Women’s Economic Equity (WEE) Project
Helping Women Find, Follow & Finish Their Career Pathways to Success!
The Women’s Economic Equity (WEE) Project is a comprehensive program designed to usher women into successful careers in healthcare. Through a myriad of services, the WEE Project equips participants with the tools and skills necessary to obtain and maintain economic self-sufficiency while expanding their personal and professional horizons.
The WEE Project is open to women residing in Franklin, Granville, Vance & Warren counties who are committed to establishing or advancing careers in healthcare through continued education and professional development.
Current services available through the WEE Project include:
Every participant in the WEE Project receives career coaching services that include individualized career pathway development, educational advising, and job search assistance. Additionally, dedicated career coaches provide participants with confidential consultation and resource referrals for other areas of need.
The WEE Project supports participants’ continued education and career training through a variety of services, including:
• Education vouchers (tuition/books/supplies)
• Academic tutoring
• Transportation assistance
Career coaches work closely with participants to design an assistance package that is specific to the needs of the individual.
Conveniently located at 155 West Andrews Avenue in downtown Henderson, the WEE Den is a social & study lounge, computer lab, career development center and meeting space for participants. The WEE Den is open Monday-Friday; 8:15am-5:00pm.
By enlisting the support of the area’s leading healthcare employers, the WEE Project is able to provide participants with information regarding current hiring trends and career opportunities. Additionally, this network of employers provides women with invaluable internship and job shadowing opportunities through the WEE Project. Internships are available to participants who have completed their respective educational pathway and provide a modest stipend to assist with costs associated with participation.
For more information regarding the Women’s Economic Equity (WEE) Project, please contact the WEE Den at (252) 431-1400 or email Jennifer Gregory, Director of Family Resources & Special Projects.
This program is made possible through funding from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and