With the United States still in the throes of the worst economy since The Great Depression and Detroit still not fully healed from the riots of the 70’s or the death of the industrial revolution, Detroiters, Michiganders, and women, in general, have found themselves with nearly nowhere to turn for support, whether it be emotional, financial, or other life issues.
Fortunately, for Metro-Detroit women, there is such a place. The Center for the Education of Women (CEW), which was founded in 1964, is offering up it’s services to students, men and women in the community, staff and faculty of it’s affiliated university, The University of Michigan, for nearly any life issue they may encounter.
Indeed, the CEW’s mission: “The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women (CEW) advances the personal, educational, career, professional, and leadership potential of women. The services, programs, applied research, and action initiatives conducted by CEW promote inclusiveness and equity within the University, across the state, and throughout the nation.” says it all.
The center is focused on assisting women obtain their full potential, whether that be through education, employment, or any other life issues that may pop up.
CEW offers a variety of programs and seminars that are open to not only U of M students but also all members of the community who should seek their services at very reasonable prices and sometimes free of charge.
Upcoming events include Financial Education: Pearls of Wisdom for Women. This is a free, interactive seminar that is designed to help and inform women of the plethora of financial decisions they will make in their lives. The Seminar takes place on October 5th, 2011 and runs from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. For more information on the seminar and to register, click here.
Another upcoming event is the Re-inventing Yourself for a Career Change (Career Change Workshop Series #1). This program costs a very reasonable $25 or register for the four part series for only $75. It focuses on assisting women in identifying their career strengths and how to transfer them into marketable skills for other careers. This workshop takes place on October 10th, 2011 and runs from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. For more information on the workshop series and to register, click here.
For a full list of the CEW’s available programs and seminars, click here or for more information on the organization, please visit their website www.cew.umich.edu.