Why Veni Iozzo supports women and girls

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RRU Staff

MBA alumna Veni Iozzo shares her thoughts and work on supporting women and girls to make positive changes in their lives through a guest blog for Canadian Women's Foundation.

She writes: "My parents came to Canada from Italy in 1959 with only $13 in their pocket and unable to speak English. I often reflect back on those early days and wonder why I never felt deprived. I realize the sense of family security they gave me and my three sisters was a real gift. With this incredible support around me, I had the confidence I needed to achieve my goals.

This is why the work of the Canadian Women’s Foundation is so important to me. They know in order for a woman to move out of poverty, she needs a strong support system. In fact, their entire approach is designed to provide women with what they need to move forward."

Read the full piece here.

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