Howard University is on a mission to empower its women.

In a new announcement, the HBCU revealed that they will work alongside The Estée Lauder Companies to launch a new program to provide a career resource lab for women professionals.

She’s Howard: Own Your Power is set to be a space for Howard alumni to not only develop skillsets to apply for high-profile job opportunities, but a space to connect via virtual networking workshops and events.

“My HBCU experience, like no other experience I’ve had, prepared me, not just for my career, but for life,” said Nicole Monson, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for The Estée Lauder Companies, who also just happens to be a Howard alum.

“It instilled in me a confidence that I can handle anything that comes my way because I was prepared, in large part, by what I learned during my matriculations,” she said. “I have no doubt that my career and the opportunities I’ve had in corporate America are largely attributable to my HBCU experience.”

The new program is inspired by the support network that follows graduates long after they’ve left the university.

“She’s Howard: Own Your Power is our opportunity to double down on the support network that comes with being a Howard alum by strategically targeting our women graduates with opportunities that will help them advance both personally and professionally,” said Howard University Director of Alumni Relations, Sharon Strange Lewis in a press statement. “Building this partnership with the Howard alumnae at Estée Lauder Companies has been so rewarding. I could not be more excited that Estée Lauder has partnered with us to bring this program to life.”


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