Over a woman's lifetime, she wears many hats. Wife, mother, significant-other; muse, partner, difference-maker; chef, nanny, bread-winner. As a woman, maybe you have your own business, or have thought about starting one; maybe you've made a name for yourself in your industry, or you've devoted your time to volunteer works; or, maybe you've found yourself here in Brazil because your spouse's job brought you here. Whatever hat you're wearing, whatever career you have, come to AmSoc's launch of WomenWork! While our target audience is women, our event will be open to anyone who wishes to attend.
Every other month, a guest speaker (Woman of Merit) will join us to discuss her particular journey. Why do we do what we do, and how can we do it better? Topics will cover everything from how it is to work as a woman in her field, to starting your own business as a woman. Obtain the tools to navigate the politics of the job environment, learn how to be taken seriously in your work, and how to present yourself for the best results. We'll also cover how to give men the tools to improve their working relationships with women.
Participate in our first WomenWork event, to be held on Tuesday, May 15, at 7pm. Cateto, located on R. Francisco Leitão, 272, in Pinheiros, is graciously providing us their upstairs space for our event. There is no cost to attend, though space is limited, so be sure to RSVP before May 11th. While we will typically only have one key speaker at our events, for our launch of WomenWork, the Women of Merit speakers for May are Fernanda & Taciana, from 'The Girls on the Road’ (www.thegirlsontheroad.com).
A few years ago, Fernanda and Taciana asked themselves how they could help make a difference in the gender equality movement. Instead of continuing only as observers, they decided to actively participate in empowering women. They wanted to find a way to use their experience, knowledge, and network to build something that could positively impact other women, as well as men. From July 2016 to October 2017, Fernanda and Taciana traveled the world, collecting stories and inspiration from women entrepreneurs that struggled, persevered, and succeeded in spite of all obstacles. As they actively reached out to women in various careers from all corners of the globe, they found one commonality: a lack of role models to inspire women to take that first step. 'The Girls on the Road' was created to tell these working women’s stories and share their experiences; to learn from women of all ages, and gain inspiration through their examples, stories, dreams, and accomplishments; to remind us every day that the most important piece of our wardrobe is our confidence.
There will be a short Q&A after Fernanda and Taciana's presentation, followed by networking, socializing, and a tasty beer or two to close out the evening!
At WomenWork, we encourage social responsibility, sharing knowledge & experience for a better future, and the importance of any employment, whether paid or volunteer. How can we make a difference? Share your journey with us. See you at the May launch of WomenWork!