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The Women’s Leadership Center (WLC)  at the University of Saint Joseph was recently awarded a grant from the International Women’s Forum of Connecticut. The grant will fund Gratitude and Growth, a special cohort-based program designed to thank women in frontline health care careers by preparing these women for career advancement.

Up to ten women in health care professions will be selected to participate in the three-session program, which will take place during the fall of 2021. Program sessions will focus on professional career coaching, including work with Career Development Center staff on resume building and social media profile development, mock interviews, and a session with a photographer for a professional headshot. This individualized career development program also carries a small stipend for those selected.

Participants will also be invited guests at the WLC Program Series on the theme “Advancing Your Career in a Complex World,” with exclusive access to program speakers and WLC Steering Council members. Session topics will include:


  • Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Today’s Workforce
  • Addressing Implicit Bias in the Job Search: Perspectives from Hiring Managers and Job Seekers
  • Leadership Strategies for Developing an Inclusive Workforce
  • Managing across Multiple Generations


A panel presentation at the end of the Gratitude and Growth program will allow participants to share what they have learned from the program and from their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide networking opportunities with WLC Steering Council members and other community leaders. All sessions will be offered in-person with remote options available. However to make the most of professional networking opportunities, we encourage in-person attendance whenever possible.

To apply for this program, click here.


Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 5:00 p.m.