WEN eNewsletter - March 2017

Last Chance to Reserve Your WEN Luncheon Seat

Join us for WEN's 2017 luncheon on Tuesday, April 4th from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Find out what makes our graduates STRONGER and help us celebrate women overcoming adversity and charting new paths toward career success and financial independence. 

WEN will also be awarding State Street Kansas City with the 2017 Beth K. Smith Award, due to their outstanding commitment to WEN’s mission and to recognize their involvement in the community. State Street Kansas City will receive the distinguished award onstage at the WEN Luncheon on Tuesday, April 4th at the Sheraton Crown Center.

The Beth K. Smith Award, named after one of WEN's co-founders, was created several years ago to recognize those who put a significant amount of time, talent and treasure into WEN. Past recipients have been companies or individuals who have worked to advance the efforts of the Women's Employment Network. 

To purchase tickets, click here.

Employers-- Sign Up for the 2017 Kansas City Job Fair Today!

Make plans to join us for our Spring 2017 Job Fair on Tuesday, May 23rd from 1:00-4:00 PM. Our past events have been extremely successful, with dozens of local companies participating and hundreds of job seekers in attendance.

At WEN's KC Job Fair, employers will be able to meet and interview a diverse pool of candidates from entry-level to senior management. Our job fair is one of Kansas City's most successful and longest running Job Fairs. Proceeds from the event will go to support WEN's programming, and your company will receive a letter for their tax-deductible donation.

To sign up click here.

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with Young Friends of WEN

Join the Young Friends of WEN (YFOW) Saturday, May 6th from 3:30 to 6:30 PM for the first annual Kentucky Derby watch party, Hats & Horses! The event will be held at Ollie's Local in Martini Corner-- where you will be able to win fun prizes for best hat and bow tie, enter into a raffle for the winning horse, and have a mint julep!

Proceeds from the event will support WEN's programming. For questions or to RSVP, contact Sarah Fox by email or at 816-595-1298. For more information on the YFOW group, click here.


Get Connected: WEN Alumnae Program

A crucial piece of WEN's ongoing support is our Alumnae Network. WEN has recently increased its efforts to provide interesting and practical education events with the aim of keeping former clients connected to WEN, help alumnae fine-tune their professional development skills, and showcase current job openings. 

March 2nd Alumnae Meeting Recap: WEN Board Member Cyndi Swall presented "Dancing with Chaos: Using Change to Your Advantage". She discussed how not all chaos is bad, and how to harness the opportunities in tumultuous experiences.

Upcoming Alumnae Meeting: The next alumnae meeting will be held on May 11, 6:00 PM, and the topic will be Mindfulness and Meditation.

For more information about WEN's Alumnae Program, contact Ashley Williamson at 816-595-1299 or email.

Get Involved: WEN Volunteer Program

Learn about WEN volunteer opportunities and meet program staff at a Volunteer Orientation. Large groups and individuals are welcome.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation: April 20, 12:30-1:30 PM at WEN's office, 920 Main Street, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64105.

OneKC for Women Alliance Update

Upcoming Class with the Women's Business Center:

How to Leverage Your WBE Certification

Tuesday, March 28th, 8:30-10:30 AM

If you are a Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) looking to escalate the growth of your business, come to this presentation to learn how to build relationships with supplier diversity managers, navigate the corporate procurement process, and hear success stories.

The event will be held at the Women's Business Center, 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 350B, Fairway, KS 66205.

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