The HBA-GP Chapter was the first HBA chapter to establish a Women in Transition (WIT) Affinity Group. The group was founded in response to the uncertain economic environment to meet a growing need of the membership.
The mission of the Women in Transition (WIT) group is to assist HBA members during career transition by providing resources, education, and a venue for targeted networking. The group offers an intimate setting that promotes discussion and a mechanism for women to share concerns and valuable insights. Moreover, a Job Search Work Team (JSWT) was formed to lend career transition support.
All HBA members, regardless of chapter affiliation, may join the WIT Affinity Group. The group is comprised of women who are (1) currently in transition, (2) employed and actively or passively seeking new employment, and (3) happy in their current position and want to be a resource to fellow members.
Educational programming focuses on topics related to transition and career development with broad appeal to women at all stages in their careers. Event attendance is limited, thereby creating an interactive environment and excellent opportunity for participants to engage.
To learn more about the group or future events, please reach out to WIT Affinity Group Chairs, Alma Azua-Cassady and Susan Lang at HBAWomenInTransition@yahoo.com. Members of this group will meet to on January 14, 2010 for the meeting: Ignite Your Networking Strategy 360.