Many women take a career break for various reasons, the most common being motherhood. However, it takes a lot of dedicated effort and support to restart your career. So today I decided to round up some companies, founded by women for women which help them in their restarting efforts.
JobsForHer was founded by Neha Bhagaria, a restarter with a vision to reverse the female brain drain from the Indian workforce. It provides an extensive job portal for women who want to restart their careers, as well as frequent events to help women achieve their full potential.
Sairee Chahal’s Sheroes has evolved to provide support to all types of women professionals: from work from home professionals to corporates, from entrepreneurs to trainees. They have more than 6000 companies actively looking to recruit through them. Their specially curated newsletter is well-worth signing up for if you are looking to restart your career.
Do you want to return back to work? Are you looking for personal mentoring and upskilling, specially tailored to you and your career ambitions? This company, founded by Anupama Kapoor, provides just that along with frequent job opportunities.
Women Restart, founded by Sheetal Arora, is another company looking to bridge the gap between returning professionals and the recruiters. They connect women on a break with a host of companies who give more importance to the professional’s skills, ideas and experiences than their ‘break’.
Community-building initiatives, a unique transitioning program for returning professionals and active support to mompreneurs are just some of the core offerings of this initiative by People Connect, founded by Anjali Gulati.
Koffeeplace is a career destination which will help you find what you love to do. Their unique offering: You can experience and know what a company is really like even before you apply to it from their Unique Company Profiles.
Manjula Dharmalingam created HerSecondInnings to empower women through financial freedom. They do provide career counseling to their registered candidates including help in exploring entrepreneurship.
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Dr. Saundarya Rajesh was the first in India to venture into this field of reskilling and empowering returning women professionals to make them readily employable. On top of their recruitment services(placed more than 8000!) they also cater to every aspect of a woman’s career.
If you are looking to restart your career, use this article as an opportunity to take that first step and explore the available options.
If you know someone trying to restart their career, or intend to at some point, do share this information with them.