The Center for the Women of New York will host its 25th annual conference and job fair, titled “The World of Working Women,” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing.
Designed to lay out a path to success for women during a strained economic climate, the day-long event will feature panel discussions, workshops, a career fair and fashion show.
The event starts off with a panel featuring former Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza, Con Edison Director of Public Affairs Carol Conslato, Reddy-Care Physical Therapy Manager Patrick Flynn, United Federation of Teachers Retiree Social Services Director Sasha Greene, U.S. Department of Labor Program Analyst Gillian Gutierrez, Delta Airlines rep Cassandra Hill and attorney Amber Trzinsky.
From noon to 3 p.m., representatives from companies, government agencies and educational organizations will be available to discuss their companies, employment opportunities and requirements on a one-on-one basis. Participants will also have a chance to hand out resumes.
Then, a series of workshops will explore topics that include:
• “Planning for your Financial Security,” led by Anna Tringle, Financial Planner for Ameriprise. This workshop will navigate women through many of the financial instruments available to help plan for a secure and worry-free future during retirement years.
• “Starting Your Own Business,” led by CWNY board member Rhoda Plotkin and Robin Wilson of the Queens Economic Development Corporation. This workshop focuses on helping participants to learn the basic steps in starting a business, create a business plan and important procedures including financing, licensing, permits and tax-related issues. Ideas and advice will be offered to avoid the missteps that can cost time and money.
• “Getting Back into the Workforce,” led by City Board of Education Training Specialist Victoria Pilotti.
• “The Resume, Your One-Shot Opportunity to Make an Impression,” led by Charles Gilmore of the Queens Public Library. This workshop will feature tips on making a resume a personal marketing tool, as well as the many resources provided to job seekers by the Queens Public Library.
• “Credit Unions; the Working Womens’ Best Friend,” led by Edward Hutick, Member Brokerage Services, Subsidiary of Melrose Credit Union.
• Using the Social Media for Your Job Search,” led by Barbara Safani, author and owner of Career Solvers. This workshop will teach how to use technology more intelligently to secure more interviews and land a new job faster.
• “Resource Tables: I Need Advice and Support,” by CWNY.
The event will end with a playful, hour-long fashion show meant to showcase best wardrobe practices in the job market, led by Cathy Berger, owner of Fashion SocietÈ. She will discuss the Image of Success and Stylish Networking. Participants will be shown how to supplement and integrate their wardrobe and “dress for success”.
For more information, call CWNY at (718) 793-0672.