On December 1, 2017 the Career and Workforce Programs partnered to provide an exciting opportunity for the Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Academy (WMLA).

The innovative retreat was held at Miramar Farms in Half Moon Bay. The partnership retreat provided an opportunity for students who part of the WMLA to learn key strategies for work-life balance, personal care for increase opportunities, strategies for building effective networks and self-reflection that leads to finding ones purpose. Key facilitator Jayne Battey, the owner and founder of Miramar Farms led a series of highly interactive activities that expanded key skills needed to navigate a variety of decisions, build healthy practices that support success and team building.

Robin McKnight, Lead Chef at Miramar Farms provided a “lunch and learn” session where the women gained insight regarding healthy food choices, nutrition and lifestyles. The afternoon a panel of 3 women shared their experiences in navigating education, careers and adversity. Emily Ellis, a life coach also provided support across the teams of ladies throughout the day to enrich their experience.

A special thank you to Danielle Powell, key faculty leading Skyline College’s Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Academy and the Career and Workforce Team for their assistance with retreat planning, logistics, and coordination and securing grant funding to support this event.

Article by Alexys Burns Photo by Danielle Powell

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *