JobsForHer launches career comeback initiative ‘RestartHer’
With the aim to help women professionals, JobsForHer launches ‘RestartHer -17’, an initiative focusing on paving the way for women on a career break. It will act as a unique opportunity for companies to expand their diversity ratio and hire experienced professionals - available at no notice period, and keen to jump back in.
To do so, JobsForHer has organized a special career fair for women professionals, where companies such as Epsilon (Platinum Sponsor), Diageo and Facebook (Gold Sponsors), Caterpillar, Citibank, Dell, Ezetap, Manipal Group, Myntra, Thomson Reuters, etc. would be present to hire women.
Speaking on the Diversity Quotient at Epsilon, Seema Padman, VP, Human Resources, says, “Our business mandates that we achieve gender parity because that’s reflected in the consumer base we engage with. It’s almost a pre-condition for us to enable our clients to succeed. Gender parity nourishes and strengthens organizations and the richness of perspective, insight and thought that comes from having a diverse workplace is unparalleled.”
Realizing the importance of diversity and inclusion, today more and more companies are welcoming women returnees back to work and are initiating programs like custom returnee programs, returnships, flexible and work from home job options and much more.
RestartHer provides not just hiring opportunity but also opens the door for reskilling and mentoring of women returnees. Commenting on the initiative, Neha Bagaria, Founder & CEO, JobsForHer says, “RestartHer is a unique, intensive career re-entry event, which will give women the necessary tools, confidence, and connections to help them return to work.”
JobsForHer is an online portal that assists women on a professional break to restart their careers. It aims at reversing female brain-drain within the Indian workforce by facilitating various job opportunities to women.