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Women in Transition series schedules new workshops

Published 4:54 pm, Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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  • Kathryn Sollmann will discuss how to blend work and life and achieve long-term financial security at the Women in Transition series workshop at the Outback in New Canaan Tuesday, Sept. 9. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / New Canaan News Contributed

    Kathryn Sollmann will discuss how to blend work and life and achieve long-term financial security at the Women in Transition series workshop at the Outback in New Canaan Tuesday, Sept. 9.

    Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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The "Women in Transition" series at the New Canaan Outback begins a new season, with workshops scheduled for the next three months.

The series will be run in partnership with Kathy McShane, managing director of Ladies Who Launch.

"We started this series to help women navigate changes in their careers and their personal lives," Christine Simmons, Outback community program director, said. "We choose our workshops based upon feedback from women in the community."

All workshops will take place at the Outback, 71 Main St., from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The workshops include:

Tuesday, Sept. 9: "Find the Work that Fits Your Life." Kathryn Sollmann, the mother of two daughters, has been passionate about helping women blend work and life by empowering them to find long-term financial security. Through her blog, 9 Lives for Women, and as a Huffington Post contributor, Sollman helps women navigate challenges and opportunities. She is the author of the upcoming book, "Work for A Rainy Day: Why A Woman's Work is Never Done."

Tuesday, Oct. 14: "Funding Your Startup -- Easier Than You Think!" With more than 30 years of experience in finance, Barbara Vrancik has taken her expertise to helping women start and grow profitable businesses. She understands the obstacles facing women in the business world and works with female entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Vrancik was a finance partner at a major New York City law firm, representing bankers, investment bankers and private equity investors.

Tuesday, Nov. 11: "If I Could Only Find the Time!" Mary Beth Nelsen, of the Right Resource, has more than 20 years experience helping individuals and businesses prioritize their goals and effectively allocate their time and resources to support those goals. Working with the approach to prioritization, Nelsen will examine participants' activities and identify the most important ones, which support their goals.

The cost is $45 per session or $125 for all three. To register, visit www.newcanaanoutback.org.