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Center hosts 30th World of Working Women Conference
By Gina Martinez

The Center for the Women of New York is hosting its 30th annual World of Working Women Conference this Friday at Queens Borough Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The program “Strategies for the changing job market” will be led by Ann Jawin, founder and chairwoman of the Center for the Women of New York, and will feature Borough President Melinda Katz and a panel moderated by Times Ledger Editor Roz Liston.

The conference features professional women speaking about their experience in the workforce and handing out advise to younger women. The panel will include Lisa Boily, economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chickie Bucco, consultant at Bucco Consultants; Joan Serrano Laufer, executive director at Queensboro Council for Social Welfare; Andrea Ormeno, director at the Women’s Business Center at the Queens Economic Development Corp.; and Mary Vaccaro, District 26 representative for the United Federation of Teachers.

The event will have information tables and networking opportunities, including “Dress for Success” where women are offered professional attire in order to raise confidence during job searches.

Workshops will include “Careers in Transition” led by Boily, teaching young women on making the changes needed to adjust to changing careers; “Your One Shot Opportunity to Make an Impression” led by Margaret M. Enloe, where young women can get help with constructing their resumes, interviewing techniques and strategies; and a “Reality Fashion Show,” where a fashion consultant will give personal assessment to women on their job interview outfits.

Reach Gina Martinez by e-mail at gmartinez@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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