ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant Mechanical Department Head Patti O’Neill presents a $20,000 check to Love Network of Baytown Executive Director Gladys Pryor for Love Network’s new Women Work Program.
Almost 3 million women in the U.S. have left the workforce since the start of the pandemic, according to recent data. The virus has undoubtedly played a role in this mass departure, but many women in the Baytown area are now looking to re-enter the workforce and may need assistance doing so. ExxonMobil is partnering with the Love Network of Baytown to close this gap with the start of the Women Work program.
To kick off this effort, ExxonMobil Baytown Area donated $20,000 to the Women Work program. The initiative will help underserved and underemployed women in the Baytown and Mont Belvieu area get back into the workforce, supplying work-readiness training and clothing for the first week of work. Once the program begins, ExxonMobil employees will volunteer with resume building and interview skill workshops in addition to holding clothing drives throughout the year to support the initiative.
“The donation to our Women Work program from ExxonMobil will help support local women in the workforce. Whether they are just joining, making a beneficial move or rejoining the workforce after time away, Women Work is here to support women looking to become financially independent,” said Love Network of Baytown Executive Director Gladys Pryor. “ExxonMobil’s donation will ensure that women get the support they need to reach their goals and become financially stable.”
Baytown Olefins Plant Mechanical Department Head Patti O’Neill presented the check to Pryor on behalf of ExxonMobil as she is a member of Love Network’s board of directors.
Past ExxonMobil efforts to support the program include a $5,000 donation to support four resume-building and interview workshops in 2022. ExxonMobil Baytown Area employees donated clothing, including plant garments and professional clothing and many have volunteered to work on building improvements for the new location as part of the 2021 Day of Caring activities.