Sisters in the Building Trades
The mission of the Sisters in the Building Trades is to expand a network of active women that will affirm building trades sisters as a positive and growing part of the construction workforce.
This Washington state based group is interested in what is happening here. Please share your knowledge.
There are plenty of us to make a difference, we just need more of us working together.
Sisters in the Building Trades
The Back to Work Network helps disenfranchised adults with the job search skills to find a good job. The Back to Work Network provides 1 and 2 day job search techniques and a dress for success conference that prepares women to engage in a successful job search. This conference provides them with information about various education and training opportunities available in Alaska in traditional and non-traditional employment. They are given the skills necessary to conduct a successful Job search. We have free haircuts and makeup too. The Back to Work Network workshops is open to all women, especially those disenfranchised women who fall though the cracks and are missed by other programs. We reach out to all women's programs listed in the Safe City handbook, homeless shelters and unwed mothers programs for this event.
Regina Manteufel, Executive Director (276-4904).
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Opportunities
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
AFSC Internships Opportunities
The Small Business Administration is an excellent resource for starting your own business.
Hard@Work is a site with several fun features, including Stump the Mentor - an opportunity to anonymously seek work advice.
AFL-CIO report on Equal Pay put up by the union's Working Women's Department.
Career Builder has a wide-ranging menu of advice and resources.
Center for Women's Business Research
Women Business Owners Corporation
or the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, is dedicated to improving the long-term financial security of all women, regardless of income level, through education and advocacy. As the only organization to focus exclusively on the unique financial challenges that women face, WISER supports women’s opportunities to secure fair pensions and adequate retirement income through formal research, training workshops, strategic partnerships, education materials, and outreach with lawmakers and the media.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
is still alive and pinching. See the NOW website for information on their Women Friendly Workplace Campaign's Speak Out Online. Women are posting their stories of harassment online.
Working Women's Closets
Professional Attire for Working Women:
Anchorage - BPW/Alaska has access to professional clothing for working women.
Please contact Deborah A. Gomez: 344-7168, 242-9200, 267-3162.
Anchorage - Regina's Back to Work Closet in Regina's Rooming house 1118 East 10th Ave. by apt only. Tenants I work with have first choice one or 2 outfits. I presently work with Nine Star and UAA.
Please call 276-4904 after 10am to donate.
Seward - At Alaska Vocational Technical Center, 809 Second Avenue in Seward, we have a rack. Students in the Business and Office class are offered second hand professional clothing. The selection varies, but is usually quite full in the fall. There are also children's clothes as well. It is done as a service for the students; however, if we have an abundance (and sometimes we do) we will share with those in need. FMIC: firstname.lastname@example.org or 907/224-4149.
WOMEN$Fund (YWCA, Anchorage) is a women's microlending program committed to providing training, networking, business counseling, and start-up loans to Anchorage entrepreneurial women. Women can receive extensive training in writing a business plan, applying for a loan, setting up accounting system and complying with tax requirements. Participants have access to WOMEN$fund loan fund, weekly group support, business counselor and networking opportunities.
Contact: WOMEN$FUND -- YWCA of Anchorage,
245 W. 5th Avenue, P.O. Box 102059,
Anchorage, AK 99510
Phone: 907.274.1572; fax 907.272.3146
Employment in Alaska
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Job Seeker section of the State of Alaska website.
Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over
the bad. It's simply a choice to take action.
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