January Newsletter

(Re)Build Your Confidence
with Simple Steps in 2019

Dear Simple Steps Colleagues and Friends,Happy New Year to one and all!

2019 is in full swing and many of you might have already kick-started your new year’s resolutions. It is always encouraging to be connected with people taking small steps towards preparing for future opportunities whether or not you are currently looking to return to the workforce. Women on break often lose confidence as a result of many reasons, including outdated skills, detachment from their industry, and anxiety about the future.

Simple Steps has been developing projects that help our members build real-world experiences and professional networks. Our proud corporate partners have also been working together to train and recruit skilled and experienced female talent.

We will continue to build an amazing community and launch exciting opportunities in 2019. Discover and develop your dormant talents with Simple Steps!

Projects with real clients (building work experience for your resume):

  • Website Renovation
  • Art Exhibition
  • Event Planning and Execution
  • Fundraising and Grant Writing
  • Donor Management
  • Project Management

Job titles of those who restarted their careers in 2018:

  • Accountant
  • Administrator
  • Communications Specialist
  • Curriculum Development Intern
  • Executive Assistant
  • Localization and QA Specialist
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Research Consultant
  • Statistical Analyst
  • SW Engineer

Recommendations:
Job Training Programs in the SF Bay Area

  • Health Care Interpreter Certificate at City College of San Francisco

The program for the Health Care Interpreter Certificates is designed to train bilingual/bicultural students to become linguistically and culturally competent interpreters who can function effectively and efficiently in healthcare settings. Graduates find employment interpreting in hospitals, clinics, or freelancing for remote and onsite interpreting agencies.
https://www.ccsf.edu/hci

  • Job Search Accelerator at JVS.org

This program starts with 36 hours of in-person job search essentials training, including mock interviews with Bay Area employers. Support for your search continues after the program with weekly group sessions and opportunities to meet one-on-one with a career advisor.

  • Dates: Feb. 1 (orientation); Feb. 4-8 (M,W,F); Feb. 11-14, 2019 (M,Th,F)
  • Schedule: 36 hours of classroom training, 9am-4pm; weekly group meetings and 1:1 work with job search specialist
  • Location: JVS San Francisco, 225 Bush St. Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Topics: job search strategy, mock interviews, guidance in online learning
  • Cost: none

If you are interested, please apply below.
https://www.jvs.org/courses/job-search-accelerator/

“We Grow Together” Interview Series #5: Wisen Space
Simple Steps has been developing an interview series to share stories of our fellow members as well as employers who hired female talent through Simple Steps. Meet Yoonjung and Jared, co-founders of Wisen Space (https://www.wisen.space/).

Wisen Space is building a community for students through coding and projects. Currently, five Simple Steps members are participating in real-world experiences at Wise Space by engaging with curriculum development, teaching, hackathon event planning, etc.

EVENTS

Career Restart Seminar by PathForward

  • Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Time: 2PM – 4PM PST
  • Location: Intuit (2600 Marine Way Building 20, Mountain View, CA)

This event is now at capacity. Please sign up for the waitlist here:
https://goo.gl/forms/JduKy26WdaqkflZo1

AAUW WorkSmart Salary Negotiation Workshop

  • Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Time: 4PM – 6PM PST
  • Location: Sports Basement Community Space (610 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94129)

Please RSVP below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-work-smart-salary-negotiation-workshop-in-san-francisco-129-tickets-52234597086?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

2018 Donors
Thank you so much for your generosity. Your donations to Simple Steps are greatly appreciated. We will email your donation receipts shortly.

Individual Donors

Ahreum Kang                       Ahryun Moon
Ariel Jiyeon Han                 Chang Ha Lee
Chiyoon Kim                        Chong Song
Dongeun Lee                        Dongho Jeon
Doyeon Kim                         EJ Jung
Eunjung Cho                        Eunkyung Keira Choi
Eunok Baek                          Eunyoung Kim
Euyhun Yi                             Fiona Lee
Hae-rim Yoon                      Hannah Lee
Heejeong Lim                      Hisun Kim
Hongrae Lee                        Hyeyoung Seo
Hyun Kyoon Kim                Hyungseok Ha
Hyunju Je                             Hyunjung Yu
Imju Byon                             Jaehee Min
Jaewon Kim                         Jaewon Seo
Jay W. Lee                            Jeehyun Yang
Jeong-Suh Choi                  JeongYoung Kim
Jerin Gu                               Jiyoon Yuni Park
June Lee                              Jungsun Oh
Kat Choi                               Keeyong Han
Kiae Seong                           Kunjin Park
Kyungle Han                       Maryanne D. Ifft
Miseon Lee                          Ren Haryun Peun
Robin Angel                        Sangmi Koh
Sean Perry                           Seung Yeoun Lee
Seunghee Lee                      Soyoung Lee
Su Jin Kim                          Sukjae Cho
Sungho Yun                         Sunju Park
Sunmi Reu                           Sunyoung Chang
Taejoon Park                       Veronica JungYeon Kim
Yoonjung Lena                   Young Chae
Youngwha Choi                  Yungung Kim 
Corporate Donors
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