WOS Mid-Career Advancement Services
For more than 15 years, Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) has initiated the careers of more than 6,000 individuals from traditionally overlooked communities through workshops, professional development, mentoring, training and employment. Part of WOS’ ongoing commitment to close the socio-economic gender gap is to support mid-career female and minority professionals, who are at a critical junction in their careers and need help to develop a strategy for career progression.
Women are falling behind early in their careers. If first-level women managers were hired and promoted like men, there would be 1 million more women in management over the next five years.
*Women in the Workplace 2019; LeanIn, McKinsey & Company, October 2019
Despite a record-high number of Fortune 500 Women CEOs in 2020, There are still 13 companies run by a man for every company run by a woman.
*Catalyst, Historical List of Women CEOs of the Fortune Lists: 1972-2020 (May 2020)
Women have earned more bachelor’s degrees than men since 1982, more master’s degrees than men since 1987, and more doctorate degrees than men since 2006.
*National Center for Education Statistics 2019
Almost one-third (32%) of US tech companies have not yet hired tech employees who are women or underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities.
* Salesflare.com 2019
WOS has formed an Industry Advisory Board in conjunction with many of its corporate clients. These advisors, along with industry leaders, work with WOS and our chairman and founder Dr. Art Langer, on a number of initiatives, and will help launch this important service, offering ongoing professional development services to both members and organizations that are serious about making the workplace more diverse and inclusive.
Additionally, WOS has partnered with Teachers College, Columbia University to offer a new credit-bearing advanced certificate program in the Fall of 2021 on Workforce Education & Development that is based on Dr. Langer’s research design. This program is geared towards HR/DEI and talent acquisition professionals, but is also a much-needed resource for leadership across the board interested in expanding their diversity and inclusion efforts within their organizations.
For more information on the WOS Mid-Career Advancement Services Program, please contact Natalia Sepulveda, Chief of Staff, at Natalia@wforce.org.
A plan of addressing their areas of improvement and expanding their strengths through workshops and coaching
The development of a strategy to market participants to partner firms that might provide opportunities to advance their career
An assessment of their current professional situation, including an analysis of strengths and critical areas of improvement
An analysis of personal professional, and financial objectives
A review of their resume, verbal and physical presentation skills, and general observations of how they come across in an interview