A study by the Center for Talent Innovation has revealed that almost 91% of women wish to return to work but around 40% to 45% are unable to find the right opportunities. Another one says that while Indian women take smaller breaks than their counterparts in Germany and the US, only 58% of them are able to get back to work full-time. In fact, many employers are still sceptical about hiring women who are looking to restart their careers after a break.
The reality, though, is that all these women are a skilled, talented, and experienced group. At UpsideLMS, we wish to break the prejudice related to hiring women returning to work by giving them opportunities that match their talent and capabilities.
Upnaari, an initiative by UpsideLMS, is a unique program that will focus on empowering Indian women returning to work with the resources they need to facilitate a smooth transition. It stands firm to its tagline that says “Bringing Women Back to Work,” and will aim to enable women to return to the corporate world by offering them job prospects parallel to their skills along with a robust environment of enablers.
The program will also help women refresh their skills and boost their professional confidence through opportunities to participate in leader-led modules and forums like webinars, workshops, online sessions and free courses.
Speaking about the program, Amit Gautam, CEO, UpsideLMS said, “At UpsideLMS, we have always believed in creating a work environment with equality, inclusion and diversity -- one where all cohorts of the workforce can flourish and grow. Upnaari envisages facilitating the absorption of women professionals back into the workforce with a holistic approach. Our aim is to support women to make a smooth career comeback by offering them opportunities that are in line with their skills along with a solid ecosystem of resources.”
Here’s what Upnaari aims for:
- Engage and empower Indian women who are returning to their careers after a break
- Enable women to return to the professional world by offering them positions that match their skills
- Provide them with opportunities to learn and upskill through leader-led sessions and forums
If you are a woman aiming to return to the corporate world, please reach out to us with your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you with openings in our organization that are fit for you. We will also inform you about opportunities to upskill/reskill through our leader-led sessions and forums like webinars, workshops, online sessions and free courses.