Moving careers forward

Community of practice for women

What is holding women back from reaching their definition of career success? According to How Women Rise authors Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith, there are 12 habits that limit women from reaching their career goals. How can we rise up against these unexpectedly significant ways that may be holding us back from moving our careers forward?

Be part of the conversation and support other Waterloo employees in their career at the Moving Careers Forward Community of Practice for Women. Sign up to receive further information, including meeting notifications, from the Centre For Career Action.

Leading the Employee Career Advising Program as the Employee Career Advisor and Learning Specialist, Sue Fraser supports and guides staff members who seek to further develop their career. Book an employee appointment with her to discuss your future career development, identify ways to advance at work, and explore professional development opportunities.

Next meeting

We asked, you answered! The Moving careers forward community of practice planning committee reviewed the feedback you provided about meeting topics of most interest to you. We heard that you wanted to meet other women on campus.   

Our next meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 (12:00-1:00 p.m., TC 2218 - register now on WaterlooWorks) will be a follow-up on How Women Rise. This interactive workshop will focus on changing two habits that hold women back from career growth: Building allies and Leveraging relationships. Come prepared to share how you can help others in their career growth and ask for help from others in supporting your own career development. Use this opportunity to connect! Bring your business cards and make some new contacts.

The planning committee is developing programs to support your career growth and will announce future topics after our next meeting in April.

Save the dates for upcoming Spring 2020 meetings:

  • Wednesday, June 17 – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

What’s holding you back from moving forward in your career?  Sign-up now. 

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