Women's Employment Network

The Women's Employment Network (WEN) was founded in 1986 to assist women in raising their self-esteem and achieving economic independence through sustained employment. Our vision is to advance positive change in the lives of women, their families, and the community, one woman at a time.
Dec 7, 2010

Class # 236 - Self-esteem Building Workshop

Self-esteem workshop 1
Self-esteem workshop 1

The ladies in class #236 had the opportunity to discuss their hopes and dreams during a self-esteem building workshop on November 19th.  They have just spent four weeks learning about themselves and what they have to offer in today's job market.  They have developed their resumes, practiced their communication skills in mock interviews, and started their job search.  This workshop lets the ladies focus on their dreams.  They are encouraged to share their hopes for the future with each other while they create beautiful vision/wish boards with words and images of what they envision their future to be.

Kansas City, Missouri

Self-esteem workshop 2
Self-esteem workshop 2

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Nov 23, 2010

The Wednesday's Women Program concludes in December 2010.

The Wednesday's Women sessions will end in December 2010.  Thank you for your support of this program which served women in career transition.  Your donations helped such women as:

Marjorie* who was a small business owner that saw a dramatic drop in her income when the recession hit.  She was not ready to close her business and so attended the Wednesday's Women to network and learns how to generate alternate sources of income to supplement her business.

Karen* who after 11 years in the same career suddenly found herself downsized.  She was struggling with the interview process.  Time after time, she would be told that she had been the second choice for a position.  Karen learned valuable networking and interviewing skills.  She volunteered a several area non-profits to keep her skills sharp during her job search.

During this past year, Wednesday's Women provided insight and hope for these and other women who struggled with job loss and layoffs during the deepest part of the recession.

Thank you again for your support and we hope that you will continue to support our Dimensions Program with its focus on assisting low-income women who are struggling to overcome poverty and achieve economic independence through sustained employment.

*names have been changed to protect privacy.

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Sep 20, 2010

Helping women recently unemployed

The Women's Employment Network now offers a way for women who have recently become unemployed to stay up-beat and engaged as they seek to transition into new careers and jobs.

Help sponsor a program that gives women a supportive environment that helps them remain focused and motivated. The women in Wednesday's Women learn new ways to market themselves, network in the community and with their peers. Wednesday's Women helps women to remain confident and relevant in today’s marketplace.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The program meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The last session on September 15, 2010 was facilitated by Kelly Pruneau a contracter for WENf.

The focus for this session: Referrals are the Key: It's All About Who You Know

Did you know that more than 85% of all positions are landed from referrals? While the normal rule of "six degrees of separation" applies to many cities - it's really only "three degrees of separation" for Kansas City. Join this lively discussion of "Give and Get" - who do you know and better yet, who do you WANT to know?

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