CVS Caremark Joins BPW Foundation in Mentoring Women Veterans and Military Spouses on the Path to Successful Careers
Posted by YWM on July 9, 2013
CVS Caremark has joined the growing list of companies partnering with Business and Professional Women’s Foundation’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® program to support women veterans and military/veteran spouses as they navigate the path to success in the civilian workplace. CVS Caremark will enlist volunteer women employees as mentors and subject matter experts for women veterans and military/veteran spouses within the Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® “high tech-high touch” online community.
Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® provides free employment tools and connects women veterans of all branches, eras, ranks and military/veteran spouses with volunteer working women mentors and subject matter experts. The program, framed around “Working Women Helping Women Work®, meets these women where they are and helps them translate their military skills and build self confidence to find and keep meaningful civilian careers or start and grow their own businesses.
BPW CEO Deborah Frett welcomed CVS Caremark’s volunteer employees, noting: “Results to date validate and support the value of tapping working women’s experience and expertise. CVS Caremark volunteers will expand our pipeline of mentors for the growing number of women veterans and military/veteran spouses looking for career guidance through Joining Forces Mentoring Plus®. We are thrilled that CVS Caremark is ‘joining forces’ with BPW Foundation and look forward to the company’s important contributions to our mentoring resources.”
CVS Caremark will enlist mentors from the company’s diverse population of women employees across the country by tapping into their Colleague Resource Groups (CRG). “VALOR, our veteran CRG along with Women Success Network and the Logistics Diversity Council are taking the lead on recruiting members to participate in this initiative. We are excited about the partnership with BPW Foundation and look forward to adding this mentoring program to our enterprise-wide military recruitment and outreach efforts,” states Leslie Reis, Senior Manager of Workforce Initiatives. This initiative will spotlight women among CVS Caremark’s numerous efforts to support military veterans and their families with career opportunities and community partnerships tailored to meet the unique needs of the greater military community.