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What is your BIG GOAL?

Reminding ourselves of our accomplishments, can be a powerful motivator spurring us to reach new heights. Reflecting on your small successes helps you realize how far you've come. It gives you confidence to go forward towards your BIG GOAL!


Our 2022 Highlights

When we kicked off 2022, we committed to making small changes or adopting 'tiny habits' toward our BIG GOAL! Here are some of those important small achievements that we want to celebrate!

Celebrated 7th Anniversary of Advancing Business and Reigniting Careers!

CT Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz shined light on our mission kicking off our Return-to-Work Week Event

Became a key voice at HR Audiences at SHRM Conventions for CT, MA, RI & NY (Long Island) Chapters as well as multiple Industry Associations and Chamber Groups.

Featured guest on "Podcasts We Love" serving the community and often benefitting women.

Supported the Governor's Council on Women & Girls, served as a test company for the state's Paid Family Leave's roll out and supported the working group for CT's Chapter of Million Women Mentors | Mentoring UP Committee

Forged relationships that bring value to business with Triumph Group, CT CPA's, Motorlease Corporation, MOVIA Robotics Inc, Connecticut Wealth Management and more!

Networked with those "in" getting out of comfort zone while supporting organizations such as United Way | Women United, Million Women Mentors, and the Hartford Boys Club SMART Girls Program

Grew our partnerships to deliver on our skillUP goals with Our Second Innings, Kathy McAfee, Founder of The Fearless Leaders Program and Unveiled, Bridging the Gap to Sponsorship.

Launched our new look with support of partner New Park Creative!

Remained agile with a remote-first team and offered hybrid events so our community could choose to attend in the best way for them -- and expand our reach nationally!


Celebrate your accomplishments

Think about what you've accomplished. Maybe you found the perfect preschool, or successfully guided your child through the college admission gauntlet to a place they felt at home. Maybe you raised more money for the PTO than they'd seen in the previous two Covid years to get the budget back on track. You may have found just the right care team for your father-in-law so he can remain independent. Maybe you successfully hosted your extended family to celebrate a milestone birthday.

The project management, coordination, compassion, and executive influencing you have flexed in your personal life has direct links to skills sorely needed in the workplace. Different experiences provide diverse perspectives that help solve complicated problems.


What's YOUR big goal?

Give yourself a pat on the back, celebrate your successes from your hard work to date. After reflecting, think of how these can motivate you to set your BIG lofty goal? What is at the apex of the mountain for you in 2023?

You, as part of our UP community -- your successes, your support, your return stories -- have been our WHY. Together we are impacting gender equality, creating opportunity for business, and overcoming the systemic barriers for returners.



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