Women in the Workforce
The SCWCC Foundation Mentoring Program will accelerate women business owners and professionals to help them build or rebuild their careers by pairing them with knowledgeable and experienced mentors.
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COVID-19 dealt a major setback to women in the workforce. From February to December 2020, about 4.3 million women in the U.S. dropped out of the workforce, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. And 2.1 million of them have given up looking for work altogether.
- The U.S. Census reported in August 2020 that women between the ages of 25–44 were nearly three times more likely than men to say that COVID-related disruption of childcare was why they weren’t working.
- Women were more likely than men to be employed in jobs most severely impacted by COVID 19: restaurants, retail establishments, hospitality, and health care, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The SCWCC Foundation Mentoring Program will target women business owners and professionals to help them rebuild their careers by pairing them with knowledgeable and experienced mentors.
Mentors and mentees will meet at least once per month for 6 months. All participants will also be invited to workshops where top professionals will talk about topics such as networking, marketing, resume writing, and interviewing.
Although other mentoring programs exist in the Pikes Peak region, ours will specialize in mentoring women who are transitioning to another field, or looking to improve their status in their current organization. This program also caters to small businesses that want to invest in their employees. We will come along side an entrepreneur and fill gaps they might not otherwise be able to address (i.e., developing soft skills, building business acumen, and deepening professionalism.)
The Program Includes
- Monthly one-to-one with mentors
- Weekly check-ins throughout the program
- Dinner and refreshments will be provided at all seminars (See program timeline below for 2022 tentative dates)
- Access to online resources and education portal
Program Timeline - 2022
February 15th | Meet & Greet
March 1st | Seminar 1: Strengths Finder
March 22nd | Seminar 2: Resume & Portfolio Workshop
April 12th | Seminar 3: Interviewing
May 3rd | Seminar 4: Dressing for Success
May 10th | Graduation Celebration
- Professional and personal satisfaction through empowering a less-seasoned professional to develop, grow and advance his/her career goals within the industry.
- Enhance reputation and demonstrate position as a powerful contributor by visibly coaching mentee to success.
- Hone leadership and coaching skills.
- Ability to give back and serve fellow leadership members.
- Assistance in defining or refining career goals, strategies, and options.
- Personalize development geared towards specific needs.
- Tangible preparation for new role or responsibilities.
- Refined capacity to forward-think when dealing with new conversations, responsibilities, jobs, or situations before they occur.
- Initiate responsibility of paying it forward.