While we keep on cribbing about gender disparity at workplace, it is heartening to see that more and more educated women are coming forward to bridge the gender gap and at the same time, there are organizations which are wholeheartedly participating in reducing the gender gap by giving women a chance to join as well as to re-join the workforce after a career break. Diversity at workplace is given importance by employers and they are acting as mentors for many women who are looking for flexible work opportunities or women who want to step back into the corporate space as a full-time professional after after having a baby or after taking care of an elderly family member.
We present below the list of organizations which are exclusively launched with special focus on women career or helping women to restart their career:
GharSeNaukri.com: Launched in 2014, this is a job portal designed for women employment, especially to engage them in work from home jobs, part time jobs, flexible jobs, along with full-time jobs for returning women professionals. GSN has been able to provide engagement of over 35000 women with jobs, skill development , training with Corporate, NGOs , Educational institutes etc. Over 5 lacs women are registered on the website directly or through emails , phone or physical submission of their profiles from every corner of India. Over 1500 companies ( Corporate , SMEs & Startups registered with GSN, and almost 5-7% companies take such resources on a recurring basis. It has won the best social enterprise award consecutively for the last 3 years by Action for India.
JobsForHer: Launched in 2015, this Bengaluru-based company was founded by Neha Bagaria with an objective to include more and more female professionals within the Indian workforce. It is one of the best job portals for female professionals to start, restart, and rise in their career. It is associated with some of the best known organizations like as Citibank, Future Group, GE, Godrej group, Kotak Mahindra Group, SnapDeal, Unilever to provide jobs for women. It is moving beyond Bengaluru now to a pan-India mode with a focus on Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.
SHEROES: Co-founded by Sairee Chahal in January 2014, SHEROES based in Noida is known for curating corporate jobs as well as flexible and work-from-home jobs for women in India. It is known to have a community of working women, who are helping other women to find jobs and mentors to help restart their career. SHEROES is associated with women-friendly employers, offering flex-friendly opportunities, mompreneur programs and partnership programs.
Avtar I-Win: This is a Chennai-based company launched in 2005 to help women restart their careers. Dr Saundarya Rajesh, Founder of Avtar I-Win, along with her team members, facilitated the hiring of around 450 women employees for the Future Group way back in 2006. Avtar I-Win has nearly 40,000 women on its network and has placed 8,000 women after a break.
HerSecondInnings: Founded by Manjula Dharmalingam and Madhuri Kale, HerSecondInnings launched in 2014 is another reputed organization providing ‘work from home’ options, temporary assignments, permanent jobs, projects and consultancy and entrepreneurial opportunities to females based in Mumbai and Bengaluru. Over 2,000 women have been accessing the portal for job options as well as for training to help develop their skills.
WomeninBusiness.in: A sister concern of GharSeNaukri.com, this is a women entrepreneurship platform when women can start their business from home. If you are a skilled woman having the talent of making handmade items at home or you are an expert in baking and chocolate making, here is a chance to present yourself and your products online and grow your business from home. The portal has been able to engage over 2500 home-based women entrepreneurs to start their own business in Handicrafts , Food items ( like chocolates etc) , Fashion products , Paintings , Soft toys , Candles , Bath essentials etc. Top Hotels and corporate buy such hand made products and create big opportunity for such entrepreneurs. So, you also have a chance to restart your career as a business woman with womeninbusiness.in.