Women@Work(Shops): The One-Day MBA
With the goal of helping women achieve economic advancement and self-reliance, we’re also looking to start Women@Work(shops), featuring basic economic and business education taught by successful women looking to help emerging women realize their dreams.
The program's curriculum will be focused on making it easy to understand the basics of how the business of the world works. Even the most educated and smartest women often haven’t gotten their heads around this stuff, so we thought an opportunity existed to capitalize on the Women@Work platform to de-mystify all of it, boiling down the concepts to the most basic level and relating them to things that are familiar to all of us, to the things that we see and experience in our everyday lives. Regardless of whether you’re working in the business world or some other field or are staying at home to raise your kids and take care of your family, these basic concepts are invaluable to understanding how the world works and how to take care of yourself and those you love.
We're still building out the program, but our plan is to provide half day and whole day events in various locations, bringing together women of all backgrounds to engage in everyday conversations around the following concepts:
Beyond the One-Day MBA curriculum, we'll offer panel discussions and workshops on broader working women topics related to the books, including navigating men and gender dynamics, creating a personal brand, surviving pregnancy and parenting, staying fit and more!
If you’re interested in learning more about the program that’s in the works, we hope you’ll be in touch. If the curriculum is stuff you’ve always wanted to learn, let me know what would be most helpful to know and the questions you’ve always wanted answered. If you’re a business guru and would like to help develop the curriculum and/or be a teacher and economic mentor for other women, we’d absolutely love to have your help. Broad engagement on this one will help build this into something simply extraordinary – the stuff of life that can benefit all of us in our journey to achieving equal opportunity and economic self-reliance.
Our plan is to host Women@Work(shops) in various cities around the world. We're hoping that professional women trained in these subjects, particularly those with undergraduate or graduate degrees in business, might be willing to host sessions for other women. We want to provide opportunities for women who’ve always wanted to figure out this stuff, but never had the time or opportunity or were just plain intimidated and scared of it. If we can pull this off, it could be a great thing both for the teacher/mentor/hosts and the students, forging great discussions, mentoring and coaching, life changing relationships, work opportunities, and more!