About the Program
Beyond GEMS will provide a year of hands-on opportunities through networking mentorships and exposure to local industry to underserved young women, with access to the decision-makers in our communities who will support young women with a strong portfolio for a future network. This program was made possible, in part, by the Women & Girls Fund of Waukesha County who awarded a grant to UWM at Waukesha Continuing Education in 2021.
- Complete a leadership certificate program that will provide them skills they will use in both their professional and personal lives
- Connect with area professionals for a mentorship and opportunities to job-shadow
- Develop an education plan with set goals and knowledge of how those goals are attainable
- Develop coping mechanisms to deal with the stressors in their lives
- Serve as active members of our GEMS planning committee and see the entire conference through from start to finish
If you have any questions, please email our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Waukesha office at 262-521-5460.
Participants are required to complete 40 hours total in the following areas:
Developing Leaders (20 hours)
This program consists of two courses that must be completed. Courses will be offered in a hybrid/online format. Students need to complete the required to work to qualify for the certificate.
Job Shadowing/Mentoring (10 hours)
This program will connect participants with local women business leaders and/or professionals to provide them with access to decision-makers and a platform to build their professional network. Participants will be placed based on their field of interest. *Students will research and set up for their schedule – time commitment minimum is 2 hours.
Higher Education Options (4 hours)
Participants will be provided with educational pathways based on their career interests and given the tools needed to act. *Students meet at campus or Zoom
Managing Your Personal Finances (2 hours)
This program provides the tools needed for young women to successfully manage their own finances and plan a future for themselves. Many young women struggle just to make ends meet. With a steady job, the knowledge of balancing your financing, and how to invest properly can make a tremendous impact on the future of young women and their families. *students meet at campus or Zoom
Emotional Intelligence EQ (4 hours)
This program will discuss the importance of your emotional intelligence and the impact it plays on your well-being. *students meet at campus or Zoom
For more information on program hours, please view our Course Catalogue.