The Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) will provide women with crucial tools to help them succeed in today’s workforce by conducting Working Women in Transition: Building Essential Skills for Success. This year’s day-long program offers participants the opportunity to learn effective networking, listen to inspirational stories from local women and practice wage negotiation through a unique $tart $mart workshop.
Negotiating salaries is a challenge for women at all stages of their careers. $tart $mart was created by the WAGE (Women Are Getting Even) Project, a non-profit national organization dedicated to the elimination of the gender wage gap. It empowers women to avoid the gender wage gap by teaching them to benchmark and negotiate for fair and equitable salaries.
“It is our hope that we can keep moving Indiana women forward by providing them with critical information and resources that can help them to achieve economic stability and prosperity,” said Kristin Garvey, executive director of the Indiana Commission for Women. “ICW’s Working Women in Transition gives women a forum to gain critical skills that can help them transform their lives as they prepare for new opportunities.”
ICW’s Working Women in Transition will be held in three locations:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Southern Indiana Career & Technical Ctr.
1901 Lynch Road
Evansville, IN 47711
Friday, October 8, 2010
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
Friday, October 15, 2010
IUPUI School of Informatics
535 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Registration for each forum will begin at 8:30AM. The workshop will begin at 9:00AM and end at 3:30PM. To register for a workshop, go to www.in.gov/icw/2372.htm. The cost of the day-long seminar is $20 per registrant, which includes lunch, workbook and other materials.
ICW’s Working Women in Transition forums are funded through a grant by the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor.
About the Indiana Commission for Women:
The Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) was created by the Indiana General Assembly to voice the needs, concerns, and viewpoints of women and ensure that women play a critical role in resolving the challenges they face. ICW’s mission is to understand the needs of Indiana women and their families, and to work strategically to help bring about positive solutions.