by Teri Hockett
Since the official launch of What’s For Work? earlier this year, we’ve been busy connecting with people from all over to hear their story, and share ours. Its been amazing to hear that our vision for What’s For Work?, a career website for women that has everything in one place; where job seekers, employers, and providers are equal parts of the solution, and where members have tools to take action and create results, has been well received by so many.
From the onset our mission has been “To redefine how employers acquire and retain talent and women find and preserve their dream jobs using innovative technologies.” Our goal is to build a community that encourages members, employers and providers to work together; to inspire and help each other grow, both individual and company. We strive to help college graduates put their degree to work; to be a resource for women stepping out of the workforce that need to document their career accomplishments and maintain their network along with their skills; for women who have been Employed by Life that are returning to the workforce; and for women to manage the career they currently have.
As this year comes to an end, we’d like to take a moment to share some highlights, thank some people, and share a glimpse of what’s to come.
- Featured in Examiner, Forbes, and Patch
- Involved with:
- Danville Chamber of Commerce
- Job Connections 10th Annual Career and Leadership Summit
- National Association of Women Business Owners
- Paragon Outlets Livermore Valley Job Fair
- Professional Business Women of California
- TEDx Bay Area Global Women Entrepreneurs Conference
- The California Women’s Conference
- The Ultimate Women’s Expo
- The WOW Factor Conference
- Tory Johnson’s Spark and Hustle Conference
As with any community, it’s about people and we could not do this alone. A big part of our success involves so many amazing people who believe in our community and share our passion for helping women. Here are just a few people that we’re thankful for, in no particular order.
- Ashley Lauren Perez
- Brateil Aghasi
- Bri Clark
- Carrie Crossley
- Debbie Miller
- Debra Kondratczyk
- Eileen Williams
- Elinor Stutz
- Eric Muetterties
- Erin Kennedy
- Jacquelyn Smith
- Jessica Weatherford
- JP McDermott
- Kim Rondon
- Laurie Rowen
- Lisa Gomes
- Marica Parker
- Melody Vaught
- Michelle Deets Haynes
- Nancy McKain
- Patrick Creaven
- Shannon Forchheimer
- Tiffany Duplissea
Our plan is to build upon the success we’ve had by continuing to bring our community together even further. That means we’ll be working evener harder in the area of:
- Reaching more people through actual events across the nation.
- Featuring more experts and guest speakers, so our community has the best possible content from different voices.
- Focusing inward within our site to connect people with each other and conversations of interest; in addition to new tools and resources to help them with all aspects of their career.
There is no shortage of excitement and opportunity, and we look forward to having you there with us. Thank you again for all your support this year. We wish you and your family a Safe and Happy Holiday, and New Year.
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About What’s For Work?
The Premier Career Site for Women. http://www.whatsforwork.com
Mission: To redefine how employers acquire talent and women find and preserve their dream jobs using innovative technologies.