JobsForHer, a connecting portal that enables women on a professional break to restart their careers and achieve full potential, announces a comprehensive mentorship programme – ‘Speed Mentoring Roadshow’, to equip women with proper industry guidance before they re-launch their career. The event, which will commence from 28th November, 2016, will be held on 6 consecutive days in 6 different cities across India.
Neha Bagaria, Co-Founder, JobsForHer said,
While studying hiring trends in India, we observed that most companies find it difficult to recruit experienced, qualified, and diverse talent within the female workforce. One of the biggest reasons for this scenario is the fact that most women in our country are forced to sacrifice a promising career to take up other responsibilities that are limited to their family and household. However, with more women attempting to break that routine and re-launch their career, many organizations have begun to seek the help of various career platforms like JobsForHer, which is playing a key role in providing a platform for talented women, waiting to restart their career.”
For this mentoring tour, JobsForHer is partnering with BackToTheFront and ExtraMile. Each event will witness participation from key industry leaders from diverse fields like IT, FMCG, Education, E-commerce, Media, etc. As mentors, they will be stepping into the realm of women re-starters to “speed mentor’ them in preparation for their journey towards the corporate world.
Recognized and respected industry leaders like Anuja Kishore (Director-Human resources) TeachForIndia, Jaya Virwani, D&I Head, EY Global Delivery Services, and many more will address groups of up to 10 women for 15 minutes each, before moving on to the next set, at the venue. In those 15 minutes, participants attending the event will receive insights & advice on how to pursue and achieve their career goals after coming off of a break, and will also get to ask the mentors questions about their personal career paths.
Furthermore, mentors from various industries will get to spot talent during these speed mentoring sessions, as well as contribute to mobilizing the country’s latent workforce in a drive to boost India’s economy like never before.
Anjali Gulati , Founder & Director, BackToTheFront said, “These days, many individuals seek out mentors in the corporate world, who can give them a sense of purpose, direction, and inspiration in their careers. Inspired by such facts, we decided to provide women re-launchers with a one-of-a-kind mentorship opportunity in partnership with JobsForHer and ExtraMile, which can benefit them in the long run. It is a unique symbiosis of giving/receiving knowledge and self-fulfillment for working people, in what is otherwise a selfish, rat-race world.”
Additionally, it will be an excellent networking opportunity for women on a professional break as they re-launch their career in an informed manner. This is a combined outreach and talent-hunt initiative for companies who care about strengthening their workforce in more ways than one.
Pooja Bajaj, Founder, ExtraMile said, “These days, with cut-throat competition in almost every industry, it seems that the corporate realm has become a battleground that determines which candidate shines through among his/her peers. Thus, to help women re-launchers tread through such difficult waters, we felt this is the perfect time to introduce a joint mentorship programme with JobsForHer and BackToTheFront. We are confident that this initiative will help organizations find intelligent, hardworking, and multifaceted women, who are equipped to take on any challenges head on.”
Women who have taken a career break of 6 months or more can participate in this event. Given the brevity of the session, those who will attend these sessions are expected to come prepared with questions, and ready to record what their mentors have to say, for posterity and reflection.