“Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities”

Empowering women and their families to enter the workforce as stronger, more confident individuals. Programs & Services include: 


Serving hundreds of adults and youth with resume preparation, interview skills, job search, and other employment 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

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 – AM 1490 Radio Interview, Tony Savino Interviews Executive Director Lana Gifas

This fun after-hours series will feature successful women sharing their personal stories of accomplishment, light appetizers, a networking portion, and drinks! All at the Lord & Taylor Cafe in Stamford and all for a good cause. The third speaker in this speaker series is Gwen Edwards, Producer & Host of “Our Lives” on News Channel 12 in CT. Gwen will share her personal story of success with the audience.

Tickets are available for a suggested $25 donation. All proceeds benefit Women’s Mentoring Network and Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County.

Date And Time

Thu, August 1, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


Lord & Taylor Cafe
110 High Ridge Rd.
Stamford, CT 06905



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.