We empower women to make a meaningful difference in the lives of other women by supporting JVS SoCal’s life-changing job training and mentoring opportunities.

Are you passionate about helping women in your community? Join the Women’s Leadership Network and start making an impact today.

JVS SoCal’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) is a philanthropic membership group dedicated to serving women in career crisis or transition, including women launching their careers.

The WLN works to sustain, expand and enhance JVS’ comprehensive array of programs that positively impact the future of women and families of diverse backgrounds throughout Southern California.

The WLN is comprised of women in fields ranging from law, business, entertainment, nonprofit, marketing and event production to public service, finance, art and real estate. Our network includes female professionals and leaders established in their industries and communities, as well as retired executives and philanthropists. What we share is our dedication to making a difference in the lives of women in need.

Stories of Impact

Thuy Nyugen

“I could not be thankful enough for the springboard that the WoMentoring program provided. Thank you for believing in me when I could not even believe in myself. I wish to carry on this virtue and become a career counselor that can ignite this light for many more immigrants, refuges, or any member of the marginalized community that I will work with in the future.”

– Thuy Nguyen, WoMentoring mentee and WLN Impact Grant recipient

Debra Alonzo

“I was able to secure employment less than three days after graduation. Even though I had barriers and obstacles, I was still able to pursue what I wanted to. And I could not have done that without the help of JVS SoCal – who change people not just for now, but for generations.”

– Deborah Alonzo, ApartmentWorks graduate

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Nesha Price

“Financial stability is an ongoing goal for me, and CareerWork$ Medical linked me to a job that provided that for me.” Of her job at Children’s Hospital, she says, “I love what I do, being able to do things for people and help them advance. I love uplifting people. There’s hope out there, you just have to want it and be open to opportunities.”

– Nesha Price, CareerWork$ Medical graduate

Zina Mansaray

“JVS SoCal has been an amazing support to me during the past two years. It is deeply appreciated. From training me through the Career Works Medical program, helping me secure a full time job, and also assisting me with my financial challenges during the Covid pandemic.”

– Zina Usana Mansaray, CareerWork$ Medical graduate and WLN Impact Grant recipient

You too can support women in Southern California.

How you can help change women’s lives

The WLN offers a range of engagement experiences including:

Annual Woman to Woman Conference

Join a group of amazing leaders and help empower our work

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Woman to Woman Speaker Series:

Attend inspirational webinars in a variety of subjects

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WoMentoring & Creating Career Connections

Work closely with individual clients and help them shape their future

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Newsletters and Email Updates

Stay informed about how your support impacts our clients

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Whose lives will you change?

Volunteer with this dynamic group to help change women’s lives.

    Mentor women in their careers

    Work closely with a mentee in this innovative six-month career development program to help her achieve her goals.

    Provide informational interviews for women job seekers

    Engage in conversations with women seeking to enter your field and share your expertise.

    Provide resume feedback for women job seekers

    Help women organize their work experience in a professional resume.

    Participate in virtual interview skills workshops

    Interview women job seekers and provide feedback to improve their communication skills.

    Attend a JVSWorks graduation

    Support our graduates by attending a JVSWorks graduation, which are currently held virtually but will be held in person again in the future. Please contact us below for more details.


    Tour a WorkSource Center

    Visit the sites where job seekers receive assistance with career coaching, resume building, and job placement Please contact us below for more details.

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    Support Dress for Success style events

    WorkSource Centers offer closets of professional clothing in a variety of sizes for job seekers to select from. Volunteers can bring additional clothing and help job seekers pick out new and gently used outfits. Please contact us below for more details.

    Fundraise for the WLN

    Help us raise the crucial funding that enables us to support women with transformative mentorship, job training and placement programs.

    To discuss your goals for how you can help and explore becoming a part of this dynamic group, please contact:

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