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New Careerist Program

Author: Communications Committee/Thursday, March 6, 2014/Categories: General

Chapters - do you have a member or potential member who meets the criteria to participate in this program? New York State Women, Inc. New Careerist Competition recognizes the accomplishments of women between the ages of 21 and 32 who have been employed full time for a minimum of one year and maximum of three years in their career area and provides them with professional development skills and opportunities.

This program concludes with the Speech Competition held at Chapter, Region and State levels. Selection is based on written and biographical information, judges' interviews, group interaction and a prepared speech competition.

I may be contacted at [email protected] or by phone (518) 359-2671 for further information. Please send your candidate information to me by May 1st. New Careerist Manual and Competition Guidelines are available on the New York State Women, Inc. website. The candidate will be asked to speak on one of the following topics:

  1. Women have made historic changes to the business environment. Give one example and discuss how this change has worked to the betterment of women and how it has worked detrimentally for other women.
  2. What 21st Century issue do you feel remains a roadblock for women in the business environment and what would you do to resolve it?
  3. Name three (3) changes for the betterment of women in the workplace and explain how you have personally benefited from them.
  4. Tell us about one woman in your career that inspires you and explain why she is a role model for you.
  5. If you were chosen to speak to a group of younger women, what career experience would you share and why?
  6. As a younger woman in a business environment, what would you consider as the most important do's and don'ts to advance your career?
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