About Vanesha Allen-London

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About me

New SSW graduate from George Brown College

Passionate about advocacy, mental health, and dismantling anti-Blackness.

Co-Founder of Black Women United – https://www.blackwomenunited.ca/




  • 2020 - Present
    Black Women United - Social Innovation Project (George Brown College)


    Achieved a positive community reputation through collaboration with guest speakers and partnering with organizations to lead discussions as requested.
    Successfully led 4 panel discussions for Black Women to share their experiences of Anti-Black Racism and Sexism.
    Invited to speak at seven student panels at George Brown College to speak about Anti-Oppressive Frameworks and Addressing Anti-Black Racism within the College and the Community.
    Secured Funding from Rising Youth/TakingITGlobal to support Black Women United.
    Created a marketing and public relations plan from the ground up, including the successful launch of the company website.

  • 2020 - 2020
    City of Toronto

    Summer Student

    • Successfully reported and safely removed an average of eight hazardous items, including needles and drug paraphernalia, each shift.
    • Upheld a positive reputation for the City of Toronto daily when cleaning up marginalized communities; built a rapport with individuals experiencing homelessness when encountered.
    • Maintained professionalism and composure and ensured accuracy of information when interacting with members of the public, specifically regarding COVID-19 protocol.

  • 2019 - 2020
    Hy\'s Steakhouse

    Guest Representative

    • Maintained highest level of customer service when interacting with clientele.
    • Deescalated heated conversations and situations with guests and resolved issues and complaints effectively and efficiently.
    • Successfully organized and executed private events for guestlists of 400+ people.
    • Maintained professionalism and offered above and beyond customer service to celebrities.

  • 2018 - 2019
    Nando\'s Restaurant

    Kitchen Coordinator

    • Managed the kitchen as team lead and H&S supervisor, ensuring quality and safety each shift.
    • Successfully lead, planned, and executed private events as head of events for Kitchen staff.
    • Utilized maintained inventory and knowledge of inventory trends to order new supplies proactively.
    • Identified as an exceptional performer, receiving additional training on front of house protocol.


Social Work - Case Management/Anti-Oppressive Practice

Honors & awards

  • 2021

    Change Maker Award

    Won the Changer Maker Award at George Brown College for my social innovation project Black Women United

  • 2021

    Proud Innovator Award

    Won second place in George Brown College Pitch It Competition


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