#wcw Jaime-Alexis Fowler
Our #wcw this week is Empower Work founder Jaime-Alexis Fowler. Jaime-Alexis was nominated by Lauren Brisbo, who writes: Jaime-Alexis has been an advocate and coach to so many people in her career –including myself – and now she's making that type of support accessible to everyone through Empower Work. Over the past year, Jaime-Alexis has worked tirelessly to secure funding (Empower Work is a nonprofit), recruit volunteers, get champions onboard, innovate the product, and most importantly: provide texters with the best experience possible. Jaime-Alexis' passion for building healthier, more inclusive workplaces is infectious and inspiring. :)
What I’m working on… Building the first third-party, confidential text line for work issues, Empower Work. From microaggressions to ethical questions to surprise restructures, people are navigating complex work situations across the U.S. Eighty percent of Americans don't have a trusted resource to turn to. With Empower Work, anyone in the U.S. can connect with a trained peer counselor – all incredible working professionals who volunteer their time – and feel heard, supported, and, if needed, connected to additional resources.
My goals for this year are... Continue to grow and scale Empower Work's impact thoughtfully. Bring on more affinity, professional, and community partners so we can serve even more working Americans. I'm also constantly striving to have a blend of time working on this exciting challenge with time for friends, my partner, and son. Always a work in progress :)
Here's how you can help me... Want to improve your management skills while helping give back? Become a peer volunteer! Know a community, affinity, or professional group who might particularly benefit (some of our existing partners include Tech Ladies and Year Up), let us know!
Thank you, Jaime-Alexis! Want to nominate someone to be our next #wcw? Take a minute and let us know.