Women working on their personal and professional development will find lots of help and many new friends at the Catherine S. Eberly Center at the University of Toledo. Beginning September 21, the center will offer a series of 10 classes in their Women Success Stories program. The target audience are women facing life changes, such as empty nests, returns to the workforce, or divorce, who want to feel empowered about their lives. Jackie Eisel, the center’s records management officer, explains that “volunteers with expertise” in areas from finance to stress management to the use of social media, will teach the classes with the goal of educating, empowering, and engaging women. The classes include topics like time management, conflict resolution, public speaking and job search. There is no charge for any of the classes, and interested women, whether UT faculty, staff, students, or members of the general public, are invited to attend as many of the classes as they find interesting or helpful. “We start slow,” Eisel notes, “so nobody has to be nervous, and there is no commitment to keep coming back. We mark the end of the classes with a dinner party, when we celebrate each other’s success stories.”
The classes are offered two times each Monday, 9-11am and 5:30-7:30pm, in Tucker Hall near the northwest corner of the UT campus.
For more information, call 419 530-8570.