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JobsForHer launches Returnee Drive programs, extends support to women restarters

| Updated: Apr 04, 2017 19:59 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 4 (ANI): JobsForHer (JFH), a connecting portal that enables women on a professional break to restart their careers, announced its Returnee Drive with some large women-friendly organisations. These organisations, namely Sapient, Intuit and PayPal, extended support to help progress the gender agenda by making a strong commitment to increasing female participation in the workforce. As business leaders, they recognise the industry's need to have a balanced workforce and enable career advancement for women. They know that gender-balanced companies with more engaged workforces achieve greater economic results. The aforementioned companies are striving to increase the number of women leaders through mentoring, engagement, and recruitment initiatives. By helping women rebuild their confidence, the Returnee Drives are meticulously curated to help women re-starters develop their roadmaps for successful careers and fulfilling lives. "Corporates participating in the Returnee Drives have specifically tailor-made returnee-programmes to re-skill and rehire women on a sabbatical, for jobs ranging from software engineers, technology managers to digital marketers. Industry experts hosted webinars and live chats which aimed to inspire women, educating them and bringing them up to speed with current industry trends," said Neha Bagaria, Founder and CEO, JobsForHer. The following is a gist of the initiatives launched by the participating corporate: Sapient: Spring Spring is Sapient's flagship Women Employee Returnee Program. Through the program, Sapient enables women professionals who have taken a hiatus to return to the workforce, giving them flexibility and opportunity to recreate their niche in the professional world. The program aims at creating a diversity balance within the organization by offering a springboard to working women to re-start their career in technology. The company will create an enabling environment through this robust integration program and will assign each woman returnee a 'workplace sponsor' for a period of six months to help them integrate and re-skill in the domain of their choice. Intuit: Again #IntuitAgain is an initiative to inspire and provide an opportunity to women technologists who have taken a break in their career and aspire to come back to work. This platform not only gives the candidates a chance to work at one of ' India's Top Ten Great Places and Fortune magazine's 'Top 100 Companies' to work for but also provides technical and other training to sharpen their professional skills. PayPal: Recharge Through the Recharge program, PayPal equips women technologists who have taken a career break to return to the workforce. The program includes a boot camp that incorporates technical and soft-skills learning. At the end of the program, ten participants will have the opportunity to work at PayPal's technology centers across Bangalore and Chennai to build next-generation payments as full-time employees or interns. (ANI)