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Women As Career Coaches

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Celebrating Women - their goals, pathways, and accomplishments.

Young women need access to adult role models who are willing to share their career pathways and encourage the goals and dreams of youth. To meet this need, The Halton Industry Education Council is pleased to present the annual Women as Career Coaches event.

This is an event designed to involve a variety of women from different occupational pathways to encourage and help young women become better informed about the variety of options available to them in the world of work. During the dinner event, female mentors representing all career sectors act as career coaches to empower young women to take control of their futures.

This intergenerational event provides a vital link between industry, education and community to benefit young women. It is an opportunity for younger women to interact with women who have experienced a variety of exciting and interesting careers. Attendees have the opportunity to speak with female representatives from politics, the skilled trades, government, business, science & technology, and to learn more about the numerous career pathways available to them. Business/industry women act as "mentors" and provide "spotlight" features over the course of the evening.

Getting Involved

Since its inception in 2005, attendance at WACC has increased nearly 50% with over 700 female mentors and youth in attendance at the last event, indicating that this program is truly valued in our community. We hope that you can join us as we continue to build a culture of mentorship within Halton and empower young women to follow their dreams and explore new opportunities.

An event like Women as Career Coaches is no small undertaking. HIEC relies on support and sponsorship in order to present the best possible event for the community. We are constantly looking to make new relationships with businesses and individuals: you can help us.

To get involved, please e-mail Ali Fraser or call 905-634-2575 ext. 28.