News: How GE, Cisco, Dell & HCL help women 'restart' careers

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How GE, Cisco, Dell & HCL help women 'restart' careers

Four companies are taking that thought and moulding an internal women's grouping that is a win-win. Each of these four groupings are helping women employees or entrepreneurs professionally and personally, and is giving companies a better idea of what women want, reports ET.

Four companies are taking that thought and moulding an internal women's grouping that is a win-win. Each of these four groupings are helping women employees or entrepreneurs professionally and personally, and is giving companies a better idea of what women want, reports ET.

GE has formed an affinity group called the Women’s Network where mentoring was a focus area. In the last four years, GE has hired 30 'restart' women, who took a break from their careers. And while the network also looks to cultivate leadership competencies among its female employees, position women in technology and even address their health issues, bringing talented women back into its fold is top-of-thelist, says Leena Sahijwani, regional head of the women's network told ET.

Cisco: The members of the company’s women group among other things are assigned a mentor—usually someone senior and from another domain—who helps them work on their skill sets so that they can move up the ladder.

Dell: Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) tries to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs. The best thing Jessie Paul, managing director of the Bangalore-based marketing advisory firm PaulWriter, likes about the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN), is that it provides a safe and non-judgemental space for women entrepreneurs to get together.

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