On a crisp, sunny day in early March of this year, 130 volunteers from ExxonMobil took time out of their busy day to help our clients hone some of the skills necessary to re-enter the workforce. This day of giving back is part of ExxonMobil’s WAVE (Women’s Annual Volunteer Event) Day community effort. With the help of volunteers, including the Women’s Leadership Team at ExxonMobil, our women were given the gift of tapping into years of knowledge and experience that will undoubtedly help them to provide a better future for themselves and their families.
During the full day of empowerment, ExxonMobil volunteers led sessions on resume building, job interviewing skills, dressing for success, and much more. Volunteers also renovated our library, (which is used to prepare for job interviews), organized books, and for months prior to the event, collected professional attire for our women. A donation of over $12,000 will also be provided to The Home. For over ten years, ExxonMobil has chosen The Women’s Home as the beneficiary of their WAVE Day event, and we simply can’t thank them enough.
Special Appearance: The fabulous Deborah Duncan from Great Day Houston surprised our women as a guest speaker at lunch! With her amazing and poignant story of success in the face of adversity, Deborah’s infectious energy and commitment to our community is something to be commended. Many thanks to Deborah and all of the ExxonMobil volunteers for a day that will not only prepare, but inspire our women to approach the next step in their lives with confidence and true sense of excitement.