Career Konnect 2018 is a virtual multi-corporate career event aimed at augmenting the efforts of progressive employers in hiring a diverse gender workforce who have a mission towards an equal gender workplace. Co-hosted by People Konnect’s Back To The Front and Woman At Work, the virtual event creates an open space for women to explore career opportunities with progressive employers across India.
Over the past few years, Diversity and Inclusion, especially in the gender space, has been a top business imperative and corporates in India have realized the impact of having an equal gender workforce. However, it is a fact that there is a significant gap that exists in the workplace from a gender parity perspective.
Anjali Gulati, Founder, People Konnect said, “We aim to bring organizations across various sectors to hire women across functions - finance, sales, supply chain, human resources etc. A digital platform such as this will also help these companies create a strong gender diversity brand amongst potential talent.”
The event will be open to women candidates at senior, mid & junior levels, across functions and locations. Women on a career break or sabbatical can also explore the various opportunities to help them get back to work. The positions would be full time, part time or flexible working options across multiple sectors like Shipping & Logistics, Media, Technology, Banking, Insurance, Retail, Consumer Goods, e-commerce and more.
A live event over two days, August 1st & 2nd, Career Konnect 2018 is targeting to showcase the employer brands of leading corporates to over 500,000 plus women candidates pan-India and let them know of the progressive policies and programs run by these corporates to support a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Commenting on the event, Navneet Kapoor, CEO, Maersk GSC said “Organizations have a huge responsibility to create an inclusive and open environment for their teams. When we speak of diversity, we do it not because it sounds cool or is a check in the box but because a diverse team drives superior business results. It is therefore important that we are sensitive to the diverse needs of our team members and offer them the opportunities and the support to be the best they can be in their professional and personal lives”.
“There are talented women looking for exciting opportunities and there are great companies looking for such talent. We are bringing the two together via Career Konnect 2018, which is a pioneering concept and platform and is focused on using technology to solve the talent challenge”, says Poornima Parameswaran Batish, Founder, Woman At Work.
The hiring experience will be seamless. In the run up to the event, women will upload their resumes, browse through available jobs and attend webinars & virtual sessions. The team will also provide a resume toolkit, help in prepping for the interviews and access to leaders from participating organizations.