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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Statement of Support: 

As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

Success Stories from the Job Hunt - with Mika Yamashita, Ken Schoppmann and John Wilhelm Jr.

  • Mon, August 26, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
  • 64


  • Monday Morning Speaker

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Success Stories from the Job Hunt

with Mika Yamashita, Ken Schoppmann and John Wilhelm Jr.

This special edition of the Monday speaker series features a panel of successful job seekers who share their stories from the employment front.

 The panelists come from a range of different work backgrounds -- a finance specialist, an executive with associations, and a program analyst/budget analyst. They all went through a career transition period -- and came out of it successfully.

They will discuss:

>>What lessons were learned about navigating the mid-career search for a new role in a new organization? 

>>What resources or training made the most difference? 

>>What mistakes did they have to correct before they could land the job they really wanted?

>>What was the biggest challenge they each had to overcome?

About the speakers

The panelists are graduates of the 40Plus Job Search Training Program.

Mika Yamashita does performance measurement support with the Washington Area Community Investment Fund.

Ken Schoppmann is executive director at the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities and is a Certified Association Executive. He's also a board member of 40Plus.

CPA John Wilhelm Jr. is field agent for Knights of Columbus Insurance -- and the volunteer Executive Director of 40Plus.


Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch nearby.

Attire is business casual. We ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:45 am for networking and the program starts at 10:00 am at our location:


1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

Washington, DC

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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