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Indiana Commission for Women

Working Women in Transition Working Women in Transition

About Working Women in Transition

In today's society, women now make up approximately 50% of the U.S. workforce. The Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) is positioned to provide women with crucial tools to help them succeed in the modern workplace. Working Women in Transition (WWIT) gives women the forum to discover resources and options that can transform their lives as they prepare for their next career. During a WWIT session, women can learn about trends that affect them in the workforce and of opportunities, programs, resources and services available to them. 

Program Goals:

  • Raise awareness of trends affecting women in the workforce
  • Raise awareness of the value of women in the workforce
  • Raise awareness of opportunities, programs and services available to women
  • Provide practical skills training for women, e.g. networking skills, wage negotiation
  • Distribiute important informational resources and materials to women

Past Programs:

  • Bloomington, Indiana, November 14, 2008
  • South Bend, Indiana, October 16, 2009
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, November 6, 2009
  • Evansville, Indiana, September 17, 2010
  • Hammond, Indiana, October 8, 2009
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, October 15, 2009

Negotiating salaries is a challenge for women at all stages of their careers, as women are ess likely tan men to askfor what they deserve. In 2010, ICW partnered with the Wage Project, a non-profit national organization dedicated to the elimination of the gender wage gap, to become trained facilitators of the $tart $mart curriculum. The $tart $mart workshop empowers women to avoid the gender wage gap and teaches them to benchmark and negotiate for fair and equitable salaries. ICW staff have presented the workshop several time in both single-gender and mixed gender settings and are available to facilitate a workshop at the request of the Wage Project. 

For additional information on the $tart $mart workshop or if you are interested in hosting a Working Women in Transition session, please contact the Indiana Commission for Women at (317) 232-6720 or info@icw.in.gov