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FWA Programs include those opportunities for self-improvement, helping other members and giving back to the community. Here a list of our current offerings.


Giving Back

Financial Backpack

Financial Literacy / Backpack

There’s no better time than right now to give back to the community by volunteering to teach young adults how to be financially savvy. The Financial Backpack program is a great way for members to become involved in one of the FWA’s premier outreach programs. FWA volunteers can participate in one or more sessions, as their time permits, and training is offered for those who would like to try it out for the first time. Volunteers love the program, because not only do they give back to young adults, but they also sharpen their presentation skills when teaching the curriculum.

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Mentoring - Baruch College

Mentoring

Our high school and college mentoring programs have been in place for over 30 years and provide future women leaders with the opportunity to receive long-standing and committed support from professional women in both one-on-one and group environments. Mentoring on the high school and college levels allow mentors to give back to the community by helping students build skills necessary for career advancement. In return, mentors benefit from sharing knowledge, developing leadership skills, and by strengthening their interpersonal skills, which can ultimately re-energize one’s career.

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2019 Wall Street Exchange

Wall Street Exchange

The six to eight-week Wall Street Exchange program offers upcoming college graduates meaningful experience and structured learning as they navigate internships during their junior and senior years.

The program consists of a series of events hosted by top firms and companies for professional and personal development. Students in the program are then able to recognize their individual strengths and learn how to leverage those strengths in a professional environment.

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Programs for Members

2019 Member2Member Cohort

Member2Member Mentoring

Need more clarity about your long-term career trajectory? Are you juggling the demands of a 9 to 5 with motherhood and close to reaching a breaking point? Or maybe you want to be promoted and don’t know where to start. Having a mentor can be a wonderful asset to any professional woman who isn’t clear about where her career is going, and we pair you with senior members with extensive experience, who are available to offer advice and help guide you as you advance in your career.

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Resume Book

Another valuable benefit of membership is our FWA Resume Book. This member-only perk allows you to get your resume in the hands of employers who matter. The Resume Book provides a direct pipeline for our Corporate Sponsors to recruit new and well-seasoned talent to fill positions in a multitude of areas.

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Programs for Members and General Public

 

Back2Business™

Returning to work and getting back on the career ladder after a career break can often prove difficult. If you are finding yourself in this situation, the FWA’s Back2Business program is right for you! Let the Financial Women's Association and our partnering firms help you get your career back on track with our return-to-work program by helping you build skills, find mentors and get paid opportunities.

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FWA Career Center

Finding the right job opportunities and standing out in a competitive market is tough. Fortunately, the FWA’s Career Center can connect you with local, public and private sector employers. Browse thousands of job opportunities on our Career Center and give your job search the boost it deserves.

Member Benefit Alert! Members can view and apply for jobs as soon as they are posted.  Non-members can only view the job title for the first two weeks a job is listed.  Members can also post jobs for free, non-members have several products to choose from that are competitively priced.

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Programs for Corporate Sponsors

 

Pacesetters

Launched in 2015, the Pacesetter program is a specialized leadership development program for high potential women from the FWA’s President’s Circle Companies. The program is a continuing partnership with the President’s Circle organizations that recognizes outstanding women within those companies who exemplify the character, achievement, passion and leadership that is critical to organizational success. Participants of the program are paired with a mentor, receive coaching by an executive coach, attend workshops designed to build key leadership skills, and are able to expand their networks while developing personal and professional bonds with their cohort group, previous cohorts and others in the FWA.

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