Ready to Make a Difference? Renowned Career Strategist Partners with Rutgers Institute to Help Women Leaders Focus on 'What's Next'

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Career Strategist Nella Barkley to guide women leaders to discover the passions that might fuel a second career; Life/Work Design for Women Ready to Make a Difference returns June 1 - 5. Designed to help women shape second careers or meaningful retirement.

Over the next decade, the largest cohort of career women in our history will begin to retire

For more than 25 years, Nella Barkley (http://www.careerlife.com) has been helping accomplished clients determine the next steps in their lives and careers. Their goals: satisfaction, happiness, and a sense of making a difference.

And for more than 17 years, the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers University (http://iwl.rutgers.edu) has been the preeminent place in the nation for the study and advancement of women's leadership.

From June 1 - 5, the two will come together as Barkley presents LifeWork Design for Women Ready to Make a Differenceâ„¢, a five-day program that will include course materials, lunch and five hours of post program coaching for $1975.

Barkley will lead participants to discover how the richness of their skills can be used to effect social change or contribute to causes they value highly. She will be joined by Sandy Parker, a Crystal-Barkley graduate and originator of this program, whose personal experience making a mid-career change, and in subsequent retirement, illustrates the benefit of this process. Through her and others' examples, participants will learn that it is possible to attain the dual objectives of having a happy life and performing meaningful work.

"Over the next decade, the largest cohort of career women in our history will begin to retire," said Mary S. Hartman, Director of the Institute for Women's Leadership. "These women, with their energy, expertise and wisdom represent an enormous resource for future leadership for social change."

Barkley notes her enthusiasm for this unique sponsored program devoted to developing women leaders who are as excited by their newfound goals as she is about coaching them in attaining heightened life-satisfaction and effectiveness. She promises five days of revealing activities and discovery.

Registration is open to all women with a desire to use their life experience and leadership skills to make a difference. For more information, phone 800-333-9003, or visit http://iwl.rutgers.edu or http://www.careerlife.com.

About Crystal Barkley:
Crystal-Barkley helps individuals define their unique gifts, and turn them into fulfilling careers. This process, involving a strategic management focus, is more relevant today than ever in a world of abundant need. Participants will find the time spent a worthy investment.

About the Institute for Women's Leadership
The Institute for Women's Leadership is a consortium of teaching, service and public service units at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Institute and its members are dedicated to examining leadership issues and advancing women's leadership in all arenas of public life - locally, nationally and globally.

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