Success in college is relatively straightforward with a syllabus for each course, transparent grading systems, and pre-established requirements to graduate. Fast forward a few years into the working world and things aren’t so clear.
We get it. And, we’ve got your back with SHOWME – the first-of-its-kind career success roadmap to help you develop new skills, increase your confidence and navigate workplace dynamics.
Consider this: careers typically span 40, 50 and increasingly up to 60 years. So, having a good foundation–EARLY– is key to success and fulfillment. It could have an exponential impact over the course of your career, including your earning potential.
Based on decades of experience running companies, hiring talent, coaching teams, teaching courses and curating hundreds of books, we identified 6 key pillars for building a successful and fulfilling career.
Self, Habits, Others, Workplace, Money and Emotion
Our SHOW.MESM concept is featured in each newsletter and incorporated in every Equipt course and coaching program. Here is an overview of the FREE life-long tools you can download and apply to your life right now.
One of the most important steps in career success and leadership development is investing the time to truly know yourself. Do you routinely reflect on who you are and where you want to go? In this career pillar, we focus on Values, Strengths, Vision, Brand and Impact.
Establishing empowering habits
Our daily habits feed our well-being, future opportunities and path to success. Are your habits healthy, empowering and sustainable? In this career pillar, we focus on Curiosity, Networking, Boundaries, Prioritization and Self-Care.
Strengthening relationships and impact with others
Communicating skillfully with others takes practice. Do you have the courage and know-how to handle tricky situations? In this career pillar, we focus on Feedback, Assertiveness, Influence, Conflict and Trust.
Navigating workplace dynamics
There are unwritten rules and unspoken expectations at work. Do you have insight into your company’s culture so you can pursue opportunities instead of hoping they come to you? In this pillar, we focus on Culture Fit, Sponsorship, Opportunism, Resilience and Managing Up.
Learning to talk money
Money is often a taboo topic that makes a lot of women uncomfortable. It’s easy to avoid altogether, but doing so is to your own detriment. Do you know if you’re equitably paid? Do you have a firm grasp on how to negotiate a promotion or a raise? In this pillar, we focus on Attitude, Compensation, Negotiation, Budgeting and Investing.
Developing emotional agility
Expressing emotion at work and in relationships is part of being human. Are you equipt to handle difficult moments calmly, coolly and confidently? In this pillar, we focus on Awareness, Self-Regulation, Empathy, Listening and Motivation.
“I am more equipt…
…to advocate for myself because I’ve learned more effective ways to think about my professional life, skills, and needs.”
...to have a career and role I'm thriving in. I feel empowered by my inner confidence and knowledge to make decisions that are right for me - today and in the future.”
...to dream big because of the valuable insight and support I've gained from the Equipt Women group of mentors and peers.”
...to advocate for myself and navigate the workplace easier, because of the strength and confidence I’ve gained through the Equipt program.”
...to embrace my ambitions because I have developed clarity and confidence in myself to take charge of my personal and professional life.”
...to speak up in meetings and ask powerful questions because of the weekly learning sessions that EW thoughtfully put together.”
...to take control of my career and connect to my "strongest self" because of this incredible group of women who have shown me that not only is it okay to set standards for my career and working environment, it's my responsibility to myself.”
…to seek feedback because feedback is the breakfast of champions!”
…to leverage my strengths because I understand how to identify them and use them to create a positive impact in my professional and personal life.”
You have questions?
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Explore our Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join Equipt Women’s Programs?
Equipt was created by women for women to help overcome systemic gender inequities in the workplace. We welcome all those who identify as a woman, non-binary, or gender non-conforming. Our programs are designed for young professional women who are within the first ten years of their career or who are seeking support, empowerment and new skills.
We are actively seeking collaborators. If you share our mission and are interested in getting engaged with us as a mentor, coach, sponsor or donor, click here to get started.
Do you offer group rates?
Do you offer private cohorts?
What is the difference between the Equipt Academy℠ and Coaching Pods℠?
The Equipt Academy℠ is a curated learning journey for people who enjoy live courses and want to dive deep for a short amount of time. There are three levels designed to be experienced over 2-3 years. Each level is a multi-week experience that includes live classes led by expert instructors, group coaching, role playing and peer group support. Coaching Pods℠ are groups of 8-12 peers who meet online once per month for two hours, led by a certified coach. Coaching Pods are ideal for women who want to connect, learn and grow over the course of one year, but don’t have the time to dedicate to a course.
Both the Equipt Academy and Coaching Pods are designed specifically for young professional women seeking career advancement and transformation. You can learn more about our offerings here.
Do I have to sign up for all three of the Equipt Academy℠ programs at once?
No. Each program has its own sign-up. Currently, Momentum is the only Academy program available for sign-up, and participants are not obligated to sign-up for additional levels when they are available, although we encourage it.😉
When does the next Academy program start?
Thank you for your interest in our Academy program. Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When does the next Coaching Pod℠ start?
Enrollment for Coaching Pods occurs on a rolling basis. Complete our Interest Form and we’ll let you know when we’ve matched you to your coach and peer group.
Do you offer a free trial for Equipt Academy and/or Coaching Pods?
No, and here’s why. The Academy and Coaching Pods are designed to cultivate clarity, connection and commitment in a confidential setting over a period of time. They are not intended to be experienced on a drop-in or trial basis. It's also not a great experience for the women who have signed up for the full commitment.
Do you have any age restrictions?
We recognize career trajectories exist independently of age. However, our programs are designed for young women in their 20’s and 30’s and in the first ten years of their professional career.
Do you offer financial aid to individuals?
We are an inclusive learning community and strive to make our programming available to as many people as possible. We offer free events and low-cost workshops to be as accessible as possible. We recognize that some women who want to participate may not have the financial means, be employed or have the support of their employers. As a result, we dedicate a portion of our seats in each Academy program to need-based scholarships. To be considered, apply here.
How can I get my employer to pay?
Most companies allocate budgets for employee growth and development and as a result, often reimburse employees for this type of investment. Check out our reimbursement tips and tricks.
What is your cancellation policy?
We understand that life happens. We’ve created solutions that help participants and organizations navigate these changes and allow us to preserve the learning experience for every cohort.
We allow for one deferral that is redeemable within one year of the deferral request. In this one time offer, participants are able to defer to a future session of the same program at any time.
If a participant chooses to withdraw from the program, a full refund will be given provided the request occurs in writing before the end of the first week. For example, if a session begins on January 24th, deferral requests must be made by Monday, January 31st.
No withdrawals or refunds are possible after the first 7 days of the program.
Does this program offer a certification?
Yes, after submitting a Game Plan, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of every Equipt Academy program.
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