Trade Secrets Event in Troy, Nov. 16, to Fund Workforce Initiatives for Metro Detroit Women
Women to Work,
one of the important free programs offered, helps women re-enter the workforce after significant life-changing events such as a financial need due to family job loss, divorce, death or disability of a spouse or partner. Women are provided with assessment, testing, and job search training, emerging from the program with renewed self-confidence, market-ready job skills, and an action plan. With its many programs benefiting jobseekers, Gesher supported more than 10,000 women in metro Detroit in the last year.
This year’s Trade Secret’s event aims to raise $400,000; well over $2 million has been raised since the event first started. Monni Must, this year’s keynote speaker and honoree, will inspire attendees with her story of resilience and her ability to channel her grief into positivity after the loss of her daughter Miya, the oldest of her four girls. Working with Holocaust survivors, must memorialized their struggles and triumphs in Living Witnesses, a two-part book series of portraits and bios that honored over 400 living survivors in seven countries, many of whom were local Detroiters.