SJPL Works: Women Returners Workgroup

Submitted by SJPL Works on Wed, 12/22/2021 - 9:00 AM
Group of diverse women in a meeting

The continued COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately led many to take a dramatic "career break" from the workforce, particularly for working women who were either forced to leave their jobs or voluntarily left in order to take care of their families. A "career break" is different for each individual and their journey back into the workforce can be equally exciting and daunting. For many returners, the process of job searching can tend to be challenging, particularly when concerned about the stigma of career breaks as well as changes to the workplace environment. To assist those seeking to return to the workforce after a break, SJPL Works is partnering with Women Back to Work for SJPL Women Returners Workgroup.

This virtual workshop allows for women returners to meet and collaborate with each other in order to help build their confidence and strengthen their existing skills for meaningful employment. This will be a 7-session workshop that will take place every 1st Wednesday of the month from January - July. Each month will explore a different topic and have exercises that will help participants with their resume and job search. Additionally, while the workshop is titled "Women Returners" all are welcomed to join.

SJPL Women Returners Workgroup

Below are the scheduled topic for each session.

Date: Every 1st Wednesday of the Month (January - July), 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Session 1 - Topic: Job Search - Goal Setting

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Session 2 - Topic: Strengths

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Session 3 - Topic: Personality and Skills

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Session 4 - Topic: Value and Interest

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Session 5 - Topic: Elevator Pitch

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Session 6- Topic: Networking

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Session 7 - Topic: Resume

Registration is required.

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This workshop is presented in partnership with Women Back to Work. A work program that empowers women returnees, and partners with leading companies to facilitate a pathway for women with technical backgrounds to return to the workforce after a hiatus.

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Submitted by Cindy on Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:23 PM


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Thank you for hosting these sessions. I have a required commitment from 2 to 3 PM on Wednesdays, so I will only be able to join for the first half hour. Would you consider recording the sessions so I can watch the last half hour later?

Submitted by Jessica on Mon, 05/31/2021 - 10:45 PM


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Similar to the question, above, is there a way to audit or participate not at this particular time frame? I would love to learn from this course, but that time of day is right in the middle of my parenting responsibilities.

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