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Second Act Bootcamp

Virtual program for women considering a career change

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As you shift away from your primary career, what's next for you?

You want inspiration, ideation and instruction to help you decide.

In this 6-module, online workshop, you'll get the tools you need to determine the path to your "second act."

Is it time for a career change?


You may be winding down your first career or re-entering the workforce after some time off. Perhaps you feel like you're being edged out by your employer. Or maybe you are ready to follow your passion and make a greater impact on the world.

Whatever your reason, changing careers is challenging. 

Second Act Bootcamp will help you think through your needs and wants, connect you with inspiring women and ease any fears you may have. 

We've packed the program with experts who will lead helpful conversations and share valuable strategies for planning your career change. Scroll down for the full agenda.

The Second Act Bootcamp will help you determine the path to your next career.

Second Act Bootcamp Waiting List

We are in the process of turning our in-person program into a digital course. If you'd like us to let you know when it's open for enrollment, please fill out the form below, which will subscribe you to our newsletter of all upcoming events. Thank you!

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Read more about the reasons second act careers can be ideal for women in this My View column written by our President.

Bootcamp modules

Here's what to expect in the Second Act Bootcamp:


  • Welcome and introductions

  • First Act icebreaker: what are transitioning from?

Module 1: Inspiration

  • Inspiring panel with successful Second Act women sharing their stories

Module 2: Ideation

  • Getting the wheels turning with fun ideation exercises

  • Finding and igniting your passions

  • Identifying your skills and networking strategies to make helpful connections

  • Using the "Power Equation," adapted from Act Three by Julie Shifman, to brainstorm ideas

Module 3: Easing Fears

  • Reducing uncertainty and risk with mindset shifts and concrete strategies

Module 4: Options

  • Learning about your options from representatives of different types of careers

Module 5: Your Path

  • Guided discussion: which path is best for you?

Module 6: Resources and Next Steps

  • Suggested next steps

  • Additional resources

Experts, peers and the Aviatra community

The exercises in the Second Act Bootcamp are taught by experts in their fields and the women on the panels are happy to share their experiences so you can see parallels in your own life. You'll also connect with other women who are going through the same process as you, as they decide on their next career. As an Aviatra alum, you'll be part of a large regional community of supporters and bold women changing the world.

Cost for Second Act Bootcamp

The cost for the digital Second Act Bootcamp will be $295. It includes six modules of inspiration, ideation and instruction to give you the tools and confidence you need to navigate your Second Act. It also includes:

  • Materials, worksheets and additional information from the presenting experts

  • Access to the private Aviatra Second Act Facebook community

  • Free admission or discounts to other Aviatra classes and events throughout the year

Join us to create your path to a fulfilling Second Act.

Would you like to try one of the exercises we feature in the Bootcamp? It's called Pie, Cake & Parfait and will help you identify what you want in a career. Click here to download it.

Not quite ready?

If you're not quite ready to enroll, sign up for our Women on the Rise newsletter. You'll hear about all our upcoming programming, as well as events offered by our partners in the entrepreneurship support community. We're looking forward to getting to know you!

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