Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WiT) will offer complimentary six month memberships for individuals who are in between jobs or experiencing unemployment.
“WiT’s mission has always been to help women advance in their careers — including in the moments that don’t go according to plan,” said Janice Ross, WiT president and and managing partner at Brand Fresh Management. “The last 18 months have been a really challenging time for our industry. I know it’s cliche, but now more than ever, we need to be there for each other, and that’s what being a member of WiT is all about.”
To support its mission of advancing women through leadership, opportunity, connection, and education, WiT offers members a wide variety of programming and ways to find new opportunities — including the Ruth Handler Mentorship Program for WiT, Job/Candidate Board, WiT Slack Community, and career-development programming on resume writing, interviews, elevator pitch coaching, and more.
WiT is aiming to close the “Great Resignation” gap brought on by pandemic burnout. With unemployment benefits stopped, a recent Qualtric report revealed that 44% of U.S. workers plan to look for a new job this year, with many job seekers reevaluating their priorities. The report finds that managers, directors, and executives are the most likely to leave their job post-pandemic.
WiT is accepting applications for Job Transition membership on its website.