees as they unlock their talents and enter the workforce.
Employees from a cross section of the company are invited to share “elevator pitches” and answer mentees’ questions about their jobs—and potentially inspire a new career path.
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For 25 years, Girls Write Now has been breaking down barriers of gender, race, age and poverty to mentor the next generation of writers and leaders who are impacting businesses, shaping culture and creating change. Thank you for joining our movement.
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is a Canadian multinational financial services company and the largest bank in Canada by market capitalization.