The Limited celebrated the Women's Employment Network (WEN) at the grand opening of a new store in Leawood, Kansas on April 28th. The event raised $1,075 for WEN and provided two of WEN's graduates a completely new and updated "look," which included a makeover and style consultation by Tai Beauchamp, national correspondent for InStyle, along with new shoes, handbags, and jewelry too! The two WEN graduates, Andria Kearney and Jeanine Justis, loved their new looks and felt poised and ready for more successes in their future.
The CEO of the Limited, Linda Heasley, was proud to align her company and herself with WEN. "The Limited is about a woman's personal success - fulfilling her potential and looking great every step of the way. That is why we are proud to partner with the Women's Employment Network for our opening."
Class #237 was honored in a graduation ceremony on February 4, 2011 when they celebrated their successful completion of the five-week Dimensions program. Friends and family, as well as, a few program funders joined us that day in celebrating the ladies achievements and to offer continued support as they now move on into full job search mode. Our Employment Services Specialist will continue to work with each woman until she finds the employment with benefits that she needs to build economic stability for herself and her family.
The women are also proudly wearing their new interview suits that they selected from our Professional Clothing Bank. Each woman is given the opportunity to select up to three outfits to wear to interviews and to start them off when they begin their new jobs.
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
Twelve women successfully completed the Dimensions Program with class 229. Graduation day for these women was held on February 5, 2010.
As of the date of this report (9/20/10), seven of the ladies are working full-time.
Two have returned to school for additional education or training to start a new career.
Women's Employment Network
920 Main Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105
The Women's Employment Network is currently working one-on-one and in a group setting with nine women who need assistance finding employment that will give them economic stability. Some of the women in class number 233 have been working part-time as they search for full-time employment. Others are transitioning to new careers after having been downsized due to the economy. Each of the women have come to WEN to participate in our five-week program that will build their self-esteem while teaching them that skills that they need to navigate today's job market to find the employment that they need to sustain themselves and their families.
Class number 233 will graduate on July 23 with well-written resumes, interviewing skills, knowledge of themselves and what they have to offer in the job market, as well as a the friendship and ongoing support of the WEN staff as they search for employment. WEN staff is there for all of our graduates whenever they need us for continuing counsel and support.
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