When you read Carla’s biographical sketch, you are likely to think she has always had it easy. You would be wrong.
In 2001, Carla was asking herself, “What did I do wrong?” She was on the brink of a divorce with a two year old daughter to support. She had left most of her possessions, including all furniture, in the house previously shared with a soon to be ex-husband. She had no idea how to move forward with her life. Carla lived in the 4th largest city in the country and her closest relative was over 240 miles away.
It seemed the only solution was to pack up her few belongings and go home to her family in Dallas. Although she was shocked by their response, she knew they were offering great advice. They said, “You can come to visit, but you can’t stay. You have got to make it…not just for you…but for that baby. She is watching.”
Driven by Core Values
Ask this powerhouse of success how she reached the level of being the largest minority woman-owned employment solution in the southwest and she will always cite her core values. As President and CEO of LaneStaffing, she never forgets her overall business strategy:
She will tell you “The elements having the most impact on my life are Roots, Family and Education” These are the cornerstones of This Woman’s Work (TWW) and all the affiliated organizations supporting the economic independence and emotional well-being of clients. The network offers support, self-esteem counseling, career development tools and employment opportunities to women regardless of race, social or economic background.
TWW serves women by referral only. Clients come to us from a diverse group of non-profit and government agencies, homeless shelters, job training programs and domestic violence shelters.
However, program candidates must be interviewed by one of our counselors before being admitted. Once accepted into the program, STEP ONE is to prepare for being employable. TWW promotes confidence and professionalism with career guidance, job search assistance and the chance to acquire technology skills needed for a viable career.
STEP TWO is remaining employed. The stability of continued employment is essential to building a rewarding career. We offer women ongoing support as they successfully transition into the workforce.
This Woman’s Work (TWW) relies on financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteers to do this important work. The efforts of individuals and companies who are committed to helping women take charge of their lives are essential to our success. This Woman’s Work is a recognized 501c(3) charitable organization. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.