For Women re-entering the workforce, the Wilton Family YMCA, a branch of the Riverbrook Regional YMCA, will be adding two programs from the Work Like a Mother series to its early 2018 sessions. The two programs being offered–The Fast Track to Re-Invention for Stay-At-Home Mothers, and the Job Search Training Academy–are designed to support women who are ready to reclaim themselves and their professional confidence when entering the workforce without having to compromise their parenting choices.

Dr. Hilary S. Berger, Ed.D, founder of Work Like a Mother, brings together years of career counseling expertise and industry leaders from the job search engine to equip women with the tools they need to optimize their career search and expand on how they can identify themselves as an professional.

“This series was pivotal in guiding me towards a self re-awakening in my professional life. For 16 years, I was caring for children and my aging parents,” Michelle Dodd, Work Like a Mother participant, states in a written testimonial. “Dr. Berger led me on the path towards balancing my desire to pursue personal interests with continuing to provide my family with nurturing support.”

One highly unique feature of these programs is the “ Job Squad,” which teaches attendees to run targeted searches to find the right fit for them. They discuss best practices for communicating with potential employers, how to tailor your resume to your qualities and share tips for navigating the online job search.

The Wilton Family YMCA is offering both member and non-member rates for these programs to ensure all community members can maximize their personal potential.

The Fast Track to Re-Invention for Stay-a-Home Mothers
A one-day conference on Thursday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Job Search Training Academy
A six-week career academy on Wednesday mornings, February 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28,  from 10 a.m.-12 noon.

Seating for classes is limited and reservations with payment in advance are required. To register visit the Wilton Family Y website,; contact Kim Murphy via email or by calling 203.762.8384, ext. 214 for more information.