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Women in Sustainable Employment (WISE) Pathways Career Exploration Workshop. WISE Pathways(TM) is a comprehensive program that includes a forty-hour career exploration workshop, leadership development training, a suite of ongoing supportive services tailored to meet women’s specific needs, and assessments that direct participants to further portable, stackable credentials and training in targeted fields. HHW has partnered with the Center for Energy Workforce Development to offer Center members instructor guides and presentations to offer the career exploration workshop locally.
Center for Women Policy Studies- to shape public policy to improve women’s lives
Information about the Paycheck Fairness Act and related initiatives (July 2010):
The President’s Statement on the Paycheck Fairness Act
The Work-Flex Event Starter Kit
U.S. Representatives Call for Gender Equity in Federal Contracts- September 2009, Legal Momentum- The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund
Lilly Ledbetter [Fair Pay] Act: Obama Signs his First Bill- January 2009, Rachel Weiner, The Huffington Post (Video)
The Changing Face of Labor, 1983-2008 -November 2009, John Schmitt and Kris Warner: The Center for Economic and Policy Research
The White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership – Ensuring that women move into leadership alongside men is not a women’s issue, nor is it a trivial concern compared with the massive problems we face on a national and global scale. Increasing women’s leadership is an imperative. Advancing women serves us all — men and women, businesses and institutions alike.
Opening Doors: How to Make the Workforce Investment Act Work for Women- July 1, 2010, Liz Weiss. Women are particularly short-changed by the WIA system, which helps U.S. workers find jobs and get training. A number of reforms to the system could help it better serve women.
Women Pursuing Careers in Trades and Construction Abstract- September 2009, Julie Ericksen and Dr. Donna Schultheiss, Journal of Career Development
A Women’s Agenda for Job Creation- December 2009, Wider Opportunities for Women
The Recession Brings Higher Unemployment to Unmarried Women- November 2009, Liz Weiss and Heather Boushey, Center for American Progress
Grim Holiday and New Year Predicted for Women-Headed Families- 2 million families will lose their Unemployment Insurance benefits in December unless Congress acts to restore the program that expired November 30th 2010.
The State of Poverty in Ohio: Building a Foundation for Prosperity – January 2010, Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
“Advancing the Economic Security of Unmarried Women: Overview of Laws and Legislation in the 111th Congress” – March 2010, Liz Weiss and Page Gardner, Center for American Progress and Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes
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Tradeswomen TOOLS is HHW’s nationally recognized, evidence-based service model. HHW is able to provide advice to agencies or educators who are interested in understanding or adopting the model. Results from a federally-funded demonstration project are available to interested parties.
By helping women find out, get in, move up, and give back, this model meets the needs of:
Customized strategies are needed to meet industry demand to attract and retain female talent. Employers play a key role in making it a priority for their education and workforce partners and helping to design targeted marketing and learning opportunities.
It is vital to support women along the entire career pathway. Partnerships with K-12, community colleges, career and technical centers, apprenticeship programs and the many professional women’s organizations offer unique opportunities to leverage the expertise of role models and mentors to help in the recruitment, completion and successful career achievement of women and girls in high demand fields.
3. WOMEN AND GIRLS
Reaching female talent means starting early. Investment and strategic thinking is needed to engage girls in middle school, and keep girls engaged throughout their high school and post-secondary training. Trained women role models and mentors, as well as champions both male and female, can make a significant difference in helping women and girls build networks of support to feel confident in their career choice and growth opportunities.