“Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities”

Women’s Mentoring Network Receives Women’s Impact Award from Moffly Media’s 2020 Light a Fire Award
Women’s Mentoring Network would like to thank a true Ambassador of the organization…A local mom & small business owner created her own fundraiser to benefit the Women’s Mentoring Network called “50 for 50”, where she walked 50 miles as a personal challenge to commemorate her 50th birthday.  She asked family and friends to support her by either joining her in a 5-mile loop and/or donating to the Women’s Mentoring Network in honor/memory of a “kick-ass” woman who has been inspirational in the donor’s life.  She’s raised ~$3,000 and the donations continue to come in.  Women’s Mentoring Network mission is to educate, empower and elevate women who are unemployed or underemployed to help realize their economic potential. 
We greatly appreciate this Ambassador helping to get the word out about the organization and we share this with everyone to show how much of an impact one person’s efforts can make in the community.   

Women’s Mentoring Network – Addressing Food Insecurity & the Digital Divide during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hometown Hero Spotlight on Rajkumari Thakur – Women’s Mentoring Network Volunteer 

Empowering Women with Sisters Village E4 – Women’s Mentoring Network partners with the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester and the Westchester County Office for Women


Serving hundreds of adults and youth with resume preparation, interview skills, job search, budgeting assistance, improving credit scores, and personal finance management services annually.


Peer to peer mentoring keeps the client goal focused, celebrates milestones, and provides an individual with a unique experience.


Women gain day to day life management and coping skills that allow them to recognize their potential, build self-confidence, self-advocate and build stronger family units to move forward with career and educational goals.


Strongly promotes adult college level studies and technical training that leads to increased employment opportunities and economic sustainability.


Distributes over 100,000 meals annually in conjunction with the Fairfield County Food Bank. This helps families stretch their food budgets and increases the nutritional value of their meals.


Fairfield County households living paycheck-to-paycheck


Increase in client enrollment between 2015 and 2017


.90 cents of every $1.00 raised goes directly to Client Services


Meals distributed annually in partnership with Fairfield County Food Bank

Thank you to everyone that came out to support Women’s Mentoring Network at our Annual Fundraiser at the Woodway Beach Club. Please watch Joanne’s story of her journey with Women’s Mentoring Network and her story of inspiration.

Visiones and the Women’s Mentoring Network – Lynda Baquero speaks with Lana Gifas, the executive director of the Women’s Mentoring Network, and Carolyn Armas, a Women’s Mentoring Network volunteer, about the services the organization provides.


Women’s Mentoring Network empowers low-income women and their families by providing the support services and programs needed to help them find better employment and educational opportunities.  Programs focus on Workforce Development and Financial Literacy.


The individuals that walk through our door are hardworking individuals  – they are working one or two jobs or working and going to school.  Most are living paycheck-to-paycheck. They are not looking for handouts.  These women voluntarily seek our help so that they may have the ability to move forward in life and provide a better life for their families.


The staff provides the clients with one-on-one in-office services, as well as Life Skills Workshops.  Women’s Mentoring Network is a multi-generational, family organization.   In addition to assisting the women, we work with the children of the families that we serve to assist the students with achieving their goals as they navigate their way through high school and college.  We also recently started a tutoring program for elementary school and middle school students.  

  • Providing services that promote purpose, opportunity and foster positive life expectations
  • Building an educational and social foundation that allows maximization of potential
  • Enabling individuals to mainstream as productive, skilled members of the workforce
  • Breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty

Women’s Mentoring Network is proud to part of the following collaboratives:

The most significant recent accomplishments of our clients include their continued success in finding jobs and then going on to grow in their careers.  

Thank you to everyone that came out to support Women’s Mentoring Network at our Annual Fundraiser at the Woodway Beach Club. Please watch Joanne’s story of her journey with Women’s Mentoring Network and her story of inspiration.

2019 “Celebrating Our Mentors” Fundraiser