NEWS: Accenture LGBT Network Leading Triangle Area NC “Skills to Succeed” Initiative in 2012

Matthew Wood from Accenture’s Raleigh office LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Network Group is leading an exciting effort in the Raleigh / Triangle NC area called “Skills to Succeed.” I have joined this community effort and will be presenting one of the workshops. Below is the information from the Accenture team including contact information to get involved:

In difficult economic times like these – when the flexibility to increase monetary compensation is constrained – organizations must rely more on broad “quality of work” benefits to keep its workforce engaged. Accenture, a Fortune 500 company, recognizes that having fully inclusive nondiscrimination policies and domestic partnership benefits helps attract and retain the best talent.

We invite you to join Accenture’s Raleigh Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Network for an event hosted by the LGBT Center of Raleigh for Accenture’s Skills to Succeed initiative. By 2015, the Skills to Succeed initiative will equip 250,000 people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business. Accenture is providing interview and resume workshops for local LGBT individuals and their allies and will host a fully-inclusive jobs fair in April 2012, which will be open to anyone looking for a job in the Triangle area. By bringing together companies of all types with inclusive and diverse workplaces, we are certain that the best talent – YOU – will attend this job fair.

Tentative Workshop Schedule:
2/22 – Workplace and Job Search Issues for LGBTIQ-identified folks
2/29 – Managing Your Career and Building Your Skills – this is the session I am presenting!
3/7 – Writing an Effective Resume
3/14 – Resume Review Workshop
3/21 – Interviewing for Success
3/28 – Mock Interview Workshop
TBD – LGBT-inclusive Jobs Fair

All workshops will occur at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 at 6:30pm-7:30pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Inquiries may be directed to the below contact information.
Matthew Wood
Raleigh Office LGBT Network Lead
[email protected]
Office: (919) 424-1972
Cell: (919) 271-0026