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Enactus Project Story: Women's Economic Empowerment Project

 

SEEING OPPORTUNITIES

One in four women will be affected by domestic violence in their lifetime. Of these victims, many lack the confidence or motivation to pursue a higher career potential.

Some causes of unemployment in the Waukesha, Wisconsin, include education gaps, lack of motivation, and lack of job searching techniques. In addition, there are few resources for women of the target audience to connect with mentors.

 

TAKING ACTION

The Carroll University Enactus was awarded the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment grant. They used the sponsored funds to host three workforce development sessions for women who depend on the domestic abuse recovery services from the Waukesha Women’s Center.

These workshops focused on job preparedness, soft skills, and financial literacy...

 

Enactus Team with empowered women


ENABLING PROGRESS

To date, two women have found jobs through the Enactus program. Members of the Women’s Empowerment project have also started a mentorship program with the eleven women that attended the workshops.

These mentorships will create one-on-one relationships that will allow the Enactus members to individually help each woman’s employability to improve their livelihoods...

 

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