Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Dear Friend,

During these unprecedented economic times so many people, especially women, are looking for guidance and direction. Thanks to funding from the Leir Charitable Foundations, WJCS has launched Women-Helping- Women (W-H-W) to provide encouragement, information, resources and services through workshops for women who are unemployed or seeking transition to other jobs.

Over the past several weeks, W-H-W reached out to diverse women whose lives have been affected by the current downturn in the economy. Through Focus Groups those women told us what tools and resources would be most helpful to them. Armed with that information, W-H-W developed a workshop series to provide useful and practical information.

We hope you'll join us for one or all of these free sessions. If you have a friend, relative or neighbor who could benefit from these workshops, please pass on this information. Remember, we are all links in the chain of Women- Helping-Women.

Lenore Rosenbaum, MS

W-H-W Program Director

W-H-W Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, February 24 9:15 - 11:15 AM

Location: WJCS, 845 North Broadway, White Plains

8 Steps to LinkedIn Success

Explore the power and reach of LinkedIn, one of the most powerful networking tools on the planet. Learn to embrace the power and potential of social media and how to use LinkedIn to expand your job search network.

Matthew J. Schwartz, President and CEO of MJS Executive Search

The following workshops will be held at

Greenburgh Town Hall -- Town Board Conference Room

177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY

Thursday, February 25 9:30-11:30 AM

Thriving While Unemployed

Being out of work can be a very scary thing. It can also be a great opportunity to stop and look at your work life: Where have you been and where do you want to go.

Get clarity on what it is you really want for your life and learn how to go about finding work that will support that.
Learn how to stay grounded, focused and joyful during the process of job-hunting.
Learn how to take care of yourself emotionally while unemployed.
Learn the techniques for going after the right opportunities so that you don't waste time with the wrong ones.
Move out of fear and uncertainly into empowerment.
Cathy Wilke, Life Coach specializing in career transition & women's issues

Wednesday, March 3 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Managing Your Finances While Unemployed in the Current Economy

Learn proven tips and techniques to manage your finances, set up a budget and successfully survive the economic downturn. The workshop will cover a range of important topics, and include individual and group exercises to practice what you learn.

How to create a budget worksheet and become an expert in basic household budgeting.
Managing out of control debt and creating a debt reduction plan.
Prioritizing which bills to pay first and dealing with creditors.
Credit Repair and Credit Card management.
What to do when you can't pay the mortgage or rent, and other legal issues.
Annett Marrie Barrett, MA Corporate Communications

Tuesday, March 9 1:00 - 3:00 PM

How to Look Your Very Best: Project Your Best Image & Update Your "Total Look"

Focus on how to transform your wardrobe, choose appropriate make-up to maximize your image and self-confidence as you head for an interview. Learn how you can be the best you can in this competitive marketplace. *If you have an item in your closet that you are uncertain about, bring it along to be part of the discussion.

Elizabeth Gillman, Certified Image Consultant

Thursday, March 18 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Getting Yourself Organized & Staying Organized

Get insights, tips and suggestions for managing your job search. Learn how to organize all the steps you need to take to land your new job -- how to develop a plan of action, a network of contacts and a system for follow-up.

Marcia Sloman,MBA, President, Under Control

Monday, March 22 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Mindfulness Meditation & Stress Reduction to Overcome the Challenge of the Job Search

Learn stress reduction techniques to become centered and present as you deal with the stresses of unemployment, the job search and related difficulties in the current economy.

Ruth Rosenblum, LCSW, WJCS, Contemplative Psychotherapist

Registration required for any or all of these free workshops. Contact:

Lenore Rosenbaum

W-H-W Program Director

761-0600 X308


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