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WAND Wo(men) Achieving New Directions

Work Readiness & Self-Employment

Entrepreneur/Small Business and Career Readiness Curriculums

The WAND Program offers entrepreneur strategies to emerging business owners, who need “hands on” technical support and tools to position their business for success and sustainability.

Our workforce development programs provide 21st Century job search skills to those with barriers to employment, including, individuals seeking to navigate the job market, identify transferable skills and re-brand themselves for new and current employment opportunities.

WAND uses a wrap-around Care-Team approach to ensure participants receive additional resources as needed while in our programs or during periodic check-ins after graduation, used to support further those we serve.

WAND Services:

Entrepreneurial Support

  • One-to-One Business Counseling
  • Assessment of Business Needs and Resources
  • Entrepreneur Goal Development and Achievement
  • Mind Your Business Small Business Boot Camp
  • DIY Marketing Lab and Workshop

Career Readiness Support

  • Career Sessions, Roundtables, Workshops
  • One-to-One Workforce Development Support
  • 21st Century Job Search Boot Camp
  • Preparing you for success in a COVID-19 Job Market

FREE Business Consultations

WAND program offers complimentary business development, advisory, technical and one- on-one counseling for aspiring business owners or those who are already in business. Take advantage of your FREE business consultation today!


WAND Programs:

Google Career Certifications

Monday, August 1, 2022

Looking to increase your tech skills? With the support of Google.org and YWCA USA, YWCA Delaware now offers free tech training through the Google Career Certifications program. This program combines flexible online training with monthly in-person soft skills training. Candidates accepted into this program may choose to enroll in one or all the following online… Continue Reading Google Career Certifications

YW Strive – Free Digital Literacy Training

Friday, August 13, 2021

About: YW Strive is a free six-week digital literacy and workforce training program powered by Google.org, that teaches individuals how to work productively and collaboratively using Google Workspace. (Schedules listed below.) Whatever your stage of digital skills experience, learning, and understanding, YWCA Delaware is ready to assist. This program offers an assessment to determine which… Continue Reading YW Strive – Free Digital Literacy Training

WE360° Business Essentials Program

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Ready to Launch Your Own Business? YWCA Delaware’s 2021 WE360° Business Essentials program teaches individuals how to develop a solid innovative business plan that attracts investors and manage a business to achieve long-term success.  Program Overview This program is designed to help ALL, including women and people of color, overcome barriers to starting, growing, and sustaining businesses. WE360° offers multiple self-paced premium… Continue Reading WE360° Business Essentials Program

Mind Your Business Series

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Registration is Open! Mind Your Business is a four-week online series offering 21st-century business development techniques to emerging and start-up businesses.  In this series, learn how to: Conduct a market analysis Create a business plan Determine  your financials and create a pricing model Develop a brand Develop operation skills to take a solid business idea… Continue Reading Mind Your Business Series

WAND 21st Century Job Search - Virtual Boot Camp Series

21st Century Job Search Boot Camp

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Coming Soon! Boost your Job Search Boot Camp If you need a job, a promotion or more income, this boot camp series will help you develop the skills you need for seeking, gaining and improving employment. You will learn to: Identify Transferrable Skills Create a 21st Century Resume Manage your digital footprint Master networking on… Continue Reading 21st Century Job Search Boot Camp



Market Mingle, YW Marketplace’s monthly online series, offers small business strategies and support. Each session provides a safe space for entrepreneurs to share information and experiences. Our January session will provide tips and recommendations on setting SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based) goals to help you achieve business growth in 2023. Join the online conversation on Wednesday, January 18th, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.



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