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Women into Work Project

SI Nottingham are delighted to have been awarded a  Best Practice Award at a recent Soroptimist International Convention in Montreal. SI Best Practice awards are the highest award that a Club can receive for one of their projects, as the best projects are chosen from all the Clubs throughout the International Organisation.

Soroptimist International awards Best Practice awards for projects which fall under the organisation’s objectives. Our project ‘Women into Work- getting that job’ won the award under Objective 10: Assure women’s advancement in management, politics and decision-making.

This project began with club members  working in their local comprehensive school setting up mock career interviews, to help prepare students for job and college interviews and to givethem more confidence and improve interview skills. In this last year Nottingham members have been working  in the local Women’s centre organising courses to enable participants to have the background material and information, along with practical help, to write a CV, construct a covering letter, complete an application form and to participate in a mock interview. This has enabled women who have been long out of work, or indeed may not have worked before to confidently enter or return to the work place. This project empowers, enthuses, encourages and enables women into work.