Centre for Equality and Diversity

Women of Excellence Employment Programme

This project develops women from migrant communities, socially, emotionally and academically in order to trigger motivation and make permanent and meaningful changes. The aim of this project is to teach women from migrant communities basis skills to introduce them into the labour market.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 June 2013 to 12:00 PM, 1 March 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1114821)




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy




There are 500 women from various migrant communities residing within the Dudley borough. Over 50% are women. The majority of these women are between the ages of 20-40 years old are unemployed and finding it difficult to enter the labour market. The project is most likely to lead to less marginalisation isolation and community tension as women will develop greater self esteem and confidence.


Participants will attend 10 workshops with a qualified advisor to prepare them for their placement with a local business, including soft touch techniques such as interview techniques. In between and after the workshops they will also receive 1 to 1 advice with a qualified advisor before being matched with a local employer to undertake a placement. Placements will be for a minimum of 1 day per week for 6 weeks (average 2-3 days per week)