Our Career Launch program provides upcoming and recent college graduates with the opportunity to access vital career planning resources. With the support of a certified coach, grant recipients will gain necessary skills to navigate the workplace, such as preparing for an interview, negotiating their first salary, and successfully launching their career.
WWIN selects women who desire to develop career readiness, job seeking, and career onboarding skills, and to attain and be successful at a living wage career.
Our Career Launch grant recipients are determined, driven, and have a deep desire to build a better future for themselves and their families. They have already put in the hard work to achieve a higher education and would like to ensure they successfully launch into a new career.
Career Launch grants provide six months of coaching services with a coach certified by the International Coach Federation.
The following are required criteria that you must meet before applying for a WWIN Career Launch grant:
WWIN is committed to accessibility. If you require special accommodations during the application process, please contact Programs staff.
Coaches work as partners with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
If you are a current WWIN Star Scholar, please use the application link on your Women of WWIN page.
“Coaching has been absolutely wonderful! My coach has been very supportive and understanding through all of the chaos of my life – sending me career specific resources for interview prep, looking over my resume, discussing interview clothing options, and more. I would highly recommend the resource.” – Kaitlin
“I enjoyed my experience with my coach very much. I felt like I made clear progress and articulated my goals like I never have before. I was able to develop confidence where I had a lot of self-doubts. – Stephanie
“Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity. I will always be grateful to my coach for her support and kindness. Thanks for being a great mentor and for guiding me on my challenging path.” – Naira
“The Career Launch grant has been amazing! When I was coming to the last classes in my degree, it hit me that I was about to be facing a job search in a new field. I’m a middle aged, single mom, and I felt really intimidated by how to move forward. The fear was almost paralyzing…. I was nervous about Career Coaching, but I applied and have been so thankful for the help this has provided. It really has made a difference:
To anyone considering applying, I would tell them they should move forward with it. It’s an excellent opportunity and especially right now when there is so much uncertainty going on, we all need someone to have our backs as we move forward.”