FAQs About Women@Work

What is the WOMEN@WORK NETWORK?

Founded in 2002, the WOMEN@WORK NETWORK is a rapidly expanding network of more than 8,000 exceptionally talented current and returning professional women seeking work-life balance. Most importantly, WOMEN@WORK is a network—a powerful engine of women helping other women. To our knowledge, no other company in the country specifically targets mid to senior-level returning professional women and offers our wide range of events and services.

What is the WOMEN@WORK NETWORK mission?

The WOMEN@WORK mission is to Keep Women At Work Through All of Life's Ages and Stages. We advocate work-life balance initiatives and flexibility while serving two distinct constituencies— employers and prospective employees.

Why are work force demographics fueling the rapid growth of the WOMEN@WORK NETWORK?

By 2017, the U.S. will see a shortfall of 12 million college-educated workers. At that time 18 million jobs will require college-educated workers, but the declining number of college graduates will not support that need. Further compounding the problem is the fact that over the next 15 years there will be a 15% decline in the number of 35 to 44-year-olds (traditionally the hottest demographic target for new workforce talent)--and one-fifth of large, established U.S. companies will lose 40% or more of their top-level talent just within the next five years.

One of the fastest-growing workforce demographics is 45 to 64-year-olds--and the current and returning professional women in our network are in or nearing that demographic. No other recruiting firm is wholly focused on high caliber women who not only very ably fill hiring gaps, but also help employers fulfill diversity initiatives.

Is the WOMEN@WORK NETWORK a regional organization?

The job placement activities of the Women@Work Network have been focused primarily on the New York and Boston Metropolitan areas. Because of national media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, More Magazine, Pink Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Money Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and USA Today — as well as CNN, NBC's Today Show, the CBS Evening News, WCBS Radio and National Public Radio "On Point" and "Marketplace" broadcasts — women across America have expressed interest in WOMEN@WORK's services.

To make it possible for women anywhere in the world to participate in our network we have created regional networking chapters. As the Women@Work presence expands into many new locations, more regional and national employers are posting opportunities on our Job Board.