We decided to take time and shine the spotlight on some of the great business resources we have here in Kansas City with our new blog series – “Freshen Up”: A chance to freshen up your skills, knowledge and know what resources you have to become a better person, professional or help your company achieve greater success.
So, for our very first “Freshen Up” series, we introduce to you: OneKC For Women!
As a Kansas City woman looking for help with employment, small business needs and general questions about where to go in your career, you are lucky because we have a great resource in our back yard that is dedicated to all of that and more!
OneKC for Women combines three amazing resources for women, Women’s Employment Network, Women’s Business Center and Women’s Capital Connection. With over 38 combined years of experience and connections, OneKC for Women is where women can look for employment, enhance their job skills, interview skills, asses what the next step in their professional life is and even get help to start a small business.
Sherry Turner, President of Women’s Employment Network (which recently celebrated its 25th year), has been working with an army of dedicated women, to combine all these great resources that exist in KC into one place for women to capitalize on what exists and find the help and assistance they need to tackle the work force. “About a year and a half ago we looked at all three organizations mission statements and realized that we had similar mission’s and should combine our efforts for the greater good” –Turner. So out of this, OneKC for Women was built as a platform for women to find experts to help in all stages of their career.
“There has been a societal shift in the workplace, more women are working and need to sustain a family or themselves. We’ve created a place for them to gain knowledge to craft their skills, whether it’s to write a resume, how to interview, how to look for jobs online with social networking or to find an investor to invest in their own small business, we are there to provide the material to make them successful.” –Turner.
OneKC for Women is a great resource to utilize and keep up to date on. They are currently inviting people to “Join in the Conversation” online, and be guest bloggers for their site, so if you are interested, submit your writing to [email protected] for review.