We must get women on their feet and back to work.
Thirty years ago, Working Wardrobes was founded to help women overcome challenges to find meaningful employment. Our work has evolved through the years to help all at-risk populations find jobs. Today, we have come full circle – our founding mission of helping women has never been more critical to the survival of our community, and to the financial and emotional health and well-being of the people who live here.
There are specific initiatives we can’t control, such as immediate and long-term action to shore up child care infrastructure and the establishment of more progressive work-family policies.
There are, however, three very important action-oriented strategies that are required to help women find jobs in Southern California today.
First, jobs must be mapped to industries that are in recovery.
Next, skills must be retooled to help women find jobs in the industries in recovery.
Finally, women must receive all the workforce readiness resources they need for long term career success.
In line with these strategies, Working Wardrobes has launched a unique scholarship program designed specifically for women, called the Rebuilding Careers Scholarship Program.