As part of their commitment to function as a unified collective that supports nonprofit organizations together, The Execu|Search Group’s Women’s Network held a philanthropy day on May 7th where they partnered with two local efforts in New York and New Jersey.
In New York, the Women’s Network invited soon-to-be graduates of the Grace Institute’s tuition-free training program into our office. “As an organization that aims to assist underprivileged women through a program that teaches the necessary skills to find jobs, create resumes, and interview and secure a job, the Women’s Network has worked very closely with the Grace Institute since our inauguration,” says Daniela D`Alessandro, a founding member of the Women’s Network. “For this event, we wanted to bring the class into our office, so they could get a feel for what it’s like to be in an office setting and members of the network could come speak to them about their career paths and offer their unique insight into job searching. At the end of the day, we collected resumes and are going to help place members of the class in roles that would be a good fit for their backgrounds and future goals.”
In New Jersey, the Women’s Network participated in National Women Build Week through Habitat for Humanity. “As an organization, we were drawn to Habitat for Humanity because we wanted to work together as a team throughout the day to give back to the community, build empathy, and strengthen social bonds,” explains Lisa Carver, a founding member of the Women’s Network who is based in The Execu|Search Group’s Parsippany, NJ office. “At work, it can be so easy to get caught up in our day-to-day responsibilities, so it was important for us to take a step back and volunteer together for a good cause. In addition to helping build a home for a family in need, Women Build Week gave us the opportunity to build team morale and get to know each other on a more personal level, which is important to achieving one of the goals of the Women’s Network: to ensure that women at all levels of The Execu|Search Group are meeting, supporting and helping one another to move forward in their careers.” According to Lisa, the event was especially empowering because this is the first time since 1935 where Habitat for Humanity had an all-female crew work on a project – allowing Execu|Search to make history!