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    • 10 Oct 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM
    Your personal brand is what sets you apart from others that do what you do. It makes you more visible, hirable, and likable than others with similar qualifications. According to career experts, if you’re in the running for a new job or business opportunity, you will be Googled and what Google finds is your online digital personal brand. This presentation focuses on how to create a consistent, professional, attractive, and authentic personal brand message on LinkedIn and the strategies to elevate your digital personal brand for your career and entrepreneurship.

    Elisse Wright Barnes, JD, PhD, Your LinkedN Driving Instructor, is a LinkedIn trainer, communications strategist, and workforce educator teaching adults 45 and better to harness the power of LinkedIn for their job search, career transition, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit leadership. Dr. Barnes provides LinkedIn training in partnership with public library systems in Maryland and New York, workforce and business development organizations and graduate school and alumni programs throughout the United States. Dr. Barnes also facilitates and provides LinkedIn training for the Jewish Council for the Aging’s Career Gateway, a career development course for jobseekers aged 50 and better and partners with nonprofit organizations like The Nonprofit Village in Montgomery County (MD)and Nonprofit Westchester (NY) to teach nonprofit leaders to use LinkedIn for effective donor research and management as well as potential board member recruitment and engagement.

    • 7 Nov 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    SAVE THE DATE- WOMEN OF COLOR IN REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT. WCCD is joining forces again with AAREP DC to host this dynamic panel featuring women of color engaged in real estate and economic development.  The event will held at National Landing in Alexandria, VA.


    • 12 Dec 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • 1800 K. Street, NW. 7th Floor Washington DC 20006

    Let’s Celebrate Together!

    Join the Women of Color in Community Development as we celebrate another successful year. Connect with your fellow WCCD sisters as we learn about WCCD’s accomplishments for 2023 and what is in store for 2024.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible as we kick off this season of holiday festivities together. 

    Complimentary food and beverages will be provided.

    • 6 Mar 2024
    • (EST)
    • TBD

    Save the Date. WCCD will be collaborating with DCHFA to host women of color attorneys. Please stay tuned for more information.

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