8 Indian Companies With Great Back to Work Programs For Women

Intel — Intel India has launched a one-of-its-kind “Home to Office” initiative that will help bring women back to work from their career breaks due to family or personal needs. For more details go here.

Tata Second Chance Internship Programme was launched in March 2008. It is a career transition management programme for women professionals who have taken a break of 6 months or more for any reason, and wish to re-enter the professional space. The programme provides opportunities for such women to take on flexi-hour assignments with various TATA group companies.

GE — The RESTART program at GE’s John F Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore is a program that focuses exclusively on hiring women scientists and engineers who have taken a career break and wish to get back to work.

Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) Career by Choice — is based on the insight that there is a need for a gradual transition as women on a career break to step back into the working world. To ease this transition, HLL designed a comprehensive programme that balances a woman’s personal and professional needs. Career by Choice allows women to structure your work around your life and the other way around!

IBM ‘Bring Her Back Program ’ — Meant to attract back women who have taken a mid-career sabbatical. “Any woman professional with the requisite skill-set can apply, and anyone with, at maximum, three years of personal sabbatical qualifies for the programme. Began in 2011

SAP ‘Stay in Touch’ — The company ensures that women employees return to work after a sabbatical or maternity leave.

Axis Bank — India: In 2014 the bank started ‘Re-connect’– a program that offered jobs to former women employees who have left the system in the past 10 years, in select states. For more, click here.

Philips — Back in the Game (B.I.G.) is a unique initiative recently launched by Philips India that provides a platform to women talent to return to a corporate career at Philips, post a break in their career (due to lifestyle, personal or any other reason). This internship program is aimed at providing these interns necessary mentorship and an environment of flexibility as they resume their careers at Philips.

The article was originally posted on SHEROES.