“The Career Connections Committee does exactly as the name implies. We plan and coordinate interactive forums and workshops specifically for FWA Members who are in transition, changing their careers or looking to grow their careers within the company they’re already working.”
— Patti Mittleman, HR Executive and Career Connections Committee co-chair
Transition Tuesday events are lead by accomplished FWA Members who share their expertise, talents and skills with other FWA Members looking to enhance the skillsets related to their careers. Designed by the FWA for the FWA, this is a vital membership benefit that is free of charge and offered to FWA Members only. The events are made available on a monthly basis throughout the year featuring members from FWA’s auspicious President’s Circle.
Different topics covered each month include
- “Maintaining Your Edge: Advice for Today’s Career Market” – A series that was created in collaboration with RBC Capital Markets (RBC) that features a distinguished panel of RBC executives and recruiters
- “How Did You Get That Job?” – Sponsored by TIAA-CREF, this enlightening event features accomplished FWA executives who tell their stories about changing their career paths, earning promotions and starting successful businesses.
- “How to Be Heard Above the Noise” – Sponsored by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), this session highlights Author and President of DiResta Communications, Diane DiResta who generously offers one-on-one advice to FWA attendees.
All of these events offer FWA Members the opportunity to network with FWA President’s Circle executives, company recruiters and one another while gathering valuable information on potential employers. On more than one occasion, FWA Members have been hired by sponsoring companies after networking with recruiters at Transition Tuesday events.
In the coming years, the Career Connections committee will further strengthen their partnership with the President’s Circle committee and continue to deepen connections with more women’s leadership networks, thereby securing additional venues to help this committee to grow and best serve more FWA members.