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Second Act Bootcamp

Two-day, in-person 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 two-day, in-person 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.

This two-day Second Act Bootcamp will help you determine the path to your next career.

Huge thanks to the exclusive program sponsor, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial.


Bootcamp agenda

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

Day 1: Inspiration and Ideation

Friday Sept. 29: 

4:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Welcome and introductions

  • First Act icebreaker: what are transitioning from?

  • Inspiration panel with successful Second Act women

  • Dinner (included)

  • Ideation exercises

  • Finding and igniting your passion

  • Identifying your skills and networking strategies to make helpful connections

  • Recap and preview of Day 2


Day 2: Options and Impact

Saturday Sept. 30

9:00 am - Noon

  • Arrival, coffee and breakfast (included)

  • Easing fears: strategies to reduce uncertainty and risk

  • Options panel with representatives of different types of careers

  • Guided discussion: which path is best for you?

  • Next steps and close

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.

Location of Second Act Bootcamp

Our hosts for the bootcamp are Gina Schenk and Kristina Markiewicz with Modern Woodmen. Their lovely office is at Black Bull Capital Partners in Symmes Township.

Cost for Second Act Bootcamp

The cost for the Bootcamp is $295. It includes two half-days of inspiration, ideation and instruction to give you the tools and confidence you need to navigate your Second Act. It also includes:

  • Dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2

  • Materials, worksheets and additional information from the presenting experts

  • Sharable photos of you and your fellow students

  • Access to the private Aviatra Alumni Facebook community

  • Free admission to our SOAR workshops and other alumni benefits 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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