Michela Balboni

OUR PILLARS

Together with the women in our network, community organizations, and professionals, we have developed three unique programs designed to meet our participants where they are at.

I. TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIP

Showcasing Capacity

Through hands-on training and exercises that build up individual self esteem and teamwork skills, our training program is designed uniquely to provide soft and hard skills training that will help our women to succeed in the marketplace. 

II. COMMUNITY NETWORK

Increasing Motivation

Having a community builds resilience, allowing individuals to perform better long-term. We run a custom mentorship program, where each of our trainees gains access to personalized motivational meetings designed to help them plan and achieve professional goals.

III. WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITY

Providing Opportunity

Through our training, participants gain valuable and marketable skills to join the workforce. We provide our women a platform to showcase their skills, and support them as they get connected with the next step on their journey.

 

OUR PROGRAMS

An innovative social enterprise restaurant and co-working space showcasing the cultural diversity of Modena's migrant women while training them for good jobs in the hospitality industry.

 
 
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Gloria Soverini

Culinary Training Program

We run a 4-month paid culinary training program at Roots, teaching technical and non-technical skills, created by industry professional, Chef Jessica Rosval head chef of Casa Maria Luigia by Massimo Bottura. 

Seamstress

During the coronavirus pandemic we seized an opportunity to think more broadly about our services. We began training and employing women to sew face masks from home, and since have produced thousands for our community.

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