Support for Women
Women can oftentimes become the overlooked backbone of our families, communities, and society. Support for women is crucial to the continuous growth and success of our communities. Whether you are seeking employment, changing career paths, re-entering the job market, or entering it for the very first time, experiencing stress due to the conflict between familial and professional responsibilities, or facing crisis issues, we’re here to provide guidance and support to empower women to continue their incomparable contributions to society and continue to fight for equity and equality.
SERVICES WE OFFER
Career Development Networking
The IACS Women’s Career Services program ANVI includes a professional networking and resource referral group. ANVI aims to connect with and support its members through mentoring, career workshops, referrals to educational and professional opportunities, and crisis support (assisting women surviving violence, familial challenges, and isolation). Under this program we serve our community by:
- Organizing networking opportunities through career mixers.
- Resume writing & professional growth workshops.
- Connecting mentees with mentors to increase resume visibility, showcase expertise and expand perspective for professional growth.
- Bringing inspirational women achievers from the community to the podium to inspire and provide professional insights on career growth & development.
Career Development Workshops
Our workshops provide opportunities for learning, networking, and meaningful discussion cwith peers, where women can make connections and drive action following the sessions.These workships can be specifically designed to meet the needs of women who may need the convenience of a virtual space or the preference of an in person workshop. Building on our classic leadership development approach, each workshop highlights a specialized technical area and strengthens competencies in:
- Personal Leadership
- Project Management
- Monitoring & Evaluation
- Financial Management
- Public Speaking
Panel Events and Fireside Chats
We frequently invite professionals with diverse backgrounds to share stories of their journey to success. These role models help inspire and motivate our audience to take the next step in their own career journey.
General Career Development During COVID-19
As a result of the pandemic, women are leaving the workforce at 4 times the rate of men. During these difficult times, we can help determine the best direction for your career through individual sessions with a career counselor who can create strategies and techniques tailored to your specific needs.
Crisis Care Network & Workshops
IACS-ANVI is a built-in support system for those facing an unexpected crisis.
Women in our program often reach out to us for support with personal loss, domestic violence, loss of parental rights and sometimes deportation because they are unable to afford proper legal representation or due to cultural taboos. We also offer referrals and support for visa/status problems. In most cases we are able to provide resource referral through the various valued and treasured support partnerships.
We conduct various fitness and yoga classes specific to women's health as well as different workshops on healthy eating. We believe that fitness goes a long way in ensuring an overall healthy lifestyle.
Other topics of interest to women can be found on our Community Services Page, such as:
• Small Business Support • Mental Health • Legal Services
• Early Childhood
“There was a time when I was in deep depression. Life was scary. Now, every Thursday, I look forward to something different...I make sure I go to IACS.”