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YWCA Hosts Working Women's Cocktail Party

Julie Forsyth, Interim Executive Director of the YWCA, Elisa Kristensen, and committee member Rachel Martin at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk's Network of Working Women's Cocktail Party that took place on March 5th.
Julie Forsyth, Interim Executive Director of the YWCA, Elisa Kristensen, and committee member Rachel Martin at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk's Network of Working Women's Cocktail Party that took place on March 5th.

Network of Working Women Announces Renaming and Expansion

On March 5th, the YWCA Darien/Norwalk hosted a cocktail party launching the new name of its Working Mom's Network. Attendees learned more about the network and graciously donated business attire & accessories as part of a clothing drive on behalf of Dress for Success' Bridgeport affiliate.

The membership group is expanding and will now be called the YW Network of Working Women (NOWW).  Meeting the needs of working women in lower Fairfield County, YW NOWW provides networking and social and business opportunities for its members. 

"We foster a fun and supportive atmosphere for women who work outside of the home" says board member & group leader, Rachel Martin. "Events like these make it easy to meet new people and talk about the kinds of issues we face as working women -- job security, childcare challenges, and of course the ever elusive work-life balance."

The Network of Working Women accommodates busy workweek schedules by planning events on weeknights or weekends, including social and networking events, play dates for smaller children, and outings for older children.

Another hallmark of the program is the outstanding YW NOWW membership-based email group, which gives users an easy place to exchange useful information and get recommendations on everyday things from household repairs to doctors and daycare, and even homework advice for their children. 

In addition to increasing the frequency of social events, networking opportunities, and establishing a formalized mentoring program, YW NOWW is working on ways to connect members with those in the community who are looking to go back to work through its YW Job Search Support Program (JSS).

The JSS program is designed to support women in all aspects of the job search process with an individualized approach. Computer classes in Microsoft applications and keyboarding, one-on-one resume writing assistance, and individual job search strategy and coaching are offered. 

To learn more about JSS, visit http://www.ywcadariennorwalk.org/jss. For more information on the YWCA Darien/Norwalk or the Network of Working Women, go to ywcadariennorwalk.org or call (203) 655-2535.

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving women the support and tools they need to transform their lives, be confident in their choices and raise healthy families.  Its national mission, eliminating racism and empowering women, translates locally into a vision to create opportunities for growth, leadership and empowerment for all women and families. The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is located at 49 Old King’s Highway North in Darien, CT.  For more information, please visit www.ywcadariennorwalk.org or call 655-2535.

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