Breaking Barriers: Sustainable Employment for Women Event | Philadelphia, PA
United States
03/27/2019 5:30 PM

Breaking Barriers: Sustainable Employment for Women Event

by Strategy Arts, Business Resource and Innovation Center, WOMEN'S WAY


Who: Sustainable employers (healthy nonprofits, B Corps, and other social impact businesses) and women who are marginalized or have faced barriers to sustainable employment

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Business Resource and Innovation Center is hosting an innovative and inclusive job seeker event in partnership with Strategy Arts and WOMEN’S WAY.

“Breaking Barriers” turns the “Job Seeker” event upside down! Instead of employers exhibiting their organizations, this event will empower women to break down the business practices that are creating inequities for women job seekers and to speak about their strengths as potential employees. This event will feature a roundtable of women who will discuss barriers they’ve faced to achieving sustainable employment and will propose strategies and potential solutions for those barriers. We encourage employers to participate who are seeking to create practices that minimize barriers to employment and/or those who are searching for new talent for their organizations.

After the roundtable discussion, there will be a changemaker challenge, where employers and potential employees will both collaborate and propose effective solutions to barriers. The event will culminate in a reverse job fair, where employers will visit stations where women will expand on their strengths and the kinds of jobs they seek. Be a part of breaking the barriers for women!

Program Agenda:

5:30-6:00 – Networking

6:00-6:15 – Introductions

6:15-7:15 – Panel and Roundtable Discussion

7:15-7:45 – Change Maker Challenge

7:45-8:15 – Reverse Job Fair

Date and Time

03/27/2019 5:30 PM - 03/27/2019 8:15 PM EDT


Free Library Of Philadelphia - Business Resource and Innovation Center
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Strategy Arts, Business Resource and Innovation Center, WOMEN'S WAY

Strategy Arts is a founding B Corp from the Philadelphia region who specializes in stakeholder-inclusive planning services and coalition building for nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and sustainable businesses by incorporating authentic dialog and informed decision-making. Strategy Arts' goals are to be a model of how a service business can be a force for good to encourage clients and others to adopt positive social and environmental practices and to increase the impact of efforts addressing complex social and environmental problems by fostering the growth of cross-sector collaboration. Strategy Arts is committed to practices of inclusion and partnering with organizations to advocate and create deeper impact for those most affected by complex social problems. To learn more visit:

The Free Library's Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) is an essential part of Philadelphia's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Business Resource and Innovation Center creates multiple entry points for those with ideas, plans, skills, and passions, enabling people to make fact-based decisions in order to fulfill their goals. They assist entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and job seekers at every stage, helping to improve their skills through public programs and individualized guidance in research and planning. The Business Resource and Innovation Center collaborates with many local and national agencies to provide specialized programs and expert mentoring and curate print and digital resources. To learn more visit:

WOMEN'S WAY is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women, girls and gender equality. WOMEN'S WAY is also the backbone of the Women's Economic Security Initiative which convenes over 40 organizations via a collective impact initiative that began in 2017 and aims to address women’s economic insecurity in the Philadelphia region so that women can achieve financial well-being for themselves and their families. To learn more visit:

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