Williams College of Business develops workforce re-entry program for professional women

Program runs through October at Xavier's Deerfield campus | July 23, 2007

Professional women hold leadership positions in companies representing every industry segment, and many balance both professional and personal commitments during their careers. While a professional may never lose her skill set, a prolonged absence from the workforce can create a difficult environment for women who wish to return to their careers. That’s why the Williams College of Business created Back to Business, a professional development program designed specifically for women who want to return to the workplace. The 12-day program provides current business updates, transitional assistance and key networking opportunities with other high-potential peers, to help women return to a leadership position.

This program:

  • Facilitates your return to the workplace by immersing you in an intensive learning environment with strong leadership, career-development and transition components.
  • Updates and refreshes your quantitative and qualitative skill sets and develop the assurance to deal with key business concepts that may have emerged during your time away.
  • Provides an environment in which you can network with high-potential peers who share similar backgrounds, career aspirations and work/life challenges.
  • Immerses participants in an intensive, high-impact learning setting with strong leadership, career development and transition components.
The program runs Oct 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Xavier's Deerfield campus located at 4770 Duke Drive. Those who should attend include women with M.B.A.s or a master’s degree in another discipline who have work experience in a high-potential career, strong aspirations to return to the corporate workforce and can commit to the entire program.

For more information or to request an application, call 513 745-4213 or e-mail pdc@xavier.edu or visit www.xavier.edu/backtobusiness.