More Opportunities for Mothers (MOM)
Helping Women on Career Break Refocus, Reinvent, Reconnect
The Center for Women and Business is currently exploring new programming options for working mothers and mothers on career break. More information will be available in Spring 2013.
The More Opportunities for Mothers (MOM) program is one of a kind. It is designed for women on career break who are looking to re-enter the paid workforce. More than 150 women have taken part in the four-year-old program, gaining the knowledge and skills for a successful transition back into paid employment.
The program features five workshop sessions held once every two weeks. The Center for Women and Business and the Bentley Office of Alumni Career Services partners with organizations including iRelaunch, Comeback Moms, and Thinkflex to offer valuable resources for mothers on career break.
Participants can expect:
- Keynote and presentations related to career re-entry
- Comprehensive exercises to help develop the parameters of their ideal job and establish their professional identity
- Intensive brainstorming with accomplished faculty and business people to target positions and organizations that meet specific parameters
- A session on leveraging traditional and social media to promote personal brand
- Access to leaders in the field of career re-entry and a support group to assist in achieving short- and long-term goals
- Experienced guest speakers from a range of backgrounds
- Ongoing troubleshooting advice
For more information, contact Elisa Vincent, Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quotes from past MOM participants:
“Worth its weight in gold. The facilitators were insightful and helpful in guiding my next steps and in matching my skills with a possible career path.”
“You walk away with personalized and very specific guidelines for what you are looking for.”
“I loved the analytical approach as well as the confidence-building presentations.”
“It really helped to convince me that it's never too late to relaunch.”