Start Smart Career Center (S2C2) helps women navigate their
nonprofit careers and thrive as leaders in the workplace.
Start Smart Career Center was born out of the relationship between Betsy Clark, an experienced nonprofit CEO and Elizabeth Hoffler, a millenial professional leader. Over the past decade, Betsy and Elizabeth have been co-workers and co-thinkers, depending on one another for advice, feedback, and insight into their different perspectives. The two women realized how invaluable their relationship had become, and unfortunately, how unique it was as well. They agreed that one of the most important factors in a woman’s professional success is if she has strong female mentors to guide, critique, and support her.
Based on these conversations, Betsy and Elizabeth wanted to create a platform where women could find answers to some of their most complex, professional challenges. Start Smart Career Center serves as a virtual mentoring network for women who want to thrive in nonprofit organizations, but the advice and tools can be equally applied in any corporate setting. Featuring the voices of a diverse group of leaders at different stages in their careers, Start Smart Career Center is a space for women to learn from the stories, experiences, and lessons of others who have dealt with barriers to professional success.
Every woman will face challenges in her career—from age-old issues like sexism, pay inequity, and self-confidence to burgeoning problems regarding personal brands, online reputations, and intergenerational workplaces. Start Smart Career Center provides guidance across the spectrum from daily irritations to major career choices. Every woman deserves a mentor she can trust and depend upon when she faces the inevitable adversity that arises when women choose to lead.
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