Howard University is looking to help empower its women student and alumni. The historically Black institution announced this week that it will partner with the Estee Lauder Companies to launch a new program to provide a career resource hub for women professionals.
She’s Howard: Own Your Power will be a space for Howard alumni to connect through virtual networking events and workshops to develop their skillsets to apply for high-profile opportunities. “As an alumna of Howard University, I understand how valuable the Howard experience is, and I am especially inspired by the support we get from the Howard network long after graduating,” said director of Alumni Relations at Howard University Sharon Strange Lewis in the press statement.
“She’s Howard: Own Your Power is our opportunity to double down on the support network that comes with being a Howard alum by strategically targeting our women graduates with opportunities that will help them advance both personally and professionally. Building this partnership with the Howard alumnae at Estée Lauder Companies has been so rewarding. I could not be more excited that Estée Lauder has partnered with us to bring this program to life.”
Senior vice president and deputy general counsel for The Estée Lauder Companies Nicole Monson who is also a Howard alum expressed the importance of this type of program for HBCU students to be prepared when entering the workforce. “I am delighted to serve as the executive sponsor for She’s Howard: Own Your Power,” said Monson in the statement.
“My HBCU experience, like no other experience I’ve had, prepared me, not just for my career, but for life. It instilled in me a confidence that I can handle anything that comes my way because I was prepared, in large part, by what I learned during my matriculation. I have no doubt that my career and the opportunities I’ve had in corporate America are largely attributable to my HBCU experience.”
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