Every day around the world, countless women face pay disparity, experience social pressure to leave the workforce and are expected to perform unpaid care work. Thankfully, entrepreneurship can provide a powerful antidote to some of these labour issues that disproportionately affect women.
With that in mind, CEED Concordia and Nuestro Flow (a Montreal-born social enterprise operating in Bogota, Colombia) created a program for visible minority female entrepreneurs in Quebec and Colombia to strengthen their businesses and draw attention to the barriers both sets of women face.
We are aiming to tell a story of union among women entrepreneurs while observing the potential racial and gender barriers that objectively surround their lives. During the filming process, we hope to learn about the entrepreneurs while they embark on their own journey of self-discovery.
The goal of this virtual internship is a 2021 Fall project documentary is to portray the entrepreneurial reality of women entrepreneurs partaking in this program in Canada and Colombia during a 30 min feature documentary.
By taking part in this project, on top of meeting many interesting people from multicultural backgrounds, you will engage in the five main parts of filmmaking: development, pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution.
We believe that internships are an important and enriching part of students' university experience as they provide students with real-world experience, facilitate meaningful connections and build key skills that will support them in pursuing their careers.
The objectives of this project are the following:
Raise awareness and inform about the barriers women face in starting businesses
Examine the opportunities for ties between the local commerce among different industrial sectors in Colombia and Canada
Challenge the current mainstream image of entrepreneurial careers
Provide a platform for cultural exchange between Colombian and Canadian interns